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Priority Pass announced in an email to members that the price of chargeable lounge visits through their Priority Pass membership associated with their American Express card is increasing to $32 per visit as of October 1, 2018. This represents an 18.5% increase on the current cost of a lounge visit of $27. That said, this, in theory, is a non-issue for many people. This is only an issue if you exceed the complimentary guest benefit of your card.
This change only impacts you if you have your Priority Pass membership through an American Express credit card and you exceed your guest limit. If you receive your Priority Pass benefits through a Chase or Citi card nothing changes. And if you never exceed the guest limit on your card, this is a non-issue!
In general, we wouldn't pay for Priority Pass lounge access anyway. Considering that you can easily obtain a membership through credit card enrollment, stick with the guest policy and you'll see no impact. Much ado about nothing, but it is important to know if you do exceed the guest policy and get charged.
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