One of the most popular posts on my blog has been about Lounge Access, and understandably so. There are tonnes of ways to get Lounge access, and while status or airline premium cabins are two kinds of them, credit cards are the third most popular kinds. Visa and MasterCard both provide lounge access programs in major cities, and American Express is also now offering lounge access in 10 cities or so.
One of the upstarts in this world was Diners Club, which came back to India with HDFC Bank about a year and a half back. They offer 3 tiers of the Diners Club Card in India, the basic one being HDFC Bank Diners Club Rewardz. This this usually card comes to you free from HDFC Bank for the life of the card.
One of the features of the card is:
Unlimited Access to Domestic Lounges only under the program
Now, as per this list published online, the Bank has the following cities in India online:
- New Delhi Terminal 3 & Terminal 1D
I think this is great coverage from a credit card perspective, for a card that comes to you free for the lifetime of the card. However, there is no lounge access for +1s here.
Anybody use the Diners Club Rewardz Card for the lounge access?