Discounted Lounge Access With LoungeBuddy

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LoungeBuddy is an app that — as the name suggests — is all about the airport lounge experience. It’s location based so can automatically tell which airport you’re at, and will show you the lounges nearby, along with their amenities, hours, ways to gain access, and user generated reviews.

LoungeBuddy

If you load your preferences such as amenities you’re looking for and lounge memberships/status/tickets you hold, it will even automatically recommend a lounge for you. While I know most of the lounges I have access to in my everyday travels, I do sometimes find myself looking up lounges at airports I haven’t visited yet, or confirming the location of a less-familiar lounge and this app is great for that.

Beyond that, if you don’t have lounge access through other methods, LoungeBuddy allows you to directly purchase lounge access from your phone at a rapidly-expanding group of lounges across the world.

LoungeBuddy holiday promotion

LoungeBuddy has a pretty nifty holiday promotion, whereby you can get 100% back in LoungeBuddy credit on your qualifying purchases of access to The Club airport lounges.

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Here’s how the promotion is described:

When travelers purchase access to The Club airport lounge locations with LoungeBuddy between November 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, they will receive 100% back in LoungeBuddy Credit. This offer is available at the following airports:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Cincinnati (CVG)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • San Jose (SJC)

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make a booking (or 10) to any of The Club lounges through the LoungeBuddy mobile app between 11/1/2015 and 12/31/2015.
  2. Be merry, grab some drinks, and enjoy the lounge before your flight.
  3. Receive the savings in your LoungeBuddy Account as credit automatically.

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The Club Las Vegas Airport

Furthermore, LoungeBuddy is offering $10 in credit to readers of One Mile At A Time who register using the code omaat.

So in practice you could purchase access to any of The Club lounges for $35. You could use the $10 credit you receive for registering with code omaat, which knocks the price down to $25.

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Then when you purchase lounge access for $25, you’d receive a $25 LoungeBuddy credit.

You can find the full terms of the promotion here.

Alternatives for accessing The Club

This promotion won’t be useful for everyone, given that lounges belonging to The Club network are also Priority Pass lounges, and you get a Priority Pass membership through several credit cards, including the following:

Bottom line

Ultimately The Club network of lounges aren’t the most glamorous lounges out there, though if you’re traveling domestically and have a long layover, they’re better than nothing.

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Entrance to The Club at LAS

This is quite a deal if you wouldn’t otherwise have access to lounges. Still, keep in mind there are lots of ways to get lounge access, from LoungeBuddy to credit cards.

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Comments

  1. Singapore Changi airport has a private lounge, The Haven, accessible after exiting customs. Since the Star Alliance (Kris) lounges do not allow arriving passengers use of their lounges, The Haven is a respite with showers, wifi, coffee and food for a reasonable price.

  2. I used Loungebuddy to access the lounge in YVR US Departures – losing access to the Maple Leaf with the move to One World for AA left me in a lurch. The discount to the lounge in YVR was the only reason I gave it a try. It wasn’t a fantastic lounge by any means, but the experience of using LoungeBuddy was great!

  3. Looks like this could pay off quite nicely since you could buy a The Club pass, get the rebate and use it to any of their other lounges like the Plaza Premium ones in Canada and Asia.

  4. The app is only useful when it works. Mine crashes on opening every single time, and has been for months.

  5. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by The Club at ATL and The Club at PHX. Nothing groundbreaking but the spaces were nice and the drink selection was good (and free). Better than an Admirals Club, on par with a SkyClub.

  6. @thiago: It was open last week when I was there.

    @Adam: Had the same problem a long time ago. Deleting/reinstalling instantly fixed it.

  7. I love lounge buddy. I am relatively new to this game and I rely heavily on LB to tell me which lounges I can and should try and why I have access.
    I can’t imagine traveling without it.

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