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New Aspire lounge coming to Edinburgh Airport

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A new Aspire lounge is opening at Edinburgh Airport.

A few weeks we did an article on all of the new UK airport lounges which are due to open in H2 2019.

It turns out that we missed one.  Aspire is currently building a second lounge at Edinburgh Airport.

It will be down by Gate 16 and is scheduled to open in August / September.  It isn’t clear if it will be branded as Club Aspire, Aspire or something else.  The current Aspire lounge is remaining, but will close for a refurbishment once the new site is open.

Edinburgh is now looking a bit ‘over lounged’ but, given the sprawling nature of the terminal, it potentially makes sense.  I can imagine that there are people who currently have access but simply don’t bother because they don’t want to be too far from their gate.

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.

(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards?  Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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