Australian Plaza Premium lounges rejoin Priority Pass
A Priority Pass card will get you into more than 60 Plaza Premium lounges again.
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After separating almost two years ago, many Plaza Premium lounges are now back within the Priority Pass network. A total of 63 Plaza Premium lounges will rejoin, with 39 already returning online on 6 June 2023 and the remaining 24 lounges – including all four Australian locations – coming online on 20 June 2023.
Priority Pass members with unlimited membership or single-use visits can kick back and relax at Plaza Premium lounges around the globe at no additional cost. Priority Pass members can also pay for entry or additional guests at a set rate of US$32-35 per person in most cases, which may be cheaper than paying for entry at the door.
The Plaza Premium lounges rejoining Priority Pass
The Plaza Premium lounges that are now available for Priority Pass members include:
- 4 locations in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide
- 15 locations in USA and Canada
- 21 locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
- 23 locations across the Asia Pacific (in addition to Australia)
- See the full list of returning lounges on the Priority Pass website
David Evans, the joint CEO at Collinson (the operator of Priority Pass and LoungeKey), said that demand for premium travel was ‘stronger than ever’. It’s a sentiment that, Baro Isbulan, Deputy CEO at Plaza Premium Group, agrees with.
‘After years of suppressed travel, we observe a greater demand for better airport experiences, hence in addition to expanding our portfolio of services in the airport lounge, hotel, meet and greet, passenger service and F&B category, our renewed relationship with Collinson will allow us to provide unique experiences that elevate the journeys for their members.’– Bora Isbulan, Deputy CEO Plaza Premium Group, 6 June 2023
How to access lounges with Priority Pass
Priority Pass sells memberships starting from US$99 (you pay for every visit) up to US$469 (unlimited visits included). You can get a 10% discount for being a Point Hacks reader.
But there are also ways to enjoy Priority Pass access for free or included with various cards. Two Priority Pass single-use visits are offered complimentary with certain credit cards such as the St.George Amplify Signature and the Westpac Altitude Black.
Citi Prestige, American Express Platinum, Business Platinum and Centurion cardholders also enjoy unlimited Priority Pass membership and lounge visits, some with complimentary guest inclusions depending on the card. Separately, those same Amex members can access Plaza Premium lounges directly (with two free guests) just by flashing their Platinum or Centurion card, as that’s an extra membership lounge benefit.
Perth Airport’s Ayre Hair is also in discussions with Priority Pass to become Australia’s first non-lounge and dining partner for members, with the partnership set to launch by the end of 2023. Priority Pass members could look forward to some complimentary pre-flight pampering if the deal goes ahead.
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