I love Priority Pass non-lounge options.
In Cleveland I stop at Bar Symon before and after my flight and pickup a to-go bag full of goodies like beer, granola bars, drinks, chips, and fruit for free thanks to my Priority Pass card from credit cards such as Chase Sapphire Reserve. I get a $28 credit for myself and unlimited guests with my JPMorgan Ritz Carlton issued Priority Pass.
In Israel last June I picked up some free bottles of wine to bring home from TLV’s Schmoozy Bar, which participated in Priority Pass:
Alas, Schmoozy Bar’s last day in business was 12/31. A burger joint is expected to take its place.
That leaves the subpar Dan lounges as the only remaining Priority Pass option in Tel Aviv.
There’s perhaps no more lounge-underserved airport than TLV. Dan lounges seem to have a lock on providing lounge service for airlines that aren’t named El Al, and it shows in their product offering. Hopefully when the airport is expanded, airlines will be able to open up their own lounges. It would be amazing to see United open a Club and Polaris lounge in TLV.
In the meantime here’s hoping that Priority Pass opens another non-lounge option in TLV to replace Schmoozy Bar!
What are your favorite Priority Pass lounge and non-lounge locations?