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Any rewards cards that offer airline club passes?

Old Mar 6, 08, 6:25 pm
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Any rewards cards that offer airline club passes?

Just wondering...

I used to have a travel rewards card (can't remember which one) that allowed me to redeem 5000 points for a Continental President's Club Day Pass.

Since most of these rewards cards don't let you see the rewards until you have already signed up, I'd like to hear if any FT member knows of a card that lets you earn club passes. I already found the MERRILL+ card, which can get you a year membership in the Delta or American club if you spend over $50k/yr, but I don't travel enough for that to be useful.

Thanks!
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Old Mar 6, 08, 7:53 pm
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Citi Platinum Amex comes with a priority pass membership. There are several threads here about it.

Amex platinum also give lounge access, but with a pricey $450 annual fee.
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Old Mar 7, 08, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by tev9999 View Post
Citi Platinum Amex comes with a priority pass membership. There are several threads here about it.

Amex platinum also give lounge access, but with a pricey $450 annual fee.

Citi AMEX Platinum - Priority Pass; 3 free visits per year; $125 Annual Fee
Citi Chairman - Priority Pass; unlimited visits with 2 guests; $500 Annual Fee
Merrill+ - Spend $50k; get an AA or DL membership for free or use 30-35k points to buy the membership
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Old Mar 7, 08, 8:21 am
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Keep in mind that you may be able to buy a day pass, and you can certainly buy a pass membership.

With that said, you have to do the math to see whether a card that gives it to you is a better value than simply using a cashback card and taking the cashback savings and buying the membership outright. Or simply skipping the annual fee, and using the saved annual fee to buy a membership (or a certain number of visits)!
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Old Mar 12, 08, 10:45 am
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Barclays Premier Mile&More World MasterCard: Priority Pass, $27/person/visit, $79 annual fee (for the card).
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Old Apr 7, 08, 9:02 pm
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The Continental Presidential Plus Wold M/C (its a mouthful), allows access to CO-PC, NW-World Club & Delta-Crown...all that for the low, low price of $375yr.

It a fairly decent card...as cards go. It has plenty of other features, Avis Presidential level, Hyatt Platinum level, etc.

http://www.firstusa.com/cgi-bin/webc...cont&mkid=674L
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Old May 29, 08, 8:30 pm
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credit card with lounge access

can someone tell me all the united states credit cards that offer lounge access. the details would also be helpful but are not necessary as i can look em up on my own.

Also, any bofa premier banking costumers:
If i just walked into a bank and asked them to help me raise my credit limit, do you think they would help me do so. note: i only have about 2500.00 in my combined accounts, but i am a premier banking customer.

every time i request a credit increase through the credit dept they keep denying me, (never been late on a payment, always pay in full), but the low credit limit is hurting my score.

thanks and sorry for the multiple questions
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Old May 29, 08, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by jetsfan92588 View Post
can someone tell me all the united states credit cards that offer lounge access. the details would also be helpful but are not necessary as i can look em up on my own.
Welcome to FT.

Asked and answered here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...=access+lounge

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Old May 29, 08, 10:02 pm
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check out Ameriprise World Elite Master Card.

The Ameriprise World Elite Master Card costs $150/yr annual fee and includes priority pass lounge passes. (CO lounges cost $27/visit and others included with card).

One suggestion: If you have SO or trusted friend that could use the lounge benefit, put them as an authorized user (additional card holder) at time of application. (they would get a card too).

There is a 30+ page thread on this credit card on www.creditboards.com/forums under the "credit" forum.
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Old May 30, 08, 2:11 am
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US Issued Credit Cards Offering Lounge Access Privileges

These are all the US Credit Cards that I am aware of that currently offer any form of lounge access. (Note: Business card versions of some of these also offer lounge access)

Alaska Airlines Visa Platinum Plus - 2 free boardroom passes
https://www2.bankofamerica.com/credi...=VA&ssid_data=

Continental Airlines World Mastercard - 2 free presidents club passes (per year)
http://www.firstusa.com/cgi-bin/webc...rld&page=index

Continental Airlines Presidential Plus Card - annual full presidents club membership
http://www.firstusa.com/cgi-bin/webc...cont&mkid=674L

Delta Reserve Credit Card - access to Delta Crown Room Clubs
https://www201.americanexpress.com/c...=37/21452/b/57

Korean Airlines Visa Signature - 2 free VIP lounge coupons (per year)
http://www.skypassvisa.com/cgi_w/cfm...redirect=nm201

US Airways Visa Signature - 1 free US Airways club pass
http://www.bankofamerica.com/usairwa...gn&referralid=

US Airways Platinum Plus Visa - 1 free US Airways club pass (per year)
http://www.bankofamerica.com/usairwa...at&referralid=

Citi Platinum American Express - Priority Pass access (3 free visits per year then $24 per visit)
https://www.citicards.com/cards/wv/c...o?screenID=927

American Express Platinum - CO,DL,NW,AA lounge access
https://www143.americanexpress.com/c..._c&benefitId=1

Merrill+ - AA or DL lounge membership with $50,000+ annual spend
https://card.ml.com/MLRewardsCenter/...s-Benefits.htm

Diner Club Charge Card - limited international lounges
http://www.dinersclubus.com/dce_cont...airportlounges

Citi Chairman Card - Priority Pass
https://www.citicards.com/cards/wv/c...o?screenID=945

Bank of America Accolades American Express Card - Priority Pass
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthrea...=702751&page=4

Ameriprise World Elite Mastercard - Priority Pass
http://www.ameriprise.com/amp/indivi...d-elite-mc.asp

You can also see which lounges are available via Priority Pass, American Express (Platinum Charge US), Diners Club, Lounge Pass, and on a paid daily membership on the individual program sites or via this tool
http://rewardsdb.com/lounge1.php

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Old May 30, 08, 6:59 am
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Thanks for the great list, ANDREWCX.
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Old May 30, 08, 7:16 am
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One card missing from list: Citi Chairman. Comes with unlimited Priority Pass, 2 free guests, $500/year. An additional PP is $100.
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Old May 30, 08, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by canuck_in_pa View Post
One card missing from list: Citi Chairman. Comes with unlimited Priority Pass, 2 free guests, $500/year. An additional PP is $100.
Do you have a current link to this? The info I see online for citi chairman doesn't say anything about Priority Pass - is this still a feature of the card?
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Old May 31, 08, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by ANDREWCX View Post
Do you have a current link to this? The info I see online for citi chairman doesn't say anything about Priority Pass - is this still a feature of the card?
It's at the top here:

"Annual membership to Priority Pass Airport lounge"
"Additional cards are offered with full benefits (including Priority PassTM) for only $100 per card."

https://www.citicards.com/cards/wv/c...o?screenID=945

The 2 free guests are not mentioned for some reason. Strange. Hopefully it's not a precursor to an "enhancement" (i.e. the benefit going away).

The benefits guide says:

"You receive membership in Priority PassTM entitling you and up to two guests instant access to [blah blah blah]. You are welcome to bring additional guests for a nominal fee"
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Old May 31, 08, 4:40 pm
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Thanks, I added Citi Chairman to the list.
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