Through its network of partners across the globe, Diners Club offers cardholders unlimited and complimentary access to over 500 airport lounges, regardless of which airline you’re travelling with and where you’re sitting on board.
Better yet, with basic Australian Diners Club cards available from just $95/year – or $150/year with frequent flyer points – lounging via Diners is considerably more cost effective than paying for a comparable US$399/year (A$548) Priority Pass membership to access many of the same lounges.
Facilities vary from lounge to lounge with some providing shower facilities, open bars and wireless Internet while others are more reserved: you can see what awaits in any given city by browsing the Diners Club website.
Among the list, the Emperor Lounge in Auckland, three Plaza Premium Lounges in Hong Kong, the SATS Premier Lounges in Singapore, the Korean Air lounge in Los Angeles and the No. 1 Traveller lounge at London Heathrow.
Coverage is also ample across Europe and the Middle East with partner lounges in cities such as Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha opening their doors to Diners Club cardholders, along with a further web of lounges spanning North and South America, Asia and South Africa. This makes it one of the best lounge access credit cards around!
However, as no Australian lounges are part of Diners’ lounge program, you’ll want to retain your Qantas Club or Virgin Australia Lounge membership to cover your domestic trips.
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