Travel has really spiked in 2023, compared to the past 3 years. As a result, there has been lots of complaints about overcrowding in airport lounges. Part of the reason is the free lounge access that people can receive just for being a credit card holder with certain companies. Below is a list of all the Canadian credit cards that offer free lounge access. This list does not include cards that provide a lounge membership that require a fee for each entry.
This post was due for an update. With travel pretty much back in full swing, airport lounges are filling up again, overcrowding if anything. Part of the reason is because there are quite a few credit cards out there that offer free lounge access. Even just 10 years ago, there were only a handful of Canadian credit cards that offered free lounge access. Since then, the list seems to grow longer and longer.
As a frequent flyer, you probably know how important it is to find a quiet and comfortable spot to relax before your flight. Airport lounges can be a great option for this, with their comfortable seating, free food and drinks, and access to amenities like showers and charging outlets.
It has been over a year since our last update of this post, there are some changes to this post. Furthermore, with travel opening up more and more, lounges are filling up again. So this post was due for an update as there were several changes since then, namely the addition of DragonPass, as well as several increases to annual fees.
Today, we are happy to feature back Daniel Kinnoch, CEO and Co-Founder of LoungePair. This interview is a catch up from our last one together. He shares with us how they worked through some of the challenges faced during the…
Today, we welcome back Daniel Kinnoch, co-founder of LoungePair. He comes back to us (from an interview) as a guest writer sharing his thoughts on airport lounges. Thank you Daniel for taking the time to write this post and sharing your experience with us. Keep up the good work at LoungePair!
Today we feature the co-founder, Daniel Kinnoch, of LoungePair. Thank you so much David, for taking the time to answer our questions. We look forward to travel restrictions continue being lifted so that we can enjoy more lounge access. So we are looking forward to more expansions of your service!
It has been over 2 years since our last update of this post. Quite a few changes were made since then, such as the re-branding of all the Aeroplan c-branded cards with American Express, CIBC and TD. Furthermore, there are some additional options from BMO and RBC. So this post is due for an update!
A good friend of Pointshogger, Kathy Ye, went to the YVR Signature Suite unveiled on our behalf and shared her experience with us. Thank you so much Kathy for representing Pointshogger!
On March 14th, 2020, Air Canada unveiled its second Signature Suite at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Pointshogger had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the lounge and enjoy the premium amenities before it is opened to the public.
Due to the popularity of this post, I think it was due for an update. Along with several changes to the industry since the last time. The most significant addition is the CIBC Aventura cards. The most significant change is that BMO left Priority Pass in favour of MasterCard Airport Experiences.
Just to avoid confusion, this post refers to only cards that give at least 1 free lounge pass. It does not refer to cards that give you Priority Pass membership, but a fee to access the lounge.