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Bits: is 10,000 Avios from Nutmeg a good deal?, No 1 Traveller’s plan at Gatwick North

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News in brief:

Nutmeg offering 5,000 – 10,000 Avios if you are referred

Nutmeg is an innovative online wealth management service which offers a fully managed, discretionary, investment service at a far lower cost than its competitors.  If you are using St James’s Place, Hargreaves Lansdown etc then the Nutmeg fee structure of 0.3% – 0.95% should be of interest.

Using exchange-traded funds, Nutmeg offers no set fees, no transaction fees, no trading fees, no exit fees and no commission.  You only pay your annual management fee.  Your Money voted them the ‘best online Stocks and Shares ISA provider’ for 2015.

Nutmeg has launched a special bonus with Avios which can earn you up to 10,000 Avios for opening an account.  Full details are here.

What No 1 Traveller is doing at Gatwick North

There has been some confusion online about what is happening underneath the No 1 Traveller lounge at Gatwick North in the old Delta Airlines lounge space.

This confusion wasn’t helped when HFP stated, incorrectly, on Sunday that British Airways was fitting out the space as a temporary lounge to relieve pressure on the No 1 Traveller facility.

This is what is actually happening.  No 1 Traveller has taken over the space previously occupied by Delta.  This is being converted into its Clubrooms concept – you may remember that I was very enthusiastic when I reviewed the Clubrooms in Gatwick South last year.

Clubrooms allow both large and small groups, from families up to large tour groups, to book a private lounge space of their own or share an exclusive small communal lounge.  The full range of No 1 Traveller food and drink is available to order.

As per their website:

The Clubrooms provides the ultimate jet set departure with its hosted table service, hot seasonal dishes freshly prepared in the kitchen, and wide range of wines, beers and spirits. It’s a tranquil retreat with a personal service to match.  As the highest tier lounge in the No 1 collection, Clubrooms offers a sophisticated and understated elegance which is perfect for individuals or groups jetting away for a special trip.

The Gatwick North facility is due to open in early April.  Some British Airways passengers, presumably ticketed First Class and possibly Gold card holders, will be allowed to use the Clubrooms.  It is worth noting, at Gatwick South, that children under 12 are not allowed unless a private room is booked.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

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:

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.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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 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

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 (16)

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  • nerd. says:

    Almost dropped an email to HfP when this came into my inbox, but wasn’t sure if it was ‘in scope’ for the site 🙂

    Joined nutmeg about 18 months ago. It was all going well until the markets started to tumble. It seems to have recovered somewhat now though, I’m basically back at where I started.

    Maybe not the best advert for it, but if anyone does want to dip their toe in and would like to be referred for 5k Avios, just drop me an email to hfpc [at] alfarombombo.co.uk

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