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INSIDER SECRET: Getting a Priority Pass airport lounge membership with a credit card is not only cheaper than paying for one outright, it’s also better because with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® you’ll be able to bring two guests along for free.
If you’re looking to maintain your sanity during a long layover or unexpected delay, airport lounge access is essential. Some memberships, like Priority Pass, grant you access to experiences outside of the standard airport lounge.
With a Priority Pass membership you’ll be able to access Minute Suites, which are private rooms you can reserve for napping or just quietly relaxing away from the crowds. Now there is a new Minute Suites location coming to Baltimore. Construction will begin this fall, but we don’t yet know when it’ll be open.
With a Priority Pass membership, you’ll get your first hour at Minute Suites for free. Priority Pass comes as a perk of cards like:
- Chase Sapphire Reserve®
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
- Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express
- The Platinum Card® from American Express
New Minute Suites Airport Lounge
Currently, there are six Minute Suites locations spread across four different airports:
- Atlanta – Near gate B 16 and near gate T 8
- Charlotte – Atrium next to the food court
- Dallas/Fort Worth – Near gate A 38 and near gate D 23
- Philadelphia – Between concourses A and B
Each Minute Suites location has a handful of private rooms equipped with a daybed sofa, desk/workspace, pillows and blankets. At some locations you can even shower (for an extra fee). During busy times Minute Suites can fill up fast, so if you know when you’ll be wanting to visit you should book a reservation.
Here are the standard rates:
But, as I mentioned before, all of the Minute Suites locations are part of Priority Pass and with your membership you can get the first hour free and then only pay $28/hour after that. You can have up to three guests join you for no additional charge.
If you have a membership with a limited number of Priority Pass visits per year, like the membership that comes with the The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (10 visits per year) or the U.S. Bank Altitude™ Reserve Visa Infinite® Card (four visits per year), then each Minute Suites reservation counts as a single visit.
Also, Amex announced that as of August 1, 2019, you’ll no longer receive “complimentary access to non-lounge airport experiences” like restaurants, as part of your Priority Pass benefit. However, all Priority Pass memberships associated with an American Express card will still have access to Minute Suites.
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