Los Angeles LAX Airport Lounges Guide

Los Angeles LAX Airport Lounges Guide

Los Angeles LAX Airport Lounges Guide

Los Angeles LAX Airport Lounges Guide

Los Angeles International Airport commonly referred to as LAX, is the primary international airport in LA, California. It serves LA as well as the surrounding metropolitan areas. It comes as no surprise that LAX is one of the busiest airports not only in the US but in the world.

LAX has 9 terminals and 12 gates, which serve over 60 passenger airlines and over 20 cargo airlines. With all this traffic, it is not hard to see why LAX Airport has so many lounges.

There are 5 lounges available for passengers traveling with any airline:

  • Rock & Brews
  • Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
  • Alaska Lounge
  • KAL Lounge
  • P.F. Chang’s

About LAX

The airport covers 3,500 acres of land with four parallel runways. According to Wikipedia, LAX served over 87M passengers in 2018, making it the second busiest airport in the US and the fourth busiest Airport in the world. LAX also ranks among the top five busy airports in the US for both passengers and cargo traffic.

Some of the leading airlines and the terminals they use include:

  • Southwest Airlines – uses terminal 1
  • Delta Airlines – uses terminal 2 and 3
  • Virgin Atlantic- uses terminal 2
  • American Airlines– uses terminal 4 and 5
  • Emirates- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • Etihad Airways- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • Qatar Airways- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • British Airways- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • Air Canada – uses terminal 6
  • United Airlines– uses terminal 7 and 8

Regardless of the terminal, you are using; you will find a lounge where you can relax and maybe freshen up while you wait for your flight.

Lounges at LAX

Rock & Brews

Location:

Terminal 1 airside.

Directions:

After security check, take the escalator to the next level. The lounge is located on the opposite side of gate 11B for domestic flights only.

Services offered:

  • Refreshments including alcohol
  • Tv
  • Air conditioning
  • Disabled access
  • Accepts digital cards
  • Smoking not allowed

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 06:00 – 22:00

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

Currently, Rock & Brews does not make reservations. However, the lounge can exceed its seating limits at certain times. As such, admission to the lounge is at the restaurant’s sole discretion.

For passengers with a Priority Pass, one can use their card to receive an entitled $28 off their bill. The $28 is for every single visit within a cardholder’s existing lounge allocation. A cardholder will be charged where applicable, e.g., if a cardholder admits a guest, they will be charged $56 off their bill, which is charged as one cardholder visit plus one guest on their account. During registration, only one card per visit per cardholder will be accepted.

The $28 is valid for the purchase of any meals and drinks, excluding any ‘Grab and Go’ and ‘To-Go Orders.’ However, one must present their boarding pass showing a confirmation of same-day travel and a valid card to be eligible.

Most importantly, note that the $28 is non-transferable if the bill is lower than the $28, and the balance cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. On the other hand, if the bill is higher than the $28, the cardholder will be responsible for the balance per person.

Before accessing the above offers from Rock & Brews, I would advise a Priority Pass cardholder to review their offers before beforehand.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Location:

Terminal 2 airside.

Directions:

After security, use the stairs or elevator located towards the end of the terminal. Proceed to the entrance on level 4.

Services offered:

  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Spirits, liquor, beer & wine
  • Snacks
  • Premium Food
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Premium foods
  • Disabled Access
  • Digital Card Accepted

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 05:00 – Last departure

Monday – Sunday – 5 am – 11:30 am- For Cardholders only.

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

The maximum stay is 3 hours. Any children below the age of 5 are admitted for free if they are in the company of an adult.

Passengers with Priority Pass and other lounge memberships are only allowed to use the lounge from 5:00 am – 11:30 am every day.  

Complimentary drinks are served between 5:00 am – 11:30 am and are limited to wine and beer only. Premium foods are not available from 5:00 am – 11:30 am.

Alaska Lounge

Location:

Terminal 6 Airside

Directions:

On terminal 6, on the Mezzanine Level, head to Gate 64. Alaska Lounge is located near the gate.

Services offered:

  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Printers & Copiers
  • 18+ Cardholder
  • Children’s Area
  • Refreshments- beer, wine, liquor, and spirits
  • Snacks
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Disabled access
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • Flight information
  • Digital cards accepted
  • Restrooms

Hours of operation:

Sunday – Thursday- 4:30 am – 8:00 pm

Friday – Saturday – 4:30 am – 11:00 pm

Closed on December 25.

Cost:

If there is available space, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The cost is $50 per adult paid at the front desk and free for children under the age of 2 years, accompanied by an adult.

Conditions:

Alaska Lounge is accessible to passengers who are only using terminal 6, but to passengers using terminals 4, 5, 7, 8, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal. However, it is advisable to allow yourself up to 30-minutes to proceed to departure gates located in other terminals if you are not using terminal 6.  

An adult is only allowed access to 3 alcoholic drinks. Premium alcoholic drinks in this lounge are charged.

Passengers with Priority Pass and other lounge memberships are only allowed access to the lounge 3-hours before their scheduled departure flight. For access, all cardholders must show a digital or physical Priority Pass Card. Cardholders and guests must also present their boarding pass, which has to be for the same-day travel.

Cardholders must be 18 years and above. For cardholders wanting to access the lounge, the name on the card and the boarding pass must be the same. A cardholder is only allowed to admit two guests or immediate family members (children under the age of 21 and spouse).   

The lounge reserves the right to restrict access based on the capacity, and they can also reserve seating when necessary.

Korean Air Lounge (KAL)

Location:

Tom Bradley International Terminal airside

Directions:

After security check, follow the signs that lead to “ALL GATES.” Turn left before you pass the Duty-Free Stores and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

Services offered:

  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • Accepts digital cards
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephones
  • Snacks

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 01:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The hours may vary based on KAL’s international flight schedules.

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

The lounge does not admit cardholders after their operating hours (01:00 pm – 7:00 pm).

A cardholder is also allowed to admit a maximum of two guests. Access to children under the age of 2 years is free, an adult must accompany all children. The lounge reserves the right to restrict access based on capacity.

P.F. Chang’s

Location:

Tom Bradley International Terminal airside

Directions:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Services offered:

  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • Refreshments
  • Alcohol
  • Accepts digital cards

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

Priority Pass cardholders are allowed to use their lounge visit entitlement to receive $30 off their bill on every visit. A cardholder will be charged where applicable, e.g., if a cardholder admits a guest, they will be charged $60 off their bill, which will be charged as one cardholder visit plus one guest visit on their account. During registration, only one card per visit per cardholder will be accepted.

The $30 is valid for the purchase of any meals and drinks. However, one must present their boarding pass showing a confirmation of same-day travel and a valid Priority Pass card to be eligible.

A cardholder can only register 2 guests per visit for them to receive $30 off. Most importantly, note that the $30 is non-transferable if the bill is lower than $30, and the balance cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. On the other hand, if the bill is higher than the $30 per person, the cardholder will be responsible for the balance.

Priority Pass and its Affiliates Companies will not be liable if the offer offered by the lounge has a value less than a customer’s lounge visit entitlement.

Before accessing the above offers from P.F. Chang’s Lounge at the LAX, I would advise a Priority Pass cardholder to review their offers beforehand.

In summary, any of these 5 airport lounges are suitable for all travelers. As long as you follow the rules that is! Although they may seem expensive for a 2 or 3-hour stay, your best value is to buy a Priority Pass membership. If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of the deals and eliminate the stress and inconvenience of not having a pass.

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Vancouver Airport YVR Lounges Guide

Vancouver Airport YVR Lounges Guide

Vancouver Airport YVR Lounges Guide

Vancouver airport lounges

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British, Colombia, Canada. It’s actually the second busiest Airport in Canada in terms of aircraft movements and passengers.

Vancouver International Airport has three major terminals including the main terminal which is divided into two sections. The domestic terminal and the international terminal. Most of the airport’s flights operate at the main terminal.

The third terminal is the southern terminal which servers most of the regional airlines mostly flying within British Colombia. After a slight glimpse of the Vancouver International Airport, this article will entirely focus on reviewing the various lounges that are specifically located within or rather near Vancouver Airport providing you with the most recent information regarding these lounges.

The following five lounges are available to all passengers using the Vancouver International Airport:

  1. The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  2. The Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic, Gate B15)
  3. The Plaza Premium Lounge (International)
  4. The Plaza Premium Lounge (Trans-border)
  5. Sky Team Lounge

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The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Location:

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located in three places in the Vancouver airport, and the locations are as follows:

i. Domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located at Airside, Domestic Departure

ii. International Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located at Airside, International Departure.

iii. Trans-border Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located at Airside, USA Trans-border Departure.

Directions:

Since these lounges are located at Airside, from the Vancouver Airport entrance, you will head south about 160m after which you will make a left turn and go another 400m, and lastly you make a sharp left turn on to the Grant McConachie Way E, and there you find the Domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.

Service Offered:

  • Beverages (Both alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
  • Cell-phone free quite zone
  • Printers, photocopiers, and faxes
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Showers (Only for the domestic and trans-border location only)
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Snacks
  • News & Entertainment (Television)
  • Workstations

Hours of Operation:

Ideally, the operating hours of the Maple Leaf Lounge vary from one location to the other that is according to the Air Canada flight schedule, and they are as follows:

  • Domestic Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Operating hours 05:00- 00:00
  • International Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Operating hours 08:45-00:45 (Sunday-Friday) and 06:45-00:45 (Saturday)
  • Trans-border Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: 04:45-19:45

Costs:

Ideally, if you frequently travel through the Vancouver Airport, you might want to purchase an annual membership that will give you full access to the Maple Leaf Lounge within the Air Canada network thus saving you pretty much trouble of random bookings and payments. The rates are as follows: for Canada club CA$375, from North America Plus CA$495 and for a single annual membership worldwide $665. Notably for the purpose of saving you money and time its highly advisable to purchase the annual single membership.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the No.1 Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. If you have a Priority Pass membership, it is free to use. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Admittance Terms and Conditions:

  • Air Canada reserves the rights to restrict amend or even alter the fees, services, amenities as well lounge, locations, hours and reciprocal lounge arrangements at any time without any written notices.
  • Lounge access fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to change without any written notice.
  • Maple Leaf Lounge is only reserved for passengers departing on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada Express or Air Canada codeshare flights as well as the Star Alliance member airline flights. Exceptions on the same include the Elite 50k, the Altitude Super Elite 100k, and the Elite 75k members without forgetting their qualifying guests who may access the Domestic Maple Leaf Lounges at the airport in Canada as well the U.S upon arriving on Air Canada, Air Canada Express flight and Air Canada Rouge.
  • Maple leaf Lounge is subject to varying operational hours and amenity services.
  • At the reception desk, eligible customers must present their same-day ticket or rather boarding pass on departing Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flights or that of any Star Alliance member airline flights.
  • For the safety of their youngest guest, each lounge strictly adheres to local laws and regulations regarding the services of alcoholic beverages and that minors must be accompanied by their parents in the lounges.
  • Solicitation in the lounges is prohibited.
  • Air Canada will not be responsible for articles lost or stolen in the lounge.
  • Airline employees are not allowed to access the lounge when still on their uniform.
  • Guests must conform to terms and conditions of the affiliated lounge.
  • Air Canada reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time with or without written notice.

The Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic, Gate B15)

Location:

This lounge is only accessible to travelers under the Domestic departure flights only. Its located at the Domestic Terminal (inside security), Airside, Departure Level 3 near Gate B15.

Direction:

From the Vancouver International Airport entrance, head north and walk for about 20m, take the escalator up to the 3rd floor and once you are on the 3rd floor follow the sign and walk for about 210m and there you will find the lounge.

Services Offered:

  •  Air conditioning services
  • Beverages (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled access
  • Fax & telephones ($)
  • Flight information monitor
  • Food (Buffet style)
  • Showers
  • Napping rooms
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Digital card acceptable

Hours of Operation:

Hours may vary in regards to flight schedules.

Nonetheless, the operating hours are as follows: 06:00 -22:00 (Sunday-Friday)

06:00-21:00 (Saturdays)

Costs:

The good thing about this lounge is the fact that you can either purchase a one-time lounge pass or purchase membership pass.

The one time or rather walk in rates are as follows:

  • For 2-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$56 tax inclusive
  • For 3-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$68 tax inclusive
  • For 6-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$89 tax inclusive
  • For 3-6 hours resting rooms with shower, the prices vary, and you can only get details over the counter

Additionally, this lounge has three varying membership plans incorporating:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

Admittance Terms & Conditions:

  • Children under the age of 2 years are admitted free
  • All children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by their parents or an adult
  • Alcoholic drinks are only available to individuals above the age of 18 years and above
  • Telephone calls and fax facilities are subject to payment
  • Alcoholic beverages are only served as from 11:00 am daily
  • The lounge is only accessible to travelers departing on the domestic flights
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to your departure so as to get your full refund
  • And lastly, your booking starts after your reservation time

The Plaza Premium Lounge (International)

Location:

This lounge is located at the Airside right after the security screening on departures level 3 and its only accessible to travelers using the international departure.

Direction:

Right after the screening bay on the departure level 3 is this incredible lounge.

Services Offered:

  • Air conditioning services
  • Beverages $ (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Flight information monitor
  • Food & refreshments (Buffet style)
  • Showers
  • Napping rooms
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Digital card Disabled access
  • Fax & telephones ($)

Hours of Operation:

Just like the other lounges, the operational hours may vary in regards to flight schedules. Nonetheless, the operating hours are as follows: 06:00-22:00 (Sunday-Friday)

06:00-21:00 (Saturday)

Costs:

The rates, on the other hand, are not so different from those of the Domestic Plaza Premium Lounge:

The one time or rather walk in rates are as follows:

  • For 2-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$56 tax inclusive
  • For 3-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$68 tax inclusive
  • For 6-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$89 tax inclusive
  • For 3-6 hours resting rooms with shower, the prices vary, and you can only get details over the counter

Additionally, this lounge has three varying membership plans incorporating:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

Admittance Terms & Conditions

  • Children under the age of 2 years are admitted free
  • All children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by their parents or an adult
  • Alcoholic drinks are only available to individuals above the age of 18 years and above
  • Telephone calls and fax facilities are subject to payment
  • Alcoholic beverages are only served as from 11:00 am daily
  • The lounge is only accessible to travelers departing on the domestic flights
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to your departure so as to get your full refund
  • And lastly, your booking starts after your reservation time

The Plaza Premium Lounge (Trans-border)

Location:

This lounge is located at terminal 1. Airside, near Gate E87.

Direction:

From the Vancouver Airport entrance, head north about 20m, take the elevator up to the 3rd floor after which you will walk for about 350m, and there you will find this lounge. Its an approximately 6 minutes’ walk.

Services Offered:

  • Flight information monitor
  • Food & refreshments (Buffet style)
  • Showers
  • Napping rooms
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning services
  • Beverages $ (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled access
  • Fax & telephones ($)
  • Newspapers and magazines

Hours of Operation:

They are as follows: 05:00-19:00 (Sunday-Friday)

05:00-18:00 (Saturday)

Costs:

You can either purchase a one-time lounge pass or purchase membership pass.

The one time or rather walk in rates are as follows:

  •  For 2-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$50 tax inclusive
  • For 3-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$60 tax inclusive
  • For 6-hour lounge use, you are charged CA$80 tax inclusive

On the other hand, this lounge has three varying membership plans incorporating:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

Admittance Terms & Conditions

  • Alcoholic beverages are only served as from 11:00 am daily
  • The lounge is only accessible to travelers departing on the domestic flights
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to your departure so as to get your full refund
  • Alcoholic drinks are only available to individuals above the age of 18 years and above
  • Telephone calls and fax facilities are subject to payment
  • Children under the age of 2 years are admitted free
  • All children under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by their parents or an adult
  • And lastly, your booking starts after your reservation time

Sky Team Lounge

Location:

This lounge is located at the left side of the International terminal Departure near Gate 53

Directions:

Since this lounge is airside, after arriving at the international departure, head north about 5m and as you follow the lounge signs, you will find this lounge straight up.

Services Offered:

  •  Flight information monitor
  • Fax & Telephone
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Beverages (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled Access
  • Air conditioning
  • Newspapers/magazine
  • Showers
  • Television

Hours of Operation:

The lounge operates in 24/7 hours.

Costs:

The good thing about this lounge is the fact that all its passes can be purchased by any traveler regardless of their airlines or even classes of service. The online rates usually stand at GBO 22 per person for three hours.

They also offer membership purchases which are as follows:

  • Standard price US$ 99 ($27 per lounge visit).
  • Standard Plus price: $249
  • Prestige price $399

Admittance Terms & Conditions:

  • Only one child under the age of 12 years is admitted free per adult
  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 18

 

In summary, any of these 5 airport lounges are suitable for all travelers. As long as you follow the rules that is! Although they may seem expensive for a 2 or 3-hour stay, your best value is to buy a Priority Pass membership. If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of the deals and eliminate the stress and inconvenience of not having a pass.

You can also grab a special discount by clicking the banner below.

Hopefully, you found this helpful. As always, feel free to leave a comment or send us a message anytime via our contact form.

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London Gatwick Airport Lounges (The Ultimate Guide)

London Gatwick Airport Lounges (The Ultimate Guide)

London Gatwick Airport Lounges (The Ultimate Guide)

airport lounge London Gatwick

The London Gatwick airport currently has 2 terminals (North, South) and 13 main lounges. In this post, I will review the lounges that are not specific to a specific airline and give you all the most up to date information. 

The following 6 lounges are available to all passengers traveling with any airline.

  • Club Aspire Lounge
  • My Lounge
  • No.1 Lounge North
  • No.1 Lounge South
  • Clubrooms Lounge
  • Regus Express Lounge

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According to Wikipedia, London Gatwick airport is the second busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the U.K. With over 46 Million passengers in 2018, I see why they need so many lounges!

The airport is served by over 50 airlines throughout the year which uses both North and South terminals.

Some of the main airlines that use the North terminal include:

  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Easyjet
  • Air China 
  • Qatar Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Westjet
  • Plus many others

Some of the main airlines that use the South terminal include:

  • British Airways
  • Air Transat
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • Plus many others

To find out how to save big on lounges in general, check out our how to get cheap airport lounge access post.

London Gatwick Airport Lounges – North Terminal

Club Aspire Lounge

Location:

Northside terminal airside

Directions:

Since this lounge is airside, first go through Passport Control then turn left. You will be in the main departure lounge and follow the signs to the lounges area. Then turn right into the Lounge Pavilion and take the elevator or stairs down to Level 1. The lounge is located on the right-hand side.

Services offered:

The Club Aspire Lounge was fully renovated in 2018 and is a no smoking facility. It offers a variety of services including:

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Many beverages including soft drinks and alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Flight information
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Separate play zone area for kids, computer games
  • Light snacks
  • Television and telephone

Hours of operation:

Monday – 05:15 -22:00

Tuesday thru Sunday –  0515: – 21:00

Hours are subject to change and will vary during the winter schedules.

Cost:

Paid entrance at the door is $25-$28 per adult. Children age 2-11 are $20. You can book online ahead of time for $21 per adult and $16 per child to guarantee access.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the Club Aspire Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Conditions:

The Club Aspire Lounge limits your stay to a maximum of 3 hours. Children under 2 years are free and must be accompanied by an adult. The dress code is smart casual dress with no sportswear allowed.

My Lounge

Location:

Northside terminal airside

Directions:

Since this lounge is airside, first go through Passport Control then turn left. You will be in the main departure lounge and follow the signs to the lounges area. Then turn right into the Lounge Pavilion and take the elevator or stairs down to Level 1. The lounge is located on the left-hand side.

Services offered:

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Many beverages including soft drinks and alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Flight information
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Fax
  • Light snacks
  • Television and telephone

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday 05:00 – 14:00 Closed Dec 25.

During peak times, 05:00 – 10:30, space may be limited

Hours are subject to change and will vary depending on flight schedules.

Cost:

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The rates are $30 per adult plus $15 per child (ages 2-11). • Infants under 2 years are free. You can book online ahead of time for $24 per adult and $12 per child to guarantee access.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the My Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. If you have a Priority Pass membership, it is free to use. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Conditions:

My Lounge limits your stay to a maximum of 3 hours. Children under 2 years are admitted free. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. Smart casual dress at all times.

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No.1 Lounge Gatwick North

Location:

Northside terminal airside

Directions:

Since this lounge is airside, first go through Passport Control then turn left. You will be in the main departure lounge and follow the signs to the lounges area. Then turn right into the Lounge Pavilion and take the elevator or stairs down to Level 1. The lounge is straight ahead.

Services offered:

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Many beverages including soft drinks and alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Flight information
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Fax
  • Waiter service
  • Bistro and buffet
  • Television and telephone
  • Conference

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday 04:00 – 22:00  – Due to peak seasonal activity it is expected this lounge will see an increase in the number of guests.

During peak times, 05:00 – 10:30, space may be limited.

Hours are subject to change and will vary depending on flight schedules.

Cost:

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The rates are $40 per adult plus $20 per child (ages 2-11). • Infants under 2 years are free. You can book online ahead of time for $32 per adult to guarantee access.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the No.1 Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. If you have a Priority Pass membership, it is free to use. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Conditions:

No1. Lounge limits your stay to a maximum of 3 hours. Children under 2 years are admitted free. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. Smart casual dress at all times.

Clubrooms

Location:

Northside terminal airside

Directions:

Since this lounge is airside, first go through Passport Control then turn left. You will be in the main departure lounge and follow the signs to the lounges area. Then turn right into the Lounge Pavilion and take the elevator or stairs down to Level 1. The lounge is straight ahead.

Services offered:

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Many beverages including soft drinks and alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Flight information
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Fax
  • Waiter service
  • Bistro and buffet
  • Television and telephone
  • Conference

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday 05:30 – 20:00  during the summer months. 06:00 – 15:00 in winter months. Due to peak seasonal activity, it is expected this lounge will see an increase in the number of guests.

During peak times, 05:00 – 10:30, space may be limited.

Hours are subject to change and will vary depending on flight schedules.

Cost:

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The rates are $50 per adult. You can book online ahead of time for $38 per adult to guarantee access.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the No.1 Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. If you have a Priority Pass membership, it is free to use. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Conditions:

Clubroom Lounge permits adults only.

London Gatwick Airport Lounges – South Terminal

No.1 Lounge Gatwick South

Location:

Southside terminal airside

Directions:

Airside – Pier 1, from the main departure lounge which is on the upper level, take the corridor access between Dixons and JD Sports to reach the ‘No1 Lounge’ entrance.

Services offered:

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Many beverages including soft drinks and alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Flight information
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Fax
  • Waiter service
  • Bistro and buffet
  • Television and telephone
  • Conference

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday 04:00 – 22:00  – Due to peak seasonal activity it is expected this lounge will see an increase in the number of guests.

During peak times, 05:00 – 10:30, space may be limited.

Hours are subject to change and will vary depending on flight schedules.

Cost:

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The rates are $40 per adult plus $20 per child (ages 2-11). • Infants under 2 years are free. You can book online ahead of time for $32 per adult to guarantee access.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the No.1 Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. If you have a Priority Pass membership, it is free to use. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Conditions:

No1. Lounge limits your stay to a maximum of 3 hours. Children under 2 years are admitted free. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. Smart casual dress at all times.

Regus Express Lounge

Location:

South Terminal, Landside, Arrivals Level 2.

Directions:

Before security on the Arrivals Level 2. South terminal.

Services offered:

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Many beverages including soft drinks (No Alcohol)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Television and telephone
  • Showers available for extra
  • Meeting rooms

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday 07:00 – 22:00

Hours are subject to change and will vary depending on flight schedules.

Cost:

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The rates are $39 per adult. You can book online ahead of time for $19 per adult for 2 hours to guarantee access. $36 for 2 hours + shower. $37 for a full day pass.

For convenience and to save money, I recommend you buy a membership with Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass membership, the Regus Express Lounge is free to use. Plus you won’t have to worry about the lounge being full if you decide to not book and show up at the door. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges around the world. 

Conditions:

No1. Lounge limits your stay to a maximum of 2 hours unless you purchase a day pass.

In summary, any of these 6 airport lounges are suitable for all travelers. As long as you follow the rules that is! Although they may seem expensive for a 2 or 3-hour stay, your best value is to buy a Priority Pass membership. If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of the deals and eliminate the stress and inconvenience of not having a pass.

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How To Get Cheap Airport Lounge Access

How To Get Cheap Airport Lounge Access

How To Get Cheap Airport Lounge Access

airport lounge

Airport lounges are a great way unwind and relax while waiting for your next flight. It’s also a perfect way to avoid the chaos of a busy airport terminal and enjoy some free snacks while you are at it.

Many airport lounges have free access with the purchase of a business class ticket. But don’t worry, there are many other ways to enjoy the luxury of free WIFI, snacks, drinks and comfy chairs with an economy ticket purchase as well.

In this post, I will show you how to get cheap airport lounge access without buying expensive airfares and pricey memberships!

  • Pay as you go
  • Be a member guest
  • Frequent flier Elite status
  • Priority Pass
  • Lounge Buddy
  • Lounge pass credit card

What is the cost of airport lounge access?

If you are looking to buy a one-day lounge pass, expect to pay around $40-$50. Although I have seen them lower. Alaska Airlines charge $45, the big 3 in the U.S, United, American and Delta, charge $59.

If you are frequent flier, you might want to invest in an annual membership. This would be the much cheaper option depending on how much you travel. Expect to pay between $450-$550 per year. I recommend using Priority Pass, see more below, they have some great discounts on memberships.

How To Get Cheap Airport Lounge Access

1. Pay as you go

Most airport lounges will allow you to access the lounge as needed. Perhaps you are not a frequent flier and only want to use the facilities once and a while. In this case, buying a full membership is not cost effective for only a few visits.

I find this to be an affordable option, you can search for all airport lounges including prices for daily visits on Lounge Pass. You can book directly on the site and find out the location, hours of operation, facilities available, conditions of entry and anything else you might need to know about the lounge.

2. Be a member guest

If you are traveling with someone who is a member of the lounge, you can most times be brought in as their guest for free. If you are not traveling at the same time, perhaps they will have a coupon or free pass voucher that you can have.

I have been a guest numerous times to airport lounges. It’s a great free way to get access. You can join online travel forums where people can share and swap passes, or help each other out with being a guest.

Another way is to basically, ask another passenger in the airport who is going to the lounge if they mind bringing you as a guest. It’s a bit bold to ask, but many people don’t mind bringing a guest in. If you don’t mind asking for a favor from a complete stranger, I say go for it!

3. Frequent flier Elite status

If you are a loyal customer to a certain airline and obtain Elite passenger status, it will come with many perks. Most airlines will reward their Elite members with various things, including free upgrades, extra baggage, and many other bonuses.

One of those perks is the airline will have some form of free or reduced-price access to the airport lounges. This access will be valid for the airline and its partners.

For example, one type of Elite membership is with Star Alliance. If you travel a certain amount with the airlines partnered with Star Alliance, the more miles you fly, the more points you will gain.

Once you reach Elite or Gold status, you will be able to access many airport lounges around the world. It’s an amazing program. I have been an Elite member of Star Alliance for years, and it truly is awesome!

Other ways to get airport lounge access

  • Airport Lounge Access Membership Programs

Priority Pass is the #1 recommended membership program. It is available for over 1200 airports around the world and you won’t need to worry about having a business class seat or Elite status.

Priority pass has been around for over 28 years, covers 500 cities and 140 countries. It is the most coveted program in the world at a great price.

  • Lounge Buddy

Lounge Buddy is a website and APP that offers lots of great information about airport lounges from around the world. You can use Lounge Buddy to book online even if you are last minute and looking for access to a lounge right away.

You can buy airport lounge access for as little as $25. Lounge Buddy is simple to use and provides you with all the information you need for the most popular lounges.

What credit card gives you access to airport lounges?

Maybe one of the more convenient and easier ways to guarantee airport lounge access is to get a credit card with a lounge program. The American Express platinum card gives you the most benefits and features.

One of those features is access to Centurion Lounges which are among the best in the world. Also included is a Priority Pass membership, $200 yearly airline credit and $200 in Uber credits.

It comes at a cost of $550 annual fee, but for all the benefits you receive, it’s well worth it. See all benefits here.

Airport Lounges FAQ’S

Do you tip in airport lounges?

The answer is that it’s up to you. Tipping is accepted but not required and the amount you tip will vary on many things including your location, service you receive, and any other factors you normally use when deciding on tipping.

According to One Mile At A Time, tipping happens at airport lounges 50% of the time. Half the people tip, the other half don’t.

Are food and drinks free?

Yes, for the most part, expect food and drinks to be complimentary. Food can be anything from light snacks to hot meals and full-blown buffets. The one time you will be required to pay would be for certain premium drinks.

What is the etiquette for an airport lounge?

There are some things that you should not do when in an airport lounge. They include:

  • Keeping quiet as some people are resting, reading or studying. Keep your alarms and rings off.
  • Treat staff and others with respect. These lounges are not nightclubs or bars where people tend to act out.
  • Wear appropriate attire. Most lounges require you to be dressed properly.
  • Smoking is not allowed

Cathay Pacific airlines has a great read on airport lounge etiquette.

Where can I get a special deal on an airport pass?

As mentioned earlier, if you are not a frequent flier, I recommend you purchase a one day pass from Lounge Buddy or Priority Pass. But for a full membership, you should check out Priority Pass where if you are a first time customer, they have certain deals. They have up to 40% off when you use this link below.

In Summary,

You can get cheap airport lounge access, but it depends on a few factors. If you are only traveling a few times a year, don’t buy a full membership. There are other ways like pay as you go and being a guest.

Airport lounges are definitely something that everyone should use if it’s possible, as it makes your traveling much more relaxing and enjoyable.

Hopefully, you found this guide helpful. As always, feel free to leave a comment or send us a message anytime via our contact form.

Thanks for reading!

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