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The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched a couple of weeks ago with a huge 100,000 point sign-up bonus upon completing minimum spend. Not only does the card have a huge sign-up bonus, but it also comes with a lot of perks that help more than justify the $450 annual fee, including triple points on dining and travel, a $300 annual travel credit, a Priority Pass membership, and much more.
There have been a lot of questions surrounding the Priority Pass membership being offered by the card, and specifically about whether or not it allows guests for free. I wrote a post shortly after the card launched explaining that the card does come with Priority Pass guesting privileges, given that the card’s user guide said the following:
COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT LOUNGE ACCESS
Rest and revive before your flight at one of 900+ VIP lounges in over 400 cities worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass Select, available to cardmembers including authorized users. Once a member, you and your travel companions can enjoy complimentary lounge access along with amenities, like Wi-Fi, free snacks, beverages, phone, fax, conference room sand more.
To activate your membership, visit: chase.com/reserve
Still, we didn’t actually know how many guests were allowed, and for that matter, many doubted the above and thought the card may not allow guesting privileges.
Well, we now have a bit more information, which should hopefully help put some people at ease.
First of all, Chase officially confirmed on Twitter that the Priority Pass membership allows “all guests in your travel party” to access Priority Pass lounges free of charge:
We are here to help. The Priority Pass will allow the members of your travel party to access the lounge at no charge. ^MS
— Chase Support (@ChaseSupport) August 25, 2016
All guests in your travel party can access the lounges based on availability. ^MS
— Chase Support (@ChaseSupport) August 26, 2016
Furthermore, a Reddit user shared the letter they received from Priority Pass confirming their membership, which states that “you and your accompanying guests” can use lounges:
So while the Priority Pass membership with The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN doesn’t offer any free guesting privileges, and while the Priority Pass membership with the Citi Prestige® Card offers two guests for free, it seems that this card has some higher limit. I’m sure there’s some limit, but you’d likely be hard pressed to surpass it.
Do keep in mind that some Priority Pass lounges have their own limits. For example, the Copa Lounge Panama City Airport allows only one guest per Priority Pass member. You’ll want to check the Priority Pass website for the exact details of those limits.
Also keep in mind that the Priority Pass membership through the Sapphire Reserve has to be activated, so if you already got the card, you’ll have to visit Chase’s site to request your Priority Pass card.
While we still might not know what exactly the guesting limit is on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, I think we can all agree they allow guests, and that the limit is higher than two. So this is fantastic news.
(Tip of the hat to @IadIsGr8)
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