Once you have passed through security and walked through duty-free, you take the stairs to the Executive Lounge Level, where you turn right, and the lounge is straight ahead.
Entrance to Aspire Lounge Manchester Airport T1
A member of staff quickly signed us in after checking our boarding passes and explained what was available in the lounge.
Seating Area with Table & Chairs
The lounge has a quiet zone, but unfortunately, we were unable to find anywhere to sit in this area due to being on an early morning flight.
We elected to sit on some stools overlooking the airport departure gates and runway. However, the lounge did become quiet by the time it was time to leave.
According to the priority pass website, the lounge can get busy between the hours of 11.00 and 15.00 daily. When this happens, access can be restricted by staff, so if you are considering paying for the privilege, you may want to reconsider if you are going to be airside during the busy period.
Food & Drink
Aspire Lounge Coffee and Bacon Sandwich
Unlike our unpleasant experience at Liverpool John Lennon Airport earlier in the year, the bacon sandwich was warm and fresh.
A selection of soft and alcoholic drinks, along with tea and coffee, was available. However, the soft drinks and water were not in cans or small individual bottles, but you had to pour your drinks from 2-litre plastic bottles in the fridges.
The self-service food options were cereals, bread and bacon sandwiches for breakfast.
Staff and Service
The lounge was self-service, so interaction with the team was limited. However, the team at reception were pleasant and acknowledged us when we were leaving.
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