If you have a Priority Pass airport lounge access card, there is finally something to do with it at London City Airport.
No, the airport hasn’t opened a lounge.
Priority Pass has, however, done a deal with the Cabin Bar.
You will receive a £15 credit towards drinks or food at the Cabin Bar by showing your Priority Pass. If your Priority Pass allows a free guest and you arrive with someone else, you will receive a £30 credit between you. Priority Pass describes it as a ‘cosy bar offering a selection of fine wines and culinary creations.’
Unfortunately this deal is NOT available to anyone who gets their Priority Pass via American Express. It is available to anyone who gets their pass directly from Priority Pass or via another financial partner such as the HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard or the new £15 per month Lloyds Bank World Elite Mastercard.
Cabin Bar is located after security, directly ahead of you. Weekdays, it is open from 5am to 9pm. On Saturdays it is open from 5am to 12.30pm and on Sundays it is open from 11am to 8.30pm.
You can find out more the deal by searching for London City Airport on the Priority Pass website.
PS. Without wishing to state the obvious, you should not take part in this deal if you have a ‘pay per use’ or – if you’re not alone – a ‘pay for guests’ Priority Pass. The guest fee is now £24 and you are getting £15 of Cabin Bar credit so you can see the problem here!
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (December 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £24. 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £24 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.