Business Travel 101: Priority Pass Membership

A Priority Pass membership helps business travelers make the most of their airport downtime.

When it comes to airport lounges, business travelers have a generous amount of options. But no matter what club you join, there are certain things every road warrior hopes to encounter — a peaceful atmosphere, top amenities, and worldwide accessibility, to name a few. A Priority Pass membership excels in all these areas, and especially that last one. In this 101, we’ll examine how work travelers can take advantage of the lounge’s benefits from over 1200 partnered locations around the globe.

Benefits Overview

Priority Pass spoils its members with classic lounge amenities plus a few extras. Keep in mind, Priority Pass is a network of lounges, so while the following will be available at most locations, some benefits might be limited:

  • Free Wifi
  • A plethora of charging outlets
  • Complimentary food and drinks
  • Accessible customer service lines
  • Conference rooms, showers, and other extras at select spots
  • Exclusive discounts with partnered airport brands (think spas, restaurants, retail purchases, and more)

Airport downtime provides a wonderful opportunity for business travelers to be productive, and everything about a Priority Pass membership, from easy access to snacks to Wifi, is conducive to this. If health is on your mind as much as productivity, then you can hit up a lounge shower after the airport gym (depending on location availability, of course).

Accessibility

As of today, there are three Priority Pass membership options for individuals to choose from. All of them are priced annually and include the addition of a guest for $32 each:

  • At the cheapest level, Standard, members can enter at the rate of $32 per visit.
  • In the middle, Standard Plus allows 10 free visits for members.
  • The most expensive membership, Prestige, yields a year of free visits.

In addition to purchasing from Priority Pass, you may also be able to acquire membership through a partnered loyalty program’s rewards system, such as Marriott and Hilton, or through a credit card, such as Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Related Article: What is a Priority Pass?

If multiple folks at your company travel for work, then it might be worth looking into Corporate Membership rates rather than enrolling individually. Requiring at least 10 people to sign on, this membership helps large teams encourage on-the-road productivity by providing Priority Pass lounge access as a business perk.

Where in the World?

It’s time to take a closer look at the airport locations offered by the Priority Pass network. As we said, there are over 1200 Priority Pass lounges out there, including the sample locations below:

USA & the rest of North America

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Mexico City, Mexico

Central & South America

  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Lima, Peru
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • San Jose, Costa Rica

Europe & the Middle East

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Amman, Jordan

Africa

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Cairo, Egypt

Asia

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Beijing, China
  • Mumbai, India
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Bangkok, Thailand

Oceania

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nadi, Fiji

Like all airport lounges, there are certain advantages to a Priority Pass membership that might make it the right fit for your work travel needs. From an expansive network of lounges to corporate team rates, the luxuries of Priority Pass appeal to a wide array of road warriors. Do you have Priority Pass? Tell us what you like about it in the comments below!

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Business Travel Life

Business Travel Life is an online resource supporting the road warrior lifestyle. We give business travelers the tools they need to maintain their wellness and productivity when traveling. The topics we cover include business travel tips, travel workouts, healthy travel hacks, travel products, general travel tips, and industry trends. Our goal is to make business travel a healthier experience – and to make healthy travel practices more accessible to all road warriors.

Mellisa Pascale
Mellisa Pascale

Mellisa is a writer and traveler. She’s studied in London, backpacked in Europe, and road-tripped around Iceland. Most recently, her travels took her to New Zealand, where she worked and volunteered while participating in the Working Holiday Visa program.

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