An accessible lounge with credit cards
The lounge Bidvest Sky Lounge at Johannesburg Airport (JNB) is accessible with various Canadian credit card s through:
- Priority Pass
The best credit cards offering Priority Pass
Priority Pass is an airport lounge network.
Many credit cards offer Priority Pass membership as well as annual access to airport lounges.
- The Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite*: 6 annual passes included
- The Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card: 10 annual passes included
- The Platinum Card® from American Express:Unlimited access for the holder AND a guest
The best credit cards offering LoungeKey
LoungeKey is a network of airport lounges, affiliated with Mastercard as part of its Mastercard Airport Experiences program.
Several“World Elite”credit cards offer access to airport lounges. Our selection:
- the BMO® World Elite®* Mastercard®*:4 annual passes included
- the BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®*: 2 annual passes included
Useful information about the lounge
This lounge is part of the domestic flights area.
If you wish to access our reports from the International Terminal’s lounges, check out one of the articles below!
The lounge Bidvest Sky Lounge is located after security in Terminal B of Johannesburg Airport (JNB).
To find it, go past Security and turn right immediately. You can take the elevator to the 4th floor.
The lounge Bidvest Skylounge is open from 05:00 to 21:00 on weekdays and from 06:00 on weekends. It is accessible up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight.
With the kids?
Access to the lounge is free for children under 2 years old.
Beyond this age, they are counted as a guest based on the level of Priority Pass membership offered by your credit card.
A list of the main amenities offered in this lounge is provided below:
Digital card accepted
Our opinion on the lounge Bidvest Skylounge
During a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Mango (in economy class), we went with our family to this lounge Bidvest Skylounge at Johannesburg Airport.
Audrey and I each have an American Express Card from PlatinumMD. This card gives us a free Priority Pass membership as well as unlimited access to airport lounges for the cardholder AND one guest.
So, each of us can enter for free with our children. Since my mom was traveling with us, I let her in using one of the 6 accesses offered by my Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card.
Technically, it has to be in the name of the holder of the card (i.e. me) then one of his guests (but here, I entered with another Priority Pass subscription). But hey… as often, the employees close their eyes 😉
Around 6:00 pm, the lounge is not very busy.
So it wasn’t very hard to find a place to relax in peace and quiet.
In the middle of the living room are many tables, close to the buffet.
Along the windows overlooking the inside of the terminal, high tables with international electrical connections.
The buffet consisted of many small international snacks: African, Asian, European.
In short, there is something for everyone, especially since the quality is excellent!
And sweet / savoury for the children (and to take on the plane)!
Lovers of South African wines and beers will be served!
The children were thrilled: free access to the airport’s “span class=”term” data-original-term=”c2Fsb24=”>salons saves a lot of money when travelling as a family!
An excellent lounge in this terminal for domestic flights from Johannesburg airport! I highly recommend it!