Lounge passes

Are these things worth it? I’m going to be travelling for work a fair bit, and they won’t always be sending me business. Premium economy and stuff a lot of the time. Should I get one of these? I don’t want to get another credit card just for lounge access.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    get the Chase Sapphire reserve. it pretty much pays for itself after 10 lounge visits. though make sure the airports you frequent have priority pass lounges

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PriorityPass lounges are for poorfags
    Centurion or I'm not bothering

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't you not get restaurant credit though? It's super nice at SFO where they have 3 restaurants you can use all in a single layover. I really doubt a centurion lounge is that nice but I've never used them when I had an AMEX Platinum so IDK

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Understand them for what they are: excess capacity sales vehicles. When a lounge is empty, they will take whatever low compensation the membership gives them, when the lounge is full you will be the first to be turned away as the least valuable customer

      You have the special Amex cucked version that doesn’t allow restaurants. Everyone else’s works just fine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what pass are you taking about? I'm thinking you're larping

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine being so low IQ you have no understanding of how the business of a lounge operates

          Clearly, if you’ve never been to one you can fuck off. Lounge crowding is as bad as it is now even without morons like you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            slit your throat. nobody gives a shit about you. you aren't answering the OP. why not end it you pathetic wagie? just have a nice day, it's fine, nobody will be hurt.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        show me this or you're larping you gay. no, not "everyone" has that card

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          pic

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hurr durr you only have the AMEX Platinum wow what a poor. My AMEX that I can't show you does way more, nono it just does you're poor and low IQ. everyone has this magic status

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm also rarely flying domestically because I actually go places so no, lounges are generally pretty happy to squeeze you in. I don't work and I never will. Why should I be jealous that you can get a Centurion lounge at shitty LaGuardia almost as nice as a typical lounge anywhere outside of the US? Sounds like you should use that lofty IQ to become financially independent like everyone else on this board.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why would anyone be jealous of someone spending time in an airport? That's almost as dumb as bragging about buying diseased whores. What's next bragging that you spend time in a McDonald's bathroom?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. never taken a dump at Engadine Macca's before

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This anons got it. All airports are bad, being in an airport is strictly worse than not being in an airport, and lounges only exist to make the suffering slightly less bad. It’s almost like no one’s time here is worth anything or has travelled anywhere…

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're travelling for work, need a quiet place to sit with possibly better than airport Wi-Fi, have a few snacks and access to basic alcohol, consider a lounge.

    Some generic lounge offerings might also provide access to a restaurant where food is possibly better, but you won't be able to rest, and you'll be using possibly crappier Internet.

    I probably couldn't justify paying out of pocket for my use case, but lounges can be worth it.

    There are plenty of lounge reviews.
    Compare those with airports and terminals you're expecting to travel through. Some terminals won't have lounges or restaurants, or lounges will be after security.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got Priority Pass free through my bank for a couple of years, and it was totally OK the few times I used it; it’s also not very expensive, so it would be painless to shell out for it if it were on my dime, but after my free period expired I have never bothered. The superior option for me has always been just timing my travel to avoid long stays in airports to the best of my ability. I would rather kill two hours in a lounge than at a gate, sure, but I would much rather just spend as little time as possible between checkin and takeoff.

    The great majority of lounges I’ve used around the world are not that special; I rarely want to eat much when I am in transit, lounge food is basically unimpressive midrange hotel buffet quality in 90 airports out of 100, and although free drinks tempt a lot of people at first, I found getting drunk at airports an unhealthy and ultimately usually unpleasant way to pass time (I agree with those who argue that airborne hangovers are worse than terrestrial hangovers). I no longer drink, anyhow, so this aspect of lounges is irrelevant to me personally, but I can see how it might still pull in alcoholics or nervous fliers.

    So whether it’s worth it is of course up to you, but I decided it wasn’t really worth it for me in the end.

    I expect I might feel differently if I were still doing frequent international business travel—there was a period when I was on trans-Pacific flights at least once a month, so I spent more than a little time in lounges, partially because I sometimes flew biz, and later because I had airline status and lots of miles (this is something else to consider—if you wind up flying a great deal for work you will hopefully be able to earn some status with your airlines).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks anon. That’s more or less how I understand it. Lounges are just less shitty than gates. I was once in an American Airlines lounge and sat at the bar. Several of the people there were regulars and knew the bartender by name. It made me wonder how often these people fly, not sure I want that life.

      I want to build status. Probably with star alliance. I’m also looking to build some hotel status too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They're great if it works through your card, I used it for food at the airport, being 10 hours in a plane and not having/wanting to eat what they serve is a big deal.

        Did catch covid leaving jakarta though, so that sucked, entered/left 15 times since 2020 and the last time just a few weeks ago got it.

        unlimited drinks, coke zero, sparkling water and alcohol. Though I don't drink alcohol, the coke zero is nice.

        The food is buffet style, also nice, but depends on exiting airport.

        Priority pass is free with the AMEX PLAT Card so that's why I use it, and then since It ravel tons, I also get free lounge at alaska, delta, etc -

        It makes getting early to the airport nice, instead of trying to minimize misery.

        Plus layovers at NRT/HND no pass/nostatus no entry. You can not buy your way in 🙂 it's for status holders only.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I want to build status. Probably with star alliance. I’m also looking to build some hotel status too.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine paying $40-$60 to go into a big room that has "free" snacks just because you don't want to be around a lot of other people before your flight. lol

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