U.S. Bank is making changes to the Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card. Starting in February, Altitude Connect cardholders enjoy complimentary Priority Pass Select membership at no extra cost.
U.S. Bank Adding Priority Pass to Connect
The U.S. Bank Altitude® Connect Visa Signature® is a popular travel rewards card from U.S. Bank. The card earns up to 4X points on eligible purchases. It has several lifestyle benefits, including a $30 annual streaming credit, cell phone protection, and more.
Now U.S. Bank is looking to add additional value to the card to lure new applicants to the $95 annual fee credit card (waived for the first year). Beginning February 2, 2022, Altitude Connect cardholders enjoy complimentary Priority Pass Select membership.
U.S. Bank has alerted existing cardholders of the changes with the following message:
Effective 2/2/23, new travel protection and convenience benefits will be added to your Altitude Connect Card. Benefits include: Complimentary Priority Pass Select Membership. Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Trip Delay.
What is Priority Pass Select?
Priority Pass Select is specially designed for customers who receive their membership through a bank. Select members have access to lounges and experiences in 95% of the world’s busiest airports, including hundreds across North and South America.
While the Connect probably won’t offer unlimited lounge visits, like ultra-premium cards, the Platinum Card, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Instead, expect the new benefit to be more akin to the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card. That card provides cardholders lounge access ten times per calendar year – a very generous benefit given that lounge trips are typically priced around $50 per guest.
About the U.S. Bank Altitude® Connect Visa Signature®
As mentioned, the U.S. Bank Altitude Connect earns up to 4X points on purchases. Here is how those rewards break down:
- Earn 4X points on travel and gas station purchases
- Earn 2X points on grocery stores, grocery delivery, dining, and streaming services
- Earn 1X points on all other purchases
Here is what U.S. Bank considers a “streaming service”:
|Disney+||Vudu||Google Play Music|
|Netflix||Apple Music||Slacker Radio|
|Sling TV||YouTube Music||Spotify|
Beyond points, cardholders also enjoy Visa Signature protections, a TSA Precheck or Global Entry statement credit every four years, a $30/year streaming credit, and up to $600 reimbursement if your cell phone is stolen or damaged when you pay your monthly cell phone bill with your card.
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