It doesn’t seem that long ago since it last had a makeover, but the Aspire Lounge at Luton Airport is to close for facelift.
If you want to see what it is currently like, our last review of Aspire Luton is here.
Looking at the booking calender on the Executive Lounges website, the lounge will be closed from Sunday 26th January to Thursday 12th March inclusive.
The high quality Clubrooms lounge (I reviewed the Luton Clubrooms lounge here) will remain available for Priority Pass and Lounge Club cardholders but there is a supplementary charge of £10. No children under 5 are admitted.
….. as is the Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport
With the brand new Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport, by Gate 16, now up and running, the company is planning a full refurbishment of the original lounge. This is the site down by Gate 5.
The closure is planned for 1st March to 14th April.
This shouldn’t provide too much inconvenience for lounge card holders, except at peak times, as you can still choose from the brand new Aspire lounge which we reviewed here as well as the new No 1 Lounge which we reviewed here. We need to hope that the planned soft refurbishment of the British Airways lounge does not happen at the same time.
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.