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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.   Click on any of the pictures here to enlarge.

Luton Airport refurbished Aspire lounge

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:

The Platinum Card from American Express

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

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.