Adelaide Airport gets a Priority Pass lounge

By Chris Chamberlin, May 10 2018
Adelaide Airport gets a Priority Pass lounge

Adelaide is the latest airport to join Priority Pass’ growing Australian roster, with Regional Express’ Rex Lounge now welcoming Priority Pass members travelling with any airline.

Because all airlines depart from the one terminal at Adelaide Airport – which houses both domestic and international flights – it’s welcome news for Adelaide flyers and those visiting from interstate or overseas, who’ll now enjoy lounge access regardless of where they’re jetting off to.

Located beyond security screening in the ‘domestic’ part of the terminal, the Rex Lounge is down near gate 10, but well within walking distance of the common check-in area and security checkpoint that all passengers pass through.

Passengers travelling internationally would first clear domestic security screening, and then visit the Rex Lounge before proceeding through the international flight ‘liquid check’ and passport control to board their international flight – while domestic travellers should simply leave enough time to walk to their boarding gate.

The Rex Lounge is open from 5:30am until 7:30pm Monday to Saturday and 7am until 7:30pm on Sundays, with complimentary alcoholic drinks served from 3pm, and other hot and cold beverages served throughout the day, along with a selection of light bites, aside complimentary WiFi.

This development follows the signing of Australia’s other Rex Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne (pictured atop) to the Priority Pass program, along with the newly-opened Plaza Premium Lounge in Melbourne’s international terminal.

A number of high-end Australian credit cards and charge cards bundle complimentary Priority Pass memberships among their rosters of perks, including the American Express Platinum Charge Card, which offers two free and unlimited Priority Pass lounge memberships per account.

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Dec 2017

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It's great that there is a new option at ADL! Especially for those that will get access via their credit card benefits that flyers in other cities already get.

10 May 2018

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Marvellous idea


24 Feb 2017

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Right down the far end you always hope to avoid, little hike to the Qantas or Jetstar gates.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Mar 2011

Total posts 269

+++ happy this is so.

Hope that maybe, just maybe the KF lounge downstairs at ADL int will become a PP lounge next.
We need one in ADL for international flights, now that AirNZ will not have a quasi J lounge in ADL anymore after Oct.

Never say never, but the notion of Singapore Airlines signing up to Priority Pass is incredibly unlikely.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

03 Jul 2011

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I thought NZ used the QF lounge

It does: although if your lounge access is based on Star Alliance status and the Singapore Airlines lounge is open at the right time, it can be accessed on that basis.

(On the other hand, Velocity members travelling with AirNZ out of Adelaide can only access the Virgin Australia lounge - or now the Rex Lounge via Priority Pass.)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

03 Jul 2011

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Thanks for the clairification. No wonder people get confused.

06 Dec 2017

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I hope it gets extended to all carriers.emirates,qatar,fiji airways come to mind.

30 Oct 2017

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Is 3 pm ‘bar' opening the priority pass standard??

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