Travelling could be very exciting, but for frequent flyers, it could be a pain at times. That is why airport lounges were introduced to ease the inconvenience caused to the passengers.
An airport lounge offers a comfortable place for passengers to rest while waiting to board their flights. It provides a quiet place to relax and offers food, beverage, shower facility, wifi access, and entertainment such as TV, newspapers & magazines.
Usually, you have to travel Business or First class to obtain free access to the lounge or pay an amount of money depending on the airport. You can also be a premium member of an airline’s frequent flyer program that requires you to travel thousands of miles.
But do you know that you need not pay a hefty amount nor purchase a First or Business class ticket to enjoy this luxury? I’ve been traveling since I joined an airline in 2008 until today. But not only until 2013 that I started having access to an airport lounge.
My first lounge access was only applicable to the Marhaba Lounges at Dubai airports. I got this access through my finance loan account with a UAE bank (Emirates Islamic). A Titanium card was to me with access to Marhaba Lounges.
In December 2016, Citibank upgraded my 8-year-old credit card account to a Citi World Mastercard. One of the many benefits is access to over 1000 airport lounges worldwide through Lounge Key.
You heard it right! It’s worldwide, and it’s free! I was delighted when I heard the news.
Wherever you are in the world, you can check with any of your local banks to get more information if they have the same offer. Conditions may apply.
If you are in Dubai, you can use any debit or credit card with Mastercard logo to access Marhaba Lounge at Dubai International Airport (DXB). If you are in UAE, check these links (Citibank and Emirates Islamic) to get more details on how to get this type of card.
Just a reminder, if you have a credit card, please be cautious about its usage. May have been buried in debt due to misuse. Check my other article 3 Tips to Successfully Manage your Credit Card for some helpful tips.
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