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.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 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.
The Lounge Club list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list. Additional visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. There is no annual fee 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.