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 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 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 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.