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How to get Avis Preferred Plus status from your Priority Pass

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If you have American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, your Lounge Club airport lounge access card has recently been upgraded to a Priority Pass.

This is a ‘win’ for Amex Gold cardholders, since Priority Pass has a broader range of partner lounges than Lounge Club.

Here’s something you didn’t know.  Holders of a Priority Pass airport lounge access card can claim Preferred Plus status with Avis.

Avis Preferred Plus usually requires five Avis rentals in a year and €1,000 of spending.

To be honest, the benefits of Avis Preferred Plus are not huge:

priority car availability

a free extra driver on every trip (already a free benefit if you book via the BA Avis website)

a complimentary one-level vehicle upgrade whenever possible

voucher for a free European weekend rental after your 3rd rental

You can find out more about the different Avis status levels on their website here.

You can claim your Preferred Plus status by following the link on this page.  There is also a notional ‘20% discount’ for Priority Pass members although this may not beat other partner rates such as the BA one.

If you are reading this from outside the UK, this offer may not be open to you.  You need to be based in:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Comments (21)

  • JP says:

    Hi all – I have an Avis free weekend voucher that expires 31/7/21. Do you know if Avis will extend these (even if only by a week)?

  • geoff says:

    Has everyone else with a Gold Amex had their Priority Pass bumph – I think I had a notification of the change from Lounge Club but I’m pretty sure I’ve not had any new cards or membership details for PP.

    • HughM says:

      I have Amex Gold and received the Priority Pass card at the end of January. The membership set-up didn’t work, but it’s looking unlikely I’ll get much use out of it.

      • geoff says:

        Thanks – that spurred me to spring clean – and it has been found! Avis next.

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