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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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