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Big changes for No 1 Lounges at Edinburgh Airport

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No 1 Lounges is planning big changes at Edinburgh Airport in the New Year.

The current No 1 Lounge in Edinburgh, which I reviewed here and is pictured above, is closing permanently on 3rd January.

On 28th January, a brand new No 1 Lounge will open.  It will be by Gate 16 and will have a fully manned bar and panoramic views over the runway.

If you are looking for an alternative lounge at Edinburgh during the closure, here is my review of the Aspire lounge which is in Priority Pass and Lounge Club, and here is my review of the British Airways Galleries lounge.

The dedicated page for the Edinburgh lounge on the No 1 website is here, but oddly makes no reference to the closure!

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:

The Platinum Card from American Express

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

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.