Preview: Priority Pass Adding New Restaurants At LAX & IAH

Over the past year we’ve seen several airport restaurants and bars in the US join Priority Pass. The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so when that’s not possible, they instead work with a restaurant.

Priority Pass pays a fixed amount for each guest who enters a lounge, so instead Priority Pass is just paying these restaurants a fixed amount, and then you can spend some dollar amount at that restaurant (typically $28-30). So far in the US, Priority Pass restaurants & bars include the following (it’s amazing how much this list has grown in a short time):

Three more US restaurants are joining Priority Pass

While these restaurants haven’t yet officially been added to Priority Pass, I’ve been informed that we should expect the following three restaurants to be added to the Priority Pass network starting this week:

Campanile @ Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Terminal 4 – Campanile resembles an evening courtyard dining experience, but within the busy airport terminal offering a variety of elegant appetizers, salads and entrees for travelers to enjoy.

Landry’s Seafood @ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – Terminal C by gate C42 – Landry’s Seafood brings a taste of Houston’s food culture to the airport with a selection of fresh and appetizing seafood creations.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar @ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – Terminal A by gate A17 – Houston travelers can enjoy a selection exciting Mexican-inspired favorites with Texas flair from enchiladas and tacos to carnitas along with an extensive selection of boutique tequilas, world famous margaritas, and handcrafted cocktails.

Bottom line

I look forward to seeing all three of these restaurants join the Priority Pass network (again, they’re not live yet, so your Priority Pass cards won’t work yet for purchases at these restaurant).

For the LAX restaurant, this will be the first Priority Pass restaurant at Terminal 4, which will be great for American Airlines passengers.

Meanwhile these will be the first two Priority Pass restaurants at Houston Airport, and they’re in two different terminals, so they’ll be useful for United flyers, as well as those on select other airlines.

What do you make of these Priority Pass restaurant additions?

Comments

  1. @Andrew (SJC)
    AUS is getting a Skyclub, which would help out Delta flyers with Amex platinum next year. It’s not priority pass, but still a step up from the current setup.
    I do hope that AUS gets a centurion lounge though, I can see potential of it working there.

  2. Any rumblings Priority Pass will ever give Chicago some love? There are 0 options in any of the domestic terminals in either MDW or ORD. Common PP, Chicagoans gotta eat too!

  3. @Shaun I agree 100%. Priority Pass in Chicago is completely useless on domestic flights and even international it’s useless if you don’t depart Fromm T5. It baffles me how they weren’t able to get additional lounges OR restaurants there considering it’s the third busiest airport of the US. At least T1 and T3 since those are hubs for both UA and AA.

  4. I was excited to read about Campanile being added at LAX. But in searching around online looking for a menu I’m much less enthusiastic now. It was TERRIBLE reviews. Only 1 1/2 stars and the majority of reviews are awful: 1 star. Reading through them, the reviewers wanted to give zero stars, but that’s impossible on Yelp.
    I’d love to see this place reviewed by one of the bloggers now.

  5. The bartender at Capers (PDX D/E side) told me they’ll be exiting the program as soon as the current contract is up. Not sure about the reasons, but stop by when you can (outbound only though).

  6. Are these restaurants asking for any type of boarding pass ? I wonder what the requirements are. I would hope that it wouldn’t matter as they should be reimbursed by PP anyway. Any one had any experiences they want to share?

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