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.