These days when i signup for a new credit card, i always prefer Mastercard over Visa for one reason – complimentary domestic airport lounge access. Most Mastercard Debit/Credit cards issued by various banks are eligible to avail 2 Complimentary visits/quarter across Mastercard affiliated lounges in India. Needless to say, Mastercard has the biggest network of lounges in India compared to Visa.

Why Complimentary lounge Access?

Ever wondered how Mastercard is able to survive the Indian market while Visa comes up with lots of advertisements wherever we go? Mastercard, instead of going with high budget promotions, they rather provide real value to the customers by giving extensive travel benefits like complimentary lounge access.

This way, they are able to grab more customers who actually spend. Also they can convince bank about the lounge access features which Visa doesn’t provide on basic variant. Similar to Priority Pass, Mastercard doesn’t own any lounges but are affiliated with existing lounges to give access to its customers. The list gets updated every year and the latest lounges are mentioned below.

Snap taken at Plaza Premium Lounge – Bangalore domestic terminal

Lounges usually offer: Complimentary snacks, drinks, juices, food, workstation & more. Features vary from lounge to lounge as they’re owned by different companies.

Domestic Terminal – Mastercard Airport Lounges

  1. Bangalore – Plaza Premium Lounge & Above Ground Levell Lounge
  2. Chennai – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
  3. Cochin – Earth Lounge
  4. Hyderabad – Plaza Premium Lounge & Transit Lounge
  5. Mumbai – Loyalty lounge (T1B), GOOD TIMES (T1B), Travel Club Lounge (T2)
  6. Jaipur Airport Lounge
  7. Delhi – Plaza Premium Lounge (T3) & Plaza Premium Lounge (T1D)
  8. Kolkata – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
  9. Pune – Port Lounge
  10. Goa – Port Lounge
  11. Dehradun – Port Lounge
  12. Bhubaneswar – Mayfair Lounge
  13. Baroda – Port Lounge

International Terminal – Mastercard Airport Lounges

  1. Bangalore – Plaza Premium Lounge & Above Ground Levell Lounge
  2. Chennai – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
  3. Cochin – Earth Lounge
  4. Hyderabad – Plaza Premium Lounge
  5. Mumbai – Clipper
  6. Delhi – ITC Lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge(A) (T3) & Plaza Premium Lounge(B) (T3)
  7. Kolkata – Travel Club (TFS) Lounge
  8. Pune – Port Lounge
  9. Goa – Port Lounge
  10. Ahmedabad – Port Lounge
  11. Jaipur – Club One Class Lounge (T2)
  12. Calicut – Port Lounge

Most of these lounges can also be accessed with: Priority Pass Card (foreign users only), Diners Club Card, Visa & some of the American Express cards.

Pro Tip: You can know the free access available on your Mastercard by calling ‘MasterCard For You’ toll free helpline: 1800-102-6263 (IVR Call Flow 1-1-1)

If you have any questions to ask, let me know in the comments below 🙂

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