Club Med YQB VIP Lounge

Review: V.I.P Lounge by Club Med – Quebec City Jean Lesage Airport YQB

Lounge V.I.P Lounge by Club Med
Airport Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
Lounge Access Method Priority Pass
Country Canada
City Quebec
To the point Introducing the V.I.P Lounge by Club Med located at Quebec City's Jean Lesage Airport (YQB), accessible with credit cards and Priority Pass.

During a week-long stay in Mexico, I was able to visit the VIP lounge by Club Med at Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage airport (YQB) thanks to my Priority Pass membership , courtesy of my Platinum CardMD from American Express.

Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge

How to access the V.I.P Lounge by Club Med with Priority Pass, credit card or others

According to the airport’s official website, ALL PASSENGERS presenting a valid boarding pass for a flight departing fromQuebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) on the same day and one of the following documents

  • A valid QR code received by e-mail after purchasing access to their platform (see below);
  • Frequent flyers with the following Air Canada status: Air Canada Aeroplan 50k, Air Canada Aeroplan 75K, Air Canada Aeroplan Super Elite, Star Alliance GOLD travelling on Air Canada, Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide / Feuille d’érable Monde or Air Canada VIP Card ;
  • Air Canada Business Class passengers who hold a Business Class fare for any leg of their itinerary beginning at YQB;
  • Passengers holding :
  • Air Transat passengers enjoying :
    • From the Grand Luxe Collection presenting the voucher received in their electronic documents delivered by Transat ;
    • Their preferential rate by following the procedure displayed in the electronic documents provided by Transat following their purchase of a plane ticket or package;
  • Passengers holding one of the following AMEX cards may present their digital Priority Pass (privilege for certain AMEX cards, see note below):
  • Passenger holders :
    • A valid DragonPass card;
    • A valid TAV Passport card;
    • With a valid QR Code on their LoungeMe application;
    • Presenting a coupon from the old lounge access booklets.

If you’re not on this list, you can purchase access to the lounge for $46.80 (taxes included). You will have access to unlimited food and drinks.

Note that if you registered for Priority Pass before February 15, 2018, you get free admission. But every guest must pay. If you signed up for Priority Pass after February 15, 2018, you are entitled to one free guest and the others must pay.

However, since February 2022, you cannot present your Platinum Card® due to the introduction of an electronic door. You will need to present your Priority Pass card in digital format using the Priority Pass application. So, thanks to your Platinum CardMD from American Express, you need to register with Priority Pass, install the Priority Pass mobile app and then show it at the door.

If you want six annual airport lounge visits, an excellent card is the Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card (which is also a credit card with no foreign currency conversion fees).

You could also get four annual airport lounge visits with the CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card or the CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa* Card.

Finally, if you are a frequent traveller, the best choice is one of the American Express Platinum cards, which are the only cards that offer unlimited access for the Cardmember and a guest to over 1,300 airport lounges worldwide.

Want to see the best credit card offers with VIP Lounge access? Check out our monthly rankings.

Access to the Salon V.I.P lounge by Club Med

Scan the QR code from the Priority Pass app or your membership card at the kiosks to enter.

Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge

V.I.P Lounge by Club Med Opening Hours

The lounge is open from 4am to 6:30pm.

Closing time may vary depending on traffic and flight schedules.

Location of the V.I.P Lounge by Club Med

The lounge is located near the boarding bridge number 29.

V.I.P lounge food by Club Med

Here are some photos of the interior of the lounge, which opened in 2021 and offers a view of the tarmac.

Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge

All in all, this lounge offers exactly what a passenger is looking for before a flight: excellent coffee, quality food (I could only try the breakfast options – granola, yogurt, eggs, maple ham [un délice]), a wide selection of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and plenty of comfortable spaces to recharge our electronic devices.

For lunch and dinner, there’s a choice of light snacks, including salads, sandwiches and soups.

Beverages include various types of juice, sparkling water, milk, chocolate milk and soft drinks.

Alcohol is free during the hours when the law allows it.

Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge
Club Med YQB VIP Lounge

My general impression of the lounge

I enjoyed my short visit very much. My flight left at 8:15 a.m.; I entered the lounge with my Priority Pass around 6:30 a.m., allowing me to relax a bit before my flight.

How can I access the Club Med VIP lounge at Quebec City Airport?

The possibilities are endless! See “How to access the Club Med VIP Lounge” above.

Is there an Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge at Quebec City airport or in Montreal?

There is no Maple Leaf Lounge at Quebec City Airport. The nearest Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges are at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

You can see the other Maple Leaf Lounges available in the How to access Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges post here.

Which bank or credit card gives free access to the Quebec City airport lounge?

It’s free access to airport VIP lounges with a trick!

Check your credit card for free entry to airport lounges, like the one for Quebec above. For a complete list of all the places where you can have a good time and eat for free before your flight, check out this article.

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