Am I Missing Something Here? Diner's Club - Free Worldwide Lounge Access for $150 a Year
Last edited 15/10/2019 - 11:39
I'm planning a trip to Europe with my partner and one kid. Trying to figure out paid lounge access along the way, I came across this post, which seemed to indicate there might be a way to save a significant amount of money. I've gone over the Diner's website, and called and spoken to their call centre, and it seems like this benefit is actually real, in which case it seems like it might be very nearly too good to be true.
We're travelling MEL-HKG-LHW then BHX-BCN then BCN-CDG then LGW-HKG-MEL in bog standard el cheapo Cathay economy, with no Asiamiles or status to speak of.
I'll be using LCCs for the internal flights in Europe.
Looking at accessing a lounge in HKG for the layover (3 hours on the way, 4 hours on the way back), it looks like Plaza Premium is talking about 115USD per person. I'm sure I can get it lower using discounts etc but even then we're looking at at least 75USD, each way, per person.
Diner's Club looks to give free entry to that lounge, along with lounges at LITERALLY EVERY OTHER AIRPORT ON OUR ITINERARY. We'll have to pay for the kidlet, but if we get a Diner's Card (95 annual fee) plus a companion card (50 annual fee), we're spending 145AUD TOTAL for what I think adds up to 10 lounge visits across our trip @ effectively 14.50 AUD each plus kid entry
Am I taking crazy pills, or is this actually going to work???