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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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    • jaizan
    • By jaizan 22nd Nov 17, 8:02 PM
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    jaizan
    Heathrow T2
    I've used the Plaza Premium lounge at Heathrow T2 & liked it.

    In Dec 2016, this cost £32.

    In Dec 2017, they want £40 and the best discount I can get is 10% at holiday Extras, so £36.

    That's quite an inflation rate for 1 year, particularly for a lounge that seemed almost empty on previous visits. Any suggestions for a better discount ?
    • The Old Bag
    • By The Old Bag 23rd Nov 17, 2:50 AM
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    The Old Bag
    Has anyone used the MSEGIFT code to buy a lounge pass for use in 2017?
    I followed the link from MSE, got a price for a lounge pass, added the code above, and it reduced the price..... which is great.
    But so far it has not asked me any questions about when I am travelling.

    When I go through holiday extras etc it starts off asking me which airport and day and time etc....

    I don't want to buy a discounted pass, and then find it refused...... not very MSE !!

    Thanks for any help.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 23rd Nov 17, 8:44 AM
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    Gloomendoom
    This presumably the option you were choosing...

    Buy a voucher for a specific lounge. In this case, you have to choose a specific lounge now, and get 33% off the price. You don't need to choose a specific date yet.
    A couple of lines above that it says...

    They can be redeemed on bookings between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018.
    It seems pretty clear to me that it will almost certainly be refused.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • jadex
    • By jadex 23rd Nov 17, 5:29 PM
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    jadex
    Often pointless exercise: you got your paid for lounge card, turn up at the airport, head down to lounge only to be refused entry as lounge is full...
    To guarantee entry pre-booking is required (i.e. paying £15-£30 for single entry) and to pre-book no lounge card is needed.
    Gatwick is bad as a lot of tour operators flight from there.
    Been refused entry on Wednesday early afternoon (don't think it is very peak time as overall airport was not that crowded) - No1 Lounge was half-empty but plenty tables were reserved for Thomas Cook travelers (think it is something like £10 or so add-on so many people book lounge to start their holidays "with style" - small change in comparison to overall holidays' prices)
    Last edited by jadex; 23-11-2017 at 5:38 PM.
    • postcode
    • By postcode 24th Nov 17, 12:27 PM
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    postcode
    Any offers for the new Plaza Premium Heathrow T5 lounge? £40 per person for 2 hours is more than I'd pay, and it is a bit late to get an amex platinum to get in for free.
    GC September 2012 - £49.04/£80 |GC October 2012 - £50.28/£80 |GC November £63.59/£60 (one adult only)
    • cas07
    • By cas07 24th Nov 17, 8:12 PM
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    cas07
    I wish to buy a Priority Pass through your link. Can I buy this pass in January and get the 10% saving or does this deal expire on 3rd Dec (as do the single purchase passes)?
    • sallybunny
    • By sallybunny 25th Nov 17, 6:29 AM
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    sallybunny
    Can I use the discounted credit vouchers against children!!!8217;s entry or are they only for adults? As it!!!8217;s me and two children it works out cheaper to it that way than buying a reduce adults voucher.
    • KittenFlyer
    • By KittenFlyer 28th Nov 17, 6:01 PM
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    KittenFlyer
    Airline Lounge Access
    I work in an airline lounge and get asked multiple times a day for people to come in as a non-member, to bring in extra guests, or when they are flying with another airline.
    My advice would be to not ask - it may cause embarrassment to yourself or the reception staff when your request is declined. If you are refused (which is highly likely), please do not get angry with the staff- remember every person who comes in is costing the airline money with food/drink as well as taking up valuable seating space.
    We also do not offer ‘free’ upgrades - if economy is overbooked it will be the top-tier frequent flyers who are regarded, not the first person to ask kindly at check-in.
    Also remember even as a member you are not ENTITLED to bring in guests- it is usually only if there is capacity. Often people get upset when they can’t bring in their guests, but also get upset when they cannot come in because the lounge is full. You can’t have it both ways!
    • stevenhp1987
    • By stevenhp1987 29th Nov 17, 10:59 PM
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    stevenhp1987
    I work in an airline lounge and get asked multiple times a day for people to come in as a non-member, to bring in extra guests, or when they are flying with another airline.
    My advice would be to not ask - it may cause embarrassment to yourself or the reception staff when your request is declined. If you are refused (which is highly likely), please do not get angry with the staff- remember every person who comes in is costing the airline money with food/drink as well as taking up valuable seating space.
    We also do not offer ‘free’ upgrades - if economy is overbooked it will be the top-tier frequent flyers who are regarded, not the first person to ask kindly at check-in.
    Also remember even as a member you are not ENTITLED to bring in guests- it is usually only if there is capacity. Often people get upset when they can’t bring in their guests, but also get upset when they cannot come in because the lounge is full. You can’t have it both ways!
    Originally posted by KittenFlyer
    When you say "guests", one assume you mean airline lounge (not airport lounges)?

    Most airlines will allow at least 1 guest for a paying business/first class ticket holder, and this is included in the price of your ticket so is pretty much guaranteed - so long as the guest is on the same flight as you.

    I've been guested into a Virgin Clubhouse under this policy, no problems.

    With regards to not getting in because the lounge is full. This happens with airport lounges (ie. pay for the lounge) and doesn't happen with airline lounges (where you are travelling business / first and can guest people in). Different lounges.
    • darren72
    • By darren72 1st Dec 17, 4:29 PM
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    darren72
    Does anyone know of any discounts for Manchester Airport T3 lounge ?

    Thanks in advance
    • Spaniel24
    • By Spaniel24 2nd Dec 17, 6:07 AM
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    Spaniel24
    Manchester T3
    Try Groupon. Sorry it won't let me post the link.
    • stevenhp1987
    • By stevenhp1987 2nd Dec 17, 3:48 PM
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    stevenhp1987
    Does anyone know of any discounts for Manchester Airport T3 lounge ?

    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by darren72
    https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/1903-lounge
    • darren72
    • By darren72 5th Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    darren72
    Thanks for your reply (which I've only just seen today).

    Looks like I have missed the offer
    • jackmcrory
    • By jackmcrory 20th Dec 17, 6:09 AM
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    jackmcrory
    Won’t work on dates
    I tried to use the MSEGIFT code for the airport lounge at B’ham for 31st December and it says it’s not validd?!??
    • LuluR
    • By LuluR 20th Dec 17, 6:43 AM
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    LuluR
    Santander Select Mastercard
    If you're fortunate enough to have a Santander Select account and take out their Mastercard, you can get free lounge access through Loungekey for you and up to 2 other members of your family for £15/month (the £15 includes all 3 Loungekey users).
    • Lesley5
    • By Lesley5 20th Dec 17, 1:29 PM
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    Lesley5
    Edinburgh Airport Lounges
    Recently took advantage of the MSE offer of cheaper access to the No1 Lounge at Edinburgh for £18pp.
    We were very disappointed in the food offering - buffet for cereals and juices but restricted to one choice of hot item. EG beans on toast or a bacon roll.
    Drinks were ordered at the bar.

    Used Aspire Lounge earlier in the year. Similar offer from MSE (can't remember exactly) but the food was all self service with good choice, as was the bar! Therefore if you have a choice, I'd go to Aspire.

    Both lounges have free WiFi, pleasant staff and a peaceful atmosphere.
    • t304chris
    • By t304chris 20th Dec 17, 2:16 PM
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    t304chris
    I have typed in the code to book for Heathrow and it says the code has expired?
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 20th Dec 17, 2:52 PM
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    bobbyhibs
    Recently took advantage of the MSE offer of cheaper access to the No1 Lounge at Edinburgh for £18pp.
    We were very disappointed in the food offering - buffet for cereals and juices but restricted to one choice of hot item. EG beans on toast or a bacon roll.
    Drinks were ordered at the bar.

    Used Aspire Lounge earlier in the year. Similar offer from MSE (can't remember exactly) but the food was all self service with good choice, as was the bar! Therefore if you have a choice, I'd go to Aspire.

    Both lounges have free WiFi, pleasant staff and a peaceful atmosphere.
    Originally posted by Lesley5
    hi
    and thanks for the review of the aspire lounge, We used the no1 lounge last year and well we did like it, though like you had similar thoughts about the food but we did make up the price with the drink (i musta had about 5leitres of soft drinks!) and my brother did get a lil tipsy,
    Will look into the apire lounge for next year
    • hilarytopmum
    • By hilarytopmum 20th Dec 17, 3:08 PM
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    hilarytopmum
    Same here!
    I have typed in the code to book for Heathrow and it says the code has expired?
    Originally posted by t304chris
    Yes, I've just tried, too. Waste of time!
    • RachWill1512
    • By RachWill1512 20th Dec 17, 10:02 PM
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    RachWill1512
    Fully booked?
    First time on forum but have just used the link and code and spent £33.34 on two entries to T2 Manchester which need to be used by 31/12/17. I then try to redeem the voucher codes sent, for date and time of travel (28th Dec) and it says the lounge is fully booked for that time!! Sent an email but can take up to 3 working days to respond !!!9785;!!!65039; Not a happy bunny.
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