There is a new Priority Pass lounge now available in the UK – the Premium Lounge at Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood airport (aka Finningley for anyone over 40 who lives in Yorkshire).
The picture they supply, see below, does not fill me with a huge desire to visit but it is almost certainly better than sitting in the terminal!
The lounge has NOT joined Lounge Club so you can’t access it with the Amex Gold free passes. This seems a little odd because, as with the lounge at London Southend I visited recently, I doubt the lounge is very busy or very expensive to run. Whilst Lounge Club probably pays less than Priority Pass I would imagine it would pay enough to cover their costs. After all, Plaza Premium is quite happy to accept it in their fantastic lounges in Heathrow T2 and T4.
I have updated my full UK listings of Priority Pass and Lounge Club lounges which can be found here. I know I need to cover DragonPass as well, before anyone mentions it, but unless your are a Barclays account holder or Gourmet Society member there are still very few ways of accessing it.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 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.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply 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 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.