The new, much expanded, No 1 Traveller lounge in Gatwick South has just opened.
(Remember that British Airways is moving to Gatwick South next January, so even if you have no plans to visit this lounge in the near future you are highly likely to be seeing it at some point.)
The original No 1 Traveller lounge was, frankly, too small. The company has built a brand new space in a different location, just next to the Club Rooms private lounges which I reviewed last year.
Here are some pictures sent in by a reader, who described it as ‘absolutely beautiful’:
In terms of access, you get in via Priority Pass (free with Amex Platinum) or Lounge Club (two free entry passes free with Amex Gold). You can also book in advance for cash via the No 1 website. The special offer of £20 entry plus 750 Avios is still running.
No idea at this point if there will be a formal press launch or not – if there is, I will hopefully be able to get a closer look.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four 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.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
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 you get a 30,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.