Heathrow Rewards has extended its partnership with Club Aspire.
Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers. If you’re not a member of the scheme yet, you can find out how Heathrow Rewards works in this article.
Until 1st July, you will earn double Heathrow Rewards points.
To be honest, the Club Aspire lounge in Terminal 5 is pretty poor. If you are paying, you are better off at the Plaza Premium ‘pay to use’ lounge instead. The Terminal 3 lounge is decent – see our Club Aspire Terminal 3 review here.
If you’re not paying cash, note that Plaza Premium is NOT in Priority Pass or Lounge Club, but it is in DragonPass. You can also get in by showing an American Express Platinum card.
Advance bookings for the two Club Aspire lounges will also earn Heathrow Rewards points, and have done for some time – you can book here. Show your Heathrow Rewards card on entry to receive your points.
Terminal 3 visitors can ‘double dip’ and get Aspire Rewards credit too (see our article on Aspire Rewards here). The Terminal 5 lounge does not participate in Aspire Rewards.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (August 2021)
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 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.
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 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 £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.