Priority Pass customers are set to lose access privileges to United Club lounges from May 15.
The independent lounge membership program boasts a total of 700 partner lounges under its portfolio. For a single annual fee, Priority Pass cardholders can enjoy access to any of these facilities.
The loss of United Club access is a significant blow to Priority Pass, given that United is the only one of the “Big Three” US carriers that participates in the program. Furthermore, the airline operates 49 United Club lounges across 34 airports alone.
Ultimately, this change isn’t surprising given that United also offers paid memberships for access to its lounges.
Both United Club and Priority Pass memberships are similarly priced, but given that the latter offers many other lounges as well, this has often been an attractive proposition for new customers.