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Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass – Side by Side Comparison ✈

I’m a Priority Pass expert because I use Priority Pass to access airport lounges. I don’t think I could fly without it!

Are you considering what type of airport lounge pass to use?

This comparison of Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass compares both schemes side by side so you can find the right option for you.

If you are unsure if an airport lounge pass membership makes sense then check out my guide which gives you the answer based on your travel plans. (As a general rule an airport lounge membership is worthwhile if you are planning using airport lounges more than 6-7 times a year.)

Links You Might Find Helpful:
Dragon Pass Lounge Access – Find Out More
Priority Pass Membership – Find Out More
Airport Lounge Membership Scheme Comparison

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Dragon Pass vs Priority Pass

Which Is Best Dragon Pass or Priority Pass?

If you are purchasing purely on price the Dragon Pass is great value. However, if you want the best choice of lounges in Europe along with the ability to pre-book lounges then Priority Pass is a great option.

ComparisonDragon PassPriority PassPriority Pass
With Discount
Cost OnlyBest
Lounges in EuropeBest
Lounges in Middle EastBest
Able to Pre Book LoungesBest
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Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass – Quick Which is the Best Comparison
Priority Pass Discounts

1. Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass Quick Comparison

Priority PassPriority Pass With My DiscountDragon Pass
Standard Membership£69 (No visits inc)£48 (No visits inc)£68 (1 visit inc)
Standard Plus/Preferential£229 (10 visits inc)£183 (10 visits inc)£168 (8 visits inc)
Prestige£419 (Unlimited)£377 (Unlimited)£379 (Unlimited
Cost Per Extra Member Visit£24£24
Cost For Guest£24£24£24
North America Lounges150150109
Latin America Lounges150150
Europe Lounges370370225
Africa Lounges909062
Asia Pacific Lounges440440444
Middle East Lounges7070
Oceania14
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Dragon Pass vs Priority Pass Quick Comparision

2. Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass – Membership Rates

Both Dragon Pass and Priority Pass are airport lounge membership schemes that allow you to purchase a membership and then access airport lounges at a discounted rate.

They both have 3 levels of membership

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3. Dragon Pass Membership

Classic MembershipPreferential MembershipPrestige Membership
£68£168£379
1 Visit Included8 Visits IncludedUnlimited Member Visits
£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits
£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits
Dragon Pass Membership Costs
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4. Priority Pass Membership

Standard MembershipStandard Plus MembershipPrestige Membership
£69£229£419
0 Visits Included10 Visits IncludedUnlimited Member Visits
£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits
£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits
Priority Pass Membership Costs
Standard MembershipStandard Plus MembershipPrestige Membership
£69£229£419
0 Visits Included10 Visits IncludedUnlimited Member Visits
£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits
£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits
Priority Pass Membership Costs

Priority Pass Membership With Professional Traveller Discount

Standard MembershipStandard Plus MembershipPrestige Membership
£48£183£379
0 Visits Included10 Visits IncludedUnlimited Member Visits
£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits£24 Extra Visits
£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits£24 Guest Visits
Priority Pass Membership Costs
Priority Pass Discounts

Priority Pass or Dragon Pass?

5. Number of Lounges in Each Membership Scheme

Priority Pass has more lounges in its membership scheme than Dragon Pass. Depending on where you are planning travelling that might make a difference. Here is the breakdown between the two schemes;

Priority PassDragon Pass
North America150109
Latin America150
Europe370225
Africa9062
Asia Pacific440444
Middle East70
Oceania14
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Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass – Comparison of Lounges

Dragon Pass Vs Priority Pass

6. Membership Scheme and Pay As You Go Access

Whilst both of these schemes are membership schemes with yearly memberships available, Dragon Pass also offers pay-as-you-go lounge access through its website.

This means you can buy lounge access individually or a membership through the one website.

Priority Pass only offers lounge memberships through its website. It does offer pay-as-you-go lounge access through its sister site, Lounge Pass, but there are no links to that site from Priority Pass.

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Priority Pass vs Dragon Pass

7. London Gatwick Airport Comparison

Here is a comparison of what lounges are available at London Gatwick Airport through Dragon Pass and Priority Pass along with the costs.

dragon pass vs priority pass picture of airplanes at airport

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8. Dragon Pass

The costs below are for Dragon Pass pay-as-you-go access when purchased through their website.

If you were using their membership scheme then visit costs would vary depending on the level of membership you choose.

Classic members would pay £68 which includes 1 free visit and then £24 for each additional visit.

Preferential members would pay £21 per visit based on using all 8 entries included with membership.

North Terminal

  • Plaza Premium Lounge – £25.61 for 2-hour visit
  • No. 1 Lounge – £30.23 for a 3-hour visit (it does not state if this rate guarantees entry)
  • Clubrooms – £25.61 for a 3-hour visit (states there is a surcharge on top of this fee)
  • The Gateway – £30.23 for 3-hour visit

South Terminal

  • No. 1 – £30.23 for a 3-hour visit
  • My Lounge – £30.23 for a 3-hour visit

The prices shown above are for pay-as-you access booked through the Dragon Pass site.

Dragon Pass also shows the Aerospa as being a lounge available at both North and South Terminals. This is a 15-minute visit for £21.59 for a massage or nail file and polish. It is not a lounge visit so I’ve not included it in the comparison.

priority pass comparison plane on stand at airport

9. Priority Pass

The cost for visits would depend on the membership level you select with Priority Pass. For Standard Members, each visit would cost £24 in addition to the £69 membership fee.

For Standard Plus members each visit would cost £22.90 (based on using all 10 free visits).

North Terminal

  • Plaza Premium – 2 hour visit
  • No. 1 Lounge – 3-hour visit, additional £6 booking fee to guarantee entry
  • Clubrooms – additional fee plus £6 booking fee to guarantee entry (this includes premium security) for a 3-hour visit
  • The Gateway – 3-hour visit

South Terminal

  • No. 1 Lounge – 3-hour visit, additional £6 booking fee to guarantee entry
  • My Lounge – 3-hour visit, additional £6 booking fee to guarantee entry
  • Aspire Lounge – 3-hour visit, £6 booking fee to guarantee entry

10. Dragonpass vs Priority Pass – Which is Better?

The answer depends on your travel needs and requirements.

  • If you are planning to be travelling more in Europe and the Middle East then Priority Pass is likely to be a better option, although it’s worth checking lounges in the areas you plan to visit for more information.
  • In terms of cost, Priority Pass comes out cheaper if you take advantage of the special discount available through The Professional Traveller
  • If you are travelling in the UK frequently Priority Pass has access to the Aspire Lounge network which gives more lounge options.
  • Priority Pass allows pre-booking lounges that are likely to be busy at peak times, which guarantees entry to Priority Pass members. This is particularly useful if you are going to be using No1 Lounges (Gatwick, and Birmingham airports for example)
  • Both Dragon Pass and Priority Pass offer other membership benefits such as meet and greet service and airport transfers. This comparison has just focussed on airport lounge access.

Links You Might Find Helpful:
Dragon Pass Lounge Access – Find Out More
Priority Pass Membership – Find Out More
Airport Lounge Membership Scheme Comparison

Priority Pass Discounts

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