Priority Pass has just added another benefit called ‘Priority Pass Offers’ to its paid lounge membership program. The Offers add-on will allow members to save deals to their account when visiting a certain airports.
Essentially Priority Pass is partnering with airport stores and outlets around the world to offer extra discounts/gifts to its members.
This will allow members to enjoy extra savings on Spa treatments, airport dining and shopping.
To see what’s available you need to have an account and login. The next step is to search the airport(s) you will be visiting and click on the new “Offers” tab which will show all the brands and businesses participating at that location.
Once you find an offer you like, click on it and then generate an offer code (which will be scannable by the participating outlet). The offer code will be available in your app for up to 72h.
Right now the offers aren’t very exciting in Australia… Brisbane is showing a $50 discount at Lorna Jane when you spend $250 or more. Sydney has the same offer but also ads a free coffee from Nourish Cafe when you buy a salad which seems like a terrible offer considering all the free food Priority Pass members can enjoy at other outlets anyway.
Priority Pass Offers Conclusion
Although it’s great to see added benefits being introduced to Priority Pass, right now there isn’t much on offer. However, since the service only got rolled out yesterday, expect more merchants to join and better offers to follow. It’s similar to American Express offers which are saved to the member’s card (and are hugely popular) so the concept is most definitely right. In order for Priority Pass Offers to be a success, they will have to make sure there are no “fake” savings and the deals are genuine.
New To Priority Pass? Here’s how it works
Priority Pass is a network to independent airport lounges, some of which are business class airline lounges. Priority Pass sells membership to its users which allow you to access all the lounges around the world, no matter who you’re flying with or in which class. Essentially there are 3 membership tiers, Standard, Standard Plus and Prestige.
Priority Pass Standard Price: US$99 p.a. (Christmas Special: US$59). With the Standard priority pass card, you will have to pay for each lounge visit. The price of which is US$32 and you can bring 1 guest for an additional US$32.
Priority Pass Standard Plus: US$299 p.a. (Christmas Special: US$223). Standard Plus membership comes with 10 lounge entries per year included, after this, it’s US$32 per visit and the same price if you bring a guest.
(Best Value) Priority Pass Prestige Price: US$429 p.a. (Christmas Special: US$321). The Prestige membership is the one which offers the best value; you’ll get unlimited lounge access worldwide, to bring a guest you will be charged an additional US$32.
Is It Worth It For Australian Travellers?
If you’re in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, you’re in luck. Not only does Priority Pass partner with lounges, but they also have a few restaurants and bars signed up to the program. Some popular names you might recognise are Bar Roma, MoVida, Bar Pulpo and the list goes on.
Each of these places will give you a $36 credit to spend on food & beverages. If you’re a Priority Pass Prestige member, nothing will stop you from bar hopping around the terminal to make the most of your visit. For example, in Sydney, you could pop in for dinner at MoVida before heading over to Bar Roma or the Peroni Bar for a drink. One airport visit could easily add up to more than $108 in value.