What is Priority Pass Select good for?

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What is Priority Pass Select good for?

Postby Cyberius » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:58 pm

I've been to several airports in the last couple weeks. Priority Pass Select is frustrating. Either lounges don't take it, or they don't take ones issued by financial institutions. Seems like a worthless platinum benefit.


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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:06 pm

Hmmmm that is interesting. I don't seem to share the shame sentiments. Do you have the same Black coloured Priority Pass card as that issued to the Cent people? Ours say VIP lounge access on the short edge.

I have been able to enter into all and every lounge without an issue.

Perhaps you can post a photo of your card?
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Postby DavidNY » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:19 am

A few airlines have dropped out of Priority Pass lately. Maybe you tried to go to an unaffiliated airline club.

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Postby Cyberius » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:37 am

DavidNY wrote:A few airlines have dropped out of Priority Pass lately. Maybe you tried to go to an unaffiliated airline club.


My card says "SELECT" on the gold / short edge. It's an affiliated club but when you read the notes it states that if your pass was issued by a financial institution you won't be allowed access.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:55 am

OK, so clearly we have diffrent cards. Mine says VIP lounge access on the short side. Plus I also have Maple Leaf Worldwide, Delta, so I pretty much have all access on any carrier.
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Postby ClubMead » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:06 am

This is probably one of the differences between Platinum (which I have) and Centurion (which I do not). I also received a Priority Pass card which says on it "Select".

I do know that Priority Pass Select membership stopped being accepted at United/Continental lounges last fall ... is it the same for their "VIP" card as well?
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:56 pm

Yes... I think the Cent cardholders gets the top tier priority pass card. Also, the Maple Leaf worldwide gets me into the United/continental lounges
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Postby eastoftheboston » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:22 am

Cyberius wrote:I've been to several airports in the last couple weeks. Priority Pass Select is frustrating. Either lounges don't take it, or they don't take ones issued by financial institutions. Seems like a worthless platinum benefit.


Best thing to do is download the Priority Pass app and look up what airports you are in (or are going to). Once you figure out that you can't use United's clubs, it's pretty easy to find Priority Pass clubs.

I've visited several lounges using the Priority Pass, all without a problem. I can vouch that the benefit isn't worthless. And yes, my Priority Pass is the "select" one.

Enjoy your access!

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Postby jeffysdad » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:33 am

This all just sounds like more airline BS to me. Wouldn't somebody be better off just buying a Priority Pass from the PP website rather than acquiring the pass via a premium CC membership? From the admittedly small amount of research I've done, it looks as if a PP costs about what an annual Amex Plat membership costs. If all that REALLY matters to you among the premium card perks is the PP, why not buy one direct and forget about Platinum, Palladium, Chairman, et al?
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Postby Cyberius » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:26 pm

jeffysdad wrote:This all just sounds like more airline BS to me. Wouldn't somebody be better off just buying a Priority Pass from the PP website rather than acquiring the pass via a premium CC membership? From the admittedly small amount of research I've done, it looks as if a PP costs about what an annual Amex Plat membership costs. If all that REALLY matters to you among the premium card perks is the PP, why not buy one direct and forget about Platinum, Palladium, Chairman, et al?


I'd rather not pay $400 for that and an Amex membership. There are plenty of other benefits of the Platinum that I use that make up the lacking club access.



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