Luxury Card Opens Manhattan Lounge for Cardholders

MasterCard introduced the Luxury Card portfolio at the beginning of 2016, offering the MasterCard Titanium, MasterCard Black and MasterCard Gold Card. I was lucky enough to be approved for the MasterCard Gold Card and have the $995 annual fee waived as part of Barclaycard’s benefits for active duty military (which have recently been cut). On December 1, Luxury…

Check Out the Renovated Delta SkyClub at Raleigh-Durham

Delta unveiled a renovated SkyClub yesterday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), continuing the airline’s overhaul and expansion of many of its lounges across the country. The new space includes a large area for refreshments, more access to charging stations and nearly double the seating capacity. Located in Terminal 2 near Gate C3, the 5,600-square-foot lounge seats more…

Tip: Download the Priority Pass App and Leave Your Card at Home

While your wallet could be thick on a day-to-day basis, stuffing in your Priority Pass card can be the final knockout in making your wallet too heavy to carry. Luckily, for some cardholders, you can download the Priority Pass app and display your membership card directly from your screen — no more worrying about having your card…

Buy a Pass to a Swiss Business-Class Lounge for Just $39

It’s not news to anyone that it can be rough to fly long-haul in economy. In addition to dealing with increasingly cramped seats and lackluster onboard service, you’re stuck waiting between flights in the terminal with thousands of others in your same situation. You can usually escape the crowds by utilizing a lounge membership program like Priority Pass. In…

Can I Use My Annual Travel Credit for an Airline Lounge Membership?

TPG reader Benjamin sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming a credit card benefit: “I know the Sapphire Reserve card comes with Priority Pass, but I’m also interested in getting Admirals Club access. If I purchase a membership, can I use my $300 annual travel credit to help cover the cost?” The Chase Sapphire…

How Do I Find Airport Lounges Once I Have Access?

TPG reader Brian emailed me to ask about finding airport lounges: “I recently got a Priority Pass Select membership, and I’m excited to have lounge access since I travel quite frequently. How can I tell which airports have lounges, and whether I’ll be able to use them?” There’s no doubt that having lounge access has improved my travel experiences over the years. I’ve visited some truly…

Delta’s New Seattle Sky Club Raises the Bar for Airline Lounges

Delta’s latest addition to the Sky Club network opened for business today in Seattle. Skillfully designed and boasting an impressive list of amenities, this sprawling, airy space at the heart of Sea-Tac airport should help the airline continue to strengthen its presence in the Pacific Northwest. Yesterday, the lounge opened its doors for a ribbon-cutting celebration and a preview of what it has to offer….

Father and Son Trip to the Southwest — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

A Peek Inside Turkish Airlines’ First US Lounge

In addition to regularly being cited as one of the world’s best carriers, Turkish Airlines has been lauded for its in-flight cuisine and spectacular airport lounges. But if the bulk of your travel with the airline tends to be domestic, you’ve been missing out on the full Turkish Airlines experience… until now. On Friday, September 30, the airline…

After 18 Days in Priority Pass Lounges, Man Spends Two Weeks in Jail

Depending on who you ask, gratis food, free-flowing cocktails and speedy Wi-Fi might make spending 18 consecutive days in an airport sound at least somewhat appealing. When one man missed his flight at Singapore’s Changi Airport, he decided to do just that, hopping from one lounge to the next over a more-than-two-week period. Raejali Buntut of Singapore…