On Thursday we covered the new VIP terminal being built at Manchester Airport, which will allow any passenger willing to pay to bypass the main airport and be driven to their plane.
Reader Andrew dropped me a note about his trip to Ohrid in Macedonia. The Priority Pass lounge at Ohrid St Paul the Apostle airport is the VIP terminal as the Priority Pass website confirms.
Andrew checked in at the main terminal, went through security and was then walked down the apron to the VIP terminal which is in a separate building (photo below).
When it came for the flight to depart, they walked the 50 metres from the terminal to their WizzAir plane to Luton ….
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 2023)
Here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a UK 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.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £24. You get four 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 £24 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.