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How does Plaza Premium work to access airport lounges?

To the point Here's how the Plaza Premium program works, offering access to partner airport lounges with your credit card.

How does the Plaza Premium program work?

Plaza Premium is a network of airport lounges worldwide with over 250 accessible lounges.

In Canada, Plaza Premium Lounges are located at the following airports

In the rest of the world, the salons are located mainly in Asia, but also in the United States, Europe and Oceania.

Plaza Premium Program Access Levels

There are three levels of the Plaza Premium passes, valid in all worldwide lounges:

Level Cost
Go Global 2-visit 79 USD
Go Global 5-visit 189 USD
Go Global 10-visit 349 USD

In addition, other passes are available, but for America’s Plaza Premium lounges only:

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Salvador
  • and Colombia

The cost is :

Level Cost
Lounge Pass Americas 2-visit 65 USD
Lounge Pass Americas 5-visit 151 USD
Lounge Pass Americas 10-visit 288 USD

All visits must be made within one year of purchase. Otherwise, they are lost and not refunded.

Finally, if you are only visiting Plaza Premium Lounges in Canada, there is a specific version for Canada: Plaza Premium Lounge – Canada Pass.

Level Cost
PPL Canada 5-visit 151 USD
PPL Canada 10-visit 288 USD
Plaza premium access

In addition, it is possible to purchase and reserve access directly on the Plaza Premium website.

Achat accès plaza premium

Access to airport lounges is helpful for travellers, who may not have an Elite status with their airline, but want to relax before their flight in the lounge.

However, we recommend checking out the free offers available with credit cards!

Plaza Premium Credit Card Subscription

Air France Montreal YUL Lounge
Air France Montreal YUL Lounge

Plaza Premium and Visa Credit Cards

La Banque Scotia et la CIBC offrent des accès gratuits aux salons Plaza Premium aux titulaires de ces cartes :

Il suffit que de montrer une de ces deux cartes de crédit au comptoir d’entrée du salon pour y accéder. L’année se compte à partir de la date d’adhésion au programme.

À noter que les visites gratuites des cartes de crédit VISA sont destinées au titulaire principal de la carte seulement et une personne qui l’accompagne.

Pour la Carte American Express Platine de la Banque Scotia, les 10 visites gratuites sont destinées au titulaire de la carte et ses invités.  Un titulaire supplémentaire aura droit à 4 visites gratuites.

Plaza Premium and Mastercard Credit Cards

While all World Elite credit cards offer DragonPass membership for access to Plaza Premium Lounges, only certain BMO Mastercard credit cards also offer complimentary visits:

All you have to do is show one of these two credit cards at the entrance counter of the salon to gain access. The year is counted from the date of joining the program.

Plaza Premium and American Express Credit Cards

Certaines cartes de crédit American Express offrent aussi un accès aux salons Plaza Premium.

Les voici :

  • Carte de PlatineMD d’American Express : Accès illimité et Gratuit pour le titulaire principal et une personne invitée (payant pour les personnes additionnelles).  Même chose pour un titulaire de carte Platine supplémentaire.
  • Carte de Platine entrepriseMD d’American Express : Accès illimité et Gratuit pour le titulaire principal et une personne invitée (payant pour les personnes additionnelles).  Même chose pour un titulaire de carte Platine Entreprise supplémentaire.
  • Carte Or avec primes American ExpressMD : 4 visites gratuites par année civile pour le titulaire principal aux salons Plaza Premium du Canada seulement.  Payant pour les visites additionnelles. Non offert aux titulaires d’une Carte Or supplémentaire.

Mobile application

The Smart Traveller mobile app is the way to access the benefits of Plaza Premium lounges. It is available in the App Store or in Google Play.

In addition, the LoungeBuddy app is owned by American Express, which is connected to the Plaza Premium airport lounge network. Therefore, it is possible to purchase Plaza Premium lounge access on LoungeBuddy with an American Express card only.

Bottom Line

With the knowledge of the lounge network and what each credit card has to offer, we can make the wait at the airport smoother.

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Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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