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Priority Pass Credit Cards

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Receive up to 80,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.
Receive a $450 Platinum Travel Credit each year, which can be redeemed for flights, hotels or car hire.
Complimentary access for you and a guest to over 1,200 Airport lounges across 130 countries.
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Receive up to 80,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.
Receive a $450 Platinum Travel Credit each year, which can be redeemed for flights, hotels or car hire.
Complimentary access for you and a guest to over 1,200 Airport lounges across 130 countries.
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Membership Rewards Ascent Premium
Membership Rewards Ascent Premium
2.25 pts
per $1 spent
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American Express Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card Bundle® (Altitude)
Apply by 15 oct 19
Earn up to 120,000 bonus Altitude Points when you apply for the two-card bundle issued by Westpac and Amex until 15 October 2019. (Conditions Apply)
Earn up to 5 Altitude points per $1 spent on eligible overseas purchases. (Amex)
Earn 1.25 Altitude Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases. (Westpac)
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Altitude Rewards
Altitude Rewards
3 pts
per $1 spent
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American Express Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card Bundle® (Qantas)
Apply by 15 oct 19
Earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply for the two-card bundle issued by Westpac and Amex until 15 October 2019. (Conditions Apply)
Earn up to 2 Qantas points per $1 spent on eligible overseas purchases. (Amex)
Westpac Mastercard® issued and serviced by Westpac. AMEX Westpac Altitude Card issued & serviced by American Express.
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Qantas Frequent Flyer
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25 pts
per $1 spent
Yes
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card Bundle® (Velocity)
Apply by 15 oct 19
Earn up to 120,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply for the two-card bundle issued by Westpac and Amex until 15 October 2019 (conditions apply).
Level up your tier by earning up to 75 Velocity Status credits (conditions apply).
Earn up to 2 Velocity points per $1 spent on eligible overseas purchases. (Amex).
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Velocity Frequent Flyer
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1.25 pts
per $1 spent
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Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card
Apply by 15 oct 19
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80,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude points when you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval. Exclusions apply. Qantas rewards fee applies.
2 complimentary passes per year to use at over 700 VIP Priority Pass airport lounges worldwide.
24/7 Altitude Black Card Priority Service line.
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Altitude RewardsQantas Frequent Flyer
Altitude Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75 pts
per $1 spent
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Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card (Velocity)
Apply by 15 oct 19
Receive 80,000 bonus Velocity points (terms and conditions apply).
Level up your tier by earning 50 Velocity Status credits (conditions apply).
Enjoy two (2) Virgin Australia Lounge passes per anniversary year.
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Velocity Frequent Flyer
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.75 pts
per $1 spent
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Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature Credit Card (Amplify)
Apply by 12 feb 20
Up to 200,000 Bonus Amplify Rewards Points. Conditions Apply.
Reduced annual fee of $139 p.a. in the first year, currently saving you $140.
Every year get a birthday bonus with 10% extra points of the total points earned in the previous year.
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Amplify Rewards
Amplify Rewards
1.5 pts
per $1 spent
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Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature Credit Card (Qantas)
Apply by 12 feb 20
Up to 80,000 points Qantas points. Conditions Apply.
Reduced annual fee of $139 p.a. in the first year, currently saving you $140.
Every year get a birthday bonus with 10% extra points of the total points earned in the previous year.
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Amplify Qantas
Amplify Qantas
0.75 pts
per $1 spent
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BankSA Amplify Signature Credit Card (Amplify)
Apply by 12 feb 20
Up to 200,000 points bonus Amplify points (conditions apply).
Reduced annual fee of $139 p.a. in the first year, currently saving you $140.
Enjoy 0% p.a. for 6 months with 0% fee on Balance Transfers.
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Amplify Rewards
Amplify Rewards
1.5 pts
per $1 spent
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BankSA Amplify Signature Credit Card (Qantas)
Apply by 12 feb 20
1 review
Up to 80,000 points Qantas Points (conditions apply).
Reduced annual fee of $139 p.a. in the first year, currently saving you $140.
Enjoy 0% p.a. for 6 months with 0% fee on balance transfers.
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Amplify Qantas
Amplify Qantas
0.75 pts
per $1 spent
Yes
Citi Rewards Signature Credit Card Points Offer
Apply by 31 jan 20
Earn up to 120,000 points points. (Conditions Apply)
Enjoy 0% p.a. for 15 months with 1% on balance transfers.
$199 p.a. annual fee for the first year, $395 p.a. thereafter.
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Citi Rewards
Citi Rewards
1 pt
per $1 spent
Yes
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Q&As about Priority Pass Credit Cards from customers

How much does it cost to have Priority Pass lounge access with a credit card?

Although you can buy Priority Pass lounge membership by paying an annual fee (and possibly an additional fee per visit, depending on the membership level), if you have the right credit card you can get free access as a complimentary benefit.

This may take the form of two single-entry passes per year, or unlimited free access (generally confined to cards with a very high annual fee).

So the only cost is your credit card’s annual fee.

Do all cards with complimentary benefits offer airport lounge access?

No. While most of the more expensive cards come with complimentary travel insurance, shoppers’ insurance and other benefits, airport lounge access is restricted to about 20 credit cards. The lounge brands offered include Priority Pass, American Express, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Veloce, Diners Club and Delta Skylines. Some cards give access to more than one brand of lounge, for maximum availability.

How much is Priority Pass lounge access worth?

Under some circumstances (e.g. your flight is delayed for six hours) access to a Priority Pass lounge could be considered priceless. But to put a dollar value on it, there are three levels of membership:

  • Standard: annual fee US$99, plus pay US$27 per person, per visit
  • Standard Plus: annual fee US$249, includes 10 free visits, then pay US$27 per person, per visit
  • Prestige: annual fee US$399, unlimited member visits, US27 per guest visit

So two single-entry passes are worth US$153 ($99 + $27 + $27) per year. The unlimited access granted by very few (extremely expensive) credit cards is worth US$399 in any year where you think you are likely to make more than 15 visits to a Priority Pass lounge.

How do I activate my Priority Pass lounge access?

You will need to apply for your single-entry lounge passes (usually two per year) through your credit card’s website.

Prestige credit cards with complimentary Prestige Priority Pass membership, granting unlimited access, will come with instructions about how to obtain your Priority Pass membership card. Some credit cards give you a digital membership card, included in the Priority Pass app.

What if I want to use Priority Pass lounges more than twice a year?

If you have a prestige card which comes with Prestige Priority Pass membership your lounge visits are unlimited.

If your credit card offers two single-entry lounge passes per year you may still have Standard Priority Pass membership, which means that you can pay for each lounge visit once your two annual passes have been used. Check your credit card’s terms and conditions in order to verify this.

Are Priority Pass lounges badged with Priority Pass signage and logo?

No. Rather than operating their own lounges, Priority Pass have arrangements with local lounge operators at airports around the world. So you will not necessarily see the Priority Pass logo or signage prominently displayed, if at all.

How do I find out if an airport I’m travelling through has a Priority Pass lounge?

Visit the Priority Pass website, or use the Priority Pass app, to see if the airport you are passing through has an affiliated lounge.

Will I find a Priority Pass lounge at every airport?

Priority Pass originated in the US, so that’s where most lounges are located. But their website says that they have over 1,000 lounges in over 130 countries, so you are likely to find at least one at most major airports. Some airports, such as London Heathrow, will have multiple Priority Pass lounges.

Do all Priority Pass lounges have the same facilities?

No. While some lounges offer luxurious surroundings, complimentary food and drinks, business amenities including free Wi-Fi, conference rooms, shower facilities and even spa treatments, others will have more limited features. Some, including many in Australia, may actually be affiliated restaurants or bars where members receive a discount on their food and beverage bill.

Do I need to be travelling with a specific airline in order to access a Priority Pass lounge?

No. If your credit card has complimentary Priority Pass lounge access (either in the form of single-entry passes or unlimited membership) it doesn’t matter which airline you are travelling with.

Do I need to be travelling in business class in order to access a Priority Pass lounge?

No. If your credit card has complimentary Priority Pass lounge access (either in the form of single-entry passes or unlimited membership) you will be admitted to the Priority Pass lounge regardless of your fare status.

Do I need to book ahead in order to be admitted to a Priority Pass lounge?

No. There’s no need to book ahead. Just present your single-entry pass or Priority Pass membership card, plus your flight boarding pass, at the reception desk on arrival.

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