One of the cool developments we’ve seen with Priority Pass is that they’ve increasingly added restaurants to their network, where members can receive a certain dollar credit towards food & drinks at airport restaurants.
I won’t rehash that all here, but rather recommend checking out this post about Priority Pass restaurants for everything you need to know about.
Anyway, Fort Lauderdale Airport hasn’t historically had a Priority Pass lounge, so there’s some great news on that.
Priority Pass has just added a restaurant at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) — specifically, Kafe Kalif.
As a reminder, the following are some of the most popular credit cards that come with Priority Pass memberships (I’ve also listed the respective guesting privileges):
|Card||# Of Guests Who Get Free Access||Authorized User Access||Cost To Add Authorized User|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||2||Yes||$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That (Rates & Fees)|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||2||Yes||$300 Per Person (Rates & Fees)|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||2||Yes||$75 Per Person|
|Citi Prestige® Credit Card||2||Yes||$50 Per Person. ($75 Per Person for Cardmember Anniversary dates after September 1, 2019)|
|Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card||2||No||$0|
|Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card||2||No||$0|
Kafe Kalik at FLL
Kafe Kalik is open daily from 6AM until 10PM. It’s located airside (after security) in Terminal 4 Concourse G, near gate G6.
FLL has four terminals. Terminals 3 & 4 are connected airside, so this is great for passengers departing from either of those terminals.
Terminal 4 airlines include Avianca, Caribbean Airlines, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue’s Cuba charters, and all international and Canadian arrivals.
Terminal 3 airlines include American, Azul, Emirates, JetBlue, and Norwegian.
Here’s how the restaurant describes itself:
Kafe Kalik offers a variety of appetizers, entrees, deserts and tropical beverages influenced by the Caribbean. Enjoy traditional Conch Fritters and Glazed Wings with Guava BBQ.
Kafe Kalik has many locations, and you can find their general menu here. However, I imagine the menu for the airport location probably varies.
Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person.
Interestingly for this restaurant the terms don’t state that you need a same day boarding pass, though that might just be an oversight (obviously you need to get through security still, but the boarding pass requirement is often to prevent airline employees from eating there). The terms state that the credit isn’t valid for to-go and grab-and-go orders.
The Priority Pass member will be responsible for any overage beyond the $28 credit, and that credit can’t be applied towards gratuity (and personally I think it’s appropriate to tip, as a Priority Pass membership is just a form of payment here).
It’s awesome to see Fort Lauderdale Airport finally get a Priority Pass location, since it’s a pretty major airport that didn’t previously have any Priority Pass presence.
This is especially good for those traveling from Terminals 3 & 4, since they’ll have airside access to this restaurant without having to clear security twice.
Does anyone plan on visiting the FLL Priority Pass restaurant?
(Tip of the hat to Traveling For Miles)
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees).