VIP Airport Lounges: How to Get In
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Sign Up for the Right Credit Card
Get a premium-level charge card that allows you to use an airline’s VIP lounge. Some cards require you to have a same-day ticket on the corresponding airline. Annual elite card fees range from $150 to $450. Examples include the American Express Platinum Card* and the Ameriprise World Elite MasterCard.
Good Strategy For: Charge card users who would benefit from the other business- and travel-related amenities associated with a premium card.
* Full disclosure: American Express is the parent company of Travel + Leisure.