Save 20% on Plaza Premium airport lounges
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Plaza Premium is offering a 20% discount on its airport lounges, for visits until the end of March. The deal also includes Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses, except for London Heathrow.
Our most recent review of the Plaza Premium lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2 is here. Our most recent review of the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5 is here.
Remember that Plaza Premium is also now in London Gatwick’s North Terminal, where it has taken over the old Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. We haven’t reviewed it yet but I have visited – it’s a big space, as you would expect, and still furnished as it was under Virgin, including the pool table.
Details of how to access the discount, plus the full terms, are on this page of the Plaza Premium website.
The offer is valid for visits up to the end of March.
PS. Remember that American Express Platinum cardholders get free access to Plaza Premium lounges, with a guest. This also applies to your supplementary cardholder, so a family of four is covered. This is not a Priority Pass benefit but is a separate Amex arrangement, and you need to show your Platinum card at reception.
PPS. The construction application for the new Plaza Premium lounge at Edinburgh Airport was submitted to the council last week. The low capital cost quoted (£250,000) implies that it will be a refurbishment of the closed No1 Lounge and not a brand new facility.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (March 2023)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit card:
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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 Air Lines and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
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
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 £20. 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.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard
A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review
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.