Star Alliance passengers flying out Heathrow Terminal 2 will now have a lounge option in the ‘B’ satellite terminal as Singapore Airline reopens its Business Class and First Class lounges.
This is not the best lounge in Terminal 2B – Head for Points has a love-in with the United Club lounge which we reviewed here – but until United chooses to re-open its lounge Singapore Airlines will have to do.
You can access the lounge irrespective of which Star Alliance carrier you are flying with, as long as you have a Business or First Class ticket, or have Star Alliance Gold status.
The First Class area is open from 6am to 11am whilst the Business Class area is open from 6am to 9pm.
Note that the Singapore Airlines website states – in the section on the Heathrow lounge – that:
“Lounge guests are required to produce a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date of your flight.”
This is likely to prove an issue for anyone travelling to a country which does not require a PCR test.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
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 you get 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.