Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Other Premium Credit Cards are Losing Access to Priority Pass Restaurants

by Anthony Losanno
The Cafe TPA

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Access to Priority Pass lounges is a benefit of many premium travel credit cards. Chase had offered a differentiated membership in that it also allowed for access to airport restaurants participating in the program. This will end on July 1st when complimentary access is removed.

Some premium cards, like the Platinum Card® from American Express also offer a Priority Pass membership as a benefit to offset the hefty annual fees. Others like the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card, and the  J.P. Morgan Reserve card also offered access to 37 restaurants within 25 US airports. The Points Guy has a full list here. These are not lounges, but regular restaurants where Priority Pass members with this benefit were given a $28 per person credit for dining in the restaurant.

This benefit will not be offered by these Chase cards after July 1st. Award Wallet first highlighted the removal of this feature and it was even written on cardholders most recent statements. It reads:

As of July 1, 2024, you will no longer have access to restaurants, cafes, and markets participating in the Priority Pass Select network as part of the Priority Pass Select Benefit associated with your card. Access to Priority Pass Select’s network of lounges and other select airport experiences is not impacted by this update.”

With these cards no longer providing access, it looks like only four others will continue to do so. These include the Bank of America Premium Rewards Elite, Capital One Venture X Business, Citi Prestige® Card, and UBS Visa Infinite Card. I did not use the restaurant option often, but did check out a few including The Café by Mis en Place in Tampa International Airport (TPA) (review here).

Anthony’s Take: This is a loss in a benefit that helped to differentiate these premium credit cards. I doubt we’ll see a replacement benefit and this aligns Chase with Capital One and American Express for consumer cards.

(H/T: Frequent Miler.)

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