Travelling domestic from Mumbai Terminal 2 on a normal day, you don’t really have too many options in terms of lounges.
If you are an airline-invited guest because of status or flying Business Class on Vistara, Jet Airways or Air India, you get invited to the GVK Lounge Domestic. If you have a credit card on American Express, Visa, MasterCard or use Priority Pass to gain lounge access, you have the option of going to the Travel Club Lounge. Both are operated by the Mumbai Airport, and the food is the same, except one is bigger than the other with better view.
There has been also talk about roping off one section of the GVK Lounge, Domestic to make it a Priority Pass accessible Lounge.
However, there is a hidden trick to get into the GVK Lounge with the Priority Pass. When a party is travelling together and some have access via a direct invitation to the Lounge (status, business class), and others don’t, they can use a Priority Pass to get in.
This could be useful when families travel together and their kids have no access, for instance, or when various people from an organisation may be travelling together and some may not have access but others do.
There are no published regulations around this, however I’ve seen this work a few times so I am convinced that the lounge would allow a few guests in on Priority Pass only if they are accompanied by people who are anyways supposed to be there.
This may be good to know for those who skip the beautiful lounge at Mumbai because you don’t have access for some others in your travelling party. This is only valid for access via Priority Pass and not via credit cards.
Have you ever managed to get into the GVK Lounge with a Priority Pass?