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Lounge access at airports

Lounge access at airports

You don’t have to travel in business class to enjoy lounge access at the airports. With premium credit cards (those with annual fee over $300 in general), access to independent airport lounges are often provided via Priority Pass network. Granted, these lounges are subpar compared to lounges operated by airlines at their hubs, they are still more pleasant than general boarding area. All offer snacks, drinks and wider space.

The following credit cards are worth considering if you value more relaxed preflight experience:

Chase Sapphire Reserve
Citi Prestige
US Bank Altitude Reserve
American Express Platinum

As a bonus, these cards also reimburse Global Entry (which includes TSA Precheck) fees every five years, making their fees a little easier to swallow).

Some of the lounges I visited using Priority Pass:

ANA Lounge at Lisbon

Tocumen Royal Saloon and Copa Club at Panama City

“First Class” lounge at Pudong international airport

Sala VIP Canudas at Barcelona

Swissport Lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Terminal

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