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Leeds Bradford Airport lounges extend their opening hours

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Leeds Bradford Airport has announced extended opening hours at its two lounges.

The Yorkshire Lounge is now open from 4am to 8pm. PR photo below.

The 1432 Runway Club (the more premium lounge) is now open from 4am to 5pm

Yorkshire Lounge Leeds Bradford Airport

DragonPass and Priority Pass are accepted at both lounges.

Click here to read a reader review of both Leeds Bradford lounges, plus the White Rose lounge which is closed for refurbishment.

You can find out more, and book spots for cash, on the airport website here.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

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.

Comments (8)

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  • Tony says:

    LBA lounges….let’s get BA back to LBA!

  • Yorkshire rich says:

    A member of cabin crew last summer told me BA were going to start flying to LBA again soon. This obviously as never materialised. I do wonder if this will ever happen. I HATE Manchester with a passion.

  • dougzz99 says:

    I always find the Residence Inn rate odd, it’s typically quite expensive so why halve the return. Do they really have that many long term residents as compared to say Springhill Suites which I believe return full points.

  • cats_are_best says:

    I’d missed the Protea Entebbe review, just read it, which brought back memories.

    We stayed there Feb 2020 for a couple of nights on the way home from sightseeing and safari. I’d chosen it as it was near the airport, but it was certainly not an ‘airport hotel’. Great staff and location on Lake Victoria, food in the bars and restaurant was good too.

  • Rizz says:


    This program is so shockingly weak and keep getting worse.

    • Andrew says:

      I would quite like it if the premium brands earn more than 1 elite night per night stayed, especially since I can’t earn elite nights from 3 rooms as I could with SPG.

  • Daniel says:

    Was really looking forward to a Protea redemption I had for 10 nights in October for an incredible 44k points in total… May have to give this a miss now.

  • Filipino_Chino says:

    If you are going to LBA, don’t bother with the The Yorkshire Lounge… may as well be called The Lancashire Lounge, it’s that bad…

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