British Airways launched its new lounge at Belfast City Airport last week. This comes ahead of the move of the Belfast service from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 at Heathrow, due to take place in October.
When I first published this post on Saturday, the only photos I had were of Willie Walsh in the lounge. However, thanks to reader Lewis, I now have a few decent ones which show the lounge properly:
According to the press documents:
The British Airways Belfast lounge offers panoramic views of the airfield, and offers an exclusive experience for customers. Located airside and adjacent to Door A, the lounge offers direct boarding on to the aircraft.
Features of the British Airways lounge include:
87 comfortable seats
Power outlets throughout the lounge
Complimentary Wi-fi throughout the lounge
New ‘air’ print technology enabling customers to print from their mobile devices
Televisions and a choice of newspapers and magazines
Full complimentary bar
Extensive choice of food, with a menu that changes throughout the day
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:
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.
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 20,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
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.