On several of my recent trips I have had the opportunity to try a number of the airport lounges on offer around the UK. If you have the right ticket (business class generally), or are the owner of the right kind of frequent flyer card then you can access the relevant airline lounge free of charge. A nice perk to have indeed. Although, Virgin offer you the chance to buy your way into their famous Clubhouse Lounges at Gatwick and Heathrow which is unusual for an airline.
But if you are travelling low cost, charter or in the cheap seats then your ticket will not get you access, so the only way to enjoy the lounge lifestyle is to buy your way in. And in the last year, the offering available to passengers, particularly out of Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted has moved up a gear. Finally leisure passengers are being targeted by the airports for some TLC before their flights.
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