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New Club Aspire Lounge now open in Heathrow Terminal 3

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Last year I reviewed the Servisair lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3.  Actually, I reviewed five lounges in Terminal 3 in the same day – I don’t mess about …..

The Servisair lounge was a dump.  It instantly became the winner of my ‘worse lounge at Heathrow’ award, a prize that had remained unclaimed since the closure of the Servisair lounge in Terminal 1.

The Servisair lounge in Terminal 3 is now closed.  A couple of weeks ago it was replaced by a new Club Aspire Lounge.

This looks pretty good, to be honest.

I will be in Terminal 3 in a couple of weeks so I will do a proper review.  In the meantime, you will have to rely on some promotional images:


The lounge is open from 5am to 10.30pm daily, with the spa (chargeable) open from 9am to 5pm.


It is located towards Gate 9 and is signposted as ‘Lounge D’ throughout the airport.


The best news is that prosecco is free for all visitors until 31st January which may explain why the couple in the images above look so cheerful.

How to get in

The good news is that the Club Aspire Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 has signed up with all of the major lounge access programmes.

Priority Pass (free with Amex Platinum or you can buy one)

Lounge Club (two visits free with the free-for-first-year Amex Gold)

LoungeKey (free to HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard holders)

or, of course, you can buy passes on the Aspire / Servisair Executive Lounges website here.

A full review will follow in a few weeks once I have been able to check the lounge out for myself.

Our review of the Club Aspire lounge at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 is here.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (August 2022)

As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit card:

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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 – 20,000 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 20,000 points sign-up bonus.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

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 (13)

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  • Guesswho2000 says:

    Oh the Servisair lounge wasn’t that bad, after all you could get yourself a cold can of Guinness from the fridge! I made a point of visiting before it closed and this does look much nicer.

    On another lounge note, any idea when the CX lounge is going to reopen in T3? That was always my favourite, and I thought it was due to reopen this summer. Not that I’ll be flying anywhere from the UK anytime soon.

    • Rob says:

      I was with Cathay two weeks ago and they were non-committal, although apparently we will be getting an invite to the opening press tour.

    • flyforfun says:

      Wasn’t that bad? The last time I went (when the No 1 was “full” because of all the Cathay people using it) the lady on reception was actively discouraging people from paying to use it!! A girl in front of me with Priority Pass card was trying to get 3 additional people in and the receptionist was trying to explain to her that for the extra charges she’d be paying for each of them, they’d get better value food elsewhere in T3!

      I had to make a meal out of a bad minestrone, cheese and crackers and crisps. At lease in the No 1 lounge there’s more selection. The first time I went into the Service Air lounge was for a morning flight and the muffins BA serve in Y were better than what was on offer here!!

      If you’re able to drink the price of your admission, then good on you. As far I’m concerned, good riddance!

  • Nate says:

    OT. I currently have a BA premium card. My wife referred me previously and then cancelled her card. I have currently triggered the spend for 2-4-1 voucher so wanted to downgrade to the free BA card to get back the majority of my £195 fee. The plan is to refer my wife again for a premium card in 4 months (ie after 6 months in total) and then cancel my card.

    I know previously you could refer for the premium card if you had free one (same way in which you could refer for platinum while holding gold card). However now when I go to refer a friend it seems you can only refer someone for exactly the same card you hold. Have Amex changed their referral system?

    • mark2 says:

      Yes they have changed the system by making it more obscure. When your friend gets the invitation they can click on the top right hand corner to change to a different card in the same group, so BA/BAPP, Gold/Platinum etc.

    • Gavin says:

      You refer for the card you have and then on the web page this generates for the referred person there will be a link at the bottom to choose a different card in the same series, i.e. the same link will refer free or premium BA Amex, and a Platinum referral link can be used for Gold, etc.

      • Nate says:

        Thanks both of you for clarification. I will downgrade my card today to get annual fee back pro rata.

  • Pawel says:

    Today guest time after 2years using flounge I went to business ba lounge at t3 and almost forgot how crappy is it, only plus free drinks, but breakfast roll with bacon not for me so I went to check aspier

    They have now toilets already out of order 2 , is 2 more for family/baby but flush doesn’t give anough power to get ride of toilet paper…,so I didn’t make anything harder where ….

    It’s big disappointed for new lounge

    Breakfast better than BA, nice rest area where you can sleep for 6guests

    They charge 15pound for shower but I didn’t check if priority pass have free showers

    • flyforfun says:

      No, I think they charge for the shower. I tried to see if I could get in to the lounge when they told me it was “full” by having a shower, but they said there was a charge. As this was the start of my journey, I didn’t really need one!

  • Andy says:

    Moretti on draft is a good sign!

  • Nick says:

    Speaking of lounges… BA is soon to stop ‘shopping around’ by restricting T3 lounge access to one per flight. How is yet to be confirmed but it’s sad times either way. What they don’t seem to realise is that if they made their own lounge better people wouldn’t want to go anywhere else……

    • N says:

      I made the error of going to GC T3 yesterday. The “breakfast” was anaemic.

      Sounds like I’d have eaten properly if this article was published yesterday! 🙂

  • Han says:

    * Worst lounge at Heathrow, not Worse …

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