The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card does NOT have airport lounge access through Priority Pass or any other program.
If lounge access is important to you, Chase does offer airport lounge access via the Priority Pass program on the Chase Sapphire Reserve® card:
While airport lounge access is nice to have, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® does come with a more modest $95 annual fee versus the $550 annual fee on the Chase Sapphire Reserve®. (Though the Chase Sapphire Reserve® offers many more perks in addition to airport lounge access, including a $300 annual travel credit, more generous points rewards, Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit, and more.)
But if you’re not ready to jump in on a higher-end travel credit card, it might make more sense to get a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® and simply foot the bill for Priority Pass yourself. The Standard Plus membership in Priority Pass is priced at $299 per year and gets you 10 lounge visits, or you could choose the Standard membership which is $99 but still requires you to pay $32 for each lounge visit. One of these might make sense if you’re an infrequent traveler but want lounge access.
You might also look at the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card, which includes unlimited Priority Pass and Plaza Premium lounge access as a benefit and has a lower annual fee ($395) than any credit card we know of that provides lounge access. (In addition, Capital One is also building its own Capital One-branded lounges that you can access as a Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card cardholder.)
Author: Adam Jusko