Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Ritz, JP Reserve to lose “restaurant” Priority Pass access

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One by one the super premium cards of the world are losing the restaurant access featured as part of their Priority Pass Select benefit. First we saw Amex Platinum, then Capital One Venture X, and now ( as first spotted by DDG )  the Chase Sapphire Reserve® will lose this part of the benefit July 1st of this year. He noted the following language on his card statement:

Cards affected:

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve®
  • JP Morgan Reserve®
  • The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card

“As of July 1, 2024 you will no longer have access to restaurants, cafes, and markets participating in the Priority Pass Select network as part of the Priority Pass Select Benefit associated with your Card. Access to Priority Pass Select’s network of lounges and other select airport experiences is not impacted by this update.”

A  rep confirmed the following to him:

Chase Sapphire Reserve, J.P. Morgan Reserve and The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card cardmembers will no longer have access to restaurants, cafes and markets participating in Priority Pass Select™. Access to Priority Pass Select’s network of lounges and other select airport experiences is not impacted by this update

If you’re unfamiliar, Priority Pass not only has lounges but additionally they have a network of restaurants that give members $28 per person ( usually with 2 guests ) credit when they dine. I’ve used this feature a ton of times at the Indianapolis airport since the included restaurant is right next to the gates I usually fly out of when I visit family.

This is definitely a devaluation and I know a lot of people had made a point to keep the CSR specifically because they were able to capitalize this part of the Priority Pass membership vs other super premium cards. Well…all those fine chaps will have to revalue starting 7/1/24. Will this result in a lot of cancellations…I doubt it.

Which cards still offer restaurant access?

  • Capital One Venture X Business
  • Citi Thank You Prestige ( retired )
  • Bank of America Premium Rewards Elite
  • UBS Visa Infinite Credit Card

These are the only cards that I know of that offer the Priority Pass restaurant access. I’m quite happy that I’ve kept the Citi Thank You Prestige in my wallet and hopefully the amount of those cards still floating around won’t put up any red flags to Citi to diminish that membership either or I’ll probably end up dropping the card.

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