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Guide To Airport Lounges and Credit Card Rweard Points :

Article title: Guide To Airport Lounges and Credit Card Rweard Points

Article keywords: Lounges, Credit Card

Article body: Airport Loung

There are some benefits to being approved for credit cards. The benefits come in different forms, such as cash back, airline miles, and airport lounge access. However, credit cards have their disadvantages, such as high interest, increasing debt, and over spending. However, the disadvantageous should not be a problem if you pay the balance in full each month. Depending on your credit card history, you will either need to start at level 1 and open a secure credit card first, or move to level 2 and apply for the right reward cards, that give you the best lounge access and earn the most reward points. Lounges at airports are a luxury because there is complimentary food, drinks(including alcohol), and amenities. Some amenities include showers, kid play areas, and business computers. Also, there are lounges that have great views of the airport runways and land scape. Lounges are great for geting some peace and quiet at the airport and to have some time relax befor a long flight. You need to be a member to access the network of lounges. Each lounge membership comes with different rules, such as guess, fees, and time.

The Five Major Lounge Networks:

Priority Pass
Since 1992, Priority Pass has been providing frequent travelers with independent airport lounge access worldwide. Our network of lounges continues to grow from strength to strength today.
25 years ago our founder watched premium-class airline ticket holders enjoying the exclusivity and tranquility of their airport lounges, as he endured the chaos of the departure hall.

His answer was to create Priority Pass – a club that is simultaneously inclusive (affordable to all) and exclusively for those who value a little piece of civilization on their journey. In short, a place where you are always treated like No. 1, rather than part of the herd. Since 1992, several have tried to follow our lead. But our determination to remain the No.1 choice has driven unrivaled investment in lounges, resources, processes, technology, and partnerships. The result is that today Priority Pass still offers more lounges, in more cities, in more countries than any other program. And it's why every visit is defined by faster, easier access.

So it's little wonder that Priority Pass remains the program of choice for the most discerning independent travelers, corporate customers and global loyalty schemes. Today, millions of Members across more than 140 countries are enjoying that No 1. experience envisaged by our founder over two decades ago. Perhaps it’s time you joined them. Priority Pass has three different membership plans to suit all types of traveler - Standard, Standard Plus and Prestige. Regardless if you travel infrequently or are a seasoned, regular traveler, Priority Pass can ensure that your journey always begins stress-free in one of 1200+ airport lounges worldwide. For more information, visit our Join page.

The Centurion Lounge Network (American Express)

What are The Centurion Lounge locations and hours?
We are open in the following airports:
• Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Terminal D, opposite Gate D17 on the mezzanine), 5:30 am – 10 pm
• Hong Kong International (Terminal 1, Take the escalator just before Gate 61.), 5;30 am - 12:30 am
• IAH/Intercontinental Houston Airport (Terminal D, access via elevators near Gate D6) 5:30 am - 9 pm
• Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (Concourse D, opposite Gate D1), 5 am – 11 pm
• Miami International Airport (Concourse D, near Gate D12), 5 am - 11 pm
• New York's LaGuardia Airport (Terminal B, pre-security, on the upper level), Sunday - Friday 5:30 am – 8 pm, Saturday 5:30 am – 6:30 pm
• Philadelphia International Airport (Terminal A-West Near Gate A-14) 5 am - 9 pm
• San Francisco International Airport (Terminal 3, near Gate 74), 5 am – 11 pm
• Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Concourse B, opposite Gate B3), 5 am - 10 pm
Who is eligible to visit The Centurion Lounge?
Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members. To access The Centurion Lounge, the Card Member must present The Centurion agent with the following upon each visit: his or her valid Card, a boarding pass showing a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier and a government-issued I.D.
For more information on access and guest policies, please view the Access page.

What services and amenities does The Centurion Lounge offer?
The Centurion Lounge offers the following services and amenities at no additional cost once you enter the Lounge. All are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved in advance. Certain services and amenities, such as conference rooms, family room and spa services, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
• Member Services Professionals available to assist with your current travel itinerary, book future travel, address Card inquiries, make restaurant reservations and handle other requests
• Fresh, seasonally-inspired fare developed in partnership with renowned local chefs
• Signature cocktails, premium spirits and curated wines
• High-speed Wi-Fi
• Semi-private workspaces
• Computer bar with printer/fax/copier
• TVs, magazines and newspapers
• Spa services*
• Wine tasting area*
• Conference room*
• Shower suites* For Lounges who offer Shower suites - Please note the shower is offered one hour prior to closing and is subject to availability
• Family room*
• Luggage lockers*
*Available in select locations.

Lounges Offered by Three Major US Airlines United Lounge (United Airlines)

Admirals Club (American Airlines)

Delta Sky Club (Delta Airlines).

Choosing The Right Credit Card or Card Combo

Now that you already have credit card history or recently built some, let’s move on to picking the right cards to apply for. Chose the cards that best serve your purpose. If you are an international business traveler, then you might need business credit cards or premium personal cards, wich offer premium ubber serivice and lounge access. However, if you only travel once or twice a year, you might not need lounge access. Most consumers, will fall in the middle and require mix strategy because most will travel 2-3 times overseas, travel 4-5 time continental, and own sole proprietorship.

The first thing to consider is how often you travel overseas or continental. If the answer is more than five times a year, go with a premium credit card, a credit card of the airline you fly on the most, and a credit card of the hotel chain you stay at the most. This way you have options to build reward points and loyalty status with your airline and hotel. Now, decide which bank to go with, and avoid jumping from bank to bank if you can. Unless, you are ready to be a card churner, that invloves a lot of credit tracking, and avoiding the Chase Bank 5/24 rules. The reason to avoid applying for credit cards issued by different banks is because of partnerships. American Express and Chase Bank, have the best partnership and reward credit cards. So go with one of them, and stick to their line of personal and business credit cards/charge cards.

THE BEST CARD FOR LOUNGE ACESS: American Express Platinum Charge Card

The Global Lounge Collection: A Haven in the Airport

An exclusive benefit of your Platinum Card® Membership, enjoy complimentary access to over 1100 airport lounges across 120 countries.‡ The Global Lounge Collection is comprised of seven distinctive programs:

The Centurion® Lounge Network

The International American Express lounges

Delta Sky Club®

Priority Pass™ Select* lounges

Airspace Lounges

Escape Lounges

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