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The Airport Lounge, Birmingham

Aspire Airport Lounge

We spent Christmas in Mexico, before we departed for our flight to Cancun, Minime and I had the opportunity to check out the Aspire Lounge South at Birmingham Airport. The reason we decided to do this was because it helps to ease the time for a long-haul check-in, giving us time to relax and refuel before the flight – it also provided me with a last minute opportunity to charge my tech – perfect. Most people spend up to three hours in the airport lounge and we can see why!

This is the second Aspire Lounge to open at Birmingham Airport, and we found it thoroughly relaxing. There are work booths, family booths and social seating available and a wide range of complimentary drinks included in the entry cost. The lounge contains a Quiet Zone, perfect for those looking for a space to call their own for a couple of hours. It is stylishly decorated and comfortable.

Birmingham Airport Lounge South

There is a self-serve buffet, with a very good selection of hot and cold food to keep our belly full before your flight including cooked breakfasts, cereal, fruit pastries and yogurt. If you are flying later in the day you can choose from pasta, curries and soups and the lounge also caters for vegetarians and gluten-free or you can choose from the deli counter which has fresh meats, cheeses and salads.

Minime enjoyed tucking in to some hot breakfast and a glass of juice. Children are welcome in the lounge as long as they are supervised by an adult at all times.

Birmingham Airport Lounge South

Birmingham Airport Lounge South

We took full advantage of the free WiFi and charging facilities meaning my phone and the iPad had full batteries before our flight. What was also really great was the wide selection of newspapers and magazines to browse through during our wait.

There weren’t any toilets within the actual lounge but there are some just a short walk from the lounge entrance. The lounge is open to all travellers but they do have a Smart Casual dress code so no football shirts and tracksuits etc, smart jeans and smart trainers are fine though.

The lounge opens at 4.30am daily and closes at 6pm, the only day it is closed is Christmas Day. For us it was a much-needed bit of chill-time before we got on our flight, the staff were great and the food was lovely. Prices start at £20.99 per adult which included food and drinks. We were also provided this handy map.

Aspire Lounge Birmigham Airport

If you are travelling we would highly recommend the Aspire Lounge.

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Posted by: Nikki Wood | Posted on: January 16, 2019 | Posted in: TRAVEL

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10 thoughts on “The Airport Lounge, Birmingham”

  1. Sabina Green says:

    I haven’t actually stopped at an airport lounge before. I can certainly see the benefits though, great to relax before a flight.

  2. I have always wondered what those lounges were exactly. I also presumed that they would be expensive. I was wrong clearly as that seems very reasonable for a bit of quite away from the hustle and bustle- ideal for my son with Hunter Syndrome

  3. Rachel says:

    What a great idea! We could do with these lounges in all Airports, especially having a quiet area that children can enter too. My girls do not cope with hussle and bussle and noise every well.

  4. Rachel says:

    What a great idea! We could do with these lounges in all Airports, especially having a quiet area that children can enter too. My girls do not cope with hussle and bussle and noise very well.

  5. Pati Robins says:

    i officially will be putting a complaint to my airport 😉 why does itnot look as stylish as Birmingham

  6. Stephanie says:

    This sounds a good place to stop and chill in. When we travelled we struggled to find anywhere to sit down, places to eat were packed and expensive. So I like the idea of knowing where I could sit down and chill, and then including eating too is great.

  7. Melanie says:

    Ooo how fab is this place. Sounds like a great way to relax pre flight xx

  8. Rachael says:

    Seems a bit daft to me that you can’t wear tracksuits or a football shirt in a lounge you need to pay to get into. Nothing like traveling in comfortable clothing! It is good that you can charge up all your electrical before the flight though.

  9. Anosa says:

    I rarely fly from Birmingham but when I do fly I enjoy spending couple hours in the lounge before my flight.

  10. Kerry Norris says:

    I love aspire lounges but not been to this one. It looks good like the ones I’ve been in previously. X

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