We offer Absa Premium Banking Credit Card holders free access to Bidvest Lounges at both domestic and international terminals within South Africa.

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Benefits & how to get it

  • Benefits

    • 4 Free domestic lounge visits and 2 free international lounge visits per month if spend criteria are met
    • You are entitled to a stay of 2 hours for domestic flights and 4 hours for international flights (prior to your scheduled flight departure time). Extended time will be charged at Bidvest rates
    • As a Premium Banking Credit Cardholder, you are welcome to take guests and children into the lounge. These persons will benefit from a discounted rate that will immediately be charged to the Premium Banking Credit Card when entering the Bidvest airport lounge
    • The airport lounges will be open 7 days a week. This may change without prior notice
    • Bidvest Premier Lounges shall ensure that there is an adequate supply of refreshments, newspapers, periodicals, food and beverages
    • The domestic and international airport lounges are situated in all the major South African airports (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, George, East London and Lanseria)
  • Qualifying criteria

    • You need a Premium Banking Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)
    • Your Premium Credit Card must be in good standing.
    • This offer is only available to primary and secondary credit cardholders
    • As a Premium Banking Credit Cardholder, you must spend (on Point-of-Sale transactions) R5 000 (subject to change) on your credit card in the month in which the Bidvest airport lounge is used or spend a total of R15 000 (subject to change) over 3 consecutive months before and during the month of the lounge visit
    • If a Premium Banking Credit Cardholder spends less than R5 000 in one month or less than a total of R15 000 over 3 consecutive months or if they use up all their free visits, they will still get a discount on the Normal walk-in rate
  • How it works

    • The cardholder must present his/her Premium Banking Credit Card and boarding pass to gain access to the lounge
    • When the Premium Banking Credit Cardholder enters the lounge, there will be no immediate fee charged for the cardholder’s visit. The Premium Banking Credit Card will be swiped for record-keeping
    • An assessment will be done at the end of the calendar month to determine whether the cardholder achieved the required spend on the Premium Banking Credit Card
    • The free visits are only applicable to the month of the lounge visit and will not be transferred to the following month. The free visits are only available to the Premium Banking Credit Cardholder and cannot be transferred to guests or children
  • What is costs

    Valid from 1 March 2019 to 31 January 2020.

        Rate payable by Absa Customer Rate payable by Absa Customer  
      Normal Walk-in Rate Spend > R5,000 a month or >R15,000 over the last three statement months Spend < R5,000 a month or <R15,000 over the last three statement months OR Free visit allocation has been used Discount on Walk-in rate
    Domestic Lounge
    Cardholder R234 Free (4 visits per month) R175 25%
    Guest/Child R234 R210 R210 10%
    International Lounge
    Cardholder R390 Free (2 visits per month) R331 15%
    Guest/Child R390 R351 R351 10%

    Domestic: valid for 2 (two) hours prior to your Scheduled Flight Departure Time | International: valid for 4 (four) hours prior to your Scheduled Flight Departure Time
    Early check-in
    rates (domestic and international) R30 per 15 (fifteen) minutes

    *Terms & conditions apply

  • List of airports where Bidvest airport lounges are situated

    • Domestic airports:
      • Bram Fischer Airport: Bloemfontein 
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town 
      • King Shaka International: Durban 
      • East London Airport: East London
      • George Airport: George 
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg 
      • OR Tambo International: Johannesburg (including Sky Lounge) 
      • Port Elizabeth Airport: Port Elizabeth
    • International airports:
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg 
      • OR Tambo International: Johannesburg
  • Contact Premium Banking Credit Card

    Premium Line 0860 109 085
    To report a lost or stolen card: Select Option 1
    For credit card enquiries: Select Option 3
    Email: premium@card.absa.co.za

     

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