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.
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:
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.
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 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.