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Save 40% on a Priority Pass airport lounge card

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.

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.

Priority Pass Black Friday discount

Two excellent deals at the Hotel Indigo Manchester

One hotel which is definitely not prepared to go down without a fight is the new Hotel Indigo in Manchester.

Rhys had a ‘hard hat’ tour of the hotel when it was still being built and liked what he saw. They have gone a good job converting an old warehouse near Victoria Station.

On Sundays in December, the hotel is selling rooms for £33.95 which is crazy for a property of this quality. This is the price so you’d also get all your elite benefits and earn points and status credits on top.

Via Travelzoo, there is deal which is available every day. For £99, you get:

  • overnight accommodation in a Standard Room
  • a bottle of prosecco in the room upon arrival (worth £28)
  • a 2-course à la carte dinner for two in the 2 AA Rosette restaurant
  • full English breakfast for two
  • late checkout until 12pm

You can add a 2nd night (with breakfast but not another dinner) for an extra £60. There are no blackout dates except for 24-25th December and New Years Eve.

Note that your voucher is refundable if you can’t use it. You have until 30th April to stay.

Full details are on Travelzoo 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)

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