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HDFC Cards Makes A Major Change - Lounge Visit Restricted



HDFC Card Lounge Access: What You Need to Know


If you are a HDFC card holder, you might be wondering how to access airport lounges in India and abroad. Airport lounges can offer you a comfortable and relaxing space to wait for your flight, with amenities such as Wi-Fi, food, drinks, entertainment and more. However, not all HDFC cards offer the same lounge access benefits, and some of them have changed recently. In this blog post, we will explain the latest updates on HDFC card lounge access and how you can make the most of it.


HDFC Card Lounge Access within India


HDFC Bank offers different types of credit and debit cards, each with its own features and benefits. Some of these cards include complimentary lounge access within India as part of their offerings. However, effective from 20th November 2023, HDFC Bank has revised the lounge access program for some of its cards, namely Regalia Credit Card and Millennia Credit Card. Here are the details:


Regalia Credit Card

  • You can now avail of complimentary lounge access within India if you achieve a quarterly spend of Rs. 1 lakh or more.

  • Only if you spend Rs. 1 lakh each quarter can you get two complimentary domestic lounge access (8 in a year).

  • HDFC Bank Regalia Credit Card now offers fewer complimentary lounge visits in India than before.

  • To get your lounge access vouchers, you need to visit the Regalia SmartBuy page, navigate to Lounge Benefits, and click on "generate voucher".

  • You will receive your voucher via SMS or email, which contains a QR code that has to be scanned at the lounge terminal.

  • You can use these vouchers at the following lounges:



| Karnataka | Bangalore | Blr Domestic Lounge | Domestic |

| Tamil Nadu | Chennai | Travel club lounge | Terminal 2 (International) |

| Tamil Nadu | Chennai | Travel club lounge a | Domestic |

| Tamil Nadu | Chennai | Travel club lounge b | Domestic |

| Delhi | Delhi | Encalm lounge | Domestic T3 |

| Delhi | Delhi | Encalm lounge | International T3 |

| Telangana | Hyderabad | Encalm lounge | Domestic |

| Telangana | Hyderabad | Encalm lounge | International |

| West Bengal | Kolkata | Travel club lounge | Domestic |

| Maharashtra | Mumbai | Loyalty lounge | International T2 |

| Maharashtra | Mumbai | Travel club lounge | Domestic T2 |


For any concerns while accessing the lounges, you can contact the helpline numbers mentioned in your vouchers.


Millennia Credit Card

  • You can now avail of complimentary lounge access within India if you achieve a quarterly spend of Rs. 50,000 or more.

  • Only if you spend Rs. 50,000 each quarter can you get one complimentary domestic lounge access (4 in a year).

  • HDFC Bank Millennia Credit Card now offers fewer complimentary lounge visits in India than before.

  • To get your lounge access vouchers, you need to visit the Millennia SmartBuy page, navigate to Lounge Benefits, and click on "generate voucher".

  • You will receive your voucher via SMS or email, which contains a QR code that has to be scanned at the lounge terminal.

  • You can use these vouchers at the same lounges as mentioned above for Regalia Credit Card.

  • For any concerns while accessing the lounges, you can contact the helpline numbers mentioned in your vouchers.

HDFC Card Lounge Access outside India


HDFC Bank also offers international lounge access for some of its cards through Priority Pass. Priority Pass is a global network of over 1300 airport lounges across 600 cities in 148 countries. You can apply for Priority Pass for yourself and your add-on members once you complete minimum 4 retail transactions on your HDFC Bank credit card. Here are the details:


### Regalia Credit Card

  • Using Priority Pass, you and your add-on member can together avail up to 6 complimentary lounge access per calendar year outside India.

  • If you exceed the 6 complimentary visits, you will be charged at US $27 + GST per visit.

  • Priority Pass usage in India and guest usage will attract charges on your credit card.

  • You can visit www.prioritypass.com for list of lounge details.

  • To know about your lounge access history, you can write a mail to pp@prioritypass.com.hk with your name, complete 18-digit Priority Pass number and state that PP Membership is via HDFC Bank program.

  • To access a lounge outside India using Priority Pass, you need to present your Priority Pass card on entering the lounge and sign the 'Record of Visit' voucher or receipt or electronic reader that reflects the number of accompanying guests, if any.

Other HDFC Credit Cards


  • Some other HDFC credit cards that offer international lounge access through Priority Pass are Infinia, Diners Club Black, Diners Club Privilege and Diners Club Miles.

  • The number of complimentary visits and charges may vary depending on the card type.

You can check the details of your card's lounge access program on the HDFC Bank website or contact the customer care for more information.


HDFC Card Lounge Access on Debit Cards


HDFC Bank also offers lounge access on some of its debit cards, such as EasyShop Imperia Platinum Chip Debit Card, EasyShop Platinum Debit Card, EasyShop Titanium Royale Debit Card, EasyShop Titanium Debit Card and EasyShop Women's Advantage Debit Card. Here are the details:


  • You will get complimentary lounge access in a calendar quarter only if you have spent a minimum of Rs. 5000 or more in the previous calendar quarter on your HDFC Bank debit card.

  • The number of complimentary lounge access in a quarter will be applicable as per your debit card offerings.

  • ATM withdrawals, mobile wallet payments and cashback transactions will not be counted as valid spends.

  • You can spend Rs. 5000 or more in a single transaction or make multiple transactions aggregating to Rs. 5000 or more, in store or online.

  • For newly onboarded customers, the feature will be available without any condition for the first two calendar quarters of account opening.

  • You can avail entry at the same lounges as mentioned above for Regalia Credit Card.

Conclusion


HDFC card lounge access is a valuable benefit that can enhance your travel experience. However, you need to be aware of the latest changes and updates on the lounge access program for different HDFC cards. You also need to meet the spend criteria and follow the steps to get your lounge access vouchers or Priority Pass membership. By doing so, you can enjoy the comfort and convenience of airport lounges in India and abroad.




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