Surprising: Priority Pass Black Friday Discounts Are Still Available


Some links to products and travel providers on this website will earn Traveling For Miles a commission that helps contribute to the running of the site. Traveling For Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Traveling For Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. For more details please see the disclosures found at the bottom of every page.


Ok, I’m not sure why this is possible but select links to the Priority Pass membership pages are still offering the 2019 Black Friday pricing for all levels of membership. With discounts of between 20% and 40% on offer, this may be a good time to check if a Priority Pass membership makes sense for you.

I’m going to focus on the membership pricing for US and UK based travelers but similar deals should be on offer regardless of where in the world you’re located but, just as in Black Friday sale, you’ll need to be very careful which links you use to check prices.

The 2019 Priority Pass Black Friday sale showed this pricing for US memberships

…and this pricing for UK memberships

…and clicking on the images (or this link) should take you to a Priority Pass page where you’ll find these prices (you may need to make sure the page is set to your country to see pricing in your local currency).

For Standard and Standard Plus memberships, these appear to be the best deals around and I doubt that we’ll see any better deals appear this year (not even when the next Black Friday deal rolls around) but this is not the best deal available on Prestige level membership.

By using a different link you can still access a Priority Pass page which is offering a 20% discount on Prestige level membership:

I have no idea how long these links will continue to work but as far as I can see these discounts and prices are still being honored by Priority Pass.

What Is Priority Pass?

Priority Pass is the world’s largest independent airport lounge program that gives members access to a large worldwide network of airport lounges for a fee.

Priority Pass members get access to over 1,300 lounges in over 140 countries and 500 cities – so there’s a very good chance that there’s a Priority Pass lounge in an airport near you.

Priority Pass membership is a good way for flyers to enjoy a little bit of comfort at the airport without having to pay for a premium cabin and without having to fly tens of thousands of miles a year for airline status.

The Cost & What It Gets You

USA Memberships

Standard Membership

  • 1st year’s annual fee is $59
  • On top of the annual fee:
    • A member pays $32/visit
    • A member can pay $32/visit for guests

Link to apply

Standard Plus Membership

  • 1st year’s annual fee is $224
  • Includes 10 free visits to Priority Pass lounges around the world
  • On top of the annual fee:
    • A member pays $32/visit from the 11th visit
    • A member can pay $32/visit for guests

Link to apply

Prestige Membership

  • 1st year’s annual fee is $343
  • Includes unlimited free visits to Priority Pass lounges around the world
  • On top of the annual fee:
    • A member can pay $32/visit for guests

Link to apply

GOL Premium Lounge Rio de Janeiro
GOL Premium Lounge Rio de Janeiro (a Priority Pass lounge)

UK Memberships

Standard Membership

  • 1st year’s annual fee is £41
  • On top of the annual fee:
    • A member pays £20/visit
    • A member can pay £20/visit for guests

Link to apply

Standard Plus Membership

  • 1st year’s annual fee is £141
  • Includes 10 free visits to Priority Pass lounges around the world for the member
  • On top of the annual fee:
    • A member pays £20/visit from the 11th visit
    • A member can pay £20/visit for guests

Link to apply

Prestige Membership

  • 1st year’s annual fee is £288
  • Includes unlimited free visits to Priority Pass lounges around the world for the member
  • On top of the annual fee:
    • A member can pay £20/visit for guests

Link to apply

Plaza Premium Lounge Rio de Janeiro (International Departures)

Should You Consider Buying Priority Pass Membership?

Priority Pass membership comes included as a benefit of a number of premium credit cards such as the Platinum Card from American Express, the Business Platinum Card from American Express, the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, the Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card all of which come with an annual fee of at least $450.

If you have access to one or more of these cards and the benefits are worth the annual fee (to you) then this is the better route by which to get Priority Pass membership – the Priority Pass Select membership that comes with these cards gives the cardholder and up to 2 guests free access to all Priority Pass lounges worldwide.

If, on the other hand, you don’t have access to these cards or you don’t like the idea of paying $450+ for a credit card, then one of the three memberships on offer direct from Priority Pass may be of use to you.

Even if you have airline status there will be times when Priority Pass can come in very useful….usually in one of three situations:

  • Your airline of choice doesn’t have a club/lounge at an airport you’re visiting (I find this happens a lot in regions like the Caribbean)
  • You’re not flying with the airline with which you have status
  • You’re flying as a family and your airline status doesn’t get all of you into the airline’s lounge.

I have top-tier airline status with British Airways and mid-tier status with American Airlines both of which give me access to Business Class lounges worldwide but Priority Pass still bails me out every now and again…primarily when I’m flying with both Joanna and MJ.

When we’re all traveling together (usually in Economy Class) my airline status isn’t enough to get all of us into an airline lounge (I’m only allowed one guest) but that isn’t an issue with Priority Pass lounges.

At airports like Heathrow where there are a good number of good Priority Pass lounges, Priority Pass bails us out and we still get to have a bit of comfort before our flight despite not having access to the lounges that BA, American, Cathay etc… offer.

Bottom Line

The best way to work out if Priority Pass membership would be of any use to you is to see which airports you travel through most often and then check them against the list of available lounges here.

If you regularly pass through an airport (or airports) where Priority Pass has a presence then these Priority Pass discounts may work very well for you….just be sure to check that the math works in your favor.

If you’re not a regular traveler then membership of a lounge program is probably not something that will give you a lot of value but, for those of us who travel frequently, access to a lounge can be the difference between a relaxing and a chaotic start to a trip.

Link to Standard & Standard Plus membership discounts
Link to Prestige membership discount

1 COMMENT

Comments are closed.