There's bad news for you if you have the Capital One Venture X rewards credit card. The Priority Pass benefits on the Venture X card are being reduced. Priority Pass will stop giving access to participating restaurants, spa services and shopping benefits for Venture X card holders on January 1, 2023.

Cardholders need to know what to look for in these modifications.

Priority Pass: More than just lounges

Priority Pass has a large network of airport lounges. There are other uses of Priority Pass memberships. You can enjoy complimentary food at the airport restaurants, as well as spa experiences, sleep rooms and more.

Priority Pass restaurants don't want you to know about it.

The Turkish Airlines Lounge at MIA airport. ZACH GRIFF/THE POINTS GUY

Venture X Priority Pass changes

Priority Pass benefits will no longer be available to Venture X card holders. Priority Pass members who use this card will not be able to use the non-lounge benefits, such as restaurants, spas and suites, but they will still have access to the Priority Pass lounges. The removal of non-lounge elements from Priority Pass is mirrored by this.

The issuer's main lounge access page doesn't show this update at the moment. There are conflicting words in the Frequently Asked Questions section. This note is included in one of them.

What is Priority Pass and how do Venture X cardholders enroll in it?
Priority Pass is a program that provides access to airport lounges worldwide. Effective January 1, 2023, Priority Pass non-lounge airport experiences (like dining, retail shopping and spa discounts) are not part of the Visa Infinite® benefit program for Venture X cardholders.

There is a later question.

As a Venture X cardholder, how do I access Priority Pass benefits, such as exclusive discounts on in-airport dining, retail and spas?
Once you’ve enrolled for your complimentary Priority Pass membership, you’ll get access to more than 800 exclusive discounts on in-airport dining, retail shopping and spas.

A Capital One spokesman confirmed the changes.

"We are currently notifying Venture X customers that as of Jan. 1, 2023, access to Priority Pass non-lounge airport experiences will no longer be part of their membership program benefits."

Other lounge privileges are not changing at the moment. Access to Capital One lounges and Plaza Premium lounges is included. There is only one update relating to Priority Pass.

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This change comes at a time when many are paying an annual fee for the second year in a row. If your renewal is coming up, be sure to consider how frequently you used these non-lounge Priority Pass locations over the last year to consider whether the yearly fee is worth it.

There are 10 best Priority Pass lounges.

Bottom line

Priority Pass will no longer include airport restaurants and spa services for Capital One Venture X card holders. There are restrictions on Priority Pass memberships on some American Express cards.

The removal of the benefit is related to the Visa Infinite benefits, which is the same card type as the Chase Reserve. We reached out to Chase to see if this change will affect Priority Pass memberships, and they will give us updates as needed.