Finally, you can buy lounge access on a one-off basis

One of the largest set of queries I notice on my blog is that for accessing lounges in India. While I know it makes life easy, airlines & airline alliances offer it to their elite customers only, and credit cards as well extend it to their card holders who hold certain varieties of credit cards. Here is the list of MasterCard and Visa cards based lounge access in India.

For those who did not have lounge access via any of the other modes, membership to the Priority Pass or similar programs were necessary. These usually come complimentary along with credit cards, however, users would have to pay a $27 fee per guest per use, unless they had the highest version of the Priority Pass.

Except for a few lounges, usually the option to buy lounge access on a one-off basis seemed non-existent. However, I recently chanced upon a new section on ezeego1.com, where they offer to book lounge access for you across 70 airports globally, for a fee.

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The list of airports looks very nice, and has the fees in US Dollar terms as well for those interested, however there is no mention of the Lounges being used at those airports to book in passengers. Since the transaction booking is not online and someone from Ezeego1 would call you before making the reservation, it perhaps sounds like a good idea to try.

It seems worth a shot for those who do not subscribe to a credit card or are elites, but have long layovers which they may want lounge access for on a one-off basis.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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Comments

  1. Hmmm..any idea how to found out which lounge for Heathrow? I have a 4 hr layover there with BA (to PHL) in Sept and this might come in handy.

    • @Bethany best way is to leave a request and you could ask for the name of the lounge before paying up once they contact you

  2. With those huge amounts (German ones @$53.xx), I doubt anyone will be going for it, especially ex-India, given the propensity to save here!

    Also, it does not specify the actual lounge to be booked – this might be third-rate one…

    So, double the price of Priority Plus?? Hmmm…..

    • @SuperFlyBoy I tend to agree with everything you say, but that is for a one off getting stuck in an airport for a long while layover.

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