Mastercard airport lounges has the largest network in India compared to Visa. However, if you hold Visa Signature or Infinite Card its no harm in using them first. I always value Visa cards in this order for lounge access-
- Priority Pass > Mastercard > Visa
Visa being the first preference to swipe whenever possible as it has least # of lounges and Mastercard gives access to most Domestic lounges whereas Priority Pass gives you access to 850+ lounges across the world. So Priority pass card is the most valuable to me.
Complimentary Lounge Access Limits on Visa Cards:
- Visa Infinite cards: 4 Complimentary access per quarter
- Visa Signature cards: 2 Complimentary access per quarter (like MasterCard)
Domestic Terminal – Visa Airport Lounges
- Bangalore – Plaza Premium Lounge
- Chennai – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
- Hyderabad – Plaza Premium Lounge
- Mumbai – Carnations
- Delhi – Plaza Premium Lounge (T3) & Plaza Premium Lounge (T1D)
International Terminal – Visa Airport Lounges
- Bangalore – Plaza Premium Lounge
- Chennai – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
- Hyderabad – Plaza Premium Lounge
- Mumbai – Clipper
- Delhi – Plaza Premium Lounge (T3)
I’ve been to Plaza Premium lounge in Bangalore and my HDFC Regalia Credit card (Visa Signature) helped me to get in with a swipe of Rs.2, done for authenticating the card.
Have you ever used your Visa Signature/Infinite Cards for Lounge Access? Do let me know in comments below.
HAVING ALLMILES CARD I REQUIRED PRIORITY PASS CARD
KINDLY HELP TO AVAIL THE SAME
Call up HDFC support or drop them an email.
I m holding allmiles hdfc visa signature card , can I access domestic lounge ? And what charges ?
iam holding allmiles hdfc visa signature card , can I access domestic lounge ?
Get it changed to Regalia First and you’ll get access.
How many family members can get excess through one visa signature card.
I hold Hdfc regalia international credit card . I m going to UAE from Delhi do at the Delhi International Airport I have to use credit card or priority pass for free access.. as after check in I will be on the other side of Delhi airport where all international lounge are present .
I have been doing some research on priority pass access in Indian credit cards.
It seems that only Regalia and All Miles provide both membership + free visits per year. No other credit card seems to be doing that. [not considering top tier cards e.g. Visa Infinite etc]
Apart from HDFC, no other bank card does that. Some just provide membership but no free visits.
Any bank/card i am missing which does provide that?
True that, apart from these two, only top tier cards (Visa infinite level) has it.
I have a 10hrs halt at Abu-Dhabi International Airport. Which signature credit card should I get so that I can use Lounge Access at an affordable rate.
I have visa signature card from iob and icici mmt credit card. If i will be allowed with any of them??
ICICI mmt card gives dragon pass, that will allow you access to international lounge.
Yes, no one provides. Further currently for the HDFC Regalia linked Priority Pass there are 12 free visits per year. But understand that they are only for International Lounge and not Domestic Lounge.. any idea?
No, you can also access domestic lounges with priority pass.
I believe the domestic lounge accesses are unlimited with the Regalia card. Am I right ?
i have tried so many times for SBI VISA SIGNATURE CARD online but unable to processed it. i am class 1 central govt officer and my salary (gross) around 11 laks. I don’t know why online process finally not accepted my request. please clarify. here i have some doubt….
1. Is VISA SIGNATURE CREDIT card & Elite credit card are same ?
2. what are the criteria & eligibility to make VISA SIGNATURE CARD ?
3. SBI Card REP insists me to make ELITE MASTER credit card but after reading your review i only want to make VISA SIGNATURE CARD. I have to travel abroad too. pls guide as earliest. Thanks
You should try at some SBI branch I am sure you are definitely eligible for the card.
indusind bank Signature Credit card will help your case
I have ICICI bank Visa Coral Cards – 1 Credit and 1 Debit and both offer complimentary Lounge access.
I also have an ICICI American Express Coral credit card and that too offers Lounge access.
However, I have SBI Visa Signature Card and I read in the terms online that I have to pay Rs. 800 for a Lounge visit. I find this surprising since Signature is supposed to be a premium card with a high annual fee. Anyone has any better info on this?
I am using the IDFC bank Visa Signature Debit card. Even I’ve enjoyed free lounge access at Airports. The offer is from Visa not from a particular bank. If you are holding Visa Signature, Corporate or Infinite, you can get free access.
But the offer from Visa was till 30th Sept 2019. I have seen somewhere that it is extended till 31st Oct 2019.
I have HDFC Regalia (Mastercard). Will I benefit if I change it to Visa?
No, stay with Mastercard as it has more # of lounges
Hey I have HDFC regalia as well as priority pass. Since Regalia is Visa Signature card, do we also get 2 separate free accesses to lounge per quarter for visa signature? So is it 12(PP) + 2*4 (Visa Sig) = 20 free passes or just 12
You’re right with the numbers(20) Ajay 🙂
Now most banks have restricted the use of Priority Pass lounge access for international airports only. So better check.
And I have a VISA REGALIA, I’ve been struggling so much lately to figure how it can be changed to MasterCard. No one seems to have the information.
Simply call the customer care. I remeber i got master and called customer care to give me visa instead and it was done easily. Write to customer care also.
its very easy,
send a letter to chennai office, they do it in 2 days
i have done it twice
Send a letter to chennai mailroom to have it changed to mastercard platform. I got it done that way.
How to check whether my HDFC easy shop visa platinum card has complimentary airport lounge assess ( as claimed by the bank site…)
What about the ADD ON Card people, do they also get any benefit of Lounge access in any card ?
And what if you have a kid with you? any special rules with regard to kids?
Am unsure about the Kid age and charges. It may vary from lounge to lounge. Generally only primary card enjoys all benefits, except on super premium cards like Infinia/Diners Black.
Kids above 3 years will be treated as a seperate guest accompanying the primary card holder.
Currently as per the new changes, even add on card holder on HDFC Regalia gets a complementary priority pass card and the cumulative number of Complementary visits between the Primary Holder and the add on card holder is 12 visits/year. I got mine recently through my wife’s Regalia.
SBI signature add on card also has 2 complimentary lounge access per quarter which is in addition to the 2 complimentary access of the primary card. For example if I have SBI Signature credit card & my wife has the add on card so both of us have 4 complimentary lounge access per quarter. I have verified this from SBI card helpline.
This is interesting. Got to see the practical possibilities.
Thank You Mr. Siddharth
Hi Siddharth, thanks for valuable reviews. They are very informative.
Like there is a 1800 102 6263 master card helpline number that provides the details about the lounge access eligibility, is there a way to find out the eligibility and number of visits allowed / available on visa and amex cards?
Sadly not for Visa, as far as i know.
For Amex, customer support might help. They’re very friendly to answer queries.
I have visa signature c card . How much i have to pay if iam using airport lounch in india ?
Depends on which lounge you’re accessing. Free with Visa Lounges. Its there in metros.
Thanks for deep dive in to the Indian cards and saving some of us the hassle
So I have a question. I have been offered regalia card from hdfc. Wanted to know if the priority pass membership offered by then is standard one and one needs to pay 27 dollars everytime they use the lounge?
Q2. does an add on card member also recieve the same benefits of priority pass membership as the member. Add on member is spouse and not a kid
Q3. Any other card that offers max lounge access both indian and international airports
Q4. I was offered the standard chartered Emirates cards and Sbi platinum too .which one would u recommend
Q5. Lastly I am ok to pay for a card too if it provides lounge access
Thanks in advance for ur time n insights
1. 12 free visits with regalia
2. those free visits shared across add on cards
3. Diners cards is good.
4. both are not premium ones. SBi signature variant is good.
5. Most hdfc diners cards are free and gives unlimited domestic lounge access and some intl too.
I’m having allmiles visa signature credit card
can u please tell me the best way use reward points and how many priority pass can i get on my card. Where do i get them from
Redeem for recharge/flights.
One priority Pass with 4 free access. just call up customer care to request for PP card.
Hi Siddharth, I have priority pass from sbi prime…my priority pass is going to expire in 1 month..can I get free renewal or I need to pay
I have Jet privilege card, never find limitations on access … Is it true??
Almost all lounges I have got accessibility across india , if such limitations plz I would like to know…
Yes, its coz of the big Mastercard Network and Jet cards are on Mastercard mostly. I believe even the Jet debit card has unlimited lounge access in India.
I m holdind hdfc allmiles card , what charges for lounge access charges ?
My VISA signature card document mentions some kind of Applicable charges which are US $ 27 per visit. However, when i visited lounge at Mumbai airport, I was also charged Rs 2 for breakfast.
What is this 27$ US charges then?
Rs.2 is charged for authentication to check if your card is active or not.
$27 is the fee associated with Priority Pass which is completely different.
What all benefits we can avail with complimentary airport lounge visits every quarter given with cards. Is it only entry access or any other free services also? I am using ICICI Coral card and have these offers entitled but never utilized.
You get free buffet, snacks, soft drinks, coffee, water, wifi etc.
Can i take one more person with me with my coral debit card. Never used it.
No, one card, one person. You can pay for the other though.
With my Visa Signature Card from Axis Bank can I have complimentary access to some Airport lounge at Abu Dhabi airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3?
No, only local Indian Visa lounges are complimentary.
Visa website says the complimentary airport lounge access program is only till September 30, 2016. Is this correct? Will it get extended? Who will tell for sure. In the past too, there have had been end dates but the program was extended.
Usually it gets renewed without fail 😀
Just received a mail from the Concierge service. It’s being extended till 31st October, 2016 as of now. Quoting :
“Thank you for having Visa Infinite Concierge assist you with your request. Please take a moment to review the information below at your earliest convenience.
We are pleased to advise you that the complimentary airport lounge access program offer has been extended to 31st October 2016.
Visa Airport Lounge Access Program
Enjoy complimentary Airport Lounges access and more in India
Redemption Period : 01 Jan 2014 – 31 Oct 2016”
I hold a HDFC Regalia VIsa signature card and an ICICI rubyx Master and ICICI rubyx Amex card. While using in Domestic lounges can I use the Master/Amex card and then for int’l use the Regalia?
Can I use the regalia card for lounge swiping at int’l lounges or would I need a PP?
You need PP for Intl lounges.
I have regalia card with 12/ye lounge access. I’ve exhausted a few internationally. My wife has an add on card making her entry possible. Heading for a family vacation domestically with my Son( making it three) with my PP and wife’s add on is there a way I can get my son in?
2 Priority Pass card for you & wife & You can use your Credit card itself for additional access, provided the lounge is affiliated with the Visa/MC that you carry.
I wanted to know that which type of hdfc credit card will suits me best for the access at airport lounges. As I need no annual charges for the credit card.
there are lots of factors. For Domestic, Mastercards would do. For Intl, Regalia or Diners cards would help.
I have applied for SBI elite card.
Please guide me on following
1.Should I go for world Master card or visa signature. Whats the main difference between two.
2. 2 complimentary airport lounge per quarter applicable to both.?? Validity period for both the cards for lounges. I have heard that Validity for master card lounges is up to 31st Dec 16.
3. I have ICICI debit master card nd SBH maestro debit card. Whether any complementary lounge is there on these two??
Thanks in advance
1. Mastercard, as it has more lounges than VISA.
2. It keeps renewing
3. ICICI Coral MC variant has it.
I have a DBS Treasures Visa Infinite Card. I have few questions. Kindly help me to explain.
1. Can you please let me know if I can avail lounge access in Delhi International Airport and Dubai International Airport… free of cost? If it is paid how much it would be on each location?
2. How many visit per quarter is allowed in Domestic & International both?
3. What kind of services I can avail free of cost like Buffet, drinks etc. in India Lounge and International lounge??
As per you which card is best to avail the lounge access specially which offers ad one feature so that family members can also avail the free lounge services like(Buffet, drinks etc).
Thanks in advance.
Lots qns in single shot.
Well, check out the Visa lounges that you’ve access above. Can’t be used out of India.
Here are the list of debit cards for Lounge access in india.
10 Best Debit Cards with Complimentary Airport Lounge Access in India
I have a Kotak Mahindra Debit Card which is a Visa Platinum Card. Any info on the lounge access on these cards if at all?
Its only available on Visa Signature/infinite Variants.
Do ICICI platinum chip Master card has lounge access facility ? It is not mentioned on their website.
How to call this visa assistance number ? which number to dial ?
I have a cropration bank visa signature even i can access free lounge facility in airport
Yes you can, in mentioned Visa Affiliated Lounges.
Hi. I am having an hdfc airmiles card.
I have read about a $27 charge.
Will i be charged if i avail a lounge??? It also says 4 free lounges per year.
You’ve to use Priority Pass card.
Recently I got upgraded to HDFC Regalia first credit card and I got a PP Pass mentioning 4 visits/year. Wanted to know what is the procedure to avail the PP card on Bangalore Lounge? And is there any extra/hidden charges in future?
And in last what facilities can be availed inside lounge with this card?
Appreciate your response.
i got visa signature card.
i wanted to know what are the best things to do at carnations mumbai, premium plaza at bengaluru.
if someone can pls educate what are the things that are complimentary and what are paid services with discount?
I have a visa signature debit card from IDFC (not HDFC) bank. wanted to know if all visa signature cards irrespective of issuing bank are eligible for airport lounge or it depends on the bank. Visa site says any signature card but my bank site has not mentioned about it.
Its irrespective of issuing bank.
Sorry to bother you again
Do visa signature cards have free visit or we have to pay 27$ per visit.
Thanks again for prompt response, i loved your blog, Keep it up 🙂
i read your blog again and found 2 visits are free per quarter on visa signature debit cards.
Hey what is quarter period for visa excess entitlement. Like for signature visa card I can go only 2 visits in a quarter
I have applied for HDFC Regalia.
Will I be able to access international lounge with HDFC Regalia card?
Will I get PP card automatically with Regalia or should I apply for it separately.
You should check out my other article on this: HDFC Priority Pass – Everything You Need to Know
I have Regalia First, but recently I tried it in Mumbai Domestic Lounge, it was declined. Do we have to register some where to start the Visa lounge access?
Visa is not accepted in this lounge.
Check out my review on Mumbai T2 Domestic departure Lounge
Thanks very much for putting all this useful information. I have Regalia, Amex Platinum, SC Infinite and Yes First Signature cards with add on cards for my wife along with PP for 3 of these cards.
Is it possible for me to get lounge access (domestic only) free for my kids.
I have received Priority Pass card from IndusInd bank along with IndusInd Platinum Credit Card. It says $27 per visit for the lounge access. Can I not have free domestic lounge access on PP? Even domestic lounge do I need to pay if I have Priority Pass? What is the use of having PP for annual membership $99?
Yes, you’ve to pay for visit in this variant.
I have SBI Visa Signature card
I have been refused complementary lounge access on this card and Mumbai airport T3 departure – Loyalty Lounge.
Had to use my ICICI Expressions debit card which was accepted.
I have a visa signature all miles debit card and I would like to know if I could access lounge overseas and in US ,knowing that I have 2 free access per quarter ?
Its only for domestic usage.
Landmark Rewards Platinum credit card have free lounge access ?
Nope. it doesn’t.
standard chartered Landmark Rewards Platinum credit card giving Additional Benefits
of Complimentary lounge access at select domestic airports !
Is it free ? Or paid ?
I don’t think it has free access AFAIK
Sc credit card RM confirms its free but limited to Visa Airport Lounge !
On SCB website , I read we can apply this card , on other card basis, but I not found any way to apply against my currant credit card ?
They approve easily. its a basic card. you can even apply on website.
For Card on card, you might need to visit the branch.
I have Visa Signature HDFC All Miles Credit Card,
But not having PP card. Can i avail the free Domestic Lounge facility and what are the facilities available with this card in the Lounge
Yes, you can.
This is my second comment as my first comment didn’t pass the moderation process it seems, not sure why.
I have a Business Regalia World Mastercard and I am told by the CC that it don’t have any free domestic access and I will have to use Priority Pass for that, is that true? And will it benefit me if I chance from MasterCard to VISA as it seems these days VISA cards have more domestic lounge access? I have emailed them asking the process to do so now waiting for their response.
Also do you have any idea if apart from Jet Card any other debit card from HDFC provide free lounge access? I checked their site and it says a few cards do but CC says that none apart from JP offers this facility anymore.
Also i have recently got a Regalia First Card on my wifes name and again the same question, will it be better if I ask for VISA card instead of Mastercard which she got?
Thanks a lot for your time (hopefully it will pass moderation this time).
I see other comment was approved long back.
Meanwhile, Regalia MC has lounge access, but RF doesn’t.
Most MC debit cards in HDFC still has lounge access.
I have an HDFC Visa Superia Signature Credit card and I want to use it for Plaza Premium Lounge Access at participating airports across India. Are there any additional charges involved apart from the Rs. 2 swipe done at the Premium Lounge reception? Also I would like to state that I do not hold a Priority Pass membership.
No other charges as long as you’ve free access. Though, i’m not sure about this card as its pretty old one.
i have a HDFC Business Visa Platinum Credit card, do i get complimentary lounge access with it
hdfc website shows that i do
so was just making sure
Yes, i checked the website and it does show the access, which seems an exceptional case. (though offer page says – Expires 30th Sep 2016 )
Visa gives lounge access only to Signature/Infinite variants as standard offer. Others maybe temporary, less reliable.
Moreover, this variant is no more sourced. I’ve been holding it for a while.
Why not consider upgrading? 🙂
what about master card easyshop platinum debit card
Most MC variants with HDFC has it. To verify, use the MC tollfree no.
visa website also shows access to business platinum cards
Upon presentation of the Visa Infinite, Visa Signature card, Business Platinum, Business Signature or Corporate Platinum card and boarding pass, cardholders can enjoy the following privileges:
– Maximum of 4 complimentary access for Visa Infinite cardholders, and maximum of 2 complimentary access for Visa Signature, Business Platinum, Business Signature or Corporate Platinum cardholders every calendar quarter*
– Paid access: In addition to the complimentary access – cardholders are also entitled to unrestricted (chargeable) access for himself/herself and for his/her accompanying guests
Cool, so now you can be 100% sure then 🙂
I have a Landmarks rewards SC (visa platinum) credit cards; can I avail the free lounge in Bengaluru and Mumbai (T2) airports…
I don’t think you can. Though, check with bank if there are any offers that aren’t published on website.
I have SBI card Visa signature. Can u please suggest where can I get list of all lounges where it is acceptable? It is not on the SBI card website and neither the helpline could suggest me about that. Thanks.
You’re already reading the article with the list of lounges 🙂
I received my PP yesterday. Validity is 3 years from date of issue. Question is – are those complementary visits applicable for 3 years (till card expiry) or only for first 12 months from card set up date?
Valid till expiry.
i have hdfc ALL MILES credit card. Can i access the free airpport lounge if yes then how much free access are there.with this card
Thanks for valuable service.
1 ) I am traveling to srinagar with my wife and son. I Have regalia card and PP. I also applied for add on for my wife and got the Add on card PP for the same. We can now access the lounge . How can I make my son to acess the lounge with out any cost . My son is five years old.
2) I too have platinum debit card from hdfc .. can I use tht for my son’s lounge access .. or else can I use Regalia itself for my son lounge access. Kindly guide
3 ) I called the toll free of hdfc cards department. They said u can’t use more than two times in an quater for one priority pass . You said we can use 12 times in an year. If I don’t use it for two quater can we use unused times for the quater kindly guide. I nvr used my card or Pp for lounge access even once . H many times I can use .
Will they ask PP for my.kid also.
Which is the best card for free Intl and Domestic Lounges access without any charges.
HDFC regalia can help.
I am holding Amex Platinum travel card and was offered Priority pass free, but as on visiting site I noticed that every lounge visit will charge 27 $ . I was wondering weather to apply for pp with amex or not? Amex it self couldnt gave me free lounge visit in Malaysia though I could take advantage in mumbai. Now I want your insight about weather to take AMEX pp or HDFC regalia would be better option for maximum lounge access?
HDFC Regalia is good, as it has 6 free visits on PP.
Recently I got email from HDFC that they’re pulling their Priority Pass complimentary program on All Miles, Doctors Superia, Maruti Co-brand, Signature, Superia, World. Also I visited Plaza Lounge at T1 and they also said that Visa affiliation has been called off. I checked website of HDFC and Citibank but they haven’t updated their website. Do you have latest information as to which all cards now offer Lounge Program for both Visa and Master? Also which card offer complimentary Priority Pass every year?
Do you mean Mumbai T1? If so, yes!
For other queries, search the site, the info is already available 🙂
hi Siddharth, I am an NRI, and want to have a credit card which gives me maximum benefits with the priority pass and free lounge access internationally. Can you suggest on this please? or do you think I should simly apply for a Prority pass membership on its own?
This is the list you need to check out: Best Credit Cards for International Lounge Access
i have this SBI elite card
can i use it for airport lounge facility????
Yes, in Visa lounges.
I have a priority pass but it has expired.
How do l renew the priority pass? Mine was issued along with SBI credit card
Just ask to re-issue.
if priority passes can be re issued or validity extended?
by whom and how?
please help in this regards.
thanks in advance.
I have a HDFC ALL MILES card ( visa signature). Priority pass for ALL MILES cars has been deactivated wef April 2017. Now, will i be able to use FREE airport lounges (2/Quarter) under VISA Signature program ?
Yes you can.
I have HDFC Regalia first credit card and I also got a priority pass card when I used HDFC Regalia first credit card for purchasing. I have been using this card for airport lounge access.
If I access the lounge with one additional member, is there any to access the lounge free of cost for both?
VERY NICE ADVICE
THANKS A LOT
I hold SBI VISA PLATINUM CREDIT CARD ,Recently on date 25 April 2017 afternoon around 12:30 I approached PLAZA PREMIUM LOUNGE AT NEW DELHI AIRPORT T1 DEPARTURE/DOMESTIC But surprisingly the Guy at Customer service /Host desk denied to Offer any service on bse of my VISA PLATINUM CREDIT CARD. I Dont know why7 this happened ? as per my knowledge the SBI Credit card department said me that the platinum card carries 2 Free Access to VISA Associted lounge and the premium plaza declined to offer me any complimentery access .please guide me what to do ?
Hi Siddharth !
I hold a HDFC Regalia which came with a priority pass card & a Stan C Visa Infinite card. My wife holds a HDFC All miles Card which came with a priority pass card which has been subsequently revoked w.e.f 31st March,2017. We are travelling out of country and need airport lounge access. 04 no. of access shall serve my purpose. I don’t think that HDFC regalia would be offered to her… Plz suggest a card which my wife can apply for ? Thanks
Apply for Add-on card for her along with PP
The add on card comes with a significant fee of Rs. 2,500/- which i am reluctant to pay !! However , in the mean time i have applied for Amex membership rewards card which should give me 12 access but can’t seem to find this information anywhere else ( but i think that is domestic lounge ) .However i was surprised that the agent told me that the platinum travel card has been closed w.e.f 28th April,2017 otherwise wanted to apply for that !! Would you confirm if it is true ??
Further, am getting YES first preferred card which i am trying to upgrade to a first exclusive card by persuading the agent !! lets see if that happens.
However , i have read that HDFC PP complimentary visits are only valid on international travel and any domestic visit shall be charged at 27$ plus service tax. Does it stand true for lounge located at international departures in india or would that be complimentary ? Please help
Yes, any Lounge within India is Domestic.
Thankyou Siddharth for your reply which has cleared my doubt !!
Further , would it be possible to tell whether amex membership rewards comes with lounge access or not ?
Am arriving at Delhi from LA on 12th May Early morning at T3, have a stop over of 11 hours before my flight to Gorakhpur from T 1D.
I hold a SBI card ( Visa Signature Elite). Which lounge can I use ? Pl advise.
You can use Plaza Premium Lounge (T1D) which i’ve reviewed a while back. Link is in the article.
I recently got Business Regalia though I applied for Personal Regalia (am self-employed and I undertsand that coul d be the reason). I did gt the Visa one . My questions are as follows:
1. is it better to have a Mastercard one than the Visa One ?
2. What advantages do I have on Business Regalia ?
3. What kind of offers should I look for ? Is the retail offers not applicable for this ?
1. MC for Lounges
2. Nothing much
3. Check Business card offers in smartbuy. Most retail offers are not eligible on this card.
I am holding HDFC CLASSIC VISA PLATINUM debit card,Do i have access any lounges?
I hold an AllMiles Visa Signature card and also my wife has a same AllMiles Visa Signature card.
On 22nd February 2017 I received a mail stating, “Priority Pass membership has been withdrawn from product. Hence your Priority Pass will be deactivated with effect from 1st March, 2017.”
Next month I am going on an international trip with my wife and daughter (adult). I want to upgrade my allmiles HDFC card – please suggest which card should I upgrade to – I need lounge access for all 3 of us – since we have return flight layover at Abu Dhabi with a long halt.
I have a bit confusion on SBI Visa platinum credit card. Site and the customer care says that 02 complimentary lounge access/quarter. However few queries above point at denial of lounge access. Can u please throw some light on it.
I am holding HDFC CLASSIC VISA PLATINUM debit card,Do i have access to any lounges.
With my Visa Signature Card from SBI, can I have complimentary access to some Airport lounge at Abu Dhabi airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 ?
With my HDFC dinners club international card , can I have complimentary access to some Airport lounge at Abu Dhabi airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 ?
I have ICICI Bank Platinum VISA Credit Card and Corporation Bank VISA Signature Debit card.
Which of these will enable me to get launge Acceess.
Whether my family can get access on my card if they accompany me in travel
Presently I have SC Visa Business card with two more add on cards. Right now these cards do not make me eligible for lounge access. Which card do you suggest if I am looking for free lounge access.
I HAVE 2 QUESTION
1. HOW MANY LAUNGE AT DOMESTIC T2 AT CSI AIRPORT MUMBAI. IN WHICH I CAN USE ICICI CORAL CREDIT CARD AND YES BANK PLATINUM MASTER DEBIT CARD BOTH.
2. I HAVE YES BANK TITANIUM MASTER DEBIT CARD . IN WHICH LAUNGE AT MUMBAI AND BANGLORE IT WILL BE USEFUL.
Hi, please advice which credit and debit card provide access to MIAL lounge at Mumbai T2?
Will American Express Platinum Travel card allow free lounge access to primary card holder and his/her spouse who is having an add on card?
I have been able to successfully use it, though not allowed.. You can give it a try!
I have HDFC ALL MILES VISA card. Can I use it for free lounge access in domestic airport? If so, how many times do I have free lounge access per year?
Can i use my hdfc priority pass in international airports? If yes can u provide me with the list..
Ref. Priority Pass Website.
Does SBI Elite visa provide complimentary access to Kolkata Domestic Airport Lounge?
I have hdfc allmiles credit card which issue by visa signature , can access domestic lounge ? And what charges for it ?
Holding HDFC Regalia card, but
declined at T1D Delhi? Hold PP as well,
can it be used on domestic terminals?
Is that regalia First MC? If yes, then its normal.
Same case here – same card, same terminal – declined on 16 Sep.
Sir I hold total of 3 Cards – 2xHDFC Regalia Credit Card (One is a Visa Signature & 2nd one is MasterCard) & 1x HDFC Visa Multicurrency Platinum Forex Plus Card.
I am heading for a trip to Hong Kong with my family on 13th from CSIA,BOM. We are 3xAdults + 1x Child.
So could we get complimentary access for all (I mean with swiping charge).
Also I want to know what exactly is Priority Pass Membership as I am not in a position to contact my bank & how do I get the Priority Pass with Regalia Cards ?
Hi Siddharth, I have a visa infinite debit card issued by Standard Chartered bank. On Visa’s website, it mentions that the infinite card is eligible to get lounge benefit at Mumbai Intl Airport Domestic terminal.. Lounge name mention is Mumbai Airport Lounge (MAL), but as far as I know there is no MAL lounge at the intl airport domestic departure side.. The address mentioned (OPP gate 44 and 45) is same as that of Travel Club lounge (loyalty lounge), but I am not sure if these are same. However, I do vaguely remember that in the past I have tried and my visa infinite card was not eligible for access at the Travel club lounge.. I am going to be at airport for 4hrs and want to use the benefits of this lounge, so can u pls let me know if my visa infinite will actually be eligible?
Thanks in advance.
Mumbai Airport Lounge (MAL), Travel Club lounge and loyalty lounge in Mumbai T2 domestic departures is smae lounge having different names, it accepts visa, master and amex cards but they allow only 3 hours before flight time.
your visa infinite is eligible
Pls help me figure out if I will get access to Travels Club lounge at Mumbai Intl Airport Domestic terminal using my visa infinite debit card? Thanks.
I have a HDFC Platinum easyshop visa variant debit card, and a Kotak League credit card also a visa variant. will any of these have an access to the international lounges, plaza premium at T3 for example??
I have HDFC All Miles Visa Signature Credit card.
where and how can I register for service to use VIP Lounge?
I am regular reader of your blog your articles are really informative. I have one query I have DCB BANK business platinum visa debit card. Is this card eligible for free airport lounge access.. And if can provide me visa card helpline number it would be great full.
i have a visa signature card of axis bank as per visa i can visit it 2 time per quater. I just want to know that only I can access it or i can be with 1 or 2 person can access it??
I hold SBI VISA PLATINUM CREDIT CARD ,Recently on date 20th December 2017 afternoon around 1:45 am I approached PLAZA PREMIUM LOUNGE AT NEW DELHI AIRPORT T1 DEPARTURE/DOMESTIC But surprisingly the Guy at Customer service /Host desk denied to Offer any service on my VISA PLATINUM CREDIT CARD. But, as per my knowledge the SBI Credit card department said me that the platinum card carries 2 Free Access to VISA Associted lounge and the premium plaza declined to offer me any complimentery access .please guide me what to do ?
They removed Visa access recently. Check relevant lounge article for more info. Try to change your card to “mastercard”
I do have SBI master card(debit) as well ICICI visa(debit). If I use those cards in Indian airport lounge than it will be complimentary of I need to pay for it.
Update : carnations lounge in terminal 1 at Mumbai CSIA does not accept visa cards anymore … only mastercard , maestro , dragonpass , priority pass accepted
I have HDFC ALLMILES and AXIS MYZONE card both have lounge access to the airport. Do I need to pay anything extra? which card should I use for access the lounge?
I want to know how I can use Union Bank of India Visa Signature Card fir international lounge visit ? Please review this card. Gem of a card with 250 rupees renewal fee , which is waived after 1 lac rs annual usage .
Dear Sidharth, want to know how I can use Union Bank of India Visa Signature Card for international lounge visit ? Please review this card. It is Gem of a card with 250 rupees renewal fee , which is waived after 1 lac rs annual usage .
You need to have a priority pass for international lounge access otherwise u need to pay USD27
My Axis Bank ‘ My Zone’ credit card offers me complementary access to some domestic airport lounges (2/qtr). What does it mean by complementary acces ? Is there any other charges payable and what facilities I could avail ?
I hv hdfc visa platinum credit card ,can I get free access to Kuala Lumpur airport lounge?
You need to have Priority Pass or Diners Club credit card to access international lounges.
I have HDFC signature VISA card, ICICI Ruby MASTERCARD and ICICI AMEX card, an I get free access to changi(SIngapore) airport lounge and domestic ariport in india (Chennai and coimbatore)?
U can get free access only in Chennai and coimbatore. For others u need priority pass.
Has the list of domestic visa lounges been increased? One of my friends was able to access kochi earth lounge using indusind visa signature debit card.
Hi I have used Standard Chartered Visa Platinum Card in Plaza Premium Lounge at New Delhi Airport,but when tried to access the same in Bengaluru,they denied that this won’t be acceptable. Can you state the reason why isn’t acceptable in different city though being the chain of same lounge.
I have SBI Prime card ,can I get free access to Delhi Airport and Dubai airport lounge??
I will be having 7 hours layover in kuala lumper Airport in coming two weeks so i wanted to know which credit/Debit card will have lounge access,Currently i have Axis Bank platinum Card,HDFC Card,ad SBI Card (these 3 credit cards),but i am unsure if any of them has any option for lounge access.
If anybody has any suggestion please do let me know asap.
i have Visa Platinum Debit card and my wife having HDFC Ru pay Platinum card, my son 3 years old, so all we can get free access to Lounge or i need to pay for my son, Please tell me
Normally Kids entry is free and not charged for lounge access
I am having Standard Chartered Visa Gold Credit Card, Can I get free access to airport Lounge
Best place to find out would be check standard chartered website as visa has reduced its access to select few airports lounges only.
I am ( 71 ) going to U.K. with my wife (63 ) from Indore by Air India flight on 07/08/2019 with 12 hours layover at Mumbay. We both have SBI EXCLUSIF VISA SIgnature card . Kindly suggest whitch airport lounge we should go for layover period. Please suggest with all details. Regards and Thanks.
Hi I have hdfc visa platinum debit card… Please let me know if I can access on airport lounge for free?
On HDFC Mastercard Platinum you can but not on Visa.
I have HDFC Regalia First credit card – Visa. This will be my first visit to Lounge at Chennai Domestic Airport. I also have Priority Pass card.
Do I need to carry both for free entry & I would like to know is refreshments also free or its only the entry.
Hi I have Visa card from Thailand can I use this service to wating my flight to Bangkok ?
Can i use Plaza Lunge at T2 Delhi. I have VISA SBI CARD PLATINUM and i have used at IGI T3 Plaza twice in a year.Can i also use at PLAZA Lounge at T2 with same VISA SBI CARD .
Is there a credit card that allows complimentary guest access in India.
Usually lounges charge you 32$ for you guest/companion access even if you have priority pass access.
Axis Magnus has complimentary guest access in India.
Currently Visa has more affiliated lounges than MasterCard. Even in towns like Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam we can access through Visa. I have 2 MasterCards with lounge access, which i cant use in these cities.
Which visa card you used to access in Vijayawada & Vizag ?
I have an IndusInd Visa Signature debit card which offer complimentary lounges access in India & abroad. For accessing lounges in India, I believe my debit card will be sufficient to enter the lounge, however will the same debit card be used to access lounges outside India or do I have to register for LoungeKey. Will I be allowed to register for loungekey when I have been offered by Visa Signature for complimentary Lounge access outside India?
Hello, could you please tell me if I can access the lounges at international airports, for instance, Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, by using an Easyshop Platinum VISA debit card? I have read in some places that the access is only to domestic lounges. Does it mean lounges in India but not abroad or domestic lounges in India, not international lounges like Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport?
Thanks for maintaining this wonderful source of information. I have a question regarding Visa Platinum vs Visa Signature (and others maybe)
I’ve a ICICI Rubyx card that I am using for last 2 decades (it was probably called something else in the past). It’s marked as Visa Signature. Recently I got a Sapphiro which has 5x limit of Rubyx, but marked as Platinum. The HDFC Infinia is Infinite, but Imperia Debit is Platinum.
My question is: do these Visa tiers matter? And if so, how? Sapphiro is higher than Rubyx, but Platinum is lower than Signature. So seems contradictory.
I have RuPay Global Debit-Prepaid SBI card as well as VISA platinum Smartshopper silver debit card of ICICI bank with me. Is anyone eligible for Airport Launch (Domestic).