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The Priority Pass lounge network passed 1,000 lounges last November and continues to grow, adding the great Turkish Airlines lounge in Washington DC (IAD) and even a restaurant in London’s Gatwick airport (LGW) in February. While some lounges are pulling back access for Priority Pass guests, the lounge network continues to become even more valuable. Now, the expansion is continuing with the addition of “Minute Suites” locations. Here are the details:
Minute Suites are private rooms with a desk and a daybed conveniently available airside, oftentimes steps away from a gate. It’s great for getting away from the madness of the terminal and giving you privacy to work, sleep or just relax, as described on its website:
Nap: Each suite is equipped with a comfortable daybed sofa (sleeps two), pillows, fresh blankets, a workstation, a sound masking system that helps to neutralize noise and Nap26 audio program to help deliver a refreshing power nap.
Relax: The HDTV in each suite can be used to view the news, sports, or a favorite show. DIRECTV and NETFLIX are complimentary with your stay. With a simple click on the remote control, the television converts to a computer with access to the Internet and the airport’s flight tracking system.
Work: A desk and office chair provide guests with a functional workstation. Laptop users can connect with the internet using airport WiFi or a direct connection port.
However, the steep rates likely keep all but the most weary traveler away. A stay typically starts at $42 for the first hour (the minimum) and then $10.50 per additional 15 minutes up to $84 for two hours. But, with the addition of Minute Suites, Priority Pass members now get one hour free and then a more-reasonable $28/hour rate after the first hour.
At DFW, you can get a 30-minute shower slot for $20 instead of the standard $30 rate. However, you can save that cost by heading down the terminal. Fellow Priority Pass lounge “The Club DFW” provides shower access for free.
Misplaced your physical card? Remember that the The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express and Citi Prestige cards grant cardholders virtual access via the Priority Pass app.
Featured image courtesy of Minute Suites.
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