Hi there, it’s Ernest from Trip Astute. In
this video, I’m going to review an interesting perk of the Priority Pass
lounge program, one that lets you receive credit toward a restaurant in the
airport. (light chiming music) Priority Pass lounge access is a popular perk for some of the premium
credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Platinum, and
Citi Prestige. The benefit gives you access to 1,000 lounges in 500 cities
and 130 countries. We definitely love having it and have used it quite a bit
when traveling. In fact, I think we used it like seven times last year, mostly
when we were traveling in Europe. Some of the lounges were pretty basic, but others
were really nice. And the fact that we were able to eat and drink for free
definitely helped us to save money, and was a lot more comfortable than waiting
near the gate. Plus, the Wi-Fi is usually better in the lounges, which really helps
when you’re trying to get some work done. One thing that I recently learned is
that Priority Pass now provides restaurant benefits to its members,
especially in airports where they don’t have a lounge arrangement. Fiona
noticed this recently while she was flying out of Denver. She searched on the
Priority Pass app for a lounge and found that the airport didn’t have one, but
instead was offering a $28 credit at a restaurant in the
airport called Timberline Steaks and Grille. Each restaurant offers a different
reimbursement amount, mostly between $28 to $30 to use the
benefit. All you have to do is show up to the restaurant and let them know that
you plan to use your credit before being seated or placing your order. You don’t
have to register online but you may have to show your membership either in
digital form or with the physical card. Some also have fine print in regards to
the gratuity and alcohol, and whether it’s included in the credit. You’ll want
to make sure that you review all the details before going in so you’re not
caught off guard with the final bill. If you do plan to use this benefit, here are
a few things to keep in mind. Number 1: You can bring one guest. All of the
restaurant offers that I saw allowed you to bring one guest to the restaurant to
also receive the benefit. For example, if I was at the Miami Airport,
I would receive a $30 credit for dining at the Corona Beach House, but if I was
traveling with Fiona, she could be my guess and I would
receive a $60 credit for our combined meals. Number 2: Bring your Priority Pass
card as a backup. While I noticed that most of the restaurants listed showed
the ability to scan the digital Priority Pass card, you may want to still pack
your traditional plastic membership card just to be safe. You definitely don’t
want to lose the opportunity because their digital card reader is down.
Number 3: International airports are included. If you look at the list you’ll
see that many international locations are included. For example, Australia has
several restaurants listed in their Brisbane International Airport. This perk
is definitely not limited to US lounges. Number 4: Check the dress code.
I noticed that some of the restaurants have dress code requirements. Just make
sure to check the details, especially if you’re dressed casually at the airport.
Overall, I think this is an awesome benefit of the Priority Pass program and
provides even more value. As you all know, food and drink purchases at the airport
are expensive, so anything that can help to offset the cost is always welcome. It’s
these sort of benefits that helps me to justify keeping my Chase Sapphire
Reserve, even with the annual fee. Have you tried using the Priority Pass
restaurant credit benefit? If so, please share your experience in the comment
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