Best and low cost options for International airport lounge outside India

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Please suggest low cost options for using International airport lounge outside India.


Priority pass/Diners club available with some HDFC credit cards are the cheapest options available as per my knowledge.

Please share other free/low cost methods of access

And any tricks for non credit card holders.

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As far as I know Rupay Select and few Rupay-JCB cards.

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10ven wrote:

As far as I know Rupay Select and few Rupay-JCB cards.

Dnt use RuPay-Discover/Diners club cards for International lounge access because you need to pay full amount and then wait for 45days to get full refund but some useless banks takes 5 to 6 months to credit your International lounge refund.

Rupay-JCB cards are good $1 charge (refundable), they use LoungeKey for International airport lounge + In-City lounge also available but currently lounekey registration not working with RuPay-JCB global cards (If anyones card successfully registered then let me know).

Note - In-City lounge dnt need LoungeKey registration and Japan & Hawaii airport lounge also dnt need loungekey.

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abhishek012 wrote:

Dnt use RuPay-Discover/Diners club cards for International lounge access because you need to pay full amount and then wait for 45days to get full refund but some useless banks takes 5 to 6 months to credit your International lounge refund.

Rupay-JCB cards are good $1 charge (refundable), they use LoungeKey for International airport lounge + In-City lounge also available but currently lounekey registration not working with RuPay-JCB global cards (If anyones card successfully registered then let me know).

Note - In-City lounge dnt need LoungeKey registration and Japan & Hawaii airport lounge also dnt need loungekey.

Good to know about these cards. Are these options available as debit or credit cards?

Is there card I can apply now and get within next 20 to 25 days?

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good_virus wrote:

Good to know about these cards. Are these options available as debit or credit cards?

Is there card I can apply now and get within next 20 to 25 days?

Like i said RuPay-JCB cards, loungekey registration is not working. Already complaint to RuPay customer care.

Already Try with SBI RuPay-JCB debit card, dnt know about other banks RuPay-JCB cards.

RuPay-JCB cards available in debit & credit card both.

RuPay-JCB debit cards bank list here - https://www.desidime.com/deals/rupay-jcb-global...

RuPay-JCB credit cards bank list - BOB, SBI Card, Yes Bank, Federal bank, Kotak bank, Union bank etc. Check t&c which card offer International airport lounge access.

RuPay-JCB Platinum debit cards & RuPay-JCB Platinum (Excellence) Credit Card loungeKey registration link - https://www.loungekey.com/en/...2/

RuPay-JCB Select credit cards loungeKey registration link - https://www.loungekey.com/en/...1/

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abhishek012 wrote:

Like i said RuPay-JCB cards, loungekey registration is not working. Already complaint to RuPay customer care.

Already Try with SBI RuPay-JCB debit card, dnt know about other banks RuPay-JCB cards.

RuPay-JCB cards available in debit & credit card both.

RuPay-JCB debit cards bank list here - https://www.desidime.com/deals/rupay-jcb-global...

RuPay-JCB credit cards bank list - BOB, SBI Card, Yes Bank, Federal bank, Kotak bank, Union bank etc. Check t&c which card offer International airport lounge access.

RuPay-JCB Platinum debit cards & RuPay-JCB Platinum (Excellence) Credit Card loungeKey registration link - https://www.loungekey.com/en/...2/

RuPay-JCB Select credit cards loungeKey registration link - https://www.loungekey.com/en/...1/

Thanks for these details.
What about Rupay diners cards if I am okay to wait for the lounge refund, is there any cards which can be received in 25 days?

In sbi netbanking login I am seeing 2 rupay cards, any of these have lounge access outside inida?
global ncmc & iocl global contactless.

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good_virus wrote:

Thanks for these details.
What about Rupay diners cards if I am okay to wait for the lounge refund, is there any cards which can be received in 25 days?

In sbi netbanking login I am seeing 2 rupay cards, any of these have lounge access outside inida?
global ncmc & iocl global contactless.

No, SBI issue RuPay-Discover/Diners club Platinum debit cards through SBI Branch only. 

Share IOCL (Indian Oil) SBI RuPay-DFS Platinum INTL debit card code on branch “IRP” and apply - https://www.desidime.com/discussions/how-to-app...

Personally, i recommended dnt use it bro for International lounge access. It will give you big headache to get refund. Not only that, you will start advising others not to use RuPay card. 😜😀

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abhishek012 bhai, would hdfc dcb cc work for international lounge access? and what would be the charges?

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Funny story – i got DCB card as i was travelling to the US with layover at Dubai in the morning. So thought of using the Priority Pass to enter lounge and use the restroom since the airport restrooms had a huge line. So went to the lounge (i think it was Plaza Premium) took the elevator i think to reach there and it was empty. Went to the restroom section and lo and behold there was a big line there !! Stood in the line and when my turn came could not do my business since in the back of the mind you know there are impatient crowd waiting outside. Just came out of the lounge.

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@dcb_lover

Can you confirm the charges/hold for using DCB at a priority pass lounge internationally?


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purnima33497809 wrote:

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Can you confirm the charges/hold for using DCB at a priority pass lounge internationally?


I was not charged anything for using Priority pass in the international lounge. It was long back though in 2016.  Don’t use PP in domestic lounge since its chargeable, use DCB card only.

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dcb_lover wrote:

I was not charged anything for using Priority pass in the international lounge. It was long back though in 2016.  Don’t use PP in domestic lounge since its chargeable, use DCB card only.

I have applied for add on card on regalia last week, any idea how long it takes to process add on card and priority pass on the same card?
I have PP on my primary regalia.

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My DCB didn’t come with a priority pass so I am guessing it is the card itself that need be used for the lounge access now. 

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purnima33497809 wrote:

My DCB didn’t come with a priority pass so I am guessing it is the card itself that need be used for the lounge access now. 

Priority pass can be applied online i guess if you have a card that offers it. Or customer care can issue one for you.

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purnima33497809 wrote:

My DCB didn’t come with a priority pass so I am guessing it is the card itself that need be used for the lounge access now. 

Yes card itself works

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bargainhunter wrote:

Yes card itself works

Does direct card work at priority pass access lounges too ??

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My understanding is priority pass requires a priority pass card. But the DCB works directly because most lounges  have a diners club access too.

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Thanks.

One more question (I am planning to use this card in a week) – Do I need to enable international transactions on this card before I could use it to access the lounge internationally?

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purnima33497809 wrote:

Thanks.

One more question (I am planning to use this card in a week) – Do I need to enable international transactions on this card before I could use it to access the lounge internationally?

Yes

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srp321 wrote:

Would hdfc dcb cc work for international lounge access? and what would be the charges?

Any information or updates on this?

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khanabadosh wrote:

Any information or updates on this?

unfortunately, the airport at which i went had no supporting lounges available so couldn’t test.
Although from what I know, it is accepted at many airports, just needs to enable the international transaction; 

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khanabadosh wrote:

Any information or updates on this?

tried to access the lounge shown on the website for Schipol airport, they said they allow the card variant but they only allow business class passengers, so overall not a good experience for me.

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