No 1 Lounges has launched a discount promotion in association with Norwegian, although you don’t have to be flying with Norwegian to take part.
Until 30th October, for flights until 31st December, you can save 25% on visits to No 1 Lounges at Gatwick, Heathrow (T3), Birmingham and Edinburgh. You can also save 15% on lounges at Stansted, Belfast, Manchester and East Midlands which No 1 sells on behalf of other lounge operators.
You need to be a member of the Norwegian CashPoints scheme to book but you can easily sign up for free on the Norwegian website. You will get 25 CashPoints with your booking which gets you roughly £2.50 off a future Norwegian flight.
Virgin Atlantic is still running its own No 1 Lounges offer – see here. Norwegian is cheaper for No 1 Lounges and the Gatwick Clubrooms although if you collect Virgin Flying Club miles you might still find that package better. The Virgin deal is £3 cheaper for the Gatwick My Lounge and you get 200 miles as well!
Separate to these offers, you can also – until the end of October – save 20% on a pre-booked Priority Pass or Lounge Club visit, in order to guarantee entry, with code RESERVE20. The page for pre-bookings is here.
Getting airport lounge access via a UK credit card
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
Two free Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder, each admitting two – so a family of four gets in free) giving access to every lounge in the Priority Pass network – search it here. You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here.
You get a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club network lounge – see the list here. The list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list, but not by much. Additional visits are charged at £20 per person. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. No annual fee in Year 1. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
You get a free LoungeKey card allowing you access to any property in the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although regular travellers will find it cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card (adults only, of course). The card has an annual 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.