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No 1 Lounges launches its Summer sale – but is it the best deal?

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No 1 Lounges has launched their Summer sale.  There are three different offers which can be unlocked using the promo code SUMMER18 at checkout.

The three offers are:

  • Lounge entry plus a glass of Champagne from £24
  • Upgrade to the Clubrooms at Gatwick for just £10 (usually £45)
  • Family lounging at My Lounge Gatwick with 50% off entry for children.

No 1 Lounge discount code

The pricing looks like this:

  • Clubrooms at Gatwick: £38.50
  • No 1 Lounges: Birmingham and Edinburgh £24,  Gatwick and Heathrow T3 £28.50
  • My Lounge – Gatwick North: £20 per adult and £6 (usually £12) per child

Lounge access must be booked by 31st May for travel until 30th September. You can read more about the offers and book lounge access here.

In comparison, this is the Virgin Atlantic offer with No 1 Lounges we covered recently.  The special Virgin Flying Club pricing is:

  • £25 – No 1 Lounges
  • £12 – My Lounge
  • £35 – Clubrooms

And you earn Flying Club miles too:

  • 400 miles at Clubrooms
  • 350 miles at No 1 Lounges
  • 200 miles at My Lounge

You can only book the Virgin deal via this page of the No 1 websiteMiles are awarded per booking so you should make separate bookings for each person.

Which deal is best for you will depend on a) how you value a free glass of champagne via the SUMMER18 code and b) how you value 200 to 400 Virgin Flying Club miles.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 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

30,000 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 30,000 points.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

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 Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club lounge – see the list here

The Lounge Club list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list.  Additional visits are charged at £20.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  There is no annual fee 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

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 (33)

  • Combat Johnny says:

    Is it just me or was BA’s website down all day yesterday?