Update: They let me into the SFO Air France lounge, after initially insisting that they needed to see my physical card. The agent realized there was a scanning feature on the Priority Pass reader, but it took a while to scan properly. The process was a lot smoother at the Asiana lounge in Seoul Incheon, as the agents there knew exactly how to scan the digital membership card.

Arrived at the airport and headed to the lounge when you realized you left your physical Priority Pass card at home? Or in my case, left your Priority Pass card along with a bunch of credit cards in your hotel in Brazil? You now might have a backup option!

Previously the physical Priority Pass card was required to access lounges. But with a recent mobile application release, along with an improved look and feel, you can now access a digital Priority Pass membership card!


You can also add your membership card to Apple Passbook. I was also able to able to download the digital membership card from the prioritypass.com website.


The disclaimer from Priority Pass is that while most lounges will be able to accept the new digital membership card, not every lounge will be set up to take it, so for 100% ensured access, you should still carry your physical card.

I’m going to try it at the Air France lounge at SFO when I fly out to Hong Kong today. I thought I would be loungeless this entire trip as I’m not flying Star Alliance, and I left my Citi Prestige and my Priority Pass card in Brazil. I’ll report back and see how it goes!