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Credit Cards Priority Pass vs Diners Club

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by rdut, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. rdut

    rdut New Member

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    I am considering cancelling my Amex Plat due to the annual fee hitting and a) Alaska gift cards no longer allowed under the annual airline reimbursement, b) higher annual fee (I don't really use Uber). BUT I really enjoy the lounge access. If I'm willing to forego the Centurion lounges, there are obviously a number of options for cards that offer Priority Pass, but almost no discussion of Diners Club, which appears to have a pretty good offering of US (and abroad) lounge access as well, and only a $95/year fee.

    Is there a reason no one talks about Diners Club as a legitimate replacement for lounge access? Am I missing something?
     
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    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Hamlet New Member

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    Hello,
    Mine is a query in lines with the original post. I am from India. I want to get a HDFC bank credit card; want to decide between one which offers priority pass membership vs diners club co-branded card. I am not a frequent international traveller - 1-2 per year only. Which one should I choose?
     
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    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @Hamlet - I'd look at the airports you do frequent and see which of them have Priority Pass lounges vs. the ones with Diners' Club lounges. That may make the choice obvious.

    Also note that in some airports international flights depart from a different concourse and if the lounge is post-security there, having a domestic ticket may not get you access to an area where you could even use the lounge. For example, in Chicago O'Hare both PP lounges are airside in T5/the international terminal so you wouldn't have access for a domestic flight.
     
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