Sleeping in Airports

Priority Pass

Priority Pass
Screenshot of the Priority Pass website (September 2018)

Priority Pass is an independent airport lounge access program. Membership provides access to its network of over 1300 lounges in over 500 cities worldwide. These lounges are managed by various airlines and third-party companies, meaning there is significant variation among them, but they have great international coverage. Memberships are sold in tiers, with higher levels providing more included visits and perks. Upon exhausting the number of visits included in your pass, you can access a discounted lounge rate of US$ 32 for you and any additional guests. The great thing about Priority Pass is that you do not have to travel on a particular airline or in a specific country to take advantage of the pass. The flexibility and international coverage make this an excellent option for infrequent and frequent travellers.

Priority Pass Membership Benefits

  • Access to an international network of over 1300 airport lounges, irrespective of the airline you travel on
  • Access to over 60 US VIP lounges
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Standard business facilities, including e-mail, internet and conference space
  • Entertainment facilities, showers and beds in select locations
  • Guest visit fee of US$ 32

Some lounges charge an additional fee for premium alcohol, shower and napping facilities.

Priority Pass Membership Cost

  • Standard: US$ 99 – then you will pay US$ 32 for each lounge visit.
  • Standard Plus: US$ 299 – includes 10 FREE lounge visits, then you will pay US$ 32 for subsequent visits.
  • Prestige: US$ 429 – unlimited access to all airport lounges in the Priority Pass network

Last Updated: 06 December 2019