British Airways finally gets an airport lounge in Salzburg
Salzburg Airport used to be one of the few British Airways destinations without a lounge. Eligible passengers were instead given a voucher to spend in the airport restaurant.
In July this year, Salzburg Airport opened its first departure lounge. Reader Mark sent me a few pictures.
The lounge serves Austrian, airberlin, BA, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. You can also pay €36 for access. Unfortunately it is not part of Priority Pass.
The Sazburg airport lounge entrance is BEFORE the main security area. You pass through a separate security channel to access the lounge and leave by a different door which leads directly to the gates.
It is not a huge facility and the facilies are not hugely sophisticated – but Mark says that it is a massive improvement on using the airport restaurant! Further details including opening hours can be found here.
Getting airport lounge access via a UK credit card
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
Two free Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder, each admitting two – so a family of four gets in free) giving access to every lounge in the Priority Pass network – search it here. You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here.
You get a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club network lounge – see the list here. The list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list, but not by much. Additional visits are charged at £20 per person. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. No annual fee in Year 1. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
You get a free LoungeKey card allowing you access to any property in the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although regular travellers will find it cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card (adults only, of course). The card has an annual 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.