These days when i signup for a new credit card, i always prefer Mastercard over Visa for one reason – complimentary domestic airport lounge access. Most Mastercard Debit/Credit cards issued by various banks are eligible to avail 2 Complimentary visits/quarter across Mastercard affiliated lounges in India. Needless to say, Mastercard has the biggest network of lounges in India compared to Visa.
Why Complimentary lounge Access?
Ever wondered how Mastercard is able to survive the Indian market while Visa comes up with lots of advertisements wherever we go? Mastercard, instead of going with high budget promotions, they rather provide real value to the customers by giving extensive travel benefits like complimentary lounge access.
This way, they are able to grab more customers who actually spend. Also they can convince bank about the lounge access features which Visa doesn’t provide on basic variant. Similar to Priority Pass, Mastercard doesn’t own any lounges but are affiliated with existing lounges to give access to its customers. The list gets updated every year and the latest lounges are mentioned below.
Lounges usually offer: Complimentary snacks, drinks, juices, food, workstation & more. Features vary from lounge to lounge as they’re owned by different companies.
Domestic Terminal – Mastercard Airport Lounges
- Bangalore – Plaza Premium Lounge & Above Ground Levell Lounge
- Chennai – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
- Cochin – Earth Lounge
- Hyderabad – Plaza Premium Lounge & Transit Lounge
- Mumbai – Loyalty lounge (T1B), GOOD TIMES (T1B), Travel Club Lounge (T2)
- Jaipur Airport Lounge
- Delhi – Plaza Premium Lounge (T3) & Plaza Premium Lounge (T1D)
- Kolkata – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
- Pune – Port Lounge
- Goa – Port Lounge
- Dehradun – Port Lounge
- Bhubaneswar – Mayfair Lounge
- Baroda – Port Lounge
International Terminal – Mastercard Airport Lounges
- Bangalore – Plaza Premium Lounge & Above Ground Levell Lounge
- Chennai – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
- Cochin – Earth Lounge
- Hyderabad – Plaza Premium Lounge
- Mumbai – Clipper
- Delhi – ITC Lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge(A) (T3) & Plaza Premium Lounge(B) (T3)
- Kolkata – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
- Pune – Port Lounge
- Goa – Port Lounge
- Ahmedabad – Port Lounge
- Jaipur – Club One Class Lounge (T2)
- Calicut – Port Lounge
Most of these lounges can also be accessed with: Priority Pass Card (foreign users only), Diners Club Card, Visa & some of the American Express cards.
Pro Tip: You can know the free access available on your Mastercard by calling ‘MasterCard For You’ toll free helpline: 1800-102-6263 (IVR Call Flow 1-1-1)
If you have any questions to ask, let me know in the comments below 🙂
I am a mastercard holder for two decades. My experience at Above Grround Level lounge in Blr airport is horrible. Very blunt amd curt staff. Rajesh at front desk was terrible. Extremely poor hospitality.
Can I access lounge in mumbai domestic terminal with axis bank priority card?
Does All miles mastercard provide free access to airport lounges affiliated to mastercard without showing the priority pass ??
Yes, it does 🙂
Are All Mastercards eligible for Airport Lounge (complimentary snacks ?
Most of them. You can know the free visits available on your Mastercard by calling – ‘MasterCard For You’ toll free helpline 1800-102-6263
you are awesome…thanks
When i told the Credit Card guy in HDFC about this… that Master Card has more lounges then Visa.. so he said nothing like that… both have good lounges….
Sir do you have the List of Visa Lounges in India to compare it with the Mastercard List above so that it can be compared easily.
Most of the comments and answers you find here are beyond customer care ex. theoretical knowledge, which is why its being shared.
Check both Visa/master card sites yourself to find the real truth 🙂
Could you please advice an credit card which has free International lounge access ( outside india) apart from HDFC bank ( regalia & dinners) .
Priority Pass is the solution. Most top end card in popular banks issues this PP card. like Amex, Citi, etc.
Want to ask travelling from Mumbai international airport T2 for domestic flight of jet airways how can I use clipper lounge which is in international departure security area. As I call clipper lounge then replied that it’s in international departure u can’t use it. I have MasterCard platinum debit card of HDFC bank in which this clipper lounge has access with.
There is a lounge for domestic T2 departures called Travel Club lounge, i’ve reviewed it in my older posts as well. But Mastercard does not have access to this lounge. Maybe in future it might get added.
i have master credit card but not belong to Indian bank its belong to Kuwait ,so while travelling in domestic airport in India we can use this card or not for Lounge purpose.
Depends on the offer you’ve received from your country bank.
TFS Domestic Lounge in Kolkata has been removed from list of lounges in Mastercard Website.
Thanks, updated the same.
I visited the TFS Kolkata lounge last month with my master card and no issues for me !
I heard its recently added back. How was the lounge?
Lounge is nice with good food !! Its on a mezanine floor and provides a quiet environment.
I have a Visa debit card from SBI , can i change it to mastercard? also does they levy any charges(service ,access or in some other name) for accessing it? only one person is allowed per card?
Most SBI debit cards donot have lounge access.
Hi, do you know if add on card holders will also have access ?
I have one ADD ON master platinum card with different names mentioned in both the cards. Do they allow both the cards or I’ll have to pay for one ?
You can use the IVR to check the same. Usually Add-on cards on normal cards won’t have access.
I have a HDFC BANK easyshoo Platinum International MasterCard (debit card), when contacted MasterCard helpline, it says my debit card number is nor a valid number. What it means?
Do we have any lounge at Ahmedabad domestic airport? I had read Bica the Lounge does not function anymore
Yes, i doubt if there is any.
I have a world mastercard with complimentary lounge access. If I take an add on card, will that have the access too?
No, Add-on Cards don’t have lounge access. You can however check it with the Mastercard toll-free no.
Does YES bank Master card provide Free airport lounge access?
Pls use the MasterCard Tollfree no. mentioned in the article to check the same 🙂
Hi! My query is very basic. How to use Free Airport Lounge Access benefit? What is the process to be followed at Airport?
How can I access the Plaza Premium Lounge at Terminal 1D Delhi ? I have mastercard that have free access . Basically ,I want to know the procedure for accessing inside . Do , we need to prebook or something else? Please clarify sir
Visit the lounge, swipe the card and you’re allowed in. Pl read my lounge reviews to get some idea.
I have a ALL miles HDFC card ? Do i get access to lounge without priority pass.
Do we need to pay for using any of the services in lounge ??
does SBI Devit Card (Master Card) eligible for lounge access ???
SBI Debit card ( Platinum Master ) works fine. It worked for Kolkata & Chennai International lounge for me.
I will be reaching Bangalore Airport in the wee hours of morning at 2.00 AM with a layover of 4 hours.
Can you suggest a way out to use an Airport lounge.
I am a holder of SBI Debit Maestro Shopping card. Not sure whether, this will be acceptable for free lounge access.
Unfortunately the said card donot have any access.
You need to have some credit/debit “mastercard” for the same.
I am already using HDFC Regalia card and its PP. But due to my frequent travel and also sharing add on cards with family. number of visits in lounge which I can avail reduces.
Kindly let me know if there is any life time free master card offered by any bank except HDFC?
Also if any bank offering life time free card with PP as well ( similar to Regalia, with free visits)?
As I already have one HDFC Visa, they are not issuing me another variant of HDFC.
Checkout Yes First Preferred card 🙂
Or check out the order articles on priority pass. i’ve covered them all.
Thanks Siddharth for the response… I checked Yes First Preferred card on Yes bank site. As per site
Annual membership fees
First Year Membership Fee of Rs 2,500 + Applicable Taxes
Renewal Membership Fee of Rs 2,500 + Applicable Taxes
Do they waive off the charges also?
Did you check? Yes First Preferred Credit Card Review
So since the lounges are “rented” by priority pass or mastercard to allow you access, does it make sense to save the priority pass complimentary visits (using their own card) for international travel and use up the free mastercard visits for Indian airports? As PP is worldwide…
Is there a difference anyway – are they 2 separate things? Mastercard lounge access and PP access.
Yes Naveen you are right! Mastercard Lounge program in Domestic is independent of the PP Lounge Program.
Hey sid, does sbi/indian bank or alikes provide international lounge access?
Nope.. no complimentary access ASAIK.
Wanted to know if I can take family/co-traveler as well if I’m holding a Master card wiz eligible for free access. I’ve 4 free access per quarter so may be if they can count 2 for a fellow traveler? Thanks.
Check out: 5 Priority Pass Tricks
Its similar 🙂
Hi, I can’t see the updated list of lounges in HDFC mastercard lounge access program for 2017?
Can anyone confirm whether it is still applicable? I am confused as PP benefit seems to be withdrawn from All miles credit card.
Am wondering too. But no one reported denial of Mastercard so far.
It happened to me at Pune airport, I have 8 complementary visits to lounge as per master card service centre. Is there anything wrong with my REGALIA FIRST MASTER card ?? Pls suggest
visa is worst in India no lounge in Airports accepts it very very pathetic
I have had tried using my HDFC World Credit Card but Mumbai International Terminal Clipper Longue did not accept that. So it seems the 2017 list is not refreshed or renewed yet.
T2 terminal domestic departure?
They don’t accept mastercard even before.
I have a hdfc easyshop debit card and I checked with mastercard helpline and I have 2 access left.
Does it mean completely free access to bangalore lounge or just the entry fee is waived off?
[kind of naive to lounge program]
Its completely free man 🙂
Also, do I get access to international departure lounge through HDFC easyshop debit card (mastercard)?
Yes you do.
Thanks Siddharth. Just to clarify – easyshop debit card gives free lounge access to international departures?
Your blog is wonderful and full of knowledge.
I recently got a request to upgrade my easyshop debit card to rewards platinum card (free of cost).. do you think it is necessary?
Does the HDFC reward platinum card gives free lounge access to international departures?
Wonderful job with the blog. I had a few query though.
Do ICICI Bank MasterCard World Debit Card Provide any lounge Access ? Does it even has some benefit.
I don’t think it has it as its a basic card. However, you can check it on Mastercard tollfree helpline 🙂
Your posts are quite informative. Thanks!
I had a question – how many free accesses in a yr / quarter do mastercard credit cards offer under the mastercard lounge access program? Not able to find the number anywhere.
Thanks in Advance.
Thanks for the kind words.
Its 2/quarter usually. You can also know this number by calling MasterCard For You’ toll free helpline: 1800-102-6263
I am holding a Citibank Visa Indian Oil Platinum Credit Card, can i access the lounge at Mumbai International Airport T2.
You are super informative on cards.My queries are:
I am planning to opt for ICICI Bank’s Platinum Chip Master Card .Does it entitle the card holder for domestic airport lounge access .It is the most basic card which ICICI Bank offers.
I tried asking Master Card about this but they don’t know. I even tried asking ICICI customer care ,even they don’t know.
I already have an HDFC All Miles World Master Card….I inquired on the Master Card helpline number to check I could use it for domestic Airport Lounge access………they said I am not allowed access. HDFC customer care exec does not have any knowledge about it.Pls guide on how to get lounge access activated?
2. SWitch to Visa
I am ICICI BANK international coral debit card holder and Can I get free lounge? Please also confirm if my card allowed then I can go lounge and swipe card and entered in lounge?
You can know the free access available on your Mastercard by calling ‘MasterCard For You’ toll free helpline: 1800-102-6263. Its IVR system, they will ask you to enter your card number and will confirm how many free visits you are eligible in your card per quarter.
Also when you will visit lounge, concerned person will validate your card. If the charge amount is Rs 25 it means you are eligible if its more means you dont have any free visit in your account.
I confirmed with Mastercard y calling Toll Free helpline, they told me Rs25 will charge and that will refund within 24-48 hours.
Does Master Card also provide airport lounge facility in airports overseas — for instance Singapore. I have a flight tonight and wondering if I will be able to use the Changi airport lounge. If yes, which one…
No, they don’t
Hey Sid.. I am a frequent flier from Mumbai…;
I have a bunch of questions for you…
1) I am a JetPrivilege member, and use HDFC JetPrivilege Debit card. The website says that it has unlimited lounge accesses. Is it so?
2) Using T2 terminal at Mumbai airport, what is the other option for access to the lounge apart from my Priority Pass card?
3) Also, is there any other lounge at T2, which would allow me to use my debit card?
Yes, you can use Jet card/unlimited.
Mumbai T2 lounge is recently added to Mastercard platform. So look no further.
Its an awesome lounge, been there once.
Happy Lounging 🙂
Thank You Sid
Last but not the least, I am having a Regalia credit card. And have received an offer to upgrade to infinia… is it advisable? What are he pros and cons though?
The regalia page of HDFC says that domestic usage of Priority Pass and the 7th international usage would be charged at 27$.
Is that so?
And Infinia has unlimited access membership of Priority Pass. So will the domestic usage fee be applicable for that as well?
Kolkata Domestic is added back again .
Hi Siddharth, I am travelling to cochin on 14 may 2017 with my wife, 2 kids & parents. my wife me and my parents are all holding master card debit card. We will be having a layover of 4 hours at banglore airport. How to get free access for my kids. Kids are having kids account in hdfc.
They might probably allow kids in without extra swipe.
Shall i get master card issued for my kids too but that will be issued under my guardianship.
Yes, you can do that as well.
Thanks for all the info. Never thought Master card could be used this way.
What are the charges for the accompanying member for a visit to the lounge?
I am new to this world of Airport Lounge access program. I have a Yes First Mastercard which has lounge access. I want to know whether all food and beverages (including liquor) are complimentary under Mastercard Lounge access program. I read in some reviews that liquor is chargeable in domestic lounges. Also, is it the same case at Mumbai T2 International lounge ? Thanks in advance.
Food is free in lounges, liquor is free only in international lounges. In domestic lounge liquor is chargeable.
Hi, I have SBI platinum Credit card (Visa) and I tried using that at Mumbai Domestic Airport lounge but the staff told me that my card was not in their list as they stopped considering Visa cards for giving lounge access. Is this really true?
What should I opt for Visa or Mastercard?
The ICICI Coral Master card has the lounge access. However, ICICI website states that the offer is valid only until September 30, 2017.
Do you have any idea if mastercard typically extend such offers, based on any previous knowlege?
PS: ICICI Coral Visa also has the lounge access, but their list of participating airports is much smaller than Master Card. Hence the dilemma.
Lounge Access offers are always live and gets renewed.
Thanks for the reply!
What are the options for Lounge in Mumbai T1 ( domestic) I am flying out of Mumbai in Indigo Airline.
You’ve Mumbai – Loyalty lounge (T1B) & GOOD TIMES (T1B),
Checkout the article content, updated the links.
Nice blog man, many thanx. I am holding Citi Indian Oil Master Credit Card. Any idea whether eligible for lounge access.
Use Mastercard for you helpline # to check 🙂
big change in policies by hdfc bank, jet card is now limited visit, titanium now worthless…
I have two Mastercard Cards and one is SBI Global Mastercard Debit Card and the other is Axis Bank Mastercard International Debit Card. Which Card can I use at Plaza Premium Lounge at Hyderabad and in TFS Lounge at Chennai
I request you only to check my card’s eligibility to enable me to access the lounges as I am not able to contact ‘MasterCard For You’ number. Pls Help me out. Its URGENT
The best way is by checking on ‘MasterCard For You’ helpline number. From my experience, Axis may have 1/2 visits but SBI i doubt.
Do I get free international lounge access on hdfc mastercard platinum preferred debit card?
I received a priority pass via my regalia card. How much will have to pay to for international usage for me plus one.
For you 6 visits are free in calendar year (International lounge only). For guests and domestic visits its $27 per visit or per guest.
Hi, I have a Priority pass issued by HDFC and I also have another Mastercard. Can I enter the Lounge using my Master card and my wife enter using the Priority pass?
You can use the priority pass issues by HDFC for domestic lounge access.. it will be $27 chargeable per visit
I have two master card
1) SBI Master Card International Debit Card – Will this give me access to Lounge?
2) ICICI Coral Debit Card – Will this give me access to Lounge?
Will i be allowed to use it for two person at Chennai and Mumbai?
Hi Thanks for nice post which will be really helpful to many people. I have a small query. Please help.
I have 3 master cards.
1) Indusind platinum Aura card
2) Easy Shop Debit card hdfc
3)Titanium rewards prime Axis debit.
I tried to call the Customer care master card to know about the above cards but the IVR is not giving any answer.
Do you have any idea that these cards will provide me access to lounges or not?
Helpline was down for a month or so. Its back live now.
Axis Titanium rewards Prime debit card has got free lounge access.
I to have this and checked with Master card help line
I have SBI Platinum Master International Debit Card, can i use this card to access airport lounges for free at Delhi and Kolkata Airport.
My MasterCard titanium royale debit card was declined today saying it is not eligible for the lounge access program. Has there been a change in the eligibility rules?
Yes, Lounge usage was revoked on that card few months back.
oh so what should be my next step?
upgrade? what do you suggest?
I was an HDFC All Miles Credit Card holder for about year and a half, but recently checked in with HDFC website and found that ALL Miles has been declined, so I upgraded my existing credit card to HDFC Regalia First, it has the priority pass membership too but they have not mentioned any steps on how to get priority pass. Can you please help me with this one?
Can you please guide me i have a hdfc regalia credit card and priority pass card which came with it , now im not sure which card should i give for lounge access in london heathrow airport , can u guide me
You should use Priority Pass.
I am a big follower of your blog and really a great work. I also got my first cc recently.
These days mobile wallets have great offers on certain purchases. I understand that Paytm charge some fees on loading wallet through credit card. However what about other wallets like FreeCharge, mobikwik, Jio money, Citrus. Do these wallet also charge on loading through credit card. An article on using credit card with mobile wallets would be very helpful
Thanxx a lott
Loading money in wallets such as paytm, freecharge, mobikwik, jiomoney is free. You will be charged if you transfer the money to bank account.
Thanks for the wonderful article!
I am looking for a credit/debit card which would give me along with my partner complimentary lounge access in India if I’m the primary card holder. I already have HDFC’s Mastercard credit card and they somehow would need upgrade me to Regalia. Anyways, I’m not willing to spend more than 1000 bucks.
Which bank in India is issuing Priority pass for miniors below 18 years ?
In all interntional visits my kid gets charged. I have HDFC Regalia card
Can I use HDFC VISA platinum debit card at Delhi lounge ? I tried to get the information from bank representative , but it seems that he is not aware about it.
I just wanted to know that the facility for lounge is applicable for one person per card or a group of people can go on one card.?
One person per card
Can we use 2nd factor authentication instead of card swipe at Domestic Airport Launge if we are not carrying eligible card.
“Priority Pass Card (foreign users only).” Indian issued PPs work just fine on all lounges, Sid. Only HDFC pulled Indian lounges off their PP. PPs issued by SC, Citi, Amex work just fine.
HDFC, SBI, ICICI are Intl only AFAIK, as i’ve received emails from ICICI & HDFC on it. SBI they’ve mentioned only outside India on site. Anyways ICICI has moved to dragonpass now.
Are you very sure about the rest?
We only have PP from Yes First Exclusive. It gives us access to all lounges in India and abroad as per the PP website. However, Yesbank recommends to use the card to access domestci lounges under the Mastercard Program and use the PP on international lounges. However, this is just a recommendation and not a rule so the PP can be use in any lounge (domestci or international). I don’t know about PP from other cards though. However, AFAIK, PP from Infinia, Citi Prestige and Yes FIrst Exclusive allow to access any lounge that is there on PP website list.
Infinia are you sure? They recently started sending mails/sms back to back to all HDFC PP holders not to use them in domestic.
I don’t have first hand knowledge of the same. But as per their Infinia Website, All Primary and Add on Card holders have unlimited access to all 1000+ PP Lounges in the world. If that is the case, then the Indian lounges will also allow PP visits. Also, Infinia Users also get 4 complimentary lounge visits per quarter through the VISA/MasterCard lounge access program in India. However, what they don’t mention is whether the lounge access is for only Primary Card Holder or Add On Card holder too. I assume that the VISA/MC lounge access of Infinia will work for both Primary and Add On card Holder just as it works for Diners. Note: Yes First Exclusive gives unlimited access to Primary as well as Add on Card Members even through the Mastercard program on top of the Unlimited PP.
Infinia allows using PP in both domestic and international lounges for both primary and add on members without any charge.
Infinia PP does not give complimentary lounge access in domestic lounges, anymore. The thing is PP lounges – domestic lounges is still over 1000. 🙂
Since you have Diners Black, which shares same CC and concierge with Infinia, it is easy to confirm.
Prestige PP works for domestic lounges. But Prestige itself does not give any Visa lounge access for free like other cards directly with using card. You have to carry PP. No Dreamfolks visits.
“Prestige itself does not give any Visa lounge access”
Its Visa Infinite privilege isn’t it? This is interesting.
Btw, Prestige linked Priority Pass is issued directly by PP or its the same like with HDFC PP?
Prestige PP came with card, kind of like Yes bank. No, it’s not a Visa Infinite privilege. Visa partners with Dreamfolks, banks have option to buy access in blocks and provide them to members. Citi has taken a nice approach of simply relying on PP for every kind of lounge access. Not only I don’t have to think which lounge should I access with what card, you kind of get more respect from lounge staff on using PP in my experience. It’s all unlimited, worldwide.
As for Amex, the PP that comes with Plat Charge does not work in domestic lounges anymore, just like HDFC. So it looks like it is only Yes and Citi Prestige that works. Citi one would continue as they are relying solely on it for lounge. I expect Yes will cease buying India lounge access through PP soon.
@Amex Guy: It seems as of now YFE and Citi Prestige are the only two cards which are providing unlimited domestic lounge access too over PP. I’ll not be surprised if Yes too removes the PP access for domestic lounges in India. While it is a concern for Infinia users, I don’t think YFE customers have be worried as YFE already provides UNLIMITED lounge access to any domestic lounge in India through their MasterCard for the Primary as well as Add on Card Memebers. So as of now, you can enter two people on your card in India. One through the card and the other through the PP. That is perfectly fine. Once they remove the PP access for domestic lounges, this extra perk is over. The biggest problem with Citi Prestige is the very high mark up fees. I wish someday they do away with the mark up fees al together as their US counterparts. Till then YFE is the one the best (or probably the best) Indian cards to go for foreign transactions. Even though Prestige does give double miles on Foreign txns. For FFliers they might Prefer Prestige just for this. Eventually you pay ₹4.13 for getting those extra 4 miles.
Is Regalia Mastercard allowed in Trivandrum airport for lounge
I have two SBI platinum debit cards from Mastercard from different a/c in my name.if both cards are eligible for lounge access,can i and my wife access the lounge?
Added,do SBI platinum debit cards from Mastercard provide international lounge access?
Generally the complimentary access is 2/per quarter.
I hope it is as per calendar year or something else.
Or my direct Q is, i have used Regalia twice in Dec month, can i use it in Jan – as it’s new quarter now.
Yes you can. It’s a calendar year quarter.
Can anyone please confirm 2018 updated HDFC Mastercard Lounge Access List?? Because the validity is showing till 31st’Dec 2017
is PNB platinum debit csrd eligible for this lounge program????
It has complimentary access available. although those are limited.
Can you tell me the cheapest card for airport lounge access. By cheapest I mean no/Least AMC.
Icici coral amex hpcl card….only Rs199+gst per year if u dont soend rs.50 k in a year. 8 lounge access free.
RIP ICICI cards. There’s been a drastic change in Lounge access, utility bills reward accumulation & fuel transaction reward accumulation. ICICI HPCL AMEX has reduced complimentary lounge access to mere 2 per year.
Can you suggest me the master card with all the airport lounges and with this other benefits ?
i am having hdfc regalia mastercard and have used it couple of times at domestic lounges. i have asked for my add-on card but not sure whn it will arrive. can i swipe the card twice to gain free lounge access for me and my colleague.
i tried hdfc jet priviledge world debit card at t3 domestic plaza premium at delhi. worked with ease. was charged only rs 25. good facility but a lil bit crowded.
though all of us can now afford complementary lounge access by using paytm payments bank rupay platinum debit card. it costs only one time charge of rs 125 to get the card and further it provides 8 complementary lounge access each year at a cost of mere rs 2 per swipe.
i have tried it once as well at the same place.
guess lounging in india was never such easy before.
happy lounging people
ive got international debit card (MASTERCARD) of punjab national bank. can i access any lounge in delhi terminal 3 ??? if yes .then which one..???
I wanted to report that in Kolkata Domestic Mastercard lounge I was charged Rs 25 :'(.
Point is not that it is Rs 25 only, point is why are they even charging Rs 25 when they have mentioned it as free in my Yes preferred credit Card. Can anyone let me know what can be done regarding this?Sid Can you tell me what action can be taken , i simply felt it was a kid of fleecing.Low amount or not is not the matter.It was swiped on a HDFC machine.
Rs.25 is charged to check the validity of the card. it will be reversed by your card issuing bank in two or three days.
Arjun, dont worry it will be refunded soon in your credit card account, i was recently charged for lounge access on my rbl mastercard but it refunded in 7-10 days…so dont worry…Dr.Hardik Patel
Don’t worry. That token amount is just for verification of ur eligibility. You won’t be billed for the same.
I can say this bcoz my HDFC Regalia First cc was also charged with 25/- on 3-4 ocassions while lounge access, but never billed in reality. Better check ur cc statement. I am sure this amount won’t show up.
I dont think the charges are ever reversed. I have so many cards and not once the charges have been reversed.
Port lounge in dehradun is shut down pls update
I have not been levied any lounge access charge till date by HDFC on my Regalia First cc. I have swiped it 4 times in past 6-7 months.
Though while swiping receipt shows 25/-, but it never appeared under my cc expenses. So no need to reverse from the bank side, as it was not billed.
Iam an Indian National.
Can i purchase the priority pass and use it both in india and overseas lounges.
very much interested in priority pass memebership.
You can purchase priority pass from priority pass’ website directly, and use it in india and internationally, or you can get one of the credit cards which gives you free priority pass.
When does the quater starts and end in master card .. when we use complimentary lounge facility.
or it is that in a bracket of 90 days it can be used twice if complimentary limit is applied.
A quarter is a standard calendar quarter like Jan to Mar.
1.whether Axis Bank Titanium Rewards Debit card ( not priority, not prime customer) is Havgg free lounge access?
2. HDFC Easy shop platinum card debit ( not prefered) have free lounge
Check Axis bank and HDFC bank sites, respectively ^.^
I have recently applied for a Regalia First MasterCard primarily for lounge access. What I am concerned about is that the list of complimentary lounges on HDFC Regalia’s site is significantly smaller than the list on Mastercard’s site. (For eg. Terminal 2 in Delhi is not present on HDFC’s site). Are the lounge visits complimentary for a Regalia First Mastercard holder, even if they are not on HDFC’s site?
Regalia First MasterCard lounge list on HDFC Bank’s website is full and final.
Does priority pass issued with HDFC infinia card can be used in India free of charge ?recently I visited Ahmedabad airport and there lounge accept only priority pass .
Yes, you can. PP issued by all super premium cards allow that.
Hey Sid. I am palnning to open an SBI A/c and i am planning to to avail SBI platinum International Debit Card (Master Card) variant. SBI has mentioned that this card gives complimentry lounge acess and it is charged 250 Annualy. So would you recommend it? Could i go forward with it?
I can see on the master Card Lounge list that clipper lounge which is in terminal 2, Mumbai international Airport is included in the master Card Lounge access list.. Can i use my regalia first/yes bank prosperity edge to get access for free?
I can see on the master Card Lounge list that clipper lounge which is in terminal 2, Mumbai international Airport is included in the master Card Lounge list. Can i use my regalia first /yes bank prosperity edge to get access to the lounge for free even though it’s in the international terminal?
Yes Hussain – it’s called Loyalty Lounge, take the elevator down 1 level after Duty Free, on the right
Have you used your master Card for free access at that lounge before.. And even if I do use it and it’s not a valid lounge they notify us there and then right? So all I may lose is the 25 rupees they charge for validation?
Never used the master Card Lounge program before and hence I am asking
Thanks in advance
Think only domestic terminal. For international terminal PP is required. Please correct me if its wrong
Do NOT use Priority Pass in India, you will be charged – unless that PP is issued by the super Premium cards like Infinia etc. (But re confirm this also)
Just swipe your regular card for lounge access. The people at reception will tell you if it’s valid or not BEFORE you swipe. Show them the card and they will tell you.
Also, I have 2 master cards with domestic lounge access, Hdfc regalia first and yes bank prosperity edge. Can i use both to get me and my sister in the lounge or do they verify the name on the card with the boarding pass.. I just don’t want to get into a situation where they charge me the huge amount because of me doing some mistake.
Thanks in advance
I am currently looking for a credit card for my Dad who is retired but travels within India often.
He receives house rent only (20,000 Rs./month). Which card will be suitable for him to access Airport lounges within India with a minimal annual fee?
Hi sir.. Recently I went to chennai airport lounge.. There I tried using my MasterCard (global) by Indian bank.. Then found out its not eligible.. Where as previously I used Rupay by Indian bank,which had access to lounge.. So I need to switch to Rupay?
My wife Have SB A/c at HDFC bank. Have 1 prefered platinum Debit card. Eligible 2lounge free per Quarter.
In same SB A/c I am 2nd Joint holder & have 1 Prefered platinum card. So plz tell totally entry for Her 2+ 2 for me = 4.? OR Only 2 per SB A/c wise?
Also tell: I am havg seperate Single A/c in my name & 1 Similar Card for this SB.
So Do I have 2 visit each for Both SB ? It’s capped/ Limited for 2entry in total?
ThanQ sir for your all India.
I have sbi premium debit (business debit card) mastercard, as on 20 th feb when i use this card at kolkata airport lounge for food and bar,the manager of lounge inform me that i can avail only food in free, but for bar i have to pay money…i was surprised that when i contact my bank, they told me that bar facilities is free at airport lounge.
So now i am confused- who is saying lying.