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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2018 For the First Year

If you are tired of dealing with the hustle and bustle of waiting in a public space at an airport prior to boarding the airplane for your flight, you are in luck: you can save up to 40 percent on Priority Pass off of your first year of membership — depending on which of three plans you choose — to enjoy access to the sanctuary of greater than 1,200 lounges and restaurants at airports around the world regardless of airline flown or class of ticket…

…but you must…

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Delta Sky Club Membership Rates Increasing in 2019; No More Single Visit Passes

Citing continued investment to provide an elevated experience and increased demand for access by visitors, Delta Air Lines has announced that the cost of membership to access Delta Sky Club airport lounges will increase for the first time in two years.

To ensure the continuation of providing an exceptional experience for members — as well as taking care of guests who choose to fly with Delta Air Lines or with its partners — the following changes will become effective as of…

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United Club Access Change Coming in 2019

Following the lead of Delta Sky Club and Admirals Club — which are the official airport lounges of Delta Air Lines and American Airlines respectively — access to United Club airport lounges will be more restrictive effective as of Friday, November 1, 2019, as same-day boarding passes on flights operated by United Airlines or partner airlines will be required for entry.

The following announcement pertains to members of United Club and their guests…

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American Airlines Admirals Club Price Increase and Access Changes Coming in 2019

Effective as of Friday, February 1, 2019, revenue rates will increase for annual membership in the American Airlines Admirals Club by $100.00 per year for individual annual memberships and by $325.00 per year for household annual memberships; and household membership discounts will be discontinued, as an additional fee of $600.00 or 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles will apply to add a spouse — and a single initiation fee will be charged…

…but the good news is…

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Delta Sky Club Access Change Coming in 2019

Due to a significant change in the access policy which will be in effect in 2019, a reader of The Gate is so outraged at Delta Air Lines and its network of Sky Club lounges that he sent to me an e-mail message to please call it to your attention.

The following announcement pertains not only to…

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Master List of Executive Lounges Open or Closed During Weekends Worldwide of Marriott Properties

If you are a member of Marriott Rewards who plans on staying at a hotel or resort property which is part of the portfolio of 29 brands of Marriott International, Incorporated and you want to know whether or not you can access the executive lounge during a weekend day, you may want to refer to this comprehensive master list of executive lounges which are open or closed during weekends which was posted on FlyerTalk.

Thankfully compiled by…

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No, Hilton is Not Closing Its Executive Lounges Systemwide — But…

After a long day of being with a client in a location far from home, sometimes there is nothing like repairing to the executive lounge of a hotel at which you are staying as a guest, partaking in some of the snack offerings and imbibing in a few drinks — and perhaps catching a game on the large flat-screen television, using the computer and printer, admiring the view of the sunset outside the balcony, or reading a magazine — before heading off to your room to relax for the evening…

…so when trying to use an executive lounge at the…

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Biometrics: Better Travel — With a Threat to Your Privacy?

From licenses for drivers issued by state governments to portable electronic devices, the use of biometric technology has significantly increased in recent years…

…and travel in general is no exception, as in an effort to continue to improve the customer experience, an announcement from…

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Emerald Club Members Save $10 at Escape Lounges in the United States

Members of the Emerald Club frequent renter loyalty program of National Car Rental can now receive a discount of ten dollars of the Internet booking rate at Escape Lounges in the United States when a reservation is booked by Sunday, December 31, 2017 for visits though Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Although additional lounges will supposedly be opening at other airports in the United States “soon”, Escape Lounges are now currently open at…

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Is Changing Into Your Pajamas in an Airport Lounge Prior to Boarding the Airplane Okay?

While flying as a passenger in the business class cabin from London to South America via New York, “What I really feel like doing is having a shower in the Flagship Lounge at JFK, change into my Lufthansa pyjamas (I’d much rather change in a spacious shower room than in an airplane toilet), and walk down to the gate in that and slippers, with a view toward drifting into sleep soon after takeoff”…

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