Pre-pandemic, No1 Lounges ran a series of attractive promotions with Virgin Flying Club. I thought these had gone away but, as per our comments section yesterday, it seems that the deals are alive and well.
This means that you can book My Lounge at Gatwick’s South Terminal – which I reviewed yesterday – for just £15. This is 50% off the standard pre-booking price. Even better, you’ll receive 200 Virgin Points on top.
There are similar deals available on the other No1 spaces at Gatwick, as well as Heathrow Terminal 3 and Birmingham. The Virgin Flying Club member prices are:
- £35 – Clubrooms
- £25 – No1 Lounges
- £15 – My Lounge
…. and the Virgin Points you earn are:
- 400 points at Clubrooms
- 350 points at No1 Lounges
- 200 points at My Lounge
As points are earned per booking, you should make separate bookings for each adult in your group. However, each booking must contain a different Virgin Flying Club account number – the terms restrict points earning to one reward per Virgin account per day.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
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 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 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.