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using miles for lounges

using miles for lounges

  1. Anonymous

    I started reading your blog and applied for the citi prestige and premier cards for the thank you points. I already was using the chase sapphire. I don’t have any real interest in redeeming points for actual air flights or hotels. The only thing I am interested in is getting into lounges while waiting at the airport. it seems that priority pass usually have no lounges in the terminal I fly out of so priority pass usually does nothing for me. any strategy to use points to buy into delta, united, jet blue, cathay? I usually buy the best fare I find on expedia. no real loyalty to any specific airline. I get aa domestic access with my prestige and I may apply for the citi aa advantage which gives me admirals club membership for my entire cardholder family and myself. but I don’t always fly aa. any suggestions?

  2. No Name

    Hello Edmond.

    Would you mind shearing which airport/terminal it’s that you normally fly out of that you don’t have lounges access at? And what airlines you normally fly?

    Kind of hard to give reliable advise if we don’t know exactly what your situation is.

  3. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Edmond, post: 13736″]I started reading your blog and applied for the citi prestige and premier cards for the thank you points. I already was using the chase sapphire. I don’t have any real interest in redeeming points for actual air flights or hotels. The only thing I am interested in is getting into lounges while waiting at the airport. it seems that priority pass usually have no lounges in the terminal I fly out of so priority pass usually does nothing for me. any strategy to use points to buy into delta, united, jet blue, cathay? I usually buy the best fare I find on expedia. no real loyalty to any specific airline. I get aa domestic access with my prestige and I may apply for the citi aa advantage which gives me admirals club membership for my entire cardholder family and myself. but I don’t always fly aa. any suggestions?[/QUOTE]
    I know you can by year passes to most lounges that offer lounge memberships, it is usually horrible redemption rate though, Lucky has written a post about it before I think, cc [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER]

  4. Gaurav

    DL allows you to use miles for annual club membership:
    110,000 for a one year Exec. membership (includes 2 guests) or 70,000 miles for an individual membership
    United rates are publicly available:
    [URL]https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/airport/lounge/rates.aspx[/URL]
    AA also allows miles to be used towards membership:
    [URL]https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/airportAmenities/AdmiralsMembership.jsp[/URL]
    I wouldn’t invest too much time in JetBlue:
    [URL]https://www.jetblue.com/travel/lounge-access/[/URL]
    Most international carriers do not sell lounge access but hold it for their premium passengers and frequent fliers. I believe Cathay falls into that category.

    Would be curious to hear Edmond’s response to the question [USER=268]@No Name[/USER] posed though.

  5. Gaurav

    (and yes, all of the above would be pretty awful uses of miles–please don’t do it) 🙁

  6. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 13802, member: 79″](and yes, all of the above would be pretty awful uses of miles–please don’t do it) :([/QUOTE]
    if only lounge access was like redeeming AAdvantage miles for Etihad a380 first class 😉

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