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.
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.
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!
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.
A few changes to the industry means that this post was due for an update from last time, namely,
Now unlimited access on National Bank World MasterCard (now the same as the World Elite version)
Addition of Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card
Addition of Priority Pass access to the American Express Business Platinum Card
Shirley put together a very comprehensive post about Credit Cards which offer Lounge Access over 2 years ago, so I thought that this post was due for an update. Alternatively from the previous post, I will only focus on credit cards that give complimentary lounge visits, along with how many.
If you have been to an airport lounge recently, you probably felt that it was packed. How did so many other people get lounge access? In the United States, there are many credit cards that offer this benefits, but do not underestimate the Canadian market either.
To kick off the start of 2016, our friends from LoungeBuddy are running a contest – “The Great LoungeBuddy Photo and Review Contest”! From now until January 15th, everyone who uploads a lounge photo or review into the LoungeBuddy app…
This post will be introducing major travel credit cards which offer complimentary lounge memberships or access to specific airport lounges with a discounted fee.