The No1 Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 will reopen today. This makes it, I think, the first of the two independent lounges in Terminal 3 to open.
Importantly, Priority Pass cards will be accepted. The No1 network has started to accept Priority Pass cards following the acquisition of the business by a consortium which includes the owners of Priority Pass.
This also means that LoungeKey cards will be accepted if you have a HSBC Premier World Elite credit card.
The Gatwick North lounge is also now showing that it accepts Priority Pass, although this was not the case when it opened a couple of weeks ago.
Activity at Heathrow T3 is now picking up. As well as Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, who moved two weeks ago, the following airlines are now back in Terminal 3:
- Cathay Pacific
- Middle East Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- Sri Lankan
American Airlines is also believed to be moving its non-New York JFK flights from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 shortly.
The No1 Lounge will be open from 6am to 9pm. You can find out more about the Terminal 3 lounge on this page of the No1 website.
The website confirms that Priority Pass is accepted.
If you want to book the lounge for cash, code SUMMER15 saves you 15%. You can book here. However, it seems to be cheaper to forget the code and use the Virgin Atlantic partner page here, which also comes with 350 Virgin Points.
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.