As most Black Friday travel deals seem to be running for a week or more this year, we’re going to cover them as they launch rather than waiting for Friday itself.
First up is Priority Pass. If you’ve been thinking of getting a Priority Pass airport lounge card then the Black Friday offer is, experience shows, the best deal they run all year.
As you can see here, there are some sharp discounts:
40% off Standard membership (reduced to £41 from £69) – no free visits, you and your guests pay £20 each time
25% off Standard Plus membership (reduced to £141 from £189) – 10 free visits then £20 for every additional visit or for every guest visit
25% off Prestige membership (reduced to £254 from £339) – all your visits are free, your guests pay £20 each time
It is worth remembering that none of these plans offer free guest visits. The only way to get a Priority Pass which offers free guest visits is to take out an American Express Platinum charge card. This comes with two Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary cardholder), each of which allows a free guest. This allows a family of four to use a lounge for free.
The best deal, to my mind, is Standard Plus. You are paying £14.10 per lounge visit which is pretty decent.
You can find out more, and purchase, on this special page of the Priority Pass website. The offer runs to 25th November.
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.