This guide to Manchester Airport lounges provides an overview of all the lounges available to passengers at the airport, from airline and related lounges to independent boarding lounges for a fee.
Manchester Airport (IATA: MAN, ICAO: EGCC) has 3 terminals: T1, T2 and T3and is the third busiest airport in Great Britain after London Heathrow and Gatwick. It is located approximately 14 km (9 mi) south-west of Manchester.
- Manchester terminal 1– Airlines using T1 include Aer Lingus, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Transat, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Delta, Easyjet, El Al, Emirates, Enter Air, Finnair, Icelandair, Jet2, Lufthansa, SAS, Saudia, Swiss , TAP and Turkish Airlines.
- Manchester terminal 2– Airlines in T2 include Aegean, Aer Lingus (Transatlantic), airBaltic, Air France, Air Canada, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad, Eurowings, Jet2 (selected flights), KLM, Norwegian, Pakistan International, Pegasus Airlines , Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TUI and Virgin Atlantic.
- Manchester terminal 3– British Airways i Iberia Express rade s T3, kao i Aurigny, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Loganair, Ryanair i Vueling.
It's training9 Manchester Airport loungesspread over 3 terminals. In addition, there is a private VIP terminal at the airport.
We will explainrules for accessing any salon in Manchesterand specify opening hours/prices. We'll also give you an overview of what you get in terms of salon equipment. You can find more information about access to the salon in the articleHow to access an airport lounge - a complete guide
We label Manchester lounges according to the airline association and indicate whether entry is available for a fee or via Priority Pass or DragonPass.
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Lounges
Terminal 1 Manchester lounges are located on level 4, one level above departures. Go through security and Duty Free following the signs to the 'premium lounge'. Near the Dixons store you can take the stairs or go up one level.
There are 4 salons in Manchester T1:
- Aspire Lounge Manchester T1 [a book]
- Escape Lounge Manchester T1
- Salon Emirates
- 1903 Salon Manchester T1 [Closed]
Aspire Lounge Manchester T1
[PLAĆENO][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONS PAY]– This is a spacious lounge at Terminal 1 in Manchester operated by Swissport.
It offers a bar and buffet table, comfortable seating, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the runway and runway, working cabins, family cabins and a free Wi-Fi/Pressreader app. Paid entry for a 3-hour stay is available from £32, free entry for Priority Pass and DragonPass holders, subject to capacity.
It is also contracted for use by premium and elite passengers of Aegean, Aer Lingus, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish Airlines.
Open daily 0400-1700.You can book the Aspire Lounge T1 here
Escape Lounge Manchester T1
[PLAĆENO][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONS PAY]– Escape Lounges vodi Manchester Airport Group (MAG).
This decent lounge offers a bar/cafe with some basic hot/cold food, drinks including wine/beer/spirits/tea/coffee, seating area, quiet area and free WiFi.
Guests pay from £25 to book online. Free entry is available to Priority Pass and DragonPass holders. Open every day, 04:00-18:00 (Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat), 04:00-20:00 (Thurs/Sun).
[PARKING IS PAID]– The Gulf carrier has up to 3 daily flights to Dubai on the Airbus A380 and has a spacious lounge of 800 m² at T1 Manchester.
The Emirates Lounge offers hot and cold buffets, a bar, showers, computer stations and free Wi-Fi. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the runway.
Access is granted to Emirates First and Business Class and Emirates IO passengers, Emirates Skywards Platinum/Gold and Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One/Platinum/Gold members flying Emirates.
Paid access is available to Emirates Economy Class passengers. Entrance to the lounge costs a hefty $120 (Skywards members), $156 (non-members). At the current exchange rate, that's around £95 and £125 respectively.
Open every day 0910-1310 and 1640-2040.
Manchester T1 salon from 1903
[PARKING IS PAID]– Lounge 1903 is run by Manchester Airport Group (MAG) – prior to 2018 it was an Etihad lounge. 1903 Lounge is the ultimate "adults only" airport lounge concept. 1903 refers to the year the Wright brothers made their first flight.
This small lounge offers a hot and cold buffet and à la carte menu, premium spirits, comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi.
A paid ticket is available for travel on any airline and costs from £33 per person (children under 16 and groups over 4 are not permitted).Temporarily closed.
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Lounges
The lounges at Terminal 2 Manchester are located on level 4, one level above departures. Go through security and Duty Free following the signs to the 'premium lounge'. Opposite entrance 209 you can climb the stairs or go up one level.
There are 3 lounges in Manchester T2:
- Aspire Lounge Manchester T2 [a book]
- Escape Lounge Manchester T2
- Salon Manchester T2 iz 1903
ThePristine v-roomclosed, it is not known whether it will reopen.
Aspire Lounge Manchester T2
[PLAĆENO][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONS PAY]– A compact lounge in Terminal 2 operated by Swissport. Offers drinks and snacks, newspapers/magazines, comfortable seating, business space and free WiFi.
Paid entry for a 3 hour stay starts from £24. Free entry is available for Priority Pass and DragonPass holders. Please note that this salon can be very busy in the mornings and that entry can sometimes be limited.
It is located at door 210/211. Open daily 0500-1300.You can book the Aspire Lounge T2 here
Escape Lounge Manchester T2
[PLAĆENO][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONS PAY]– Escape Lounges vodi Manchester Airport Group (MAG).
The Escape T2 lounge has recently been renovated and will reopen in 2021. It offers a decent buffet, bar drinks including wine/beer/spirits/tea/coffee (champagne at extra charge), elegant seating, work areas and free WiFi.
Guests pay from £30 to book online. Free entry is available to Priority Pass and DragonPass holders. It is also used by premium/elite passengers of Singapore Airlines.
Open daily 0400-1700.
Salon Manchester T2 iz 1903
[PARKING IS PAID]– Manchester Airport Group (MAG) opened its top VIP lounge at Terminal 2 in 2021.
This bright and airy lounge features a variety of island bars, chef-prepared meals, elegant seating, and beautiful views of the runway.
A paid 2-hour ticket is available for travel on any airline from £45 per person (no entry for children under 16 or groups of more than 6).
The salon has a common entrance with the Escape salon. Used for premium passengers of Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
Open every day, 04:00-20:30 (Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat), 04:00-19:30 (Wed/Fri/Sun).
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 Lounges
Terminal 3 Manchester lounges are located on level 3, one level above departures. Go through security and pass the Dixons store, then take the stairs or lift to the upper level.
There are 2 waiting rooms in T3:
- Escape Lounge Manchester T3
- Escape Lounge (2) Manchester T3 [Closed]
Notice thatBritish Airways Terrace Loungein T3 is permanently closed.
Escape Lounge Manchester T3
[PLAĆENO][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONS PAY]– Escape Lounges vodi Manchester Airport Group (MAG).
The Escape T3 lounge has a bar/cafe with hot/cold meals, drinks including wine/beer/spirits/tea/coffee, elegant seating, work areas and free WiFi. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the runway and interior.
As with other Escape Lounges at MAN, guests pay from £25 to book in advance online. Free entry is available to Priority Pass and DragonPass holders. It is also used by premium and elite passengers of British Airways and Iberia.
Open every day, 04:00-19:45 (Sunday-Friday), 04:00-17:30 (Saturday).
Escape Lounge (2) Manchester T3
[ADVANCE TICKET]- The former lounge from 1903 in T3 was renamed Escape Lounge.
This light and airy lounge offers hot and cold buffets, stylish seating and free WiFi. It has a good view of the runway.
Entry is currently open to Priority Pass holders.
Open 04:00-16:00 (Sun-Thurs), 04:00-19:00 (Fri), 04:00-13:00 (Sat).
PremiAir private terminal [Closed]
[PARKING IS PAID]- This is a VIP terminal for private jets (opened in 2019) located on the western perimeter of the airport, near the Runway Visitor Park.
PremiAir offers passengers on participating airlines the opportunity to bypass normal airport channels with private insurance, dedicated immigration, lounges/suites and transfers to/from the aircraft. Various packages are offered.
TheSalon PremiAirit has separate zones for eating, resting and working. Food can be ordered from a menu that changes regularly and is freshly prepared. Newspapers/magazines and free WiFi are available.
A number of private luxury apartments can be booked at an additional cost.
Priority travel(hand luggage only, you can arrive 60 minutes before the flight) is £50 per person iPremium travel(includes checked baggage) £100 per person.Arrivalsit costs PLN 125 per person. They can be booked separately or togetherRound trip(departures + arrivals). There is no charge for babies aged 0-2 years.
Usually open daily 0400-2200.Temporarily closed.
Manchester Airport Lounge Summary
Manchester Airport lounges by number:9 Manchester Airport Lounges 8 Independent (non-linear) Lounges 5 Priority Pass Lounges 5 DragonPas Lounges 4 Manchester Airport Terminal Lounges 13 Manchester Airport Terminal Lounges 22 Manchester Airport Terminal Lounges 31 Aircraft Lounges 1 VIP Terminal 0 Arrivals Lounge
Manchester Airport lounges with Priority Pass/DragonPass/Diner's Club:Aspire Lounge T1, Aspire Lounge T2, Escape Lounge T1, Escape Lounge T2, Escape Lounge T3.
They are therethere are no American Express lounges at Manchester Airport. Amex Platinum cardholders can access through the Priority Pass program.
Star Alliance Gold Membersin Manchester will mainly access Aspire Lounge T1 (for Aegean, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss and Turkish Airlines flights) and Aspire Lounge T2 for Singapore Airlines.
Is there a dress code in Manchester airport lounges?Generally yes. For example, the salons of 1903 require guests to wear elegant, casual clothing; sports shirts, tracksuits and revealing clothing/masks are prohibited.
Saloni Heathrow, Gatwick i Manchester:London Heathrow has 40 airport loungescompared with12 London Gatwick Airport loungesand 9 salons in Manchester.
Last updated on 10 June 2022. First published in 2018, the original complete guide to MAN showrooms.
There are currently 9 airport lounges at Manchester spread across the 3 terminals. In addition, there is also a VIP private terminal at the airport. We mark the Manchester lounges listed by airline alliance and whether entry is possible by payment or via the Priority Pass or DragonPass programs.Is there a No 1 lounge at Manchester Airport? ›
Welcome to the Aspire at Manchester Terminal 1, all travellers regardless of airline or ticket travel class are welcome to relax before you fly at this lounge.How can I get lounge access easily? ›
- 1 – Purchase Priority Pass. ...
- 2 – Use a Credit Card with Airport Lounge Access. ...
- 3 – Purchase a One-Day Lounge Pass. ...
- 4 – Purchase an Annual Airport Lounge Membership. ...
- 5 – Reach Elite Status with an Airline. ...
- 6 – Pay for Public Lounge Access. ...
- 7 – As a Guest of Someone with Lounge Access.
- Use cards that give free lounge access. ...
- Buy a third-party lounge pass. ...
- Buy one-time access to a lounge for as low as $23. ...
- Find free access with the LoungeBuddy app. ...
- Get free access as an active military member. ...
- Get an airline or alliance lounge membership. ...
- Gain entry with elite points status. ...
- Gain access with your ticket.
All the details are under 'Account' on the app, or 'My Priority Pass' when you log into the website.How much is premium lounge Manchester? ›
From just £21.99 pp* - spend your holiday time a little better and start early by relaxing in a Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Lounge.Do you get premium security with No 1 Lounge? ›
Premium Security lane access is not included in No1 Lounge bookings or My Lounge bookings.Is Aspire Lounge worth it Manchester? ›
91% of travellers recommend this experience. This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher. 98% of travellers recommend this experience.Why are Manchester Airport lounges closed? ›
Emirates Lounge at Manchester Airport has been closed for refurbishment for approximately five weeks. Passengers with lounge access will be grated entry to the Escape Lounge, located in Manchester Airport, Terminal 1. Facilities on offer are: Complimentary food and drink including halal options and champagne.How to get unlimited access to airport lounge? ›
Having elite status with a specific airline is a popular way to access lounges for many frequent flyers. Almost all airlines have several tiers of elite status, and they usually require that you meet or exceed their mid-tier elite status before getting lounge access when you fly their airline/alliance.
That's right, nowadays even if you are flying economy and have absolutely no airline loyalty, you can pay to enter a new style of pay-per-use lounges. PAY-PER-USE LOUNGES are first class lounges that are open to ALL travellers regardless of airline flown – for a relatively small fee.Is it worth paying for lounge access? ›
Airport lounges are generally worth the effort to get in, whether as provided by your airline ticket, credit card or elite status. The benefits are truly there, from the basics like Wi-Fi, clean restrooms, beverages and a place to sit, to sit down meals and premium beverages.Is there an app for finding airport lounges? ›
Android users can use the LoungeBuddy website directly. Most recently, LoungeBuddy was bought by American Express, which is connected to the Plaza Premium airport lounge network. For this reason, access to this network can only be purchased on LoungeBuddy with an American Express card.How to get international lounge access for free? ›
Complimentary Airport Lounge Access
It is always best to choose travel cards with lounge access at the airport during travelling. You can now travel in luxury with your Niyo Global card, thanks to complimentary airport lounge access in India at domestic/international terminals of major airports.
HDFC Regalia First Credit Card, InterMiles ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card, SBI ELITE Credit Card, American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card, Axis Bank Vistara Infinite Credit Card, Jet Privilege HDFC Bank Platinum Credit Card, HDFC Superia Credit Card, Axis Bank Titanium Smart Traveller Credit Card, Yatra SBI ...Can 2 people use same card for lounge access? ›
No, the primary cardholder can only use the airport credit card. Even the lounge will scrutinise the cardholder's name for ensuring safety and security. However, there are certain credit cards which allow family members to get the privilege of the lounge. How can I check if complimentary visits are available?Is Priority Pass lounge access free? ›
Complimentary visits are applicable only for International lounges i.e. lounge under Priority Pass Program outside India. Complimentary visits are not applicable for Domestic and International lounges within India.How many times can we use airport lounge? ›
Access to VISA/ MasterCard Lounges. Access to three international and eight domestic airports in a year, for the cardholder and another person.Can I book Manchester Airport lounge on the day? ›
Bookings must be made at least 24 hours prior to your arrival time at the relevant Airport. All Lounge bookings are subject to availability and the Airport reserves the right to withdraw availability at its entire discretion for a given date.How long can you stay in Manchester Airport lounge? ›
Standard Entry: Your Booking entitles you to a single visit in the Escape Lounge of up to 3 hours from the booked time of arrival at the Lounge. 1 Hour Entry: Your Booking entitles you to a single visit in the Escape Lounge of up to 1 hour from the booked time of arrival at the Lounge.
All our food and drink is complimentary, so there is no need to be concerned about any extra charges. Choose from a selection of freshly prepared hot and cold food served throughout the day. You are guaranteed to find something that takes your fancy.Can you sleep in an airport VIP lounge? ›
Many of the best Priority Pass lounges in the world are open 24/7, which makes catching a cat nap (or more) very easy. Keep in mind that some lounges frown upon people sleeping there, and many also have time limits on how long you can stay, so factor this into consideration when planning out your night.What is included in No 1 lounge? ›
What's included in my entry price? Three hours use of the lounge, as well as complimentary food, drinks (excluding Champagne), unlimited Wi-Fi, digital newspapers and magazines, charging ports and a comfortable space to relax in before you fly.How much does it cost to enter premium lounge? ›
Make a Reservation
The door rates are RM168 for 2-hour lounge use, RM238 for 5-hour lounge use, and RM258 for 10-hour lounge use.
The Club Aspire is another airline-agnostic lounge with paid entry (or with Priority Pass, if you have it). It is not dissimilar to the No1 Lounge, although much smaller and slightly brighter with decent views of the airport. A basic buffet and alcohol is free although you can choose to pay for premium food and drink.Which is better aspire or Escape Lounge Manchester? ›
The Escape lounge is a bit more spacious, so if you're looking for a bit more room to stretch out in this is probably the better choice. It's also worth noting that some areas of the Aspire lounge are reserved for passengers travelling with specific airlines.What is the difference between Aspire and Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport? ›
2 answers. Hi , I've ventured into both lounges , the difference between the two are that , The Aspire overlooks the airport runways , The Escape , positioned behind , does not . Of the 2 , I prefer the Escape Lounge bay far , as to the food menu and overall atmosphere .What do you get in the VIP lounge at Manchester Airport? ›
Flight information screens are also present in the lounge. We also have a selection of complimentary hot food, snacks, a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, hot drinks and soft drinks available to lounge guests. To see what food and drink selections will be available during your visit, please view our Menu.Does Manchester Airport lounge include fast track? ›
Manchester Airport Lounge
Fast Track passes are ideal for anybody who may be tight for time, and those travelling with young children or elderly passengers. Alternatively, if you're dreading the wait in arrivals on your return, Manchester Airport also offer a Passport Control Fast Track Pass.
Each pass has a time limit of 3 – 12 hours depending on the lounge and the pass purchased. Should you wish to stay longer, you can always negotiate with the lounge staff directly to extend your stay. This will be subject to availability and the cost may be different.
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|Axis Bank Magnus Credit Card||4.5||Unlimited|
|Axis Bank Reserve Credit Card||4.5||Unlimited|
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5 Tips to Make the Most of Airport Lounge Access
You may swipe the same card twice or three times in the same month, provided that you have not reached your quarterly quotas in the case of cards that allow multiple swipes per quarter.
Fly first-class or business
Flying in business or first class gives you complimentary access to the airport lounge. You do not have to pay to enter the lounge and spend the time before you board the plane; airlines directly grant access to passengers possessing these tickets without any additional charges.
Lounges typically set food up in a way where you can help yourself as needed. They often offer free snacks and other food choices, plus drinks, including alcoholic beverages. These food and drink offerings come at no extra cost to you.Can you take food from airport lounge? ›
Eat and drink what you can whilst you are in there, but no you can't swipe items for your bag for later. Ugh, that's really cheap and vulgar behaviour. Food and drink is for consumption in the lounge.Do I get lounge access if I m connecting in a lower class of service? ›
In almost every case, airlines will defer to the class you traveled in on your long-haul/international/trans-oceanic flight segment to determine your lounge access. However there are a number of airlines that don't, and you should check the specific lounge access requirements before you travel.What is the best airline lounge to join? ›
- Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge Doha (DOH) ...
- Thai First Class Lounge Bangkok (BKK) ...
- Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi (AUH) ...
- Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai (DXB) ...
- Singapore Airlines Private Room Singapore (SIN) ...
- Oman Air First Class Lounge Muscat (MCT)
In most airport lounges, you're allowed to stay for 2-3 hours before departure or after landing. Some also offer extended stays for upwards of 5 hours. That said, these time limits are rarely enforced.Who has the most airport lounges? ›
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) has 5.21 lounges per mile, the most in the U.S. Miami International Airport (MIA) has the best airport lounges overall, with an average score of 81.09 out of 100 across our ranking factors. Portland International Airport (PDX) has the worst, with an average score of 33.66 out of 100.What is the best app to find a lounge? ›
LoungeBuddy is the only App that makes it possible for all travellers to view, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned road warrior, LoungeBuddy will help you make the most of your time at the airport. It's time you experienced travel - in style.
FLIO is the best app to accompany you during your flights. Receive flight status updates, visit all airports stress-free, take advantage of hundreds of information on shops and services. With FLIO you can: Receive real-time notifications on flight status, check-in and boarding times.How do I know if my card has airport lounge access? ›
How can I find out if my issuer provides me with complimentary lounge visits? If your issuer provides complimentary lounge visits, there will be a “Complimentary Visit” section under My Information on the app and under My Account on the web. If you do not have any complimentary visits, this section will not display.Is lounge access free with Visa card? ›
To use the Participating Airport Lounge, customer's Card must be validated at point of entry by swiping a transaction of a nominal Rs. 2 for access based on entry type 1. The customer will be denied the free entry if the Card is not approved by Issuer Bank upon this swipe.How long can you stay in the travel Club lounge? ›
Maximum 3-hour stay.Does Visa Platinum have lounge access? ›
By presenting your card, you can visit any of the more than 1000 business lounges around the world twice a year with Visa Platinum, 4 times per year with Visa Signature and 6 times per year with Visa Infinite.How much is airport lounge access? ›
Priority Pass, which offers a network of lounges across the globe, allows travelers to purchase a membership outright. Priority Pass offers three levels of membership, which vary in price depending how much you plan to use the service: Standard — $99 per year, which allows you to access lounges for $32 per visit.What is the difference between Manchester Aspire and Escape Lounge? ›
2 answers. Hi , I've ventured into both lounges , the difference between the two are that , The Aspire overlooks the airport runways , The Escape , positioned behind , does not . Of the 2 , I prefer the Escape Lounge bay far , as to the food menu and overall atmosphere .What is the lounge called at Manchester Airport? ›
The Escape Lounge is located on an upper floor from the main concourse, you can access this via the stairs, or the lift.Are drinks free in Manchester Airport lounges? ›
From a fully stocked bar to a delicious grazing menu, we can guarantee that you will find something that takes your fancy before your flight. All our food and drink is complimentary, so there is no need to be concerned about any extra charges.Is Senator lounge better than Business lounge? ›
What is the difference between a Lufthansa Business Lounge and a Lufthansa Senator Lounge? Lufthansa's Business Lounges are for passengers traveling in business class. The Lufthansa Senator Lounges are a slightly more premium option for travelers in first class, or Star Alliance Gold or Lufthansa Senator elite members.
The Aspire Lounge at the UK's 7th largest airport allows guests to relax whilst taking in the great views of the busy runway below. The lounge is open to everyone and houses facilities such as a Quiet Zone, complimentary food and drink and fantastic customer service.Can I use airport lounge twice in a day? ›
No, you cannot use the same credit card twice to access the same airport lounge. You can swipe for two different lounges at the same airport. However, you need to wait for some hours if you want to do so. Can someone else utilise my airport lounge credit card?Is it OK to sleep in an airport lounge? ›
Many of the best Priority Pass lounges in the world are open 24/7, which makes catching a cat nap (or more) very easy. Keep in mind that some lounges frown upon people sleeping there, and many also have time limits on how long you can stay, so factor this into consideration when planning out your night.What is lounge 3 hour rule? ›
You can only enter a Centurion Lounge within 3 hours of departure, so for your originating flight, you can only stay for approximately 3 hours. For a flight where you have a layover and you're at the lounge, there is no time limit to how long you can stay or when you can enter.Is there a dress code for Manchester Airport lounge? ›
The Lounge dress code is smart/casual. Gentlemen's shoulders must be covered at all times. Shorts, skirts and dresses must be tailored and of a reasonable length. Sports attire is not acceptable, football and rugby shirts must be covered.Do you need to book airport lounge in advance? ›
You may still access the lounge without a reservation, however, please be aware that entry is subject to available space and cannot be guaranteed.Are airport lounges worth it? ›
Airport lounges are generally worth the effort to get in, whether as provided by your airline ticket, credit card or elite status. The benefits are truly there, from the basics like Wi-Fi, clean restrooms, beverages and a place to sit, to sit down meals and premium beverages.What do you get for free in airport lounge? ›
Complimentary amenities at airport lounges include snacks and beverages, alcohol, WiFi, power outlets for gadgets, conference rooms, restrooms, etc. The facilities also vary from one card to another.