Over the last years Paypal has firmly established itself as a mainstream online payment provider with millions of users worldwide. An increasing number of international airlines allow Paypal to be used for flight ticket payments.
Many people prefer paying by Paypal for convenience and security as they often do not have to fill any credit card details directly online during the transaction.
Here are a few things to bear in mind when using Paypal for flights:
*Be aware that some airlines can have various restrictions for making Paypal payments. Paypal may only be available for residents of certain countries or for payments in specific currencies.
*When considering Paypal as a form of payment do check the fee the airline charges – and compare this to other forms of payment that may be available.
*Using Paypal it is possible to make the payment via a credit card, debit card, bank transfer or using any positive balance in your account.
*Do remember that paying by credit card in most countries offers a higher degree of consumer protection should the airline or travel company go bankrupt. For example, in the UK paying by credit card for goods priced £100 to £30,000 makes the retailer and card company jointly liable.
London Heathrow airport (IATA code: LHR) has 4 terminals and is one of the world’s busiest international airports. In this guide we will review every single airport lounge at London Heathrow. Now there happens to be 42 Heathrow airport lounges which we believe is the highest number of lounges for any single airport in the world!
So whether you are looking for a lounge from a major airline or a paid-for-entry VIP lounge at London Heathrow then please read on…
Aspire Lounge and Spa T5[PAID][PRIORITY PASS] – Opened in August 2015, this is the first (and only) independent third party lounge at Terminal 5. Good for those who don’t have BA/Oneworld lounge access. Run as a joint venture between Swissport and Collinson Group (Priority Pass). The compact 370m² lounge features a modern design with bar, comfortable seating, floor-to-ceiling windows with runway views, business zone, quiet area with rest pods and (paid) Bliss spa facilities. Located near Gate A18. Access to Priority Pass holders and paying guests (£40 at the door). Open 0500-2300. You can book the Aspire T5 Lounge here
British Airways Lounges [ONEWORLD] – British Airways operates from Heathrow T5 and has the world’s largest airline lounge complex at the terminal covering an incredible 15,000m² in total and seating up to 2,500 passengers. There are 6 BA lounges at the terminal – 5 departure lounges (open from 0530 until the last BA departure) and a BA arrivals lounge.
Amsterdam Schiphol (IATA code: AMS) is a major European airport hub. In this guide we will review every airport lounge available at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. There are currently 7 Amsterdam airport lounges plus a private VIP lounge facility and an international rail lounge.
We will also overview all shower facilities to be found at Amsterdam Schiphol.
So if you are looking for a lounge from a major airline/alliance or a paid-for-entry airport lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol then please read on…
Note that Schiphol has a slightly confusing number notation system when it comes to lounges. “Lounge 1/2/3/4” actually refers to each of the 4 main public departure lounge areas. The airline lounges have a dedicated (and seemingly random) number assigned to them – such as 25, 26, 40, 41 and 52! See the official Schiphol site for terminal maps.
Airline Lounges at Amsterdam Schiphol
Aspire Lounges (2)[PAID] [PRIORITY PASS] [STAR ALLIANCE] – Swissport runs 2 ‘Aspire’ branded lounges at Amsterdam Schiphol. There is Lounge 41 (non-Schengen, main picture at the top of page) which is found on the second upper level of the Lounge 2 departure area near the E Gates. Lounge 26 (Schengen, pictured below) is on the upper level between Lounges 1 and 2, near the D gates. Both lounges offer seating and business areas plus drinks and light snacks. Lounge 41 also has shower facilities for an extra fee (€20). Lounges can get very busy at peak hours. Opening hours are 0600-2330 (41) and 0530-2130 (26) daily.
How to access Aspire lounge Amsterdam Schiphol:
• Paid entry, from £20/€25 for a 3 hour stay. You can book Aspire Lounge 41 (NON-Schengen) here or book the Aspire Lounge 26 (Schengen) here
• Priority Pass/Diners Club holders.
• Elite or business/first class passengers of Adria Airways/Aegean/Aeroflot/Air Astana/Air Baltic/Air Lituanica/Air Malta/American Airlines/Arke/Aurstian Airlines/Bulgaria Air/Croatia Airlines/Egyptair/El Al/Emirates/Estonian Air/EVA Air/Finnair/Flybe/Garuda/Icelandair/Iran Air/LOT Polish/Lufthansa/Malaysia Airlines/Qatar Airways/Royal Air Maroc/Royal Jordanian/SAS/Singapore Airlines/Surinam Airways/Swiss/TAP/Turkish Airlines/United Airlines
• Note, most of the Star Alliance airlines use these lounges; Singapore Airlines has a separated section within Lounge 41.
• ABN Amro Preferred Banking clients (temporary)