Programs: AA EXP, UA 1K, TK EC, Amex PLT, SPG PLT, Marriott Gold, National Exec, DL HM
No. Priority Pass is separate from the airline completely. I have Priority Pass Select through AMEX Platinum. As long as you can access the location of the lounge with whatever ticket you have, you're in. I.e. if you are flying AA out of Terminal 4 at LAX, you can't use the United Club in another terminal since you cannot pass security. However, at, say, BDL, where you can access the US Airways club, and nearly all gates are in one terminal, you don't need a US Airways ticket for access.
I've been considering priority pass. This price break helps. I don't have much loyality to any airline since I don't fly enough to collect status.
Not sure if this is the right place to ask but do I need to be flying the airline whose lounge I'm using or will any valid boarding pass from that day work?
You don't need to show a BP with Priority Pass. I joined PP early on. My lady and I both had road jobs, and neither had status. That said, PP lounge coverage in the USA is spotty. Overseas, much better. IAD-HNL-Guam-Truk there was always a lounge near my gate. IAD-Istanbul, no luck at all.
If you can predict your travel, you can search the PP web site for lounges without being a member. Then decide if you can use it.
If you fly odd routes, a 12-hour layover on a leather couch instead of a plastic chair will pay for PP in one go. If like me, you fly to the back of beyond, a clean restroom in a 3rd-world airport is a luxury without price.
The list of reviews on the Android Marketplace, most recent first, reads:
Force(s) close every time
Works great on my Sensation
Problems with galaxy tab
Only slightly worst than priority pass
Useless without connection
and so on
Can anyone comment on the iPhone app? I mean I guess if worst comes to worst I really only need to find out where the lounges are, and I can do that from Safari or from home before my trip. Are there really any other benefits to the apps?
I kind of like the feature where it says you can use gps to find the nearest lounge. How does that work overseas can you use just the normal gps built into the iPhone rather then the 3g assisted GPS which uses data?
How do guests work? For example it says $27 per guest but what about taking in my wife? From what I gather it depends on the lounge ... some charge you for a SO but others normally won't. What has been everyone's experience? Applicable to the Prestige or Standard+ memberships, of course.