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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:

Edinburgh's Plaza Premium lounge opens on 1st September

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.

Edinburgh's Plaza Premium lounge opens on 1st September

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.

Edinburgh's Plaza Premium lounge opens on 1st September

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.

The lounge home page is here.

Comments (19)

  • tony says:

    The fact sheet on the Plaza Premium website does indeed show this as being in the space occupied by the No. 1 lounge.

  • Alan says:

    Will definitely be in that space – lots of natural light too. Will hopefully try it out in mid Sept 👍

  • ianM says:

    Excellent, got a flight on 7th so hopefully get in with Amex

  • Malcolm says:

    So if I have an AMEX platinum my wife is a supplementary card holder we can get 4 in?

  • Peggerz says:

    There was a bit of an issue with the PP website yesterday as there is also a 20% discount available according to the pricing. However, whatever way I tried to get in to book my September date it only showed the 15%.

  • Joe G says:

    I was in Edinburgh airport last week and was actually pleasantly surprised to get into the Aspire lounge with a PP card but I fly from Edinburgh a lot so the Plaza Premium lounge will hopefully be a welcome addition. Aside from presumably easier access for Amex Platinum holders are the Plaza Premium lounges also generally a better option in terms of quality?

    • Rob says:

      In general, yes, but it depends how much of No1 they kept. At Gatwick they basically retained all the Virgin Atlantic fixtures and fittings and it doesn’t look like a ‘typical’ Plaza lounge.

  • Jordan D says:

    Great, another Edinburgh Airport lounge which closes at 8pm. Absolutely no use for the late flights, which inevitably are delayed.

    Airport has gone downhill in recent years.

    • David D says:

      That’s down to the lounge operator rather than the Airport however. They will have decided the cost to remain open after 8pm is too high for the income they would receive for those flights.

      Should direct any complaints about opening times to the lounge operator really.

      • Jordan D says:

        Having been through recently, the shops are closed, the bar and food outlets (bar Costa) are closed. The Duty Free is now gutted with what domestic travellers can but (they refuse to do dual pricing, like even Luton do, for domestic travellers). And I’ve not even got to host poor the security management is, including jo fast track at that hour.

        EDI Airport is a shadow of what it once was.

      • David says:

        Yes and no.
        The airport could make it a condition of letting them the lounge space that they open certain hours if they wanted it to.
        That would of course make operating a lounge there less profitable and therefore reduce the amount the airport could charge them.

  • Mark Janes says:

    Very handy tip about the free Dragonpass via Regus, thank you. Took me about 10 mins to sign up.

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