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    • MSE Sally
    • By MSE Sally 6th Mar 17, 4:10 PM
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    Cheap airport lounge access
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    • 6th Mar 17, 4:10 PM
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    Cheap airport lounge access 6th Mar 17 at 4:10 PM


    Hi folks

    We've written a new Cheap Airport Lounge Access guide and would love your feedback on your top lounges as well as any other tips you've got to get in free or cheaply. The lounges to avoid would also be helpful!

    Thank you

    MSE Sally
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    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 26th May 17, 3:45 PM
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    Hello everyone,

    Here's 2 tips: there's a 25% discount off all 3 Priority Pass subscriptions here:

    https://www.prioritypass.com/en/campaigns/ldn/keyword/anniversary?sourcecode=LON25YTAG&currency=GBP

    If you go to TopCashback first you'll get a further 10.5% off.

    Regarding what food and drinks are and aren't included in all lounges, the golden rule of thumb is that anything on a menu is to be paid for.

    You will also find the quality of these lounges to be generally far lower than the ones you can access with a flight ticket where nothing needs to be paid for, period.

    In my opinion, the access to a comfy seat where I can work or sleep, washing facilities and free food and drink on demand are absolutely worth the money, particularly for long haul.
    Originally posted by jlfrs
    Plenty of things on the menu in the MAN pay to enter lounges that are included in the cost. Also no washing facilities, well no more than you get if you don't use a lounge lol.
    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 31st May 17, 11:56 AM
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    I'm flying to the US in October are the lounges at Gatwick worth using?
    • richardw
    • By richardw 31st May 17, 12:50 PM
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    I'm flying to the US in October are the lounges at Gatwick worth using?
    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    North or South Terminal?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 31st May 17, 3:10 PM
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    Oh yea, that would be helpful wouldn't it. Doh!


    North
    • richardw
    • By richardw 31st May 17, 3:59 PM
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    The No.1 lounge is good, but can get crowded at peak morning periods. If you like some alcoholic drinks before the flight and can get a discount off the standard price, go for it.

    Restaurants can have good views.
    Last edited by richardw; 31-05-2017 at 4:03 PM.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • nonos05
    • By nonos05 1st Jul 17, 12:50 PM
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    Airport lounge pass with Amex express Gold rewards
    Apply for the Amex Gold Rewards card (fee waived for the first year and £11 cashback on Quidco) It comes with 2 free passes issued by Lounge Club.

    There after you are supposed to get charged £15 each time you use it (billed to your Amex account) but we have used ours 14 times(7x2 pax) and never been charged
    Originally posted by stoneman
    Hello

    Just wanted to check, have you still not got billed by Amex Express for using airport lounges .

    Cheers
    • Obiwan kinobe
    • By Obiwan kinobe 12th Jul 17, 8:17 AM
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    lounge access via Gourmet card.
    Hi , all... If like me you get a gourmet card each year, I get mine for free thru my bank (Lloyds ) then it now allows you to get discounts on lounge passes (as many as you like )via the card that has teamed up with #1 lounges .
    It costs £18 for the lounge access - South Terminal @ Gatwick. there are several to choose from. I usually plan to get to the lounge 2-3 hours before my flight to get the most benefit from the lounge.
    You can easily spend that ( at typical inflated Airport prices.) and you get some peace and quiet and free magazines/ internet access..
    • sheilalewitt
    • By sheilalewitt 12th Jul 17, 12:03 PM
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    Has anyone used the No1 lounge at Birmingham airport between 7-9pm? Is it likely to have the tail ends of the food left? we are thinking of going next week .I have used it in the middle of the day and enjoyed it, but wondered what it was like in the evening?
    • spikeyman
    • By spikeyman 12th Jul 17, 12:09 PM
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    Lounges and children
    Be very careful with the lounges, they all charge full price for a 12 year old and upwards

    Since when has a 12 year old been an adult, oh of course when companies want to make more money and rip people off
    .

    Aspire and NO1 lounges are sharks.

    When asked why when children can only have soft drinks and food, no explanation provided just said it was policy for 12 year olds and upwards to pay full adult ticket price.

    Not from us they won't refuse to line their pockets and profits, and, when reading the reviews sounds like we are not missing out on much. Rather pay the £60 or more to a good restaurant at the airport.

    Children are children until the reach 16 at least.
    Makes the world go around eh...
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
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    ..Children are children until the reach 16 at least...
    Originally posted by spikeyman
    Nope, they stuff themselves with lots of food and drink and cost lounges more than adults who just have a reasonable consumption.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 12th Jul 17, 2:19 PM
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    Has anyone used the No1 lounge at Birmingham airport between 7-9pm? Is it likely to have the tail ends of the food left? we are thinking of going next week .I have used it in the middle of the day and enjoyed it, but wondered what it was like in the evening?
    Originally posted by sheilalewitt

    That lounge seems to be rammed most of the time now.
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    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 17th Jul 17, 8:57 AM
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    I've seen many people try to blag access to lounges. Never seen it work. I suppose the exception is where somebody has pitched up and there is a more minor irregularity - eg a FF card just expired, or on one occasion a group of 5 where there were two gold FF cards which allowed a single extra guest (ie 2x2=4) and a sliver which allowed no access.

    For a long time I had the "top" status with an airline which allowed me to take in two guests and this was regardless of flights being taken. I always travelled alone so rarely needed this. But if I saw far flung brits I'd always proactively offer to take them in. I remember an elderly couple who said it had made their trip - this was a lounge that had proper waiter service and a spa.

    So I'd suggest that if you spot a lone traveller with a FF card (perhaps at check-in) then be cheeky. Ask them if they have and spare lounge access and if they will get you in. (Eg gold star alliance allows you to invite one extra person in.)
    • malkie76
    • By malkie76 18th Jul 17, 11:02 AM
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    So I'd suggest that if you spot a lone traveller with a FF card (perhaps at check-in) then be cheeky. Ask them if they have and spare lounge access and if they will get you in. (Eg gold star alliance allows you to invite one extra person in.)
    Originally posted by chattychappy
    Please don't follow this advice - it's really cringe-worthy.
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    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 20th Jul 17, 2:03 PM
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    Has anyone used the My Lounge at Gatwick North? Just seen its £13.50 so was thinking even if its rubbish I would probably spend that on a few drinks before I fly.
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