On my most recent trip to SFO, I noticed the terms of service have changed regarding Priority Pass restaurants.
In the past, each guest in your party would receive a $28 dining credit, dependent on your Priority Pass terms with your respective credit card. However, some Priority Pass restaurants have enforced a new rule:
“Cardholder may only register 1 Guest per visit to receive US$28 deduction. Any additional guests will not be eligible for US$28 deduction. “
What the Priority Pass “One Guest Rule” means for you
Regardless of how many guests you bring after you + 1 guest, you will only be allocated $56 off the total bill. As a reminder, the credit cannot be used toward gratuity. If you wish to tip with a credit card, just ask the server.
you = $28 off bill
you + 1 guest = $56 off bill
you + 2/3/x guests = $56 off bill
Priority Pass Restaurants Affected by “One Guest Rule”
As of writing this post, below is a spreadsheet of the Priority Pass restaurants enforcing the “One Guest Rule.” For the most up-to-date information, check the Priority Pass website or app.
If you’re traveling with a party that has more than one Priority Pass, the optimal strategy is to sit at separate tables and use different Priority Pass cards.
For example, if you have a party of 4 with 2 Priority Pass cards, sit at two separate tables and use different cards.
As a side note, always let your server know that you’re using a Priority Pass card before ordering so they can credit the bill accordingly, plus you also want to ensure the card reading is working.
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