How to Get Into Airport Lounges Without Business Class Tickets


Do you dream of relaxing in an extravagant airport lounge before takeoff but you don’t have a business class ticket? Worry not, as there are some ways to enjoy this seemingly exclusive benefit even as an economy-class passenger. Here’s how to get into airport lounges without business-class tickets.

Credit Cards

Some airline or airline-affiliated credit cards can provide you access to airport lounges. The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard provides you with an Admirals Club membership, giving you access to American Airlines lounges. The Platinum Card from American Express affords you a Priority Pass membership, giving you access to 1,500 lounges worldwide.

Use Your Miles

You can also put your air miles to work in order to gain lounge access. For 75,000 miles to 85,000 miles depending on your type of membership, you can join the United Club, providing access to United Airlines’ network of airport lounges.

Day Passes

There are many airport lounges that allow unaffiliated guests to access them by simply paying for a day pass. There are some airlines that also allow you to purchase lounge memberships, allowing you to bypass the requirement to be a business class or first class passenger.


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