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No1 Lounges launches its Summer sale – but is it the best deal?

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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 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 (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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 Air Lines and Eurostar lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

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 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 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

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.

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  • Combat Johnny says:

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

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