Priority Pass Adds Fort Lauderdale Airport Restaurant

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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 Complimentary GuestsAuthorized User AccessCost To Add Authorized User
Chase Sapphire Reserve®2Yes$75 Per Person
Citi Prestige® Credit Card2Yes$75 Per Person
The Platinum Card® from American Express

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2Yes$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That (Rates & Fees)
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2Yes$300 Per Person (Rates & Fees)
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2No$0 (Rates & Fees)
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2No$0 (Rates & Fees)

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).

Bottom line

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), The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees), Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (Rates & Fees), and Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (Rates & Fees).

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  1. I wonder why PP doesn’t have more partnerships at ORD. Ground experience at ORD is pitiful unless you’re going to the Flagship or Polaris lounge. Even the Centurion lounge discussions fizzled out a few years ago.

  2. I’ve been lobbying PP to do this for the last 2 years. With the all the international flights and airlines like Emirates, British Airways, Azul Norwegian, it was needed

  3. Interesting the point about the boarding pass and airline employees…I see Flight Attendants at the PP Restaurants all the time, especially at the larger hubs…Maybe they all are traveling with a boarding pass, but for the amount I see eating in them, I would be surprised…Maybe the restaurants just want the reimbursement from PP and just doesn’t care…???

  4. Went in earlier in the week, very chaotic and staff did not know what to do with priotity pass. First voucher they gave me to sign said 12 guests! Apparently that was because we were at table 12. They also put the date of visit as 2022 because that is the expiration date on my card. Also did not have any deserts….

  5. not all Canadian arrivals are in terminal 4. West Jet/SWOOP and Air Canada arrivals are at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 respectively.

  6. I’ll be curious if the restaurant’s PP affiliation lasts into next week. Seems like every new add doesn’t stick around more than a few days before pulling the plug.

  7. @Mark @Lucky sorry but T3 and T4 are NOT connected AIRSIDE. They are connected but you still have a short walk outside.

  8. It’s so true about making extra money. My PP stated two people at the restaurant, but there was only a party of one. So, they basically got $56 from Priority Pass for just one customer and the waitress got my tip as well.

  9. @DrM – just after security to the left (from 3) there’s a new passage to take you to terminal 4. It leaves you out by the Zona Fresca.

  10. I fly out of FLL a couple of times a year but on Southwest which is in Terminal 1. If I get there early enough and have TSA pre check, how much time does it take to walk to T4 and back?

  11. I’m surprised with how many pilots are also using priority pass and not even bothering to hide their epaulets or crew badges…

  12. Dr M
    You are incorrect
    Termial 3 and 4 is indeed connected airside.
    Gates E and F are in T3. And G in T4
    T3 has 2 security checkpoints by the E gates and another by the F gates
    T4 only has 1 checkpoint and it can get chaiotic. I usually go through security by the E gates then walk towards the F gates (where Pei Wei and Einstein’s is). Then go through the long hallway connector where it clearly states G gates which are in fact in T4. Prefer to do it this way because I’d rather walk then get frustrated in a long security line

  13. This is great news since there’s nothing in the way of lounges in 3 or 4. A big plus

    Also worth noting that EK uses T4 at FLL not 3

  14. As a Flight Attendant based in FLL, T3 and T4 are definitely connected airside.

    It’s probably a 10 minute walk. It’s really not that bad and you can snap some nice photos of the planes… suggest you look at a satellite view from Google Maps. Be mindful of connection times as Customs can get chaotic because of JetBlue and Spirit (early morning redeye arrivals and 4-6pm international arrivals)

    To clarify about Emirates. I believe Ticket counter is T3 though always departs at Gate G14 in T4. Arrival in T4 (Gate G2 or 3 maybe?).

  15. So you get $28 worth of food for free ?

    I have a Platinum Amex card and just enrolled for the free Priority Pass.
    I’m trying to understand this correctly.
    If I visit Kafe Kalik I can spend whatever amount and I will get reimbursed up to $28 by Amex ?

    Will this also work during my arrival to Las Vegas in a lounge in LV ?

  16. As of Aug 1, 2019, Kafe Kalik is no longer honoring Priority Pass members with this deal. There is a sign stating this at the register.

  17. @Richard aldrett, is this true. Will be there in 2 weeks and wanted to use the PP to grab some food before a flight.

  18. Hi – Does Kafe Kalik still honor the priority pass? If so, is it 28 per person plus 1 guest or does it have to be an authorized user?

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