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Airport lounges help you take a load off, but if you depend on your premium credit card for access, the strings attached can weigh you down. Forget to bring your lounge membership card to the airport, and you might have to bid farewell to free Wi-Fi and kiss those complimentary cocktails goodbye.
Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders can now avoid that hassle, while simultaneously decluttering their wallets, by setting up a digital Priority Pass membership card on their phone. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® already offers complimentary Priority Pass Select membership, which grants you access to more than 1,000 airport lounges worldwide. But you have to activate the program separately, and until recently you also needed to carry the physical card with you to get into lounges.
Register your digital membership at this link. You'll need your Priority Pass membership number and expiration date, both of which can be found on your physical card, which you should have received via snail mail after enrolling in the program. If you don't know your information or can't find your card, contact a Chase representative.
After you enter your card details at the link above, you'll have to create a Priority Pass account with an email address and password. Then download the Priority Pass app to your mobile phone and log in there with the account you created. You can access your digital membership card in the app by clicking on the top left icon, or by clicking on the menu button at the top right and choosing "My Digital Card."
Some quick caveats: The Priority Pass app notes that "the majority" of its lounges accept the digital membership card, but for some you'll still be required to present your physical card. Also, if you have multiple Priority Pass memberships, you won't be able to link them to one login. Instead, the app notes that you'll have to set up separate accounts and passwords for each membership.
Still, if you're a Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholder looking for one less thing to remember as you're rushing to the airport, this new feature could be worth your while.