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My favorite perk, so far, is having a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership that grants me access to certain airport lounges around the world.

A a Priority Pass card.

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I tested out the perk on a recent layover in Washington, DC’s Ronald Reagan National Airport. Here’s what it was like.

Boarding an American Airlines flight to Washington, DC — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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I arrived in Washington at around 8 p.m. and was absolutely famished.

The main hall at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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Most of the terminal’s restaurants were closed or closing, including my favorite, Ben’s Chili Bowl.

The Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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I checked the Priority Pass mobile application to see if there were any open lounges or restaurants I could use. I wasn’t hopeful but it was worth a shot.

The Priority Pass mobile application — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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Luckily, there was a restaurant in my terminal, the American Tap Room.

The Priority Pass mobile application — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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Although the Priority Pass app said it was closed, the restaurant was very much open. Flyers should check with the airport to see whether a restaurant is open since the app seems to be outdated.

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The American Tap Room’s listing on the Priority Pass website.

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I checked the terms of the deal and saw that I was, in fact, able to spend up to $28 and have it entirely covered by Priority Pass, except for the gratuity.

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The American Tap Room’s listing on the Priority Pass website.

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Normally, I would’ve walked right past this place. Airport food is often overpriced for what it is, and I would’ve just opted for fast food if this wasn’t a Priority Pass restaurant.

The American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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The menu was basic but still have some classics. Appetizers included hummus, calamari, and buffalo wings while the rest were salads, sandwiches, and finger foods.

The menu at the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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The food items were reasonably priced and my $28 allowance was enough for a proper meal consisting of an appetizer, entree, and a soft drink.

The menu at the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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And the best part is that I could bring a guest and they’d get the $28 allowance, as well.

Inside the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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I started off with five wings as an appetizer. They cost $6.75 so I still had $21.75 to spend before I’d have to pay out of pocket.

Inside the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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Next came the entree, a fried chicken sandwich that came with french fries. The third most expensive item on the menu, this cost $13.85.

Inside the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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The restaurant was quite crowded and I’m sure at least some were using the Priority Pass perk.

Inside the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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I honestly felt bad for the patrons that didn’t have Priority Pass.

Inside the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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Once the meal was said and done, I still had $7.40 leftover. I could’ve ordered a salad and took it with me in case I got hungry again, but I was content for the night.

Inside the American Tap Room restaurant at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport — Priority Pass Restaurant

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant.

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