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Club Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 to re-open

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There is good news if you are travelling through Terminal 3 at London Heathrow with a Priority Pass airport lounge card.

The Club Aspire lounge now has a scheduled date to re-open: Friday 18th February.

Opening hours will be restricted to 6am to 1pm.

Club Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 to re-open

There are probably more high quality airport lounges in Heathrow Terminal 3 than any other terminal in the world, as you can see from our airport lounge reviews here. However, if you are not travelling in Business Class and don’t have airline status, your options shrink dramatically.

Your choices are:

It is interesting to see that Club Aspire escaped the axe. The owners of Club Aspire recently bought No1 Lounges and, at Gatwick North, have chosen to permanently close the Club Aspire lounge to focus on No1 and its sister lounges. It seems that Club Aspire and No1 will co-exist in Terminal 3.

You are likely to have a better chance of getting into Club Aspire with a Priority Pass as a lot of airlines use No1 for their own premium passengers. That said, you can always guarantee access to No1 by paying the £6 reservation fee via their website here.

Our last review of the Club Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 is here – we will try to update this in the Spring. You can book it for cash here.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (May 2024)

Here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a UK 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.

You also get access to Eurostar, Lufthansa and Delta Air Lines lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with four free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here.

Additional lounge visits are charged at £24.  You get four 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free Priority Pass card, allowing you access to the Priority Pass network.  Guests are charged at £24 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.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.

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