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.
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:
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.
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 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.