Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) Priority Pass Lounge Review
As a consultant, I am pretty much have been travelled every week on business, and I always stop by Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) Priority Pass Lounge before I leave in the early morning.
Priority Pass is a program that allows you to access over 1,200 airport lounges around the world, and the sheer numbers over overwhelms that of other airport lounges like American Airlines Admiral Lounge (50+), Delta Sky Club Lounges (250+), or any other lounge.
And you can get a free Priority Pass card if you get a credit card like Chase Sapphire Reserve. You can read the reviews about Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card in my other posts:
“Note that Chase does not offer the referral program anymore.”medium.com
“Note that Chase stops giving the referral program since 2018.”medium.com
Now, let’s return to my review about DFW airport’s Priority Pass experience. You can visit https://www.prioritypass.com/en/airport-lounges to locate the DFW airport’s lounge. Actually, there are three lounges, but other two are called Minutes Suites where you can just catch a quick rest or a sleep.
But the main one we are talking about here is The Club DFW, which is currently located at Mezzanine Floor near Gate 27.
As you pass through the TSA security check, you have to walk straight toward the gate but take the escalator upstair.
There is The Club DFW. The place is quite huge, as I will explain. But, first, you need to check in.
At the gate, the banner sign shows what kind of memberships let you grant the access to The Club DFW. As you can see, there are more than Priority Pass membership, but this also bring a little concern. More people allowing the access here also implies that the place can be quite crowded. My flight is one of the earliest flight at 7:30 a.m., so the lounge is quite empty when I stay here. But I’ve been here during the noon and the evening time, and, oh boy, the place is almost completely full.
As you enter through the entrance, you need to provide your boarding ticket and also Priority Pass card to checkin. Previously, you had to give the card and the ticket to the desk agent, who can check in for you. But now, the procedure somehow changed as there is a credit card machine where you have to swipe your Priority Pass card, click through few steps, provide your signature, and then click checkin. You still have to show the ticket to the agent, though.
Remember that I said the place is quite huge? Before talking about all the cool meals you can joyfully eat, let’s tour around the places quite a big. There are essentially three area: Dining Zone, Relax Zone, Business Area, and Privacy Zone. But Privacy Zone and Relax Zone are at a same area.
First, there is the Dining Zone. This is essentially the main area and located right behind the checkin desk. You can see the bar are but primarily the sitting area resembling the dining tables.
But the Dining Zone also has some little private sofas like these to give a little space.
And there are multiple dine-in tables like these to accommodate the experience of sit-down dining.
While the bar is not open before the noon, the full bar service is available. However, there are limited selections of choices of spirits, wines, and cocktails. On the menu, few recommended cocktails are shown.
Here is a little closer look at the bar.
Here is a slightly little different view. You can see the private sofa with the vertical monitor showing the flights. The kiosk machine is for you to take a survey.
The business area accompanies a little desktop computer for a simple browsing. This place also has numerous area where you can plug in your electronics.
There are plenty of chairs available.
But one of the best places to take a break is the Relax Zone. This is where you can sit down to take a nap, to catch a shower, or a simple sit-down relax.
Here is the slightly different view of the relax zone. You can see that the place is quite huge.
But there are some surprises as well… First, you need to pass through this corridor toward the refrigerator and other drinks.
to find a place where you almost completely lie down. You can see many people are taking the short naps.
Another surprise is the restroom featuring the full shower.
The restroom looks very clean, and they have soaps, dryer, and sink countertop made out of marbles.
The closer look shows the very serene looking soap and lotion bottles.
And there is your full shower room. I never used this before, but I have seen many people coming in to take a full shower.
Now, returning back to the dining area, let me show you some of foods you can get. The food options changes from time-to-time. For example, I only get some quick foods like these breads and patisseries.
You can read the menu: Market Ripe, Sunrise Steel Cut Oats, Grains, Oats, and O’s, The Paintry, Fold & Top, Breakfast Roll Ups. Notice that Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon, and Breakfast Potatoes are available between 7 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
But you also have this warm oatmeal. Very nice.
And there is a yogurt with fruits. I really love these. What I noticed in the last few visits have been, though, that the quality and the quantities of these foods have been degraded over time. For example, the yogurt plates had a mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all together, but they are gone now. And the fruits containing mangoes, pineapples, and cantaloupes were much more fresh. They look quite out of freshness now.
Here is a closer look at the fruits
If you want some more options, there are different bagels, cereals, and whole fruits you can try. Yeah, you can also get coffee.
A closer look at the cereals.
Coffee brewing machines for various coffee options are also available. You can also get a tea, if you prefer.
Here is the closer look at different teabags.
And as you enter through the door, you can get these snacks or pick up the magazine.
Here is a closer look of snacks. Personally, I love wasabi peas and jelly beans, which are missing at this time.
And there are full soda and juice options.
Most drink options are also available at the Relax Zone.
This was my breakfast for today. I am on a diet, so I focused on cutting the sweets and carbohydrates.
But I also got some additional snacks and a refreshment with a magazine.
I look down to see the TSA security gate while waiting for my flight, which was at the Gate A 29. Happily waiting for my flight here and time to move on.