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Plaza Premium lounges tend to be some of the nicer ones you can access using a Priority Pass. There are a significant amount of Plaza Premium lounges around the world too – about 180 at 50 different airports. Therefore, the news that, from 1st July, Plaza Premium Lounges will no longer be accessible to Priority Pass holders seems like very bad news…
Why this change probably won’t bother you
The vast majority of Priority Pass holders reading this will have got their pass as a perk of having an Amex Platinum card. Amex has a separate deal with Plaza Premium, meaning that you will still be able to access the lounges (with a guest) simply by handing over your Amex Platinum card to get swiped.
Plaza Premium explained the reasons for dropping Priority Pass as follows:
““In view of the rapidly changing travel environment and staying true to our mission in Making Travel Better, we have reassessed our product and service offerings in the hope of creating a comprehensive airport hospitality experience to reach more travellers globally. As a result, it is with regret that we have decided not to renew our contract with Priority Pass and LoungeKey, effective 1 July 2021 except for a small number of lounges which are still under review.”
Remember to hand over your Amex Platinum card, rather than Your Priority Pass one, when trying to get into Plaza Premium lounges from 1st July 2021!
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