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Westpac Altitude Black Card Increases Benefits

ramboflyer

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Received an e-mail yesterday from Westpac with what looks like a significant improvement in rewards and lounge access.

You can now earn 6 points for certain flight bookings, 2 points for a range of retail stores and the same 1.25 for everything else (if only they would increase that).

To me the best part is it looks as though you can now take your travel companion with you into a lounge under the Priority Pass membership.

"Your complimentary passes, as part of your Priority Pass membership, can now be shared with your travel companion."

As I nearly always travel with Mrs Ramboflyer I couldn't see how I could otherwise have used the lounge pass which only allowed entry for the PP member.
 

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To me the best part is it looks as though you can now take your travel companion with you into a lounge under the Priority Pass membership.

"Your complimentary passes, as part of your Priority Pass membership, can now be shared with your travel companion."
To me that reads more like they are saying you can use another pass in addition to your own to guest a companion in. Unless they're giving you more passes, this would be a reduction of visits per year if you were always with someone else :confused:
 

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To me that reads more like they are saying you can use another pass in addition to your own to guest a companion in. Unless they're giving you more passes, this would be a reduction of visits per year if you were always with someone else :confused:
Yes I agree. I think PP give you 2 complimentary passes each year so if you take someone else there goes your 2 free entries. I think I can live with that given I can enter lounges through other means such as the Westpac Amex card (American Express lounges) and when flying in J.
I also have 2 Virgin lounge passes to use from a recently cancelled ANZ card as well.
 

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I think the change to PP is great, especially since the entrance fee for guests just went up. We always travel together and now can free entry to one lounge for the both of us, without having to do sums to work out if it is worth the extra USD$32 for me as guest. Nice to see an enhancement rather than the usual dimunition of privileges
 

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To me that reads more like they are saying you can use another pass in addition to your own to guest a companion in. Unless they're giving you more passes, this would be a reduction of visits per year if you were always with someone else :confused:
But it gives you more flexibility on how you use them.
 

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But it gives you more flexibility on how you use them.
I don't disagree with you there. Just think it would be nice if they also bumped up the number of passes so bringing a guest meant you didn't lose out to the number of visits ;)
 

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