Over the past year or so, Priority Pass has added partnerships with a number of airport restaurants, where you can now get a dining credit of ~$28-$30 at a number of participating restaurants (amount of credit depends on the location/currency). The newest addition is at New York’s JFK Airport, and that will no doubt make it pretty popular. Unfortunately for domestic travelers, it is located in an international terminal, but for those traveling from Terminal 8 and looking for a higher-end meal at the airport, this looks like a nice enhancement.
As you can see above under the “opening hours” heading, cardholders are only allowed to bring one guest, and you’ll get a credit of $28 per person (which can only be applied toward your order — it won’t count for gratuity and you can’t get cash back. Here’s a link to the lunch and dinner menu. As you’ll see, $28 will be sufficient to get you a soup and sandwich or salad and sliders or something of the sort. If you’re looking for dinner, it’ll at least get you a substantial discount on a more formal entree — leaving you to pay $12 for a filet mignon or completely covering entrees like lobster ravioli or sesame crusted ahi tuna. I think that’s not a bad deal at all and in fact there are times when I would rather have a nice meal like that than sit in a lounge with trail mix and juice boxes.
Notable from the conditions/additional information shown below is that you must show your card prior to ordering and you can only use one Priority Pass membership card per cardholder — so you can’t whip out 3 different memberships to stack up an $84 credit.
I’m not sure I’ll be flying out of Terminal 8 internationally any time soon, but this is a nice option to have. Even if you are flying business class and have access to an airline lounge, it might be nice to get a proper meal and then relax in the lounge / get work done.
H/T: One Mile at a Time