Priority Pass vs RCC/PC

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  1. jason8612
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    I have both the PP (priority pass) (free from my bank) and also a RCC membership.
    If people are not familiar with priority pass, it is a card you can purchase that has agreements with many lounges at many airports. They have agreements with RCCs and PCs and the list below shows which ones.
    You may want to consider the PP over the RCC if you travel on different airlines that they have agreements with.


    RCC - Priority pass accessible
    Boston - YES
    Chicago - O'Hare - YES
    Denver - YES
    Honolulu - YES
    Los Angeles - NO
    Minneapolis - St. Paul - YES
    Newark - YES
    New York - Kennedy - YES
    New York - La Guardia - YES
    Orange County, CA - YES
    Orlando - YES
    Philadelphia - YES
    Phoenix - YES
    Portland, OR - YES
    San Diego - YES
    San Francisco - YES
    Seattle - YES
    Washington, D.C. - Dulles - YES
    Washington, D.C. - Reagan National - YES
    Buenos Aires - YES
    Hong Kong - NO
    Melbourne - YES
    Mexico City - YES
    Osaka - NO
    Paris - Charles de Gaulle - NO
    São Paulo - YES
    Tokyo - Narita - NO


    And for the PC people - Priority pass accessible
    Atlanta, GA (ATL) - YES
    Austin, TX (AUS) - YES
    Boston, MA (BOS) - YES
    Cleveland, OH (CLE) - YES
    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) - YES
    Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) - YES
    Guam (GUM) - YES
    Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental) - YES
    Las Vegas, NV (LAS) - YES
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - YES
    New York, NY (LGA - LaGuardia) - YES
    New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) - YES
    Panama City, Panama (PTY) - YES
    San Antonio, TX (SAT) - YES
    San Francisco, CA (SFO) - YES
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)- NO
    Seattle, WA (SEA) - YES
    Washington, DC (DCA - National) - YES
     
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    You note that there is NO RCC @ Narita? Did something change in the last three months, as I have been using the GREAT (best in the UAL System) United RCC that is based near Gate 34. Showers, great food and drinks.... for over 7 years now? Also a quick search in Google shows a RCC near Gate 7 @ LAX but your list lists a big NO for LAX?????

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    Ill update my post, but I took the list off the ua page just a few minutes ago
     
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    The real shining benefit of Priority Pass is in their international lounge network. If you're going to all sorts of crazy places, Priority Pass is great.
     
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    Yup.
    And some banks offer free PP. I have free PP with my HSBC bank out here in Poland (regular yearly waived fee, I just pay for lounge use)
    There is Ameriprise that offers full unlimited PP for you + spouse when you sign up for their world elite credit card ($150/annual cc fee)
     
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    1. What is your lounge use cost?
    2. What is you're cost for guest fee using Priority Pass?
    3. What does RCC(Red Carpet Club) stand for and do you get this from HSBC also?
    4. Does HSBC which is also based in Canada/USA also allow this FREE PP (Priority Pass) at no fee? Or does this pertain to Poland HSBC branches only?

     
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    My 2 favorite parts of PP are 1) that I can be flying any airline, departing or arriving and I get into a lounge (especially domestic) and 2) the international coverage is great. It is really nice to get out of the packed common areas in places like Macau, Maldives, Tokyo, and others.
     
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    seems a lot of the lounge details include "Shower facilities are subject to payment"

    Does that mean it's included in the access fee or is it pointing towards extra fees?
     
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    We always fly in international biz or first, so we have automatic lounge access, but the PP is
    great when you have to wait for a short coach connection on some random local airline. We also belong to RCC but in general they are really pretty bad.

    Now that we are no longer chasing miles, we will see how our travel patterns break down.
     
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    Indeed there's an RCC at LAX, however PP cardholders don't access to that lounge. I do have PP membership myself and usually use the PC at T6 whenever I fly domestic.
     
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    1. 24 EUR/visit
    2. Same as member
    3. RCC Is United's paid lunge membership. I do NOT get it free from the bank
    4. As I'm aware only Poland and a few Asian HSBC countries offer the PP
     
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    I'm not sure. One place I saw that was AMS but I didn't have a chance to ask
     
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    Yup,
    The list is for RCC and PC in the network and if they are accessible with priority pass
     
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    ok, you seem to have the standard PP. In the USA the cost per visit in $27 and $27 per guest.

    Ameriprise offers the Prestigious level PP. When you have a Ameriprise World Elite card ($150/yr) you get the PP Prestigious which allows FREE access to the member and aalso free to
    the guest per Ameriprise Concierge(different than if buying directly through PP).

    PP Prestigious level through PP per CSR has member free but guest $27 for $399/yr.

    http://www.prioritypass.com/CPC/Index.cfm?sourcecode=SEG028A

     

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