Mastercard Platinum, World and World Elite cardholders in Asia Pacific are to benefit from complimentary access to airport lounges if their flight is delayed by more than two hours with the launch of Mastercard Flight Delay Pass.
Launched by Mastercard in partnership with Collinson Group, the first-of-its-kind programme in the region provides cardholders, and their travel companions, with complimentary access to over 850 LoungeKey airport lounges around the world.
This privilege is exclusive to Mastercard cardholders who have purchased their flight ticket with their Mastercard, regardless of the airline they fly, the ticket they hold or the affinity programme they are members of. Cardholders need not hold a separate membership to benefit from the programme.
To be eligible for a complimentary lounge pass, Mastercard cardholders are required to register their flight details at least six hours prior to scheduled departure. Cardholders may register up to two flights per eligible card.
Jenn Ong, head of consumer credit, Asia Pacific, Mastercard, said, “Whether it’s agonising over missing a flight leg, or feeling lost at an unfamiliar airport, plane delays can certainly sour a trip. Our travel privileges are designed not only to help cardholders maximise what they value most: time, connection and experiences, but also provide them with peace of mind, whenever and wherever they are. As such, we seek to help travelers make the most of their time at the airport too.”