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2-4-1 entry to ‘No. 1 Traveller’ lounges with the Taste Card

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The group of ‘No. 1 Traveller’ lounges have teamed up with Taste Card, the discount dining group, to offer 2-4-1 entry to cardmembers.

Whilst I’ve never yet found the chance to visit one, the ‘No 1’ lounges have a very good reputation and are substantially above the quality of the usual third party airport lounge.  Take a look at their website

Current locations are Gatwick North, Gatwick South and Heathrow Terminal 3 with Birmingham coming soon.

With this promo, a Tastecard member can get two people into the lounge for the price of 1.  This cannot be prebooked, so you are paying the walk-up price (up to £30) as opposed to the cheaper pre-booked online rate.  Given the wide range of free food (hot and cold) plus free drinks (except champagne), wi-fi and the high standard of decor, it looks like a decent deal if you will have a couple of hours to kill.

The press release is here and an extract from the TasteCard website is here.

It is worth noting that Tastecard offers a 30-day free trial so you could sign up purely to take advantage of this deal.  There are often deals knocking around for a longer free trial as well, so keep your eyes open.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here

You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with two free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here

Additional lounge visits are charged at £20.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  

There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 10th November 2021.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network.  Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.

The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer.  Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.

PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.

Comments (4)

  • pazza2000 says:

    Nice benefit. I am a big Taste Card fan (you can buy a years membership via ebay for less than £10)

  • Martin says:

    For those without a Taste card, it’s worth noting that the O2 Priority Moments app often has a deal on for the No. 1 lounges – they have in the past given away free entry, and at the moment it’s £5 off (which can be combined with the £5 prebooking discount).

  • Roger says:

    There’s a similar offer for Servisair and Aspire by Servisair lounges for Daily Telegraph subscibers.

    Like most DT offers, this one is valid to the end of the year but may be extended.

  • Tim says:

    I had the chance to ask about The Taste Card entry to the Escape lounge in Terminal 1 Manchester on Sunday. It is only valid for the walk-in rate which is £20 pp at all times. The offer is two people for the price of one.

    The escape lounges differ from more traditional lounges in that drinks are served from the bar and, although there is a selection of complimentary snacks available, there is a stronger emphasis on paid menu items and premium drinks.

    The atmosphere is pleasant enough and would recommend it as an ‘escape’ from the sitting in the shopping centre alternative.

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