You can now use Priority Pass and Lounge Club to access the Clubrooms lounge at Luton Airport.
You may be familiar with the luxury ‘Clubrooms’ airport lounge brand thanks to their presence at other airports – a reader reviewed one recently at Birmingham Airport.
The Clubrooms are owned and operated by lounge group No 1 Lounges, and Clubrooms is one of their premium lounge offerings. In general, you can expect some beautifully designed spaces as well as premium spirits and an a la carte menu.
The Luton Clubrooms has just opened. A potential trip out of Luton just fell through so our review will have to wait a few weeks, but I am hoping that it will showcase the best of the brand. It is open from 4:30am until 9:30pm, next to Gate 17.
The good news is that the Luton Clubrooms will now be available with Priority Pass (available with the American Express Platinum Card), LoungeKey (with HSBC Premier) and Lounge Club (two free passes with the free American Express Gold card) although you will have to pay an additional £10 fee on the door. This reflects the higher quality of the lounge and the fact that it only has a capacity of 65 people.
Until now, you have only been able to get in with a DragonPass, paying the £10 supplement. This is a MASSIVE boost for Priority Pass customers at Luton who are often turned away from the bursting Aspire lounge which we reviewed here.
If you want to guarantee entry to Clubrooms, you can reserve a slot for £15 via this page of the No 1 site. The cost of £15 comprises the £10 ‘buy up’ fee and a £5 reservation fee.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 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.
The Lounge Club list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list. Additional visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. There is no annual fee 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.