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Great news for Hoosiers carrying Priority Pass

Fan Zone Indianapolis Priority Pass Lounge

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We got one, we finally got one!

My home airport is LAX, but I’m a Hoosier at heart. I was born in Indiana, grew up in a small town for many years, and have a lot of family still there. Aside from LAX there isn’t an airport I fly in/out of more than Indianapolis ( IND ). Which is why I was so happy to see that one of their dining options just partnered with Priority Pass. You can now flash your Priority Pass at the Fan Zone and enjoy a $28 credit for you and your guests. Just to clarify, that’s $28 per person 🙂

Cards that Offer Priority Pass

I currently carry 4 of the following cards: Reserve, Plat, Biz Plat, and Prestige; however, I usually bring the one linked to my Chase Sapphire Reserve ( an old habit from when they allowed more guests comparatively ).

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve
    • 2 guests
  • Amex Platinum ( any version )
    • 2 guests
  • Citi Prestige
    • immediate family members/ 2 guests
  • Amex Hilton Aspire
    • 2 guests
  • Amex Hilton Ascend
    • 10 passes

 
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Delta was/is the single lounge option at IND

It’s a standard US domestic lounge that services a midsize market. Think…lots of finger food, no real meal options, clean, wifi, but unimpressive. The last time I visited this lounge, which is indicative of how often I fly Delta domestically, was connecting to a China Airlines business class flight at the end of 2016. It certainly wasn’t worth showing up early to the airport for.

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Now…knowing I can get $28 for me and and two guests – I’ll certainly be stopping by the Fan Zone, if for no other reason than to grab a free beer, bottle of water, or soda.

I loved using my Priority Pass in Sydney to grab a few bites/drinks earlier this year, and while getting access to lounges is great, getting a restaurant credit provides an easy way to measure value.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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