It must be pretty busy over at the Aspire lounges HQ, with three new openings in the last couple of months (Eindhoven, the recently reviewed Club Aspire at Gatwick South and the 2nd Aspire lounge at Edinburgh).
To promotes its new sites, Aspire has launched a 10% discount for its UK and Ireland lounges.
You have to use this link to get the discount, which is then automatically applied to any booking. The offer expires on 19th January 2020, so you must book before this date, however it can be for any future date of travel. The discount is available on all Swissport owned and operated Aspire, Club Aspire and Aspire Plus lounges in the UK and Ireland.
To ensure the correct discount is applied, you may need to start a new browser session and / or clear your cache before clicking on the link.
In addition to this offer, if you have any upcoming trips planned to Eindhoven, this lounge is currently only €25, rather than the usual €35.
Collect rewards too ….
For Heathrow Terminal 5 and Heathrow Terminal 3, you can earn Heathrow Rewards from advance bookings of Aspire lounges at a rate of one Heathrow Rewards point for every £1 spent.
Whether you are booking for Heathrow or elsewhere, you can also collect points through Aspire’s own loyalty scheme, Aspire Rewards.
(If you’re not a member of Aspire Rewards, you should be. You earn Aspire Rewards points even when you use a Priority Pass, Lounge Club or similar card to get into the lounge for free! These can be redeemed for lounge passes or High Street shopping vouchers.)
Aspire lounges we have reviewed include:
- Heathrow T5 (not a full review)
- Heathrow T3
- Gatwick North
- Gatwick South
- Belfast City
- Birmingham (South)
- Bristol (AspirePlus)
- Edinburgh (2nd lounge)
- Manchester T1
- Newcastle (Aspire Plus)
You can find the full list of lounges on the Aspire website. You need to book by 19th January to get the 10% discount.
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, which will save you from paying for access to lounges in the future:
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.