Priority Pass launches airport shopping discounts

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Not content with offering airport lounge access and free meals in airport restaurants, Priority Pass has launched a new offer – airport shopping discounts.

It is very simple.  When you search for an airport via the Priority Pass app or on their website, you will now be shown a list of shopping discounts as well as the lounges available.

There is nothing showing for any of the London airports yet.  If I search for Washington Dulles, on the other hand, deals include:

  • 10% off at Burberry
  • 10% off at Coach
  • 10% off at Duty Free Americas
  • 10% off at Michael Kors
  • 10% off at Montblanc  etc

It is a little fiddly to use.  You can’t show your Priority Pass card.  You need to to press ‘Generate the offer code’, which is a digital 2D barcode, and then show this at the till.

Hopefully some interesting UK offers will appear soon.  Remember that you get two free Priority Pass cards – each of which allows a free guest, so a family of four is covered – with American Express Platinum.

Priority Pass launches airport shopping discounts

Getting airport lounge access via a UK credit card

As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

The Platinum Card from American Express

Two free Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder, each admitting two – so a family of four gets in free) giving access to every lounge in the Priority Pass network – search it here.  You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

You get a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club network lounge – see the list here.  The list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list, but not by much.  Additional visits are charged at £20 per person.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  No annual fee in Year 1.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

You get a free LoungeKey card allowing you access to any property in the LoungeKey network.  Guests are charged at £20 although regular travellers will find it cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card (adults only, of course).  The card has an annual fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer.  Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.

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