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Feb. 15, 2022
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Whether you're a frequent American Airlines flyer or live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, your airport experience just got a lot more exciting.

With this lone credit card perk, you can play video games, get a massage, ride a Peloton and more. Best of all, you can share these benefits with up to 14 of your travel companions — for free.

Today, let's talk about how you can be well entertained (and pampered!) the next time you fly through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), making your experience like none you've ever had before.

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The secret? Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card

(Photo by John Gribben for The Points Guy)

The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card is the entrant in the premium rewards card market — rivaling its competitors with a much lower $395 annual fee.

This yearly cost practically pays for itself after you consider the Venture X's 75,000-mile welcome bonus (after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. ), annual up to $300 statement credit for bookings through the Capital One Travel portal and so much more.

But here's where the Venture X gets fun: Cardholders enjoy unlimited entry to Capital One Lounges and a Priority Pass membership to access more than 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide — and can bring up to two guests for free.

If you have a big family or travel in larger groups, you can also add up to four authorized users for no additional cost. Then, your authorized users will enjoy their own lounge access and guest privileges as well, granting this card's lounge benefits to up to 15 people.

Related: You and 14 friends can all access the airport lounge with this card

Venture X lounge benefits

(Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

At DFW, there's a lot you can do to pass the time during your next layover.

Once you activate your Priority Pass membership on your Venture X, here's everything you can do at DFW:

  • Take a one-hour power nap in the Minute Suites, where you'll find a daybed, pillows, work station and more — open 24 hours a day (terminals A and D).
  • Play video games from Fortnite to Minecraft for up to two hours at a Gameway lounge and enjoy complimentary soft drinks and snacks (terminals B and E).
  • Get a back, foot or head and facial massage at the Be Relax spa (Terminal B).
  • Enjoy a classic lounge experience at The Club DFW with a hot and cold buffet and showers (Terminal D).

For workout fanatics, there are two Peloton bikes and a yoga room at the flagship Capital One Lounge in Terminal D. You can reserve your bike and a shower suite at the front desk to get your sweat on.

Not to mention, the Capital One Lounge reinvents the airport lounge experience with locally sourced food and drink from seasonal menus, nap pods and a full-service espresso bar.

(Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

Bottom line

While there's only one Capital One Lounge at the moment, the issuer will open two more locations in Denver (DEN) and Washington Dulles (IAD) in 2022. For now, Venture X cardholders can make DFW feel like the destination rather than just a part of the journey.


Official application link: Capital One Venture X with a 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.


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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Rewards

1 - 3X points
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
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Annual Fee

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Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases