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.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 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.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021. 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.