Edinburgh’s Plaza Premium lounge opens on 1st September – save 15% on entry
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The new Plaza Premium lounge at Edinburgh Airport now has a firm opening date – Thursday 1st September.
This will, I believe, use the space which used to be occupied by No1 Lounge, on the upper level by Gate 13.
A couple of CGI images have appeared on the Plaza Premium website:
The only thing we know so far is that the lounge will contain ‘a signature Edinburgh Gin Bar’ and a play area for children, as well as the usual buffet etc.
If you pre-book entry for cash for any date in September, you can save 15% vs the ‘on the door’ price. Take a look at the Plaza Premium Edinburgh website here.
The opening hours are 4.30am to 8pm, seven days per week.
Full price entry appears to be £44. This reduces to £39.60 for online bookings from October (10% off), and £37.40 for September (15% off, the discount is automatically applied).
Is it worth £44? We’ll take a look as soon as we can.
How to use a lounge club card at Plaza Premium Edinburgh
Plaza Premium is not part of Priority Pass or its sister scheme Lounge Key.
It is part of DragonPass, if you have one of those via your Barclays or NatWest bank accounts or have bought one direct. We showed you how to get a free DragonPass card in this article which allows you to pay just £19 per lounge visit.
You can also enter Plaza Premium lounges with an American Express Platinum card. You need to show your Platinum card (not your Priority Pass card) at the entrance. You are allowed one free guest.
If you don’t have an Amex Platinum or DragonPass card, you can prebook for cash, saving 15% for visits in September, here.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (June 2023)
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 Plaza Premium, Delta Air Lines and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.
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 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.
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.