OCBC VOYAGE removing guest benefit from Plaza Premium lounge access

OCBC VOYAGE cardholders will no longer receive complimentary guesting benefits to Plaza Premium lounges from 15 August.

The OCBC VOYAGE card currently offers unlimited Plaza Premium Lounge visits for the cardholder and one guest. Supplementary cardholders enjoy the same benefit, including one guest.

Plaza Premium Lounge

From 15 August 2019, OCBC is cutting the complimentary guest privilege from the VOYAGE card.

Until 14 August 2019From 15 August 2019
Main cardholderUnlimited lounge visits + 1 guestUnlimited lounge visits
Supplementary cardholders
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Guests can still be brought into lounges, but at a fee of up to US$36 per visit per person.

OCBC’s lounge network was already smaller than other premium cards (it uses Plaza Premium with only ~80 locations, while most competitors use Priority Pass with more than 1,200), so this isn’t a good development as far as competitiveness of lounge offering is concerned.

You can find the T&Cs of the OCBC VOYAGE’s lounge access benefit here. Do note that the T&Cs do not specifically mention guest benefits.

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How does the OCBC VOYAGE’s lounge benefits compare to other cards?

Here’s how the VOYAGE now measures up compared to other cards in terms of lounge benefits.

CardIncome ReqLounge NetworkFree Visits
Maybank Horizon Platinum$30KSelected lounges in SIN, KUL and HKG1 visit with min $1K spend in a single transaction within 3 months of travel
Diners Club Cards$30KParticipating lounges1 free visit between 1 Apr and 31 Mar of each year
Citibank PremierMiles Visa$30KPriority Pass2 per calendar yr
UOB JCB Card$30KSelected lounges2 per calendar yr (unlimited in Japan/Hawaii)
DBS Altitude Visa$30KPriority Pass2 per membership yr
BOC Visa Infinite$120KPlaza Premium2 per membership yr
SCB X Card$80KPriority Pass2 per membership year
CIMB Visa Infinite$120KDragon Pass3 per membership yr*
SCB Priority Banking VI$30K (min AUM $200K)Priority Pass4 (AUM<$200K), 24 (AUM>$200K) per membership yr Unlimited for Priority Private + Private Banking with 1 guest
AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend$50KSelected lounges4 per membership yr
UOB Visa Infinite Metal Card$150KDragon Pass4 per membership yr
SCB Visa Infinite$150KPriority Pass6 per membership yr
UOB Lady's Solitaire Metal Card$120KLounge Key6 per calendar yr*
ICBC Global Travel Mastercard/Horoscope/Chinese Zodiac/Unionpay Dual Currency$30KDragon Pass6 until 31 Dec 2020
Citi Prestige$120KPriority PassUnlimited (+1 guest)
OCBC VOYAGE$120KPlaza PremiumUnlimited (supp cardholder gets same benefit)
HSBC Visa Infinite$120KLounge KeyUnlimited (supp cardholder gets same benefit)
Maybank Visa Infinite$150KPriority PassUnlimited
AMEX Platinum Charge$200KPriority Pass, AMEX & Centurion lounges, Delta SkyClubs (when flying Delta)Unlimited (+1-2 guests, supp cardholders get same benefit, only first supp cardholder gets Priority Pass)

Conclusion

If you want a card that offers lounge guesting benefits, your only choices now are the Citi Prestige and the AMEX Platinum Charge card.

Otherwise, if you want to bring a guest into the lounge, be sure to check if you’re able to access cheaper cash rates through Grab’s airport benefits than what your bank is charging.

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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UK_Ship

Just an update – HSBC Visa Infinite no longer gives Priority Pass – as of 5 August it is changing to LoungeKey. Also the Amex Platinum PP no longer allows you to access the restaurants for the credit (eg Sydney) – seems all cards are devaluing!

KC

Aaron, this seems material. Would you revisit your $120K card showdown results in the light of this change?

SWong

I consider the SCVI to be a keeper as the 6 visits per year can be used in one go (as cardholder +5 guest).
Useful for when traveling with friends/family

Jerry

Pls update your https://milelion.com/credit-cards/credit-card-lounge-benefits/ to show supp cardholder benefits

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