With a Priority Pass membership card you can access over 1,300 locations worldwide (a little different to the 49 lounges back in 1992). Their 3 different membership types are aimed at both spectrum of the scale – if you are a regular traveller or if you just take a couple of trips per year – either way you can escape into an airport lounge, away from the busy terminal. To celebrate Black Friday, Priority Pass are offering 40% off all their membership plans – Standard, Standard Plus and Prestige. This Priority Pass discount of 40% is the largest seen. Previously discounts appeared to be capped around 25%.
Membership plans start at £41 when signing up using the 40% discount offer.
Priority Pass memberships are available in 3 tiers:
Standard – £41 for 1 year membership (40% discount compared to the regular price of £69). This is the basic, entry level membership where members can access lounges for £20 and pay a further £20 for guests. As the cost of lounge entry appears to be increasing, some lounges charging up to £40 per person, this membership can reflect a good saving.
Standard Plus – £141 for 1 year membership (25% discount compared to the regular price of £189). Includes 10 free lounge visits for members (£20 for each additional lounge visit), £20 charge for guests.
Prestige – £288 for 1 year membership (15% discount compared to the regular price of £339). This membership is targeted towards frequent and business travellers. The package allows members unlimited lounge access for free, £20 charge for guests.
Though the Standard Plus membership only has a discount of 25% it is the most appealing. Each lounge visits works out at £14.10 if signing up to during the Black Friday promotion. For £14.10 there are no lounges offering this price direct, and you would even struggle to get a good meal in the terminal for that price. If you’re likely to use the lounge around 10 times per year this is a no-brainer.
Offer ends 1st December 2019.
Another alternatively instead of purchasing a Priority pass membership would be to signup for an American Express Platinum card. These accounts come with a free Priority Pass membership for unlimited use for the cardholder and a guest, for however long you hold the account. The American Express Charge Card does come with a heavy annual fee of £575, but also includes several other benefits. If you are likely to benefit from the perks of the card then this could be the best option for you.