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Southampton Airport executive lounge reopens

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If you are booked on one of the new British Airways weekend routes out of Southampton, or indeed any other flight from the airport, you’ll be pleased to know that the lounge should be open.

The Spitfire Executive Lounge is due to reopen on 4th June. Hot and cold food and drinks will be available.

It is important to note, and I quote:

“The Spitfire Lounge is the only space available in the airport offering food and drink at this time.”

Go to the lounge or go hungry and thirsty.

The opening hours are not exactly aggressive:

  • Friday: First Departure – 14:30
  • Saturday: First Departure – 15:00
  • Sunday: First Departure – 15:00
  • Monday: First Departure – 13:00
  • Closed Tuesday to Thursday

This will, however, fit around the British Airways services.

Our last review of The Spitfire Lounge at Southampton Airport is here from 2018. Note that whilst the lounge was in Priority Pass, it no longer appears on the Priority Pass website. It isn’t clear if this is a permanent removal or if it was taken off temporarily because it was closed. I assume that BA will let Club Europe and Gold and Silver Executive Club members in for their flights.

You can find out more about the Spitfire Executive Lounge on the Southampton Airport website here.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 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

60,000 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 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021.  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 Priority Pass card loaded with two free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here

Additional lounge visits are charged at £20.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  

There is no annual fee for Amex Gold 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 (14)

  • Lady London says:

    Call Accor this may well mean they blocked your account. They did it to loads of people for no good reason a while back and this is one of the things that might indicate you’re one of the accounts affected

  • M says:

    The island of St Vincent doesn’t really have any white sandy beaches. May need to rewrite that press release!

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