Travel Tuesday Top 10: Ways to Get Access to Airline Lounges
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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Platinum Card from American Express
Air Canada grants Maple Leaf Lounge access to all customers flying in Executive First or Executive Class.
American Airlines grants access to those in paid business/first (F,Z,J, U fare classes) on the following routes:
- Boston / Los Angeles
- New York (JFK) / San Diego
- Los Angeles / Miami
- New York (JFK)/ San Francisco
- Miami / San Francisco
- New York (JFK)/ Seattle
- Newark / Los Angeles
- Washington Dulles / Los Angeles
- New York (JFK) / Los Angeles
- Washington Reagan / Los Angeles (effective June 14, 2012)
Delta gives SkyClub access to those flying in BusinessElite/First class (both paid and award tickets) and full Y fare (economy) between JFK and Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and San Francisco.
Sapphire (for example AA Platinum status): Access to Business Class and frequent flyer lounges (with one guest) when traveling internationally, regardless of the class of service flown that day
Emerald(AA Executive Platinum): Access to more than 550 airport lounges (with one guest) when traveling internationally, including premium First Class, Business Class and frequent flyer lounges, regardless of the class of service flown that day
Elite Plus (Delta Gold, Platinum and Diamond): Regardless of their travel class, are allowed access to a SkyTeam lounge at a particular airport if traveling on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam Member airline. Simply present your same-day ticket for an international SkyTeam airline flight and a valid Elite Plus membership card. Includes access for one guest.
Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express ($450 annual fee)
Chase United MileagePlus Club card $450 annual fee, though they are giving out promotion codes in the United lounges that waive that first year annual fee. You can also get 2 free lounge passes each year with the United MileagePlus Explorer Card ($95 annual fee, waived for the first year).
Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard.$450 annual fee.
LIMITED TIME OFFER. Aside from the 100,000 points welcome bonus (available until 8/8/18), Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more, earn 5x on flights and eligible hotels at Amextravel.com and cardholders will receive a $200 airline fee credit each year.
- Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points.
- Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 & an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 8/8/18.†
- Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
- Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's 1.5 points per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
- 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
- You can also receive 35% points back on all First and Business class flights, with all airlines available through American Express Travel.
- You can enjoy access to The American Express Global Lounge Collection℠ offering access to the most lounges across the globe, when compared with other U.S. credit card offerings. As of 11/2017
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