I can't remember the last time I haven't been dehumanized by using this.

I can't remember the last time I haven't been dehumanized by using this. Rude longue entry, getting rejected due to "space", restaurants being pedantic AF about what you can order.

What fixes this? It's clearly an unsustainable business model.

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Get your own private jet poorgay

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The only times I have problems with PP lounges is when I try to fly domestic in the afternoons or evenings. Never failed me internationally.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's insufficiently gatekept now. You didn't have this problem back when it was attached to $500 fee credit cards only, but now so many more and cheaper cards have it as a benefit.

    But the business model probably has to do this to work, and it's likely sustainable depending on how much Amex and Chase pay to PP.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This is true. You can get Priority Pass Select on many $100 AF cards, those grant a person 10 visits per membership year.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's essentially a race to the bottom business model, what

      Said is partially true.
      Another big issue is there are no standards in general. If you have a shit lounge experience, poor food, over crowding etc they don't care as it's a network, as you're not signed up to 1 lounge in particular there's no come back really so the standard can keep dropping. The only lounges worth visiting are the airline ones and even some of those are over crowded and underwhelming.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Capital One Venture X card and PP wasn't even a consideration for me. Is lounge access even worth it?

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Cancelled this shit after getting denied entry to a lounge in the states. As other anons have said, this card is a race to the bottom and it seems to get worse every year. I just pay the lounge fee now. Haven't had an issue since.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >lounges
    do you guys really?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >sitting with economy class riff-raff

      no thanks

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        he doesn't know. kek.

        okay, forgive me but i gotta ask, are you guys pulling my leg here?
        i understand lounges exist, i understand people traveling for work reasons do use them as it comes included in business class tickets paid out of their employer's pockets, and they may need reliable internet and peace and quiet if they need to do work-related stuff during layovers
        but i get the impression you guys mean that there are people out there, normal tourists going on a holiday somewhere, that are using these lounges? paying out of their own pocket to access them at that? and from what i can see ITT still being denied entry or having issues?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Not the anons your replied to I'm

          It's essentially a race to the bottom business model, what

          Said is partially true.
          Another big issue is there are no standards in general. If you have a shit lounge experience, poor food, over crowding etc they don't care as it's a network, as you're not signed up to 1 lounge in particular there's no come back really so the standard can keep dropping. The only lounges worth visiting are the airline ones and even some of those are over crowded and underwhelming.

          But there are essentially 2 types of lounges, the first are airline lounges which you get entry to if you're flying business or first class or if you're of a certain status with airlines. These lounges never deny access if you have an eligible ticket - very rarely some airlines allow you to pay for entry but it's down to how busy it is.
          The other type is the "pay" lounges, there's usually a few different ones at each airport and theyre all very hit & miss. You gain entry to these with certain cards you can get from your bank as other anons have said or you can pay for an annual membership. The difference is that having a card doesn't guarantee entry, as these lounges sell access online and in person it's a first come first served based on capacity but as I said in my earlier post, as you're not buying access to 1 particular lounge with your membership these have become pretty shit - they're not really bothered about "repeat business" so the standards have dropped massively over the years.
          I've used both in my time and I would say a lounge is a good idea even if you have to pay for it, you get away from the crowds and if you take into account the amount you spend on food & drink waiting for a flight it's worth it if you can find a good one

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I travel business/first on holidays because I want to relax, not be stuck for hours in a metal tube in a cramped seat surrounded by screaming kids.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          the miles i get from work allow me free upgrades/status for leisure. even if i didn't travel for work, i'm a DN so i'd still hit status regardless and get upgraded to first/business on any flight i take.

          rather not spend my 2 hour layover next to Black folk and screaming kids.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I enjoy getting wasted off vodka and orange juice on flights. I probably drink about 80-100 dollars worth of booze per flight (and I fly about once a month) so it's a no brainer for me to have priority pass.

          I've had no issues at all with PP in Europe and the Middle East. US lounges are a bit worse off.

          Best lounges I've been using PP have been Beirut, Barcelona and Prague.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Why wouldn't you want to be in a lounge? Free food, plus a comfy spot to relax. Some have showers and massages. Why would I want to sit in a shitty hard plastic seat next to some screaming kid instead of that?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          They're only like 50 bucks to get in man. I get it if you're poor or cheap but, considering a pint and burger will set you back like $40, the free snacks, coffee, and occasionally free drinks alone make it worth it at least if you're exhausted or have hours to kill

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Is that reliable? I've heard its totally up to their discretion on whether to accept walk-ins or not that day. The cheapest priority pass tier is $99 so I guess it pays for itself.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >a pint and burger will set you back like $40, the free snacks, coffee,
            do people really eat at airports?
            i've had layovers as long as 12 hours on trips lasting up to 40 hours total and i've barely spent on maybe a bottle of water for a whole trip, just eating whatever I get on the plane itself.
            Hell, you can just bring a bottle of whatever bought on a local supermarket, drink it, pass security with the empty bottle, then fill it back in as many times as you want in the airside toilets and you can keep reusing it for fricking days

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Dude you sound incredibly poor.
              Threads about lounges aren't for you

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I rarely travel for business, and I always use lounges. I don't want to be sharing a bench seat for hours to some mouth breather and their shitty kids. Lounges are generally quieter, and you get free booze and food, cleaner bathrooms.

          PP-only lounges are absolutely the lowest tier.

          First-Class lounges are top tier. Access is free with ticket, never denied.
          Amex Lounges are second tier, Platinum Card and above, sometimes you need to wait 5-10 minutes to get in. Centurions (Black Card) probably have a better experience.
          Airline lounges are third tier. Sometimes these service PP clients as well. Ticketed passengers or high status don't get denied. PP can get rejected.
          Independent PP/pay to visit lounges are generally the worst. No guarantee of entry, very limited in terms of what they have, and usually just as loud.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >Amex above airline lounges
            lolno, these days everyone and their mom has platinum
            Delta has much better lounges and is much better gatekept

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Anyone with a platinum gets into Delta lounges too moron

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                You have to pay $50 for access

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                No, you don't. Someone with a Delta Platinum card does. An AMEX platinum gets you in for free when flying Delta.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Only if flying delta, and, crucially, most morons don't know about it

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      he doesn't know. kek.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I just use it for the free food and booze. I could give a shit about hanging out in lounges

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I get free access to lounges thanks to my Gold MasterCard and Platinum Visa

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a 23-year old who just got his first Amex card—Delta platinum ($250/year fee). I have no idea how lounges work (I just started traveling last year). Can someone explain to me?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That card gets you and I think two guests access to a Delta lounge anytime you’re flying Delta. Unfortunately for you Delta lounges are having serious overcrowding problems right now.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That sucks. I have a 5 hour layover on in Paris and I was hoping to cash in on that, which I probably still will, but damn.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          To be clear, the lounge access for you and two guests is at a $50 rate per visit. There are also no Delta lounges at CDG, so you’d have to use a partner lounge like Air France. My guess is you won’t be able to with this card. You’d be much better off flying a J/F ticket with lounge access or getting a card that comes with Priority Pass.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >flying a J/F ticket
            What's that? And thank you.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Business or first class, sorry.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    recently went on a trip business, the whole lounge experience is overdone now. Its not anything special. Imagine hordes of people trying to get coffee (bad) and hard bagels with fake bacon and eggs. The place ran out of hot water for my Earl Grey it was ridiculous.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What lounge and airport was that?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        NY JFK, SAN San Diego
        Alaska air, the one in SAN was combined . honestly probably better ones if I do ANA or higher end, but I do see these lounges being overdone

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is this any good? Apparently it's partnered with dragon pass.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Not really, you pay 32 dollars per entrance (Against PP's 35-38 if i remember right), but it has less lounges than priority pass, so it's a good idea to have both cards on hand if needed, i'd say that you call the concierge beforehand so they can help you, it's pretty convenient
      Also consider, some banks might have different deals with lounges, so always check it in your bank (IE mine gives me free access to the local airport's lounge without PP or Dragonpass)

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I only use it because I got it for free with the CSR. Haneda's was good. the KAL lounge in Narita wasn't, though I guess it was better for a long layover than nothing.

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