Revolut is now offering lounge access for Premium and Metal customers whose flights are delayed. You will get a Priority Pass voucher if your flight is delayed 60 minutes or more.
The offer is essentially the same as O2’s flight delay scheme, launched last October, which also gives delayed passengers free access to lounges. Both companies have signed contracts with Collinson, the company that operates Priority Pass.
The scheme is called SmartDelay. To make use of the offer you must use the Revolut app to register your flight details before you fly. You are automatically sent lounge passes to the Revolut app if your flight is delayed by an hour or more.
Revolut Premium customers can bring one guest into the lounge whilst Metal users receive three guest passes. If you are on the free Revolut tier you do not get the SmartDelay benefits.
The scheme works across the Priority Pass network with over 1,300 lounges in 500 different airports. In airports with multiple Priority Pass lounges I am guessing that you can take your pick.
It is not clear if SmartDelay gives you guaranteed lounge access, given the frequent overcrowding at UK Priority Pass lounges. It would be pretty poor PR to offer free lounge passes for flight delays only to turn people away at the door, although presumably there are maximum occupancy requirements.
You can see the full SmartDelay terms and conditions on the Revolut website here.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will end soon:
- 2,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard (ends 15th October)
- 30,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard (ends 15th October)
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)
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British Airways American Express
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Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.
American Express Business Gold
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