Open Access Airport Lounges

Status
Not open for further replies.

docjames

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Messages
9,130
Points
855
Qantas
Platinum
Hi All,

Anyone know of any user-pays airport lounges in any of the following?


BNE-LAX-JFK-CUN-DFW-SCL-EZE-AKL?


Yes, i've searched, but it's proved not easy to find! i do note an article in BRW recently saying these are more and more available, but have had trouble finding any! FYI, travelling to the above in September, but all in Y at this stage (pending possible/impossible upgrade requests).
 

JohnK

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
43,731
Points
3,070
Have you tried Lounge Pass? I think it is a little expensive at around £20 per visit and does not cover all the locations on your itinerary anyway.

Your best bet would probably be Priority Pass but this requires yearly membership with several tiers of membership available.
 

StevePER

Established Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Messages
1,146
Points
370
SCL has a paid lounge, it is something like $40 per entry.
 

ANDREWCX

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2005
Messages
41
Points
0
Hi All,

Anyone know of any user-pays airport lounges in any of the following?


BNE-LAX-JFK-CUN-DFW-SCL-EZE-AKL?


Yes, i've searched, but it's proved not easy to find! i do note an article in BRW recently saying these are more and more available, but have had trouble finding any! FYI, travelling to the above in September, but all in Y at this stage (pending possible/impossible upgrade requests).

Depends on the airlines travelled but every US airline I can think of sells day passes that will give you access to their lounge for $45-$50, usually only restricted to domestic lounges though so not sure about those in other countries.

Otherwise, Priority Pass may be an option.

However, to really advise you need to tell us the airline metal you are flying on for each segment.
 
Vinomofo is the best wine deals site on the planet. Good wines, real people and epic deals, without all the bowties and bs.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

docjames

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Messages
9,130
Points
855
Qantas
Platinum
QF to LAX and JFK

TBA from JFK to CUN but prob AA or Mexicana

AA from CUN to SCL

LAN from SCL intra-sth america incl EZE and back to AKL then QF from AKL to BNE.
 

ANDREWCX

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2005
Messages
41
Points
0
QF to LAX and JFK

TBA from JFK to CUN but prob AA or Mexicana

AA from CUN to SCL

LAN from SCL intra-sth america incl EZE and back to AKL then QF from AKL to BNE.

OK,

{The Australian American Express Charge card gives you Priority Pass access - https://www.iplatinum.americanexpress.com/prospect/australia/FrontServlet?request_type=LoungeAccess with no co-pay. If you are eligible for the US Amex Platinum Charge Card program then you get access to AA/CO/DL/NW lounges but not Priority Pass)}

As always - your experience may vary - this is the best info I have.

BNE - No Access via any program in International Terminal

LAX - (Terminal 4) AA Club $50 Day Pass - One-Day Pass. All The Admirals Club Benefits No Priority Pass access in T4 (Priority Pass access to US Airways, Alaska, Delta, Northwest, and Continental lounges however these are in other terminals.

JFK - AA Flights to CUN leave from Terminal 8 - AA Club $50 Day Pass. No Priority Pass Access in T8. - Mexicana Flights leave from Terminal 4 - 2 Priority Pass Lounges in T4 both before security ('The Oasis' & 'The Lounge')

CUN - MX Lounge available through Priority Pass. No day-pass option

SCL - Access to LAN Lounge via Priority Pass. No day-pass option

EZE - Priority Pass lounge in Terminal A ('SALA VIP DE LAS AMERICAS')

AKL - No Priority Pass or Day Pass Lounges.

So - if you really want lounge access the cheapest option (for lounges and assuming no AMEX card access) with the airlines you state would be to buy the basic priority pass membership for $99 + $27 per visit then pay:

LAX - $50 (AA)
JFK - $27 (Flying MX)
CUN - $27
SCL - $27
EZE - $27

So total price of $50+$99+$108 = $257 USD

You can save a few dollars or get a few rewards by buying Priority Pass online through one of their partner rewards programs Priority Pass (prioritypass.com) Coupon Codes Coupons Cashback Rebates Deals Discounts Rewards Points Frequent Flyer Miles Offers @ RewardsDB.com .

Also note that if you buy the $249 version of Priority Pass you get 10 free visits so would cover the visits you have above plus give you 6 more you could use in Australia (Priority Pass gives you access to Virgin Blue's 'The Lounge' in domestic terminals) or on another international trip (in the same 12 month period of course).

Economics will be different if you aren't traveling alone.

All this is of course subject to change.

- As a complete aside, if you have a Diners Club Card (not the QF one, just the regular one) then you get access to Diners Club lounges which are almost useless since there are so few but it would get you in to a lounge at SCL for no charge - see Diners Club International® Airport Lounges
 

docjames

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Messages
9,130
Points
855
Qantas
Platinum
Thanks AndrewCX.

Will be travelling with my wife, so per day cost will be double, but that's very helpful - thanks!!

Work have a deal with Diners so will try and get a DC card for use in SCL (given cost is nil to get the DC card!)
 

ANDREWCX

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2005
Messages
41
Points
0
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top