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Visit the Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport for just £30

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We recently reviewed the new super-premium Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport – take a look here.

Rhys was very impressed by what he found, with high quality food and furnishings and only a small number of fellow guests.  It is the ideal place to get your holiday or special break off to a good start.

Lomond Lounge Glasgow Airport discount code

The standard price for the Lomond Lounge is £40.  However, the daily deals site itison.com is currently selling access for £30see here.

The offer is good for visits until 31st March 2020.  It also comes with fast track security at Glasgow, so you can spend more time in the lounge!

You can find out more about the Lomond Lounge on its website here, but book via itison for the cheaper rate.

PS.  Lomond Lounge is unofficially allowing Priority Pass holders to enter at the moment on payment of a £15 supplement.  I say ‘unofficially’ because it is not listed on the Priority Pass website.  I believe that you need to go to the UpperDeck lounge to have your Priority Pass swiped and then take the receipt over to Lomond Lounge.  This is possibly just a launch promotion which will be dropped later.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (November 2020)

As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club lounge – see the list 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

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

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 HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to almost all of them – indexed here.

Comments (77)

  • Sam says:

    O/T Virgin Atlantic 787-9 upper class seat selection advice please – between 7A (windowless seat on the quieter aisle) and 1K right up top near galley on the busier aisle) which is the better choice for an 11 hour day flight?

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    OT:
    How long does Amex Shop Small credits usually take? I used at a participating merchant a week today but no credit showing..

    • Shoestring says:

      The offer runs from 7 – 22 December 2019

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Doh!
        As I saved the offer a week ago, I assumed it was with immediate effect. Teach me to read the terms first…😅

    • BJ says:

      Good one…doesn’t start until early December 🙂

    • BJ says:

      Last time I messed up it cost me 20k amex MR points for spending £1000 instead of £4000, and the time before that it cost me 2x 90,000 avios at 0.22p each … hope that makes you feel better. We’ve all been there, done that and lost out at one time or another.

      • Harry T says:

        I’m glad I upgraded to Platinum before it became much more difficult to hit the required spend! Sad I wasn’t around for the mythical Iberia 90k though.

        • Secret Squirrel says:

          Groupon Iberia Avios offer, how long do the points take to hit your account once you’ve redeemed the voucher?

    • Jovanna says:

      Use chip and pin. It will hit your account quicker than contactless, if that helps.

  • The Streets says:

    OT I see that there are some challengers to the excellent reward flight finder. Just getting to grips with seat spy which displays seats for all classes on one page

  • md says:

    Regarding Marritt Bonvoy Annual Choice:
    Five Elite Night Credits

    I need 5 nights to get to Titanium Elite. Does this mean if I use my bonus for Five Elite Night Credits I will then qualify to Titanium?