This is our review of the British Airways business class lounge at Glasgow Airport.
A couple of weeks ago I had to travel to Glasgow and took the opportunity to check out both lounges in the airport. My review of the Upperdeck Lounge will follow later. Today I want to review the British Airways lounge.
Let me start by saying that I was impressed by this facility. It is not huge – the Upperdeck lounge reviewed here is larger and brighter – but the designers have done a great job in creating a lounge with a number of distinct zones to suit whatever mood you are in.
The new lounge opened in 2013 and has a capacity of 150, double that of the previous lounge. It is situated down by the British Airways gates, whereas the Upperdeck lounge is situated above the shopping and dining area.
This shot gives an impression of the size of the lounge:
The two food islands are the focal point. I was there over lunch and it was the typical BA sandwich fare.
At the back is the work area where I spent most of my time. Behind that are a number of sofas and large comfy chairs.
If you want to sit with your partner, there are a number of tables for two along one wall:
Here is the drink selection which was impressively comprehensive. I was told that the lounge used to have a selection of rare whiskies in the evenings but that it has now been pared back.
If you want a hot drink:
And some more of the seating:
Because of the time I was there, I can’t comment on what you might find over breakfast or dinner and whether it is better than the restaurants in the central area. I thought it was an attractive, well laid out space and the perfect place to while away an hour before a flight.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (November 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit 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 four 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 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.