The company has the largest network of premium independent lounges in the UK. I have reviewed a couple of them in the past – here is my very enthusiastic review of Gatwick North and here is what I published about the new Edinburgh lounge.
No 1 Traveller is also in Heathrow Terminal 3, Birmingham and Gatwick South (photo below). All lounges include free hot food, free drinks (some premium food and drinks carries an extra charge), free newspapers and magazines and free wi-fi.
No 1 Traveller has just announced a tie-up with avios.com. This allows you to buy access to their lounges at a discount and earn points in avios.com at the same time.
If you pre-book lounge access, you will pay a flat fee of just £20 per person which saves up to £15 depending on airport. You will also receive 750 Avios points in avios.com.
If you pay on the door – which means you run the very real risk at Gatwick of the lounge being full – you get a fixed discount of £5 on the walk-in price. You will also receive 500 Avios points in avios.com.
I think this is a decent deal. Stripping out the value of the Avios takes the net cost down to around £15 and they are definitely worth that if you have a couple of hours to kill.
A new offering at Terminal 5
No 1 Traveller lost the bid to run the new independent lounge at Terminal 5 to Servisair / Swissport. Instead, they launched a special ‘meal deal’ with the Gordon Ramsey Plane Food restaurant to offer a £30 two-course menu (£15 for children). The food on offer varies depending to the time of day.
You will earn 500 Avios if you pre-book a Plane Food / No 1 Traveller package.
And a competition
To encourage you to give the new package a try, No 1 Traveller is giving away 18,000 Avios points and lounge entry for two people to five lucky winners. Everyone who books lounge entry via the special No 1 Traveller / Avios website will be entered automatically.