The Best New Priority Pass Airport Lounge and a Better Credit Card Bonus

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  1. The TSA is a broken organization. I was in Denver a couple weeks ago. The news was warning of long wait times at TSA checkpoints, so I checked the MyTSA app when we got to the airport. Good news! At the A bridge – TSA Precheck , the app stated NO WAIT at 3:03 PM on a Monday.

    So we schlepped over to the A bridge. Well, the myTSA app was technically correct. The checkpoint was CLOSED which was why there was NO WAIT. There was also no way to use the checkpoint. I suppose it was too technically challenging to show that the checkpoint was closed on a Monday afternoon.

  2. Most Priority Club lounges are terrible. Fortunately it’s free with my credit card because I would never pay for it.

  3. Mark, I have to agree, most Priority Pass lounges are not all that! A few international are, but in the USA, not soo much. At SeaTac there’s an Alaska Board Room…pretty bad food. I would never spend the $29 for a lounge visit for a cup of coffee and piece of fruit.

  4. Thanks for the heads-up, just had breakfast in the Sofitel lounge this morning in a mostly empty lounge. The food is a small but solid subset of the larger breakfast buffet in their Vivre restaurant. Access to the spa and gym area is a nice perk with this as well.

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