Wait, easyJet has a lounge? Yes, indeed. I waited for my flight from Gatwick North Terminal in the Gateway Lounge LGW, a collaboration between easyJet and No1 Lounges. My verdict? Not bad for a budget carrier!
EasyJet Gateway Lounge London Gatwick (LGW) Review
In partnership with No1 Lounges (which runs a lounge right down the hall in the Gatwick North Terminal), easyJet debuted its “Gateway Lounge” in late 2021.
This lounge is part of the Priority Pass network and also sells time-based packages starting at £18.99 each. It’s not a bad deal if you are hungry and looking for a place to eat. The lounge is open from 4:00 am to 9:00 pm daily and is located in the “lounge pavilion” of the North Terminal.
Through November 30, 2022 all easyJet customers who book a FLEXIfare ticket will have complimentary access (for up to three hours before their flight).
After being checked in at the door, if feels almost like a hotel restaurant. I was there from about 9:00 am to 10:15 am during which breakfast was served.
I love an English breakfast and this greasy buffet did not disappoint. Expect the staples like eggs, bacon, sausage (bangers), potatoes, and beans (though no cooked tomatoes). There’s also yogurt, porridge, fruit, pastries, bread, and a pancake machine like you see in Alaks Airlines lounges in the USA.
Beverage offerings include beer, wine, sparkling wine, and some hard liquor. There’s also a mini Coke Freestyle machine that dispenses soft drinks and water.
The lounge includes a seating area in the back and even has a foosball table. I sat by the window and appreciated the morning light, with the sun now lower in the sky as we enter autumn.
Two unisex restrooms are available and there are no showers.
It’s a small lounge overall, but quite practical and though it got crowded, a crowded restaurant does not feel nearly as bad as a crowded lounge.
Finally, do note that if it gets too crowded access will be cut off and you might have to join a virtual queue to enter.
Considering this was the only lounge available (stay tuned…), I was quite happy to enjoy a nice breakfast after waiting for 12 hours to file past the Queen, then taking a walk through pre-dawn London before heading to LGW. I’d certainly return to this lounge again, especially because the gate areas at London Gatwick are not particularly inviting.