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Priority Pass Credit Cards

A Priority Pass credit card gives you access to airport lounges even when you’re flying in economy – here’s how to get one for your next trip.

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St.George Amplify Signature
Amplify Rewards
Bonus points
150,000
Points per $ spent
1.5
Purchase rate p.a.
19.49%
Annual fee
$199 first year ($295 after)
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150,000 bonus Amplify Points (worth $675 in gift cards) when you spend $12,000 in the first 12 months. Plus, a first-year annual fee discount.
Westpac Altitude Black
Westpac Altitude Rewards
Bonus points
150,000
Points per $ spent
1.25
Purchase rate p.a.
19.99%
Annual fee
$150 first year ($295 after)
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Earn up to 150,000 bonus Altitude Rewards Points (100k when you spend $6,000 in the first 120 days and 50k in year 2).
American Express Platinum Card
Membership Rewards Ascent Premium
Bonus points
150,000
Points per $ spent
2.25
Purchase rate p.a.
0%
Annual fee
$1,450
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Earn 150,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, a $450 Travel Credit each year.
American Express Platinum Business Card
Finder Award
Membership Rewards Ascent Premium
Bonus points
350,000
Points per $ spent
2.25
Purchase rate p.a.
0%
Annual fee
$1,750
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ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Get 350,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points when you spend $12,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months.
Citi Premier Card - Cashback Offer
Citi Rewards Program
Bonus points
N/A
Points per $ spent
1
Purchase rate p.a.
21.49%
Annual fee
$300
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Receive $600 cashback when you spend $2,000 through Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay in the first 3 months.
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What is Priority Pass and how do I get it with a credit card?

Priority Pass is a membership program that gives you access to over 1,500 airport lounges around the world. It usually has a yearly membership fee, as well as individual lounge entry fees.

But there are some credit cards in Australia that offer free Priority Pass membership and lounge access when you're travelling.

How much is free Priority Pass membership worth?

Depending on the credit card, you could get complimentary Priority Pass membership, a set number of Priority Pass invitations you can use each year, or both of these benefits.

To give you an idea of the potential value, here's a look at the standard Priority Pass membership fees and lounge visit fees.

Standard membership

  • Annual membership fee: US$99
  • Member lounge visit fee: US$35
  • Guest lounge visit fee: US$35

Standard Plus

  • Annual membership fee: US$329
  • Member lounge visit fee: 10 free visits and then US$35
  • Guest lounge visit fee: US$35

Prestige

  • Annual membership fee: US$469
  • Member lounge visit fee: Unlimited free visits
  • Guest lounge visit fee: US$35

As well as helping you save on Priority Pass fees, this credit card perk can also help justify the cost of the card's annual fee.

How to join Priority Pass with a credit card

It's different for every card but usually you'll need to enrol in Priority Pass using your credit card details.

For example, with a Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card, you need to visit prioritypass.com/westpacblack and follow the prompts to enrol.

Or, with American Express Platinum and Platinum Business cards, you can just call the number of the back of your card.

Once your Priority Pass account is activated, you'll be sent a plastic membership card and can activate a digital one. You need to show one of these cards to visit a lounge or get other Priority Pass benefits at the airport.

Tip: If you want to contact Priority Pass, the closest customer service centre is in Hong Kong and can be reached on 0011 852 2866 1964. You can also view other Priority Pass contact centres on the website, or contact your credit card company.

Where are Priority Pass lounges located?

lounge with white chairs

There are Priority Pass lounges at airports all around the world – including airports in London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

In Australia, there are Priority Pass locations at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide airports. The Priority Pass website has a search tool you can use to find lounges for your travel plans.

Priority Pass lounge features and benefits

cozy lounge

There are over 1,500 Priority Pass lounges around the world, each with different features and perks. But some of the most common include:

Comfortable seating and quiet spaces

Unlike the busy and stressful public waiting areas at airports, Priority Pass lounges typically offer plenty of comfortable seating and spaces to dine, drink, work or rest. There are also limits on the number of guests that can visit a lounge to help keep it peaceful. Some lounges also offer shower facilities.

Complimentary meals and beverages

Plane food isn’t always appetising, so you can fill up on complimentary meals and snacks before your next flight. You may find that the meals on offer also reflect the local culture and flavours of your location. You can usually enjoy a variety of beverages such as barista-made coffee, tea, wine, beer and soft drinks.

Wi-Fi and business facilities

If you want to get some work done before you jump on the plane, you can often take advantage of high-speed Wi-Fi and charging stations. Some lounges also have designated meeting rooms you can book for a fee or use for free.

Restaurant and bar discounts

Sometimes, Priority Pass members can also get access to exclusive offers at partnered airport restaurants and bars. You can use the find a lounge tool on the Priority Pass website to find which offers you can take advantage of depending on the airport you're visiting.

Tip: If you want a discounted annual Priority Pass membership, check out our Priority Pass discount codes for more savings.

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    JanineFebruary 14, 2023

    Can I still use my Priority Pass card if my American Express card has expired, never used & has been lost? My digital membership card shows expiry in 2018. Is it possible to receive an updated physical Priority Pass card with expiry Dec 2020?

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      AmyFebruary 24, 2023Finder

      Hi Janine,
      If you have an active American Express account that offers Priority Pass benefits, you can contact the Amex team on 1300 132 639 to discuss the account and its features. If you have a separate Priority Pass membership, or want one, you can send an enquiry through the Priority Pass website.
      Regards,
      Amy

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    DavidOctober 16, 2019

    We are flying to London in June 2020 and would like to use our mastercard points to purchase a priority pass. Can this be done?

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      JhezOctober 17, 2019Finder

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Priority pass cannot be purchased using points, unfortunately. You can purchase a Priority Pass membership directly or receive Priority Pass Select membership as a benefit on a travel rewards credit card. You can see the list of the credit cards with Priority Pass above.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    JohnFebruary 4, 2019

    My wife and I will be departing from Los Angeles airport, flying Qantas on the 30th March 2019. We would like to visit an airport lounge prior to departure. How can we obtain tickets now and how much will they cost?

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      JhezelynFebruary 6, 2019Finder

      Hello John,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The cost for International Business Class lounges is $69. The passes are sold only online, and will not be available at the lounge itself on the day of travel.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    SteveNovember 1, 2017

    Which frequent flyer credit cards offer free supplementary cards to spouse etc

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      ArnoldNovember 1, 2017

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Some Qantas credit cards let you request a supplementary card for a partner or family member, which means they can use the card to make purchases and earn rewards. Just make sure you factor this into your repayments and check whether or not there is a fee for getting additional cards.

      You can check our list of frequent flyer credit cards to compare your options. On the page, is a comparison table you can use to see which card suits you. Once you have chosen a particular card, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the bank’s website where you can proceed with your application or get in touch with their representatives for further assistance.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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