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.
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.