A month ago, I wrote this piece about Diners Club. In particular, I noted that the long-forgotten Diners Club charge card comes with one key benefit – airport lounge access.
In the article, though, I also noted that various European Diners Club cards had begun to introduce fees or spending criteria for accessing the lounges. And, with poor timing, just a month after my article the UK card has followed suit.
As you can see here, there is now a £15 fee for visiting any of the 400 airport lounges in the Diners Club network.
This is still cheaper than getting a Priority Pass lounge card but not by much. It was probably asking too much for Diners Club to continue to fund this benefit, though, given that the card only costs £50 per year.