If you travel regularly and prefer to utilize airport lounges around the world when waiting to board the next flight, consider purchasing a membership to Priority Pass Worldwide which has partnered with over 1,000 lounge locations around the globe. Membership makes it easier to access a restful and relaxing space between flights and saves money by offering discounted entry to that over a ‘walk in’ rate offered by most lounges.
Priority Pass is accepted at airport lounges in over 400 cities across the world providing members with access to a range of complimentary food, beverages and services at their partnered lounges. There are no restrictions imposed based upon the class of airline ticket purchased, or on which airline you choose to fly. Priority Pass offers three types of memberships, meeting the needs of the frequency of travel and budget.
Provides lounge access to members at a cost of USD$27 per person visit for members including their guests.
Standard Plus USD$249:
Members receive ten (10) free visits annually, after which lounge access costs USD$27 per visit.
Members receive free unlimited access annually. Guest access costs USD$29 per person.
Other Ways To Secure Priority Pass Membership
In addition to a number of credit cards, several hotel loyalty programs offer Priority Pass membership. In these instances access is not provided free and in most instances members are required to redeem accrued points to access lounges.
This option may be considered viable particularly for frequent business travellers who often accumulate a high number of points due to the frequency of travel. For example: Marriott Rewards offers members the option to purchase Priority Pass membership as using accrued points:
• Standard Priority Pass Membership: 20,000 Marriott Rewards Points
• Standard Plus Priority Pass Membership: 55,000 Marriott Rewards Points
• Prestige Priority Pass Membership: 85,000 Marriott Rewards Points
More information on the Marriott Rewards offer can be found here.
Hilton HHonors operates a in a similar fashion to that of the Marriott program and in addition offers the chance for members to earn points if they purchase a Priority Pass Membership with cash. More information is available on the Priority Pass website.
• Standard Priority Pass Membership: 36,500 Hilton HHonors Rewards Points
• Standard Plus Priority Pass Membership: 101,500 Hilton HHonors Rewards Points
• Prestige Priority Pass Membership: 161,500 Hilton HHonors Rewards Points
The Priority Pass mobile App for Apple iOS, Android and Blackberry can help members search for airport lounges on the go by discovering which Priority Pass lounges are available at an airport nearby, including the specific amenities and location of each lounge within the terminal. You may find that Priority Pass is worth the investment.
If you are an economy class traveller you can enter the Premier Lounge at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport either by purchasing a Priority Pass Membership, Frequent Flyer Membership, or purchasing a lounge pass at the door (US$25 for 3 hours).
Premier Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, After Passport Control, 3rd Floor, near Gates 1 and 2. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the door to purchase a lounge pass (US$ 25 - 3 hour pass)