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You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser. reveals that airport lounges are the travel industry’s best kept secret, the UK’s leading online flight deals website, has published research into the UK’s most popular airports to help inform and educate the general public on airport lounge facilities – and how to get access. The research, which reviewed the use, locations, cost and features of airport lounges, has been designed to break the misconception that using such a ‘luxury’ will break the bank.

An airport lounge has been known to offer a quiet and comfortable place to escape from the crowds of the busy departure hall. With increased security, and delays – as well as high numbers of the UK public embarking on holidays this year – an oasis away from the chaos can help travellers relax and prepare for the journey ahead.

This research displays the true value of using such a lounge within our UK airports and also reveals the facilities passengers will be able to use in lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester. Heathrow, with 35 lounges throughout the airport, has facilities such as a spa, film screenings and showers – whereas, at Manchester, TVs and games consoles are available to keep the children occupied, underlining the notion that airport lounges are family-friendly.

The research also looks at how the UK public can utilise their bank accounts and credit cards to gain access to a selection of airport lounges throughout the UK. Those banking privately with Lloyds can gain access to 19 UK airport lounges – and members of the Natwest Black Account can gain entry to over 550 airport lounges worldwide.

The full research is displayed in the following infographic travel expert, Pleasance Coddington, comments: “UK airports handle over 235 million passengers a year, making terminals a very busy and stressful place to be. Setting off on a holiday abroad can be quite a daunting task, particularly for the nervous traveller or parents with young children. This research breaks the misconception that airport lounges is strictly for business or wealthier travellers. The benefits of certain lounges across the UK clearly demonstrate that they are family-orientated and open to a wider range of demographics than you might think.

“I hope this research will also empower UK bank account holders and credit card users to look into their terms and conditions to see if they qualify to use airport lounges as part of their banking benefits.”

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