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Airport lounges - are they worth it?

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lovedogsandcake Mon 09-Mar-20 17:07:36

Hi, we are supposed to be having a luxury family holiday over Easter which has so far been beset with minor problems. I'm considering paying £75 for us to use the Gatwick North Terminal "My Lounge". There is a small breakfast buffet available and we can use a priority security lane. I've never done this before and wondered if anyone would recommend it or not? TIA

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peachypetite Mon 09-Mar-20 17:11:09

I’ve used Gatwick’s club rooms which were great. I booked it after deciding the reviews for my lounge and the other one looked crappy.

Shmithecat2 Mon 09-Mar-20 17:11:46

I love them. I'm a BA Silver member and Mastercard Lounge Key holder. It makes airports so much more tolerable.

crustycrab Mon 09-Mar-20 17:12:51

Do it. And be there in good time to make full use of it

YgritteSnow Mon 09-Mar-20 17:15:44

For me, yes they are. I'm not particularly well off but to me they're worth every penny. Comfortable, food and drink as part of the price, always a seat and usually a little area where we can set up and chill while waiting for our flight. I'd always get lounge access if flying long haul, probs not for just a short flight.

lovedogsandcake Mon 09-Mar-20 17:39:18

Thanks, the thought of another rushed breakfast at Frankie and Benny's (if you can get a table) and DS asking to visit the arcade is pretty horrid. Will do it x

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WatchOutLurkerAbout Mon 09-Mar-20 18:17:43

We've used them three times now and bloody love them. Unless you like pottering and shopping you're literally better off paying for it

sushinelove Mon 09-Mar-20 18:22:01

Always book the lounge for long haul. By the time we have food and drinks it would generally cover the cost of the lounge anyway. This way you get a seat, charge your stuff up, get some peace and a decent enough view. You won't be sorry.

lovedogsandcake Mon 09-Mar-20 20:36:11

Great thanks.

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Skigal86 Tue 10-Mar-20 06:36:06

We have lounge access through our Amex card, so we generally have lounge access for both short and long haul flights. I would definitely pay it, especially as it includes fast track security. I like the lounges because they are quieter and calmer than the main terminal areas, although I have been to a few I’d have been pissed off if I’d paid for it (none in the UK though)

Mookie81 Tue 10-Mar-20 07:59:41

Has anyone used the Virgin first class lounge at Heathrow? I'm using it in the summer, is it as good as they say?

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