Manchester Airport has announced that its directly-owned airport lounges will open on 11th July.
This means you can now book the Escape lounges in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The 1903 Lounges and Premiair terminal will remain closed.
It isn’t yet clear what facilities will be available in the lounges.
If you want to pre-book slots for cash, you can do so here.
….. and save on Manchester Airport parking
Until midnight today (30th June) you can save 20% on official airport parking for July and August, and 15% on parking between September and December. All bookings can be cancelled or changed without penalty.
The special discount is only available via this link.
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.