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Alaska Airlines Lounge Membership Rates Increasing in August 2019

Following the lead of Delta Sky Club, Admirals Club and United Club — which are the official airport lounges of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines respectively — a price increase for membership for access to Alaska Airlines airport lounges has been officially announced, to be effective as of Friday, August 30, 2019.

Although membership rates for Alaska Lounge membership will increase at the end of next month, the rates…

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Photographs of the Airport Lounge With an Infinity Swimming Pool

An airport lounge is for someone who has either paid for — or earned — the privilege to escape from the crowds of the terminals and gates while simultaneously indulging in such amenities as food and beverages, comfortable places to relax, cleaner and more stylish washrooms with shower facilities, an assortment of reading materials, access to better Wi-Fi and other technologies, and a view of the airport where one can simply watch airplanes either take off or land…

…but one airport lounge also offers an unusual amenity: an infinity pool in which to swim. That lounge is the…

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United Club Membership Rates Increasing in 2019

Not long after Delta Air Lines announced that the cost of membership to access Delta Sky Club airport lounges will increase for the first time in two years effective as of Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a price increase for membership for access United Club airport lounges has been officially announced, to be effective as of Tuesday, August 13, 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 become more restrictive effective as of…

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What Went Wrong With This Delta Sky Club Day Pass Fiasco to a Reader of The Gate?

A reader of The Gate — whose identity will be kept anonymous for now — sent a letter to me pertaining to “the Delta Sky Club Day Pass miasma” in which she was inadvertently caught. She thought she was paying $59.00 each for two day passes to Delta Sky Clubs — but when she received her bill, she found out that she was being billed for significantly more that that…

…and she is still being billed to this day on a monthly basis.

So what happened?

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Is Airport Lounge Access Upon Arrival Really Necessary?

“I wish there was room for everyone, but many cardholders have a legitimate reason to use the lounge upon arrival”, according to this article written by Matthew Klint of Live and Let’s Fly. “If AMEX wants to limit ‘camping’ in its lounges, fine. But don’t totally take away arrival access. How about for 1-2 hours after arrival? That seems like a fair compromise that limits ‘abuse’ by cardholders.”

The aforementioned statements from Matthew Klint refer to the new policies announced from American Express for access to its Centurion Lounges for holders of certain American Express Platinum cards, which become effective as of…

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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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