Updated: Oct 16, 2019
If you have a Priority Pass membership you'll maximize your benefits by flying through Seoul because you'll have access to several lounges!
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Ever heard of Priority Pass?
No? Well it is a network of worldwide lounges and restaurants. You can purchase a membership package directly through the Priority Pass website or be automatically granted a free Priority Pass Select membership that comes with certain luxury credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
Are you a Priority Pass member?
If you are great, then you know how great of a benefit it is while traveling. From lounge access to free food and gifts at various airports world-wide, it's a valuable perk to have.
If you aren't a Priority Pass member yet, you're in luck. You can sign up using my Priority Pass affiliate link here and save 20% your first year. As a member you have access to over 1,000 lounges world-wide!
My advice is to get the free Priority Pass Select membership when you sign up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card.
The main difference between the Priority Pass Prestige and the Priority Pass Select membership is that if you bring a guest to a lounge it will cost you $32 per guest (through Standard, Standard Plus & Prestige) versus free access for guests (through Select).
The other huge benefit is that some airports also have participating restaurants, bistros and bars that offer each member and their guest(s) a credit of $28 each.
Disclaimer: Please note that lounges and restaurants which exceed their seating limit will use their own discretion in allowing Priority Pass members and their guests.
Priority Pass Sky Hub Lounge - Incheon International Airport (Terminal 1)
If you happen to be connecting at or traveling to Seoul, you'll be very happy know there are several Priority Pass lounge options for you to explore at Incheon International Airport.
Due to the many airport lounge options available to you as a Priority Pass member, you should probably just focus on one or two lounges. Why? Because each one is very comfortable and you won't really need to lounge hop.
Two things I should mention are that the Asiana Lounge is restricted to Asiana ticket holders or Star Alliance ticket holders (i.e. United Airlines, etc...) for entry. The other thing you should keep in mind is the times some of these lounges are open, they vary so that might factor into which lounge you'll end up at.
This review is strictly for the Sky Hub Lounge, located next to the Transit counter on the 4th floor of Terminal 1.
As soon as you check-in with your boarding pass and Priority Pass card, you'll encounter a mid-sized lounge that has all the amenities you'd expect: hot food, cold drinks (infused-water, sodas, juices, alcohol, etc...), tons of seating areas and free WiFi.
I was very impressed with the hot food. The Sky Hub Lounge featured Korean bulgogi!
The only knock on this lounge is the lack of an in-lounge restroom and showers, but if you walk outside the lounge and turn right you'll find both just a few steps away.
The benefits of having a Priority Pass are always the best when traveling internationally and especially through Incheon International Airport. There's so many options for you to take advantage of in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
If you would like to sign up for a Priority Pass membership, you can either sign up directly with Priority Pass using my affiliate link here, plus you'll save 20% OR you can get a free membership by signing up for a luxury credit card such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve.