No1 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.
The pricing looks like this:
- Clubrooms at Gatwick: £38.50
- No1 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 No1 Lounges we covered recently. The special Virgin Flying Club pricing is:
- £25 – No1 Lounges
- £12 – My Lounge
- £35 – Clubrooms
And you earn Flying Club miles too:
- 400 miles at Clubrooms
- 350 miles at No1 Lounges
- 200 miles at My Lounge
You can only book the Virgin deal via this page of the No1 website. Miles 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.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 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.
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.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
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 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.