Sad news for Capital One Venture X cardholders, including me: the Priority Pass restaurant benefit will be cut in early 2023. But I’m still keeping the card.
No More Priority Pass Restaurant Benefit For Capital One Venture X Cardholders
I greatly enjoy the Priority Pass restaurant benefit when traveling, which provides $28/person in restaurant credit for you and a guest for select Priority Pass cardholders. These restaurants are generally less crowded than lounges and I have enjoyed some great meals over the years.
Not all Priority Pass memberships are created equal. Those issued in conjunction with an American Express Platinum card do not include the restaurant benefit. Those issued in conjunction with a Chase Sapphire Reserve card do include restaurant access. Up until now, Capital One Venture X cardholders also enjoyed Priority Pass restaurant access, but that is changing in 2023.
Effective January 1, 2023, Priority Pass membership in conjunction with Capital One Venture X will no longer include non-lounge Priority Pass access (which includes restaurants and airport “experiences” like gaming or spas). This is bad news and there is no upside; Capital One is cutting this access because it can.
The good news is that with 10,000-anniversary miles and a $300 annual travel credit, the $395 annual fee still pays for itself. Furthermore, Capital One Venture X cardholders will continue to enjoy access to Priority Pass and Plaza Premium lounges, as well as Capital One lounges (though only one is currently open).
So yes, I’ll keep the card. But this is sad news, especially because I fly through San Francisco (SFO) so often, which offers four Priority Pass restaurants in the terminals that I use most often.
The Capital One Venture X will no longer include Priority Pass restaurant access as of January 1, 2023. I hate this news because I use it often, but that probably explains why this benefit is being cut: because people actually use it…
Sadly, it would not surprise me to see Chase follow, though I hold out some hope that it will continue to allow its cardholders to access Priority Pass restaurants.
Will this change impact your use of the Capital One Venture X card?