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Leeds Bradford Airport lounge reopening

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Leeds Bradford Airport has announced that the Yorkshire Lounge will reopen on Wednesday 15th July.

The airport has taken advantage of the closure to undertake a refurbishment, including new furniture, new lighting and a decent coffee machine!

Our review of the Yorkshire Lounge at Leeds Bradford Airport in its previous form is here.

It seems that the other two lounges at the airport – White Rose and Aero Club – will remain closed for now.

You can book entry for cash via the airport website here.  You can also access it via Priority Pass (free with Amex Platinum) or Lounge Club (two free one-use passes with Amex Gold) cards.

Leeds Bradford Airport lounge reopening

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.