Travelling could be challenging, especially if you have long waits in between flights. Even if you are not going to be changing flights, airline delays for hours are not uncommon.
You don't have to stay in packed waiting areas, not sure of a proper meal, with all the nerve cracking noise around.
Sophisticated travellers do everything to conserve their energy and stay refreshed.
They use VIP airport lounges.
No. Contrary to what many of us think, you do not have to give a arm and a leg to get to enjoy VIP airport lounge privileges. Most premium credit cards provide complimentary access to VIP lounges worldwide. Be sure to check with your credit card company. Natwest Private Banking Black Account and Black Credit Card holders are examples of accounts that comes with a VIP airport lounge priority pass, as standard.
If you do not have that included in your bank or credit card package, you can still enjoy a stress-free stay in over 1200 airports around the world by joining the Priority Pass program. You sure can enjoy the exclusivity that comes with a VIP airport lounge membership.
If you travel frequently for business or leisure, this is a definite travel essential to help transform your airport experience.
Priority Pass is a subscription-based program that provides VIP airport lounge access to its holders irrespective of which airline you are flying with or whether you are flying economy, business or first class.
It is world's largest independent airport VIP lounge access program with over 1,200 lounges in more than 500 cities across 143 countries. It means you are most likely to find a VIP airport lounge Priority Pass access in most places you travel to - from Africa to Australia, Europe to the Americas, The USA, Canada, China, India and more.
The following are the most popular VIP Airport lounges in the UK:
If you are making a quick train journey to the airport, get your Priority Pass before you leave. But how much does a pass cost, you might ask?
Once in your VIP Lounge, you would have access to:
Priority Pass membership plan comes in three types.
You can select any of the three annual membership plans depending on how often you think you might be needing a lounge access in a year.
From £69 per year you can start enjoying all the benefits of a VIP Airport Lounge Priority Pass. Here are the three plans:
If you fly infrequently, the standard option may be most suitable for you and your spouse and or children.
With an annual membership fee of £69, you only pay £20 for you and each accompanying guest, giving you access to all the benefits and tranquillity that comes with a Priority Pass membership.
If you travel 3 to 5 times a year and you use the lounges once during each travel, you would only spend between £129 to £169 respectively. Not bad for all the pecks and peace of mind that comes with this. Travelling for business? This might be claimable as a business expense - discuss with your accountant.
If you travel more than 5 times a year and plan to use the lounge for at least one leg of your journey each time, then the Standard Plus VIP Airport Lounge Priority Pass will be a better choice.
With the Standard Plus, you get 10 Free access before needing to pay £20 per additional visits. It comes with a £189 annual fee and £20 per guest that uses the facility with you.
The Prestige membership is the premium membership providing you unlimited free access to all lounges for an annual fee of £339.
All accompanying guests will nevertheless still need to pay £20 per guest per visit.
This is a great option if you travel or plan to use the lounges more than 12 times a year.