Next week I will be running a full review of the Plaza Premium lounge in the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow. I was lucky enough to be given a private tour last week.
I was told at the time that they were in negotiations with Priority Pass which were due to be completed very soon.
I saw yesterday that Plaza Premium is now showing on the Priority Pass website. More impressively, for American Express Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders, it is showing on the Lounge Club website as well. Amex Gold cardholders get free entry to 2 Lounge Club lounges per year.
This is particularly valuable, as the other Priority Pass option – United Club, out in the 2B satellite, is NOT a Lounge Club member.
While you wait for my review, there are some photos of Plaza Premium in this HfP article. It is particularly convenient for Virgin Little Red and Aer Lingus customers without lounge access as those flights should almost always depart from the main building.
For one off visits, you can buy passes in advance via the Plaza Premium website.
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.