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Your first look at the new Luton Airport Aspire lounge

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As we covered recently, the Aspire lounge at Luton Airport is currently closed for a major renovation.

Luton Airport refurbished Aspire lounge

Aspire has sent us a few CGI pictures of what we can expect from mid March when it re-opens.

Luton Airport refurbished Aspire lounge

If you are travelling through Luton before then, anyone with a Priority Pass or Lounge Club card should head for the Luton Airport Clubrooms lounge, reviewed here.  There is a £10 supplement to get in but this is reflected in the premium food and drink offered.

Luton Airport refurbished Aspire lounge

As you can see, the new Aspire lounge looks impressive – very bright and airy.

Luton Airport refurbished Aspire lounge

We will take a look as soon as we can once it opens.   

Luton Airport refurbished Aspire lounge

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Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 2021)

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