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Up to 40% off No 1 Lounges – an easy way to avoid the airport crowds this Summer

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No 1 Lounges has launched a new Summer promotion.

Click here, use the code SUPERSUMMER, and you can save up to 40% on your visits.  You need to book by 14th July for visits by 30th September.

As an example, Luton’s new Clubrooms lounge opened earlier this week (see website here).  This should be a major relief to passengers at the airport, especially as the existing Aspire lounge is often full.

I haven’t had any feedback yet but – as Clubrooms is the No 1 Lounge’s ‘premium brand’ – I am expecting good things. The problem is that Luton Clubrooms is NOT accessible via Priority Pass, Lounge Club or LoungeKey.  DragonPass cardholders can get access at a reduced rate of £10.

(This is not an issue at Birmingham – Priority Pass etc can all upgrade for £10 on the door.)

The standard price for the Luton Clubrooms lounge is £27 – £10 lower than normal as an opening deal.  Via this offer, it drops further to £21.40.  (I am planning to take a look at this lounge in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for our review.)

The Birmingham Clubrooms lounge which we reviewed today drops from £34 to £20.40 – a genuine 40% discount.

Discounts are not always as big as this, but it is worth a look if you have any upcoming flights from Gatwick (both terminals), Edinburgh, Birmingham, Luton or Heathrow T3 or T4The sale link is here – don’t forget the SUPERSUMMER code.

Luton Clubrooms lounge deal

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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Comments

  1. The Groupon price with one visit included is £89 – as expected. I bought this one a couple of years ago. So clearly a better deal as the first entry is then only £10.

  2. Faris says:

    Did a search on the AMEX deal, don’t think the site works

  3. I am flying from T5 next week. I wanted to use the NO1 lounge. I have an Amex Plat and my wife has a supplementary Plat card. Will this allow us to get a guest each into the lounge? I know they don’t accept PP.
    Thanks

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