By Eric Yang
on 4.7.08

priority.pass.jpgIf you jetset of your job requires a lot of travel then the oasis of an airport VIP lounge is a welcome sight. It’s a place for you to escape the chaos of cancellations and flight delays not to mention crying babies, morbidly obese flyers and obnoxious blackberry users who think everyone they talk to is hard of hearing.

There are a lot of VIP rooms based on airline, airport or location and the last thing you want to do with your busy schedule is manage which lounges you have access to. Enter the Priority Pass. It’s a membership that grants you access to 500 VIP lounges in more than 90 countries and 275 cities. It guarantees you access regardless of the class or airline you use. The world of complimentary refreshment, snacks, internet access, quiet phone space and leisure facilities is now yours – on the cheap.

What this means to you: I don’t fly first class, I think it’s a waste of money unless it’s on the company’s dime. That said, I’ve somewhat opined the use of lounges normally reserved for frequent flyers and first or business class passengers. Now, the perks of VIP lounges is mine and I didn’t pay a grand more for my connecting flight from Chicago to New York.

Standard Membership: $99 @ Priority Pass
Standard Plus Membership: $249 Priority Pass
Prestige Membership: $300 Priority Pass

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