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Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) now offers a second lounge—The Escape Lounge at Palm Beach International Airport. The newly rebranded Escape Lounge has a maximum capacity of 66 people, which is somewhat small compared to other lounges. However, this lounge can be easier to access than PBI’s first airport lounge (a Delta Sky Club).
The New Escape Lounge at Palm Beach International Airport
If you’re not flying Delta, the brand-new Escape Lounge Palm Beach International Airport is available to travelers from any carrier. This location is the previous Primeclass Lounge that first opened in early 2020.
Flyers can find the lounge post-security immediately past the entrance for Concourse A and B on Level 2 (Departures Level). Concourse C passengers can also access the lounge.
The regular lounge hours are from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Lounge amenities include:
- Private WiFi access
- Charging ports
- Print, scan, and copy services
- Complimentary food and drink
How to Get Free Lounge Access
So how do you get into the Escape Lounge Palm Beach International for free? You can do this by having The Platinum Card® from American Express or the invite-only Centurion Card.
Platinum Card from American Express cardholders can access Escape Lounges for free. But the perk gets better. Platinum and Centurion cardholders also get to bring 2 guests for free.
A day pass costs $40 when booking at least 24 hours in advance or $45 for walk-up purchases. This is the price for each person to enter the lounge. That amounts to paying $135 for three people without the premium American Express Platinum Card.
Amex cardholders only need to present their Platinum Card upon check-in to waive the fees.
You see, Escape Lounges are part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection. The Centurion, Priority Pass and Delta Sky Club lounge networks tend to get more focus. But the Escape Lounges are worth pursuing to add some level of normalcy to flying these days.
The Platinum Card from American Express
The Platinum Card® from American Express also earns 5x points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel (starting January 1, 2021, earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). It also earns 5x points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
It also comes with Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings annually on rides or eats orders in the U.S. Cardholders receive complimentary benefits through American Express Travel with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts® program at over 1,100 properties. They also can get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue (enrollment required).
The annual fee is $550 (See Rates & Fees) but can easily be offset with the numerous perks.
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As many airport terminals have reduced amenities and limited terminal seating due to the pandemic, lounge access can be more valuable than before. The next time you’re in Palm Beach (or another airport), check to see if your credit cards can give you free lounge access.
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For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, please click here.
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