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Priority Pass To Raise Price for Daily Passes and Guest Visits on October 1

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Priority Pass, the worldwide lounge network, is raising costs on its daily passes, as well as the price for guests to visit. These changes only impact those who use one-time-use passes, and, so far, there are no changes to memberships issued through credit or charge cards or included visits in memberships.

What Is Priority Pass?

Priority Pass is a membership of lounges worldwide in nearly every major airport (and many smaller ones, too!). With a single membership, you can gain access to these lounges (which are operated by a third party) either for free or at a set rate. Inside, you can relax, and common amenities include complimentary snacks and drinks, charging outlets, private restrooms, televisions, a bar, and newspapers.

The British Airways Lounge at Dulles International Airport is a member of Priority Pass. Image Credit: James Larounis

What’s Changing?

First off, to be clear, if you hold a Priority Pass membership as part of a credit card or issued through a bank, there’s nothing you need to be concerned with here. Your membership remains the same and nothing changes.

Some Priority Pass memberships require you to pay per visit, or for guests, and these are where you’ll see changes starting October 1, 2023: One-time visits to lounges as part of the pay-per-visit program will increase to $35 per visit, up from $32.

If you can become a Priority Pass member through a credit card or bank-issued card, this would be a much better value for you, as these annual fees are often much cheaper and include much more than purchasing a membership directly with Priority Pass itself. Those with the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card even get a complimentary membership for themselves and up to 4 authorized users (at no additional cost).

Final Thoughts

If you utilize one-time passes or guest access through a Priority Pass membership, be sure to take note of these rate increases as of October 1, 2023. Of course, be sure to check with your credit card issuer first to see if a membership is already included with your perks, but, if not, consider purchasing one directly through Priority Pass.

The information regarding the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.


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