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Amex special: No 1 Traveller lounge access + glass of champagne = £20

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American Express has teamed up with No 1 Traveller to offer a special discount code on airport lounge access.  The deal is valid at Heathrow Terminal 3, Gatwick North, Gatwick South, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

No 1 Traveller lounges are very well regardedI reviewed the Gatwick North lounge last year which is so much better than the British Airways lounge one floor up that it is almost laughable.

No 1 Traveller Gatwick bar 1

I also ran a review of their Edinburgh lounge last year which was written by a HfP reader – you can see from the photographs in that article that it is impressive.

American Express is offering a £20 package which gets you lounge access plus a glass of champagne.  You book via the No 1 Traveller website and use promotional code AMEX20 at check-out.

No 1 Traveller Edinburgh 3

You need to pay with an American Express card in theory.  In practice, the other payment boxes are still showing so I doubt it makes much difference.

This offer runs until March 31st – you must book AND complete your visit by this date.

PS.  Remember that No 1 Traveller lounges are included in Priority Pass, so if you have one of those via Amex Platinum or similar then you can enter for free with that, subject to capacity


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (June 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

30,000 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 30,000 points.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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 20,000 points sign-up bonus.  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 (5)

  • James says:

    The one at heathrow T3 is very impressive also, and has great views of the south runway

  • aceman says:

    I was in the LGW North one on thursday, the food selection was pretty bad. It was weird salads (pasta with raisins..) and cakes. There was zero cold meat or cheese out at all. In fact the only meat on the free menu was Coq au Vin, which I wasnt in the mood for at 11:30am… (bacon roll was for order before 11am). I was really annoyed since I hadn’t eaten anything, so left went to pret and got an all day breakfast sandwich instead. There’s a new lounge thats opened just before you get to No 1, called “My Lounge” that looks pretty funky, but its billed as the “younger relaxed brother of the No.1 lounge” which looked more like a cafe, I’m assuming same food, but I’d see if the pass or priority pass works for that and see.

    • Justin says:

      I have been to the new lounge you are referring to and was very impressed. I had a warm chicken salad which was included. Excellent lounge in my opinion.

  • Dale says:

    Interestingly I took advantage of this offer today and am currently in the Birmingham lounge sipping my champagne [which is ‘worth’ £8 btw]. Agree nice lounge and not busy for 6:40pm, reasonable selection of free dishes although the on-display celeriac and apple soup is a little wierd. Bargain!

  • David says:

    Gourmet Society appears to offer 2 for 1 on walk-up rates which may be of interest, especially if in a pair and not fussed about the champagne!

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