Lounge Access

Fresh Insights: How Airport Lounge Operators Can Minimise Overcrowding and Enhance Guest Enjoyment

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.

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Credit Cards which offer Free Airport Lounge Access (updated July 7, 2022)

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.  

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Credit Cards which offer Free Airport Lounge Access (updated April 19, 2021)

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!

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[REVIEW] Air Canada Vancouver Signature Suite

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.

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Credit Cards which offer Free Airport Lounge Access (updated March 9, 2019)

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.


Rundown of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge (updated September 20, 2018)

In celebration of the new Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE), I thought it would be appropriate to update this post.

There are many different ways to access the lounge.

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Priority Pass in Canada (updated September 10, 2018)

In light of the one-time fee increase (from $27 to $32 for American Express cardholders), I thought it was an appropriate time to update this post. Priority Pass continues to increase their inventory, including many more restaurants added to the portfolio. There is also over 1,200 lounges worldwide (up from 1,000 last time). Furthermore, several credit cards needed an update regarding their lounge access. 

This post will list the Canadian credit cards that provide a free Priority Pass membership, along with lounge access specifics.