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With travel finally back on the cards Priority Pass has launched a brand new offer with the deepest discounts it has ever offered, even during its big Black Friday promotions.

Priority Pass is a global airport lounge programme which allows you to access over 1,300 lounge and airport experiences, such as restaurants and sleep pods, across the world, irrespective of your airline status or ticket type.

You could be paying as little as £12.20 per lounge visit over the next year.

Priority Pass sale discount

If you are flying in the coming months and don’t currently have a Priority Pass or lounge access then now may be a good time to jump on the offer. The promotion is valid on the ‘Standard’ and ‘Standard Plus’ plans.

  • £34 (normally £69) to join the ‘pay as you go’ Standard plan – you are charged £20 per lounge visit
  • £122 (normally £189) for the ’10 visits included’ Standard Plus plan, with guests or additional visits costing £20

The ‘Prestige’ plan with unlimited free visits remains at £339 and is not reduced.

The offer has just been extended and ends on the 31st August 2021. You can buy on the Priority Pass website here.

Priority Pass sale discount

Which Priority Pass membership plan is best?

There is no ‘right’ answer here.  It depends on how often you will by flying over the next year and whether you are using airports which have lounges which accept Priority Pass. 

You can search the Priority Pass website or app by airport to find participating lounges. Some lounges have yet to reopen post covid but this is mainly in airports where there are multiple Priority Pass options.

It is worth remembering that the No1 Lounge portfolio is returning to Priority Pass after a period away, with London Gatwick and London Heathrow already open and Birmingham to follow this Autumn.  It is now part-owned by the same company that owns Priority Pass.

Priority Pass sale discount

Around London:

  • At Gatwick, your current options in the North Terminal are the Club Aspire lounge and No1 Lounge.
  • At Luton you have the newly refurbished Aspire lounge, which we hope to review in the coming weeks
  • At Stansted you can access the Escape lounge

Running the maths

The Standard Plus membership is the most attractive option for most people.   As long as you hit 10 visits within your membership year, you will only be paying £12.20 each time under this offer.  My personal value benchmark is how much a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine would cost in a terminal restaurant versus the lounge access cost – so £12.20 works for me.

Standard membership is only attractive if you plan to make a few visits.  If you made five or more lounge visits per year you would be better off with Standard Plus, which is just £122 under this promotion, compared to paying £34 plus £20 per visit for the Standard plan.

The Prestige plan, which offers free unlimited visits, is not reduced as part of this offer. It would only be better value if you would do 28+ lounge visits over the next 12 months, given the £339 cost. In the current circumstances this is probably unlikely.

Priority Pass sale discount
No1 Lounge Gatwick North

Here’s another thought …..

If you are currently unhappy paying £575 per year for The Platinum Card from American Express, which comes with two Priority Pass cards, this sale could be the incentive you need to make the break.

Paying £122 for a Standard Plus Priority Pass membership would allow to retain one of the best Platinum Card perks – albeit no free guests are allowed with this version – and save on the charge card fee.

The current offer runs until 31st August 2021. You can buy on the Priority Pass website here.

Comments (28)

  • jack charlton says:

    whats the current per visit charge with the membership card that comes along with the Amex gold card ?

  • flyforfun says:

    I found PP’s customer service pretty poor when I used them. Never paid full price as there was always some sort of discount going. Just like now!

    But I’ve also learned what lounge brands are good and ones to avoid for the destinations I use, so PP won’t feature in my wallet at the moment.

  • Benjamin says:

    Like others , I was a regular ( for over 10 years ) unlimited PP subscriber then I was refused access to several lounges so I just let the subscription lapse. One lounge agent in Saudi told me that Priority Pass customers actually have least priority if the lounge is busy ( and showed me the email from her head office to prove it as clearly this was an issue for many customers ). Sad , because at one time it was a good product – PP really need to work on their worldwide product offer , delivery and relationships.

    • MW says:

      Therein lies a problem – lounges need to be penalised for not allowing entry to subscribers. For example, by issuing £20 airport vouchers. Then suddenly the spaces will become available.

      I used to pay for PP, I think starting in 2012, and it used to be a good product but I certainly wouldn’t consider paying for it this year. For me, PP card (via Amex Bus. Plat) is a good backup option when BA lounges are not taking them (looking at you, AMS!) or when travelling on non-OW airlines.

      • Rob says:

        I think you’re missing the point. Since a PP guest is more profitable than no guest, lounges won’t turn you away without good reason. The trends aren’t in your favour though. It is now more common for airlines to contract with third party lounges rather than build their own, and there are far more lounge club cards out there. The lounge operators are also getting savvier at selling access directly, via airlines and via tour operators.

        Look at Finnair, for example. Finnair business class passengers were always sent to No1 Lounge in Terminal 3 rather than the BA, Cathay, AA or Qantas lounges. Why? Because No1 charged Finnair less. oneworld rules meant you were still able to visit the other lounges but you were not encouraged.

        • MW says:

          I understand the logic behind it but if, all things being equal, they would rather take a paying guest (not pre-booked) than a scheme member, then there is a problem. They get more from offering the same seat on the day than from the PP pay-per-use contract.

          The point with Finnair is a good one but inter-airline lounge access agreements can be quite complex. But like you said at least there is choice.

        • AJA says:

          When did Finnair do that? In Feb 2019 they specifically directed me to the Cathay Lounge.

          • Rob says:

            Dunno, but the No1 Lounge website specifically states it is the one for Finnair passengers.

  • Marcus says:

    Turned away too many times (no space) the desire to use again and to pay for this “gamble” …NO . I do hope Rob will pass all the above feedback to PP lounge.

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