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Priority Pass is an airport lounge club which allows you to access over 1,300 lounges across the world, irrespective of your airline status or ticket type. Normally we make a big song and dance about the Priority Pass Black Friday offer, which is their biggest discount of the year.

For obvious reasons, it is a lower key deal this year.

Priority Pass Black Friday discount

However, if your card is expiring or you are willing to gamble that saving 40% now is a better deal than paying full price in 2-3 months, here are the prices:

  • £41 (was £69) for the ‘pay as you go’ card costing £20 per lounge visit
  • £141 (was £189) for the ’10 visits included’ card, with guests or additional visits costing £20
  • £288 (was £339) for the ‘unlimited’ card, with guests costing £20 per lounge visit

The £141 card is the sweet spot for most people. If you are prepared to pay £288 for the ‘unlimited’ card, I’d suggest getting The Platinum Card from American Express instead.

This comes with TWO Priority Pass cards – one for you and one for your supplementary cardholder, and each gets you AND a guest into an unlimited number of lounges for free. It is ideal for a family of four.

Please don’t ask me why the Amex version allows free guests but Priority Pass will not sell you, directly, a version which lets guests in for free.

The Black Friday offer page is here. Our full review of The Platinum Card, if you want to take that route instead, is here.


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.

Comments (26)

  • Aston100 says:

    I think I’ve only ever stayed at one hotel that required a pre noon check out (11am).
    I just assumed midday was the norm.

  • Aisak says:

    Speaking of Priority Pass. I just received an email from American Express (Spain) telling me that my Lounge Club associated to my Amex Gold will no longer be valid from next year. It will be substituted by a Priority Pass card with two free visits (the same offered with Lounge Club).
    Priority Pass dropping its second brand? (They were way too similar)