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No1 Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 reopens – with Priority Pass accepted

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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.

No1 Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 reopens - with Priority Pass accepted

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
  • Emirates
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Sri Lankan
  • Qantas

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.


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 – 30,000 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 special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021.  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 (20)

  • Iain says:

    Is their a curve angle to this…?

  • Memesweeper says:

    I doubt it… top via bank transfer.

    • Harrier25 says:

      You’ll be able to send a bank transfer from your Revolut account though.

      • Genghis says:

        But you can just send that back to your regular bank account. It’s the Revolut element that makes the “profit”, not the then subsequent use of clubcard pay.

        • Harrier25 says:

          Depends where the funds originally originate from (Solihull) and whether you then wish to earn Tesco points on top with HMRC payments, surely?

  • Joe says:

    Qantas?

    • ChrisW says:

      I know right. They haven’t flown to Heathrow for at least a year;

      • John says:

        Err, no, they have been flying to Heathrow about once every fortnight. In fact a QF flight just landed at LHR 3 hours ago.

        These flights go to Darwin where the passengers are transferred to Howard Springs quarantine facility; and in the other direction for people who are able to show they are leaving Australia (semi-)permanently.

        • Joe says:

          Interesting I hadn’t realised that. Its a non-stop flight too by the looks like the Perth flight used to be.
          Can’t be too full a flight due to the restrictions on incoming numbers yet there is another flight tomorrow by the looks? Seems quite odd.

  • Chris says:

    Are there any OW lounges open now I n T3 or any due to reopen?

  • Mike says:

    This would be better if you could gain points for NSI transactions

  • John says:

    My Tesco debit card currently gives 2 points per £ at Tesco.

    When it dies will it be better to use clubcard pay or tesco credit card in Tesco?

    • Harrier25 says:

      Use a standard clubcard for the Tesco points and pay with an Amex for MR points. Every little helps.

      • Renaud says:

        Or use the Pay+ app linked to your Amex to get both in 1 swipe.

    • WillPS says:

      For 3 months use Clubcard Pay for effectively the same deal.

      I’m not sure if you can close your account and then open another and get the same deal – there’s no hard credit check to put you off trying tho.

  • Peter says:

    Meanwhile Stansteds only lounge can only be bothered to stay open until 5pm because 45 flights after 5pm is not enough for them..

  • Dayle says:

    Wonder how c/back at the till will work in terms of treating as a purchase…

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