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Bits: 25% off Priority Pass, Flight Experience London simulator discounts, AddLee deal

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News in brief:

25% off Priority Pass

The ‘up to 25% off’ promotion I ran for airport lounge access card Priority Pass over the Summer still seems to be alive.

Details can be found on their website here.

The key deal is the Standard Plus pass at £127.  This gives you 10 lounge visits, so you are only paying £12.70 per time.  As long as you’re sure that you will use all 10, it is a decent deal.  The only ‘catch’ is that if you take a guest, it does not come off your 10 visit allocation – you are charged a £15 fee to your linked credit card.

If you usually travel with other people, you may find that it is a better deal to get an American Express Platinum charge card – and you’d get 30,000 Amex points (converts to 30,000 Avios) for free as well.  This comes with two Priority Pass cards and each lets two people into a lounge for free – so a family of four is covered.  Oddly, Priority Pass itself does not sell a version of the card which allows a free guest.

Priority Pass discount code

Discount packages for Flight Experience London simulators in Putney

Regular readers will remember Anika’s attempts at landing a plane via the new Flight Experience London flight simulator centre in Putney, which we reviewed here.

The company is currently offering 20% off its packages, which may make an interesting Christmas gift for a friend (or yourself).  Details are here.

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And an Addison Lee deal …..

There is a new Addison Lee promotion available with American Express.  If your Amex account is targetted, you will receive £10 back on a £30 Addison Lee spend booked either via the app or on their website.

New users of the AddLee app will receive a £15 discount on their first app booking when they use promo code WELCOME15 on signing up.

These offers would combine, so a £45 ride booked via the app would only cost you £20 net after the £15 discount and the £10 Amex rebate.  Note that airport transfers are excluded from the Amex deal.

If you’re reading this on mobile, you can download the Addison Lee app via their homepage here.

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Comments (46)

  • Jovanna says:

    Does anyone have any advice on whether the £15 upsell is worth it for the Clubrooms in the No.1 Lounge at Gatwick South?

    I tried to get in the No.1 Lounge last Friday with my PP. It was full, so needed a reservation. Offered the Clubrooms for £15. I declined.

    20 minutes later there was space in the No.1 Lounge, so entered that. You’re given a menu these days to choose your food from. You have to exchange the menu at the bar when you order. No menu = no food – so restricted to one food order. Portions haven’t improved.

    Meanwhile, over at the Grain Store, is it possible to order 2 x £15 worth of food / drink items from the deli counter, if you have a guest with you but just one PP card? How does that work?

    • Rob says:

      Grain Store charges your PP card for you and 1 guest. If you get a free guest with your PP then that is the end of the matter, if you don’t get a free guest (ie your PP is not from Amex) then PP bills you £15.

      • New Card says:

        You’ll be asked by the waiter to sign an electronic thing when you use PP at Grain Store. Watch out for the number of guests showing on the electronic thing when you sign, as they processed mine wrong and charged me for an extra guest. (PP were very good at refunding it once they saw my number of entries to the lounge on the same afternoon didn’t match up with the number of people reported by the Grain Store…)

    • Leo says:

      I used the Clubrooms with PP last month at LGW North. It was £20 each plus the £15 1x guest fee. Would I bother again? Erm…I had 3 good cocktails and they were serving fizz. Booze isn’t limited. The cooked breakfast was good….in my defence regarding the early boozing I felt “forced” to make my money back. Nice enough – quiet with table service – but I’d probably stick with Number 1 in the future.

  • Ant says:

    OT- people have mentioning the 3,000MR if you order a supplementary card – is this a targetting offer or applies to everyone?
    I cannot see any offer on my Gold card and wanted to add my OH as a supp.
    Thanks

  • the real harry1 says:

    another 3200 Co-Ops?
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/11/13/nisa-members-vote-favour-140m-co-op-takeover/

    not quite – the Nisa store owners have the option to choose: ‘Nisa will continue as a standalone brand under the terms of the deal, although members will have the option to sell their stores to the Co-op or become franchisees.’

    there will inevitably be a lot more Co-Ops in due course and those branded Co-Op will switch to Paypoint till system (with Amex)

    • Louise says:

      My local co-ops – one doesn’t take amex and the other that does has a sign up saying cash only for paypoint!

      • the real harry1 says:

        just ask if they can give your Amex a try

        or find a different Co-Op

        it’s just a mgt decision to refuse Amex – Paypoint can cope with it

  • Andrew says:

    Any idea, or experience of whether, airport transfers mean airport to airport? I know sometimes transferring from an airport to your hotel is called an airport transfer. I’m hoping to use this for a taxi from home to Heathrow and back.

  • Alan says:

    Bits OT – been trying to get more info out of Aspire on their new loyalty programme.

    Latest info:
    “The new scheme will be entirely digital and is due to launch towards the end of Dec. Partially completed cards can still be collected on and the two schemes will run concurrently for a time to allow those with cards to use them. Free visits will need the account holder to be present but can be awarded to a travelling companion. Retail vouchers will also be making a comeback in the guise of evouchers.”

    Good to see retail vouchers return although after the disastrous way it ended last time I do worry a bit about the risk of it vanishing again! Also annoying that free visits will need a/c holder to be present as I used to give them to colleagues.

  • Andrew-A says:

    OT
    Can anyone recommend a route via the US to Vancouver on Avios? There doesn’t appear to be any direct Avios availability for when I need it. Alternatively any advice for direct via Europe.
    Thanks in advance.