Best Credit Cards for Airport Lounges in Hong Kong
High income is not necessarily a prerequisite for free access to airport lounges. Eligible cardholders can enjoy complimentary access with friends and families. Choose the ones that suit you the most.
Which cards should be used for airport lounge visits?
The Platinum Card
- Local spending cash rebate
- Miles Conversion (local spend)
- HK$7.5=1 Mile
- Discount at designated restaurants
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Citi Prestige Card
- Minimum Income Requirements
- Miles Conversion (overseas spend)
- $4 = 1 Mile
- Miles Conversion (local spend)
- $6 = 1 Mile
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Things you need to know about airport lounges
You may be able to bring a companion to the lounge subject to charge/spending requirements. It is best to check with the credit card issuer before making the lounge visit.
Restrictions on number of visits
In general, high-end cards offer more services and fewer restrictions on the number of lounge visits. It is the opposite of credit cards with lower income requirements. Cardholders can confirm with the card issuer before travelling.
Some credit cards require cardholders to make appointments either on the internet or by phone before accessing the lounge while the others require holders to present cards/documents such as receipts, credit card and boarding pass, etc in order to enter the lounge.
Frequently Asked Questions about Airport Lounges
How to book access to Plaza Premium Lounge?
Since a number of credit cards offer access to Plaza Premium Lounge, the lounge can be overcrowded sometimes. Some credit card issuers require cardholders to meet a minimum spending requirement and book access before they can use the lounge. It is better to check the latest requirements before making the visit.
Can I bring a companion to the lounge?
Some high-end credit cards allow companions to the lounge but cardholders are usually required to pay. It is recommended to check with your card issuer before travelling.
Is there any restriction on the lounges a card can access?
Yes. Some restrict the countries and the types of lounges you can visit. In general, high-end cards cover more countries and lounges while credit cards with lower income requirements have more restrictions. It is best to check with your card issuer before making the plan.