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Citi PremierMiles switches from Priority Pass to DragonPass, with a BIG catch

One of the perks of your Citi PremierMiles Visa card may soon become useless

Dragonpass Cover

Note: Citi has removed the DragonPass lounge access offer from their website as of 2pm on Sat 11th August, around 24 hours after first adding the details. The previous Priority Pass offer has been reinstated. See our article here


If you’re still to take advantage of any complimentary visits using your Priority Pass issued through the PremierMiles Visa card, we have a recommendation for you – do it before the end of this month! That’s because Citi are switching allegiance to competing lounge network DragonPass from 1st September for customers using this card.

You will only be able to use your complimentary Priority Pass visits until 31st August, from 1st September onwards any lounge visits on that card will be charged. On the positive side, you are already eligible to complimentary visits under the DragonPass system since 1st August… sort of.

What’s DragonPass?


Basically a competitor to Priority Pass with a very similar selection of lounges at airports around the world, including dining discounts at certain airport restaurants. DragonPass claims access to over 1,000 lounges, but of course the absolute number is far less important than which lounges are offered at your home airport or those you travel through regularly.

As an example here’s how many lounges DragonPass offer compared with Priority Pass (PP) at a few airports likely to interest our readers:

  • Singapore Changi: 12 lounges (PP – 11 lounges)
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: 7 lounges (PP – 11 lounges)
  • Hong Kong: 2 lounges (PP – 3 lounges)
  • Tokyo Narita: 4 lounges (PP – 5 lounges)
  • Sydney: 2 lounges (PP – 1 lounge)
  • London Heathrow: 3 lounges (PP – 8 lounges)

No problem you might think, perhaps a bit more limited but DragonPass has a similar scope to Priority Pass and there are even some additional options you might find useful.

Here’s the slightly misleading bit though, Citi are happy to promote their DragonPass arrangement as providing “complimentary access to over one thousand lounges worldwide” on their homepage for the PremierMiles Visa card, updated this afternoon.

DragonPass Promo
(Source: Citi)

However the terms and conditions certainly don’t allow