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
  • Secondary Premium Banking Credit Cardholders can also benefit from the allocated free lounge visits, but will count under the Premium Banking Credit Cardholder’s visits
  • You are entitled to a stay of 1.5 hours for domestic flights and 3 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 2018 to 31st January 2019.

  International Lounge 
  Normal Walk-in Rate Spend > R5000 in month or >R15,000 over last three months
Spend < R5000 in month or <R15,000 over last three months or free visits have been used Discount on Walk-in rate
Cardholder R417
Free (2 visits per month) R313
25%
Guest/Child R417 R354
R354 15%
  Domestic Lounge (1,5 hours visiting time before departure)
  Normal Walk-in Rate Spend > R5000 in month or >R15,000 over last three months
Spend < R5000 in month or <R15,000 over last three months or free visits have been used
Discount on Walk-in rate
Cardholder R254
Free (2 visits per month) R166
35%
Guest/Child R254 R216
R216
15%

Domestic: valid for two (2) hours prior to your Scheduled Flight Departure Time | International: valid for four (4) 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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