Visa Infinite Privilege changing to Priority Pass as lounge access provider from October 15

Current and new holders of Visa Infinite Privilege cards in Canada (TD Aeroplan, RBC Avion, CIBC Aerogold) should be receiving notice that as of October 15th your airport lounge access provided is changing. Currently access is provided via the Airport Angel program but as of October 15th that is changing to the larger and most popular global program Priority Pass.

Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders will have the $99 annual fee of the basic Priority Pass membership covered and will also receive 6 free lounge access visits per year. Those visits are typically valued at US$27 each, so you are looking at over $250 in value per year from the Priority Pass benefit.

Overall its not a huge change but I believe this adds a touch more value to Visa Infinite Privilege cards in Canada as Priority Pass does have a larger lounge base than Airport Angel.