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TODAY ONLY: Win Lufthansa lounge passes and $100 LoungeBuddy credit

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Today – and only today – we are running a competition with LoungeBuddy.

We are giving away two prizes – one person will win $100 of LoungeBuddy airport lounge credit and another will win two passes for participating Lufthansa lounges, including Heathrow Terminal 2, which can be used irrespective of which airline you are flying.

Long-term HfP readers will know that we have covered LoungeBuddy in the past.  LoungeBuddy is an app which helps you find lounges at the airport where you currently are (via the GPS signal on your phone) or you can search for lounges at any airport.

Listings include ratings, reviews, photos and access requirements.  If you store details of your airline status cards with LoungeBuddy, the app will show you which lounges you are allowed to use.

LoungeBuddy also sells day passes to pay-as-you-go airport lounges.  When you look at LoungeBuddy listings for a particular airport, lounges where you can use the app to purchase a day pass are highlighted with a large ‘Buy’ button. You can then use a pre-stored credit card number to buy an entrance pass for yourself and any number of guests. You simply show your LoungeBuddy confirmation code at the lounge entrance and you will be allowed in.

Pretty much every major UK lounge which offers paid access is available via LoungeBuddy.

A few months ago LoungeBuddy teamed up with Lufthansa to give travellers the option of booking paid access to participating Lufthansa lounges via the app and website.

Lufthansa Lounge Heathrow Terminaal 2

You don’t need to be flying with Lufthansa to use a Lufthansa lounge with LoungeBuddy.  At Heathrow, you can buy access to the Lufthansa Business Lounge in Terminal 2.  LoungeBuddy can also get you into Lufthansa lounges in Germany (Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf) and elsewhere (New York JFK, Paris CDG, Washington etc).

If you don’t win the competition, you can still save $10 on your first LoungeBuddy lounge visit .  HfP readers get a free $10 sign-up credit when they download the iOS or Android and app and use the code headfp when registering.


In order for HfP readers to try the LoungeBuddy service, we are giving away two prizes:

  • Two free passes to participating Lufthansa lounges (expire 31st August 2017)
  • $100 LoungeBuddy credit (expires 1st July 2018)

All you have to do to enter this competition is fill out the Gleam widget at the bottom of this page with your email address. Your email address remains private. We will not give it to LoungeBuddy (unless you win) and we won’t be using it for anything else.

You need to enter by midnight tonight.

The first winner gets to choose his or her prize and the runner-up will receive the other prize.  The two Lufthansa passes could be worth more than $100 but, of course, you need to be travelling through a suitable airport in order to use them.

You must be a UK resident to enter.

Full terms and conditions are in the widget below.

If you want to find out more about LoungeBuddy, visit their website here.

If you cannot see the entry widget below then click here to be taken to a special entry page online.

Win lounge passes with Head for Points and LoungeBuddy

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 2021)

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 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. 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.

Nectar American Express

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 a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021.  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 (58)

  • Lumma says:

    Is the Lufthansa lounge in Boston accessible when flying BA? Is it any good? Would probably be my only chance to use the passes before the end of August if I won….

  • Billy says:

    LoungeBuddy is an expensive way of gaining lounge access, albeit you can avoid the initial Priority Pass fee if buying that from scratch.

  • tony says:

    Never knew they had this deal with LH so had a look at pricing….

    It’s £69 to use the lounge at Heathrow(!!!). As for Frankfurt, they only offer the non-Schengen facility and the arrivals lounge, each for north of 50 quid!

    • Rob says:

      Yes, pricing is not cheap, especially as T2 has the Plaza Premium lounge which is arguably nicer and half price (also bookable via LoungeBuddy!).

  • Genghis says:

    Is this part of a similar deal of me being able to get into Swiss lounges in ZRH on PP?

  • Cal says:

    Currently in Japan at the moment, but can’t enter the competition because of the geo-lock, is it possible to enter another way? Actually flying back Lufthansa from Haneda to London via Munich so would be very cool to have lounge access.

    • the real harry1 says:

      download hola! or equivalent VPN & set UK as your location

    • CV3V says:

      Tunnel Bear app if on a mobile device is good.

    • Rob says:

      HFP recommends Tunnelbear for your PC or smartphone, with the added benefit of being able to watch BBC iPlayer etc whilst abroad. Free service.

  • rick says:

    Who won the last UNITED passes, or is the winner not announced yet?

    • Rob says:

      The winners have been told. I actually don’t know who they are because Anika did it, although I did nip out to Cards Galore to buy the stamps 🙂 There were 2 winners because the first one only needed 1 pass

  • BigDave says:

    uk only again grrrrr going to lose readers if you keep using geolocked offerings….

    • Genghis says:

      Remember the Accor in China debacle about 18 months ago?

    • Fenny says:

      Life is hard!

    • Rob says:

      We give competition organisers the option of who to include. Most want UK only, mainly because the competition is being run by a UK marketing team and funded from a UK marketing budget.

      Even if it is opened out we will still restrict it to a list because of spam issues from certain countries. I have had to block HFP to Romanian visitors this week, for example, due to excessive attempts to hack into the site. For a few days Romania was our 3rd biggest source of page views!

      • Nick says:

        May I remind you that under U.K. law you have to make the names of competition winners available on request. In my opinion the above was such a request.

        • the real harry1 says:

          don’t be thick – there’s no requirement to publish the names of the winners – and the winners may prefer to keep their privacy

          responding to individual requests is different, eg by email or writing to a specific competition address, but the above was certainly not such a request

    • vol says:

      stop being so melodramatic – no they’re not

  • Peter Taysum says:


    BA does REALLY good. Hilton FAIL.

    I just flew Club Europe from NCL to LHR (my first time on this route). I’ve been frustrated recently that BA check in staff have needed to be “prompted” to put priority tags on cases. Sometimes, being British, and given Rob’s comments that they can’t prioritise bags at LHR, I sometimes don’t bother. I will in future.

    Today, excellent service on board, and I enjoyed breakfast.

    We were at a remote Gate and Club Europe PAX were disembarked on priority bus, and priority BAGS arrived first. I know. I practically fainted.

    Trust me, I’m the first to criticise BA but this is a service standard that I want and am willing to pay for. Please keep this up.

    Just bring back scones. I’m sure legally (in my head) it can’t BE afternoon tea in Britain without one. I had an amazing Spa day at Ramside Hall and Spa (Durham) on Sat (I’m a member took my pregnant friend for a treat; very pregnancy friendly). We had afternoon tea in the “Fusion” restaurant; east meets west; SCONE was served (as per the British legal requirement). Brilliant Spa.

    Double Tree Hilton Airport Newcastle (early flight at 06:05 so decided to try it; with bonus points etc).

    Restaurant closed (fine) you can eat in the bar (didn’t manage expectations of time they stopped serving food). Bar man waited a while to take my order, saw me looking at food menu; told me it’s 22:45 we can’t take orders. With a [email protected]*k you sorry. Reception didn’t care. Duty Manager “sorry this isn’t good enough”. Yeah I know. This stay confirmed Silver for 2018! Fab.

    Really nice hotel; room service food lovely; and hot! Staff just not helpful; save lovely lady who delivered room service! She was fab. She got the big tip, for being genuinely lovely. Brilliant location. Duty Manager apologised, but just had to agree dreadful service. What could she say? (She didn’t try to be fair!)

    I find service standards at Hilton consistently poor. I know Rob rates Gold; I really don’t. Am going to try IHG. In Hilton Mumbai in Jan was taken to standard room rather than my Exec Suite! (I was Gold). To be fair they phoned before I could. Otherwise lovely (shame you can’t sit in the winter garden = pointless). My “view of the Shard” room didn’t have this – newly opened in London (but they gave me dinner and GLASS of wine to apologise). I don’t think they understood “breach of contract/fraud” but they offered very good compensation!

    Scone, scone scone.

    • Rob says:

      I’m not sure Heathrow actually has the technology to deal with priority bags since it is fully automated, you may have got lucky.

      • mark2 says:

        Surely being fully automated makes it easier to deal with priority bags?

        • Rob says:

          Humans can put non priority bags in a corner and do priority ones first. A machine can’t.

          • mark2 says:

            It can if the priority-ness is in the bar code.

          • Jamie says:

            Indeed – some airlines these days do it all through the barcode and RFID chips.
            Load them in the aircraft hold all together, pre-sorted before they got onto the baggage trolley, and then they come off first.

      • Peter Taysum says:

        Oh drat! I was hoping this was going to last!

        I can’t cope with small liquids in my hand baggage! Plus, how do you hold Champagne whilst wheeling hand baggage, with 17 bacon rolls and seven glasses of Champagne! Erm, for me travelling companions…


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