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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 (29)

  • Ls says:

    I really wouldn’t in the current circumstances.
    Priority pass have reduced their range, and many of these lounges can be bought under £20 with perpetual offers anyway.
    And priority pass have not extended memberships in this pandemic.

    • Michael Jennings says:

      Yes, the question is “Am I actually going to make 10 flights in the next year?”, sadly. Pre-Covid, I was doing about 50. This is sad.

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    I would say no on previous experience but we actually got into the T1 Escape lounge at Manchester last Saturday morning with the Gold Amex PP

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      Wow. Buy lottery tickets … it’s your week for unlikely events!

  • Vicki says:

    After the way Priority Pass have behaved towards long-standing customers during the pandemic, not a chance in hell.

    • Lady London says:

      Exactly.

      Somehow Collinson has found enough money to buy into No.1 Lounges, and they’ve also found enough to roll out and continually expand (still) airport and now train station investing.

      Yet a cashfree concession to their existing Priority Pass cardholders extending menbership 12-18 months when no one was flying and lounges substantially closed…that was Priority Pass taking the pi$$ out of its customers.

      Alongside Priority Pass holders being rejected constantly (and not just at peak periods) in the UK at any major airport as a pretty well estsblished pattern and Priority Pass Collinson is taking the pi$$ again.

      Hell will freeze over before I will support any Collinson or Priority Pass service again.

    • ChrisW says:

      Completely agree. PP are the last company you should be giving your money to right now. They have very quietly done very well from the pandemic by giving their customers virtually nothing while still raking in membership fees.

      You will struggle to get any real value from a PP membership for the next 12 months. The lounges will either be closed, you will be turned away, or the lounge will be very disappointing.

      • MW says:

        PS I am hoping Rob and the team have pointed to some of the feedback from this and other previous threads on the same subject.

    • MW says:

      Absolutely! The pitiful 3-month extensions that were given when all the lounges were closed was a particularly “up yours” moment for the paying customers!

  • inizii says:

    Waste of money in my view – have been refused entry to a variety of lounges in multiple locations pre COVID-19. PP only works IF the lounge has spare capacity after accommodating airline guests and other schemes. Difficult to extract any value from it

  • Chelseafi says:

    Is the Plaza Premium at T5 included with Priority Pass and do you think it will be open again later this month? Thanks

    • Sam G says:

      No – in fact most Plaza Premium globally have left now

    • Rob says:

      No.

      You need to get an Amex Platinum card – flashing Platinum is now the only way to get Plaza Premium T5 access, unless you buy a DragonPass or a Plaza Premium Smart Traveller card.

  • roberto says:

    Is there a promo code that needs to be added? Currently the link show the usual prices and not the 50% off prices..

    • Rob says:

      Told ya Rhys 🙂

      Some browsers seem to have problems with the link PP gave us. Go direct to prioritypass.com using private browsing and it will show.

      • roberto says:

        Tried that and it’s finds it thanks.. However the confirmation falls over at the final stage “deal not found”.

  • Brighton Belle says:

    What’s an airline lounge? I haven’t been in one for 18 months. Went from 30 a year to nil.

  • Pete says:

    Trouble is that many people have been burnt attempting to use “Priority” Pass in the past.

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