New London Heathrow Lounge Can Handle the Overflow of Delta Elites Kicked Out of Virgin Clubhouse

I shared last week that with Delta’s move of their full operations to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow, while Delta business class passengers will continue to have access to the Virgin Clubhouse there Delta elites will instead be sent to the No1 Lounge (which is a Priority Pass lounge).

If there’s one thing that London Heathrow has a lot of it’s lounges, the best and most unique being the Sofitel’s club lounge at terminal 5.

Sofitel Heathrow Atrium

Terminal 3 has British Airways business and first class lounges, an American Admirals Club and Flagship lounge, and Cathay Pacific lounge. But those are oneworld lounges (an American club member flying Delta could access the Admirals Club).

Next month, on October 24, there will be the Club Aspire Lounge replacing the Swissport lounge. It’s a Priority Pass lounge (in fact, it’s a joint effort of Priority Pass parent Collinson Group and Swissport).

They will also offer a pay-in option at £24.99 per person for an adult and £16.99 for a child during summer and £15.99 during winter for a 3 hour visit. This pricing requires advance booking, it’s £29.99 at the door). Advance purchase will be available at,,, and Six hour visits are £44.99 (child £29.99).

Lounge access doesn’t come with showers access, that’s £14.99 extra “including a towel.”

The lounge has a spa, and at £39.99 you get lounge access plus a choice of massage, manicure or other treatment. Or you can buy a £34.99 package of access plus a shower, which is like getting a 5 pound discount on the shower.

Located near Gate 9 it will accommodate 120 passengers and offer wifi, power ports, and a nap area with lounger seats.

Food will include breakfast rolls, a salad bar, deli counter, and kids options plus “full meals will also be available for a small charge.” Alcohol is complimentary.

As I say there are plenty of serviceable lounges at Heathrow. The Virgin Clubhouse is probably the best overall. Virtually every airline in the world aspires to fly here, Brexit notwithstanding, and several will no doubt use this one for their premium passengers as well.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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