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.
From 15 August 2019, OCBC is cutting the complimentary guest privilege from the VOYAGE card.
|Until 14 August 2019||From 15 August 2019|
|Main cardholder||Unlimited lounge visits + 1 guest||Unlimited lounge visits|
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.
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.
|Card (Income Req)||Lounge Network||Free Visits|
|Maybank Horizon Platinum ($30K)||Selected lounges in SIN, KUL and HKG||1 visit with min S$1K retail spend in 3 month period prior|
|Diners Club Cards ($30K)||Diners Club Lounges||1 free visit between 1 Apr and 31 Mar of each yr|
|Citibank PremierMiles Visa ($30K)||Priority Pass||2 per calendar yr|
|Citibank PremierMiles AMEX ($80K)||Priority Pass||2 per calendar yr|
|UOB JCB ($30K)||JCB-partnered lounges||2 per calendar yr in HK, SG, Korea, China and Thailand, unlimited in Hawaii and Japan|
|DBS Altitude Visa ($30K)||Priority Pass||2 per membership yr|
|BOC Visa Infinite ($120K)||Plaza Premium||2 per membership yr|
|SCB X Card||Priority Pass||2 per membership year|
|CIMB Visa Infinite ($120K)||Dragon Pass||3 per membership yr|
|SCB Priority Banking VI ($30K, Min AUM $200K)||Priority Pass||4 (if AUM <$200K), 24 (if AUM >$200K) per membership yr. Unlimited for Priority Private + Private Banking with 1 guest|
|AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend ($50K)||Selected Plaza Premium and contract lounges||4 per membership yr|
|UOB Visa Infinite Metal Card ($150K)||Dragon Pass||4 per membership yr|
|SCB Visa Infinite ($150K)||Priority Pass||6 per membership yr|
|Citi Prestige ($120K)||Priority Pass||Unlimited (+1 guest)|
|ICBC Global Travel Mastercard||Dragon Pass||6 until 31 Dec 2019|
|OCBC Voyage ($120K)||Plaza Premium||Unlimited (supp cardholder gets same benefit)|
|HSBC Visa Infinite ($120K)||Priority Pass||Unlimited (supp cardholder gets same benefit)|
|Maybank Visa Infinite ($150K)||Priority Pass||Unlimited|
|AMEX Platinum Charge ($200K)||Priority Pass, AMEX lounges, Centurion lounges, Delta SkyClubs||Unlimited (+1 guest, supp cardholder gets same benefit)|
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.
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