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Lounge Access for Canadian Credit Cards

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Lounge Access for Canadian Credit Cards

I thought we should have a specific thread just for Lounge Access provided by Canadian credit cards. I invite everyone to drop more info if I miss any card / lounge combination.

Popular Lounge Memberships / Program:
  1. Priority Pass (PP)
  2. Centurion Lounge
  3. International American Express Lounges
  4. Airspace Lounges
  5. Escape Lounges
  6. Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge (MLL)
  7. Delta Sky Club
  8. LoungeKey / Mastercard Airport Experience (MCAE)
  9. Desjardins Odyssey Lounge
  10. National Bank Lounge

Credit Cards that provide Lounge Access:
  1. Amex Platinum & Amex Business Platinum
    • PP: unlimited + 1 pax
    • Centurion: unlimited + 2 pax
    • Int'l Amex Lounges: refer to specific lounge policy
    • Delta
    • Airspace: unlimited + spouse + children / 2 guests
    • Escape: unlimited + 2 guests
    • Plaza Premium, Swissport, Jean Lesage VIP (Quebec): unlimited + spouse + 2 kids / 1 guest
    • Montreal National Bank Lounge: unlimited + spouse + 2 kids / 1 guest
  2. Amex AeroplanPlus Reserve
    • PP
    • MLL (All AC flights)
  3. Scotia Amex Platinum
    • PP, 10 passes main, 4 passes supplementary
  4. CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege
    • PP, 6 passes
    • MLL, 4 passes (AC award tickets only)
  5. Desjardins Visa Odyssey Infinite Privilege
    • PP, 6 passes
    • Odyssey, 12 passes
  6. RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege
    • PP, 6 passes
  7. Scotia Passport Visa Infinite
    • PP, 6 passes
  8. Desjardins Odyssey World Elite
    • Odyssey, 8 passes
  9. HSBC Jade
    • MCAE, unlimited + 1 pax
  10. Amex AIR MILES Reserve
    • PP, 4 passes
  11. CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite, Aventura Gold Visa, Aventura World, Aventura World Elite
    • PP, 4 passes
  12. BMO World Elite
    • MCAE, 4 passes
  13. BMO Air Miles World Elite
    • MCAE, 2 passes
  14. ATB World Elite
    • MCAE, 2 passes
  15. National Bank World Elite
    • National Bank Lounge, unlimited + 1pax
  16. CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite
    • MLL, 1 pass (AC award tickets only)
  17. Amex AeroplanPlus Platinum
    • PP (membership only, no free passes)
    • MLL (all AC flights)

Free Membership only:
  1. LoungeKey / MCAE
    • All MC World and World Elite cards (except NBC WE)
  2. PP
    • Amex AeroplanPlus Platinum
update 06/04: added National Bank World and World Elite

update 07/02: added Amex Air Miles Reserve, exception for NBC WE on LoungeKey

update 08/27: added Montreal NB Lounge to Amex Plat, added ATB WE, removed National Bank World

update 01/05: added CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite, Amex Business Platinum, Airspace and Escape lounges

update 04/15: added CIBC Aventura Gold Visa, Aventura World, Aventura World Elite
Last edited by terracotta92 on Apr 15th, 2019 10:25 am, edited 14 times in total.
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HSBC has LoungeKey for regular Premier MC and Premier WE in addition to Jade Premier WE.
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bend3r wrote: HSBC has LoungeKey for regular Premier MC and Premier WE in addition to Jade Premier WE.
thanks! i'll add a section that only includes membership but no free passes included.
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CIBC Aerogold, TD Aeroplan, and RBC Avionics Visa Infinite Privilege all allows 6 PP pass a year
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manho wrote: CIBC Aerogold, TD Aeroplan, and RBC Avionics Visa Infinite Privilege all allows 6 PP pass a year
added. thanks!
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Jun 2, 2018
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Does anyone know if the name on PP and the name on credit card have to be the same?? Anyone tried to register PP with family members name before??

Thanks
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Doesn't every WE card have free membership to MCAE/old LoungeKey? Just select ones actually give free passes.
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RBC WestJet world elite has lounge key access
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Like the Amex AeroplanPlus Reserve, the Amex AeroplanPlus Platinum also has MLL and PP membership.

The MLL access you get with the CIBC and TD Visa cards is only for AC award flights, while the MLL access on the Amex AeroplanPlus cards is for all AC flights.

The Amex Platinum card also has access to Plaza Premium lounges and Swissport lounges. (You + spouse + 2 kids. OR you + 1 guest.) https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/b ... unges.html
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mech9t5 wrote: RBC WestJet world elite has lounge key access
ALL World and World Elite MasterCards are eligible for LoungeKey/MCAE.
Amex Cobalt - MBNA RWE - Brim WE
Amex Platinum - Bonvoy Brilliant Amex - CIBC Aeroplan VIP
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EdisonL299 wrote: ALL World and World Elite MasterCards are eligible for LoungeKey/MCAE.
I don't think this is true. For example does PCF WE have lounge access? I don't recall it having it.

Same with rogers we and MBNA rwe and probably others
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mech9t5 wrote: I don't think this is true. For example does PCF WE have lounge access? I don't recall it having it.

Same with rogers we and MBNA rwe and probably others
I have enrolled MCAE with my Rogers WE, so did my friend with his Capital One World MC.
Amex Cobalt - MBNA RWE - Brim WE
Amex Platinum - Bonvoy Brilliant Amex - CIBC Aeroplan VIP
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Desjardins Odyssey Infinite Privilege Visa gives 6 free passes per year for PP, and I think 12 free passes per year to Montreal Airport Desjardins Lounge
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EdisonL299 wrote: ALL World and World Elite MasterCards are eligible for LoungeKey/MCAE.
mech9t5 wrote: I don't think this is true. For example does PCF WE have lounge access? I don't recall it having it.

Same with rogers we and MBNA rwe and probably others
can anyone confirm if PCF WE has free LoungeKey access? i tried to look on the card info but couldn't find anything.
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Is it possible to give a free Priority Pass visit to someone else to use, without the PP member being present for the visit ?
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terracotta92 wrote: [*]CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege
  • PP, 6 passes
  • MLL, 4 passes
[*]CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite
  • MLL, 1 pass
i believe the MLL pass can only be used accompanying an aeroplan reward tickets/boarding pass and not unrestricive access on any tickets
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efrant wrote: Like the Amex AeroplanPlus Reserve, the Amex AeroplanPlus Platinum also has MLL and PP membership.

The MLL access you get with the CIBC and TD Visa cards is only for AC award flights, while the MLL access on the Amex AeroplanPlus cards is for all AC flights.

The Amex Platinum card also has access to Plaza Premium lounges and Swissport lounges. (You + spouse + 2 kids. OR you + 1 guest.) https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/b ... unges.html
added. thanks!
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fredder wrote: Desjardins Odyssey Infinite Privilege Visa gives 6 free passes per year for PP, and I think 12 free passes per year to Montreal Airport Desjardins Lounge
added. thanks!
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manho wrote: i believe the MLL pass can only be used accompanying an aeroplan reward tickets/boarding pass and not unrestricive access on any tickets
included. thanks!
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Out of interest with the Infinite Privilege cards, can the authorized user also get a PP? As I don't see anything in the terms and conditions that restrict it. It just says you need to be a cardholder (At least with RBC).

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