This is our review of the No 1 Lounge at Edinburgh Airport.
No 1 Lounges also opened at Edinburgh a few weeks ago and this is our review. The lounge is on the site of the old British Airways lounge opposite Gate 10 – it is actually more convenient for BA flights than the new ‘official’ BA lounge.
Reader Alan, who posts in our comments on a regular basis, took a few photographs for me. It does look impressive as you can see below.
As with Gatwick, your first item of ordered hot food is free but you need to pay for additional portions. Some drinks are free but champagne and premium spirits are charged.
You can access this lounge for free with a guest via a Priority Pass card, either buying one (the Amazon Local deal is still available) or getting one free with an American Express Platinum card. You can also access it via the two free Lounge Club passes that come with the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 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 special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021. 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.