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NEW: all 11 UK Aspire lounges can now be pre-booked for £6 with Priority Pass

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No sooner had we run this article on the 19 UK airport lounges which can be pre-booked from £6 with a Priority Pass, the entire UK Aspire lounge network has now become bookable.

Another 11 UK lounges can now be booked in advance if you are happy to pay.

This takes us to 30 UK airport lounges which you can now pre-book. This covers the majority of the independent airport lounges in the UK, with only a handful holding out.

UK Aspire lounges can now be pre-booked for £6 with Priority Pass

You can buy a Priority Pass via its website here. Alternatively, American Express offers two routes to a Priority Pass:

Where does Aspire have airport lounges in the UK?

Aspire currently operates lounges at the following airports which are now available for pre-booking:

Club Aspire, No1 Lounge, Clubrooms and My Lounge can also now be pre-booked via the Priority Pass app, although these lounges have been pre-bookable via the No1 Lounges website for some time.

Luton is not included because Aspire’s contract to manage it expires next week.

Effective immediately, you can reserve a spot in the 11 lounges above via the Priority Pass app or website. This guarantees that you receive access, irrespective of how busy the lounge is.

To book, simply search the Priority Pass app or website for the airport you want. Under the lounge description you will see this:

UK Aspire lounges can now be pre-booked for £6 with Priority Pas

All bookings are flexible. You can cancel up to 48 hours before the start of your booking and receive a full refund.

Within 48 hours, and for any new booking made within 48 hours or arrival, you cannot cancel.

Reservations may not be available at peak hours where Priority Pass guests have always been refused access due to lack of capacity. Nothing will change here. Priority Pass is the last rung on the ladder for an independent lounge, which will always be paid more (up to 3x more) if it can sell its seats directly to airlines for their premium customers or to passengers via their own websites.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (March 2024)

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 Eurostar, Lufthansa and Delta Air Lines lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 £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.

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 Priority Pass card, allowing you access to the Priority Pass 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.

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.

Comments (47)

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  • Gordon says:

    Lounge related. I was in the Tempelhof lounge at Berlin airport this morning and it was as Rob says underwhelming. But I was impressed with the door directly out of the lounge that takes
    You to your own immigration desk then out to the BA gate C20 a 30 second walk.

  • Londonsteve says:

    Pre-booking adds an arcane level of complexity that is too much for the typical consumer to navigate, leading to disappointment. As with so many things, simply increasing the price to that the market will bear avoids scenarios of excessive demand. Paying £6 for a booking is such nonsense. I genuinely fail to understand why they don’t front load this £6 charge onto the entry fee. If I, as an AV geek and frequent flyer cannot understand the system, there’s something wrong with it. Strikes me it’s a bit like the UK property market – oversubscribed and totally dysfunctional; costs a fortune for total rubbish.

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