The Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Escape Lounge

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Welcome to the Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1!

The Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1 is now open daily from 4am - 5pm. 

Research shows that our excitement and anticipation for a holiday peaks when we start the journey to the airport, even more than when we arrive at our destination! Escape Lounges understands how important your holiday is to you, and that is why they do everything they can to give you the perfect start to your trip.

Escape Lounges are award-winning airport lounges, available to everyone, regardless of ticket type. Escape Lounges offer friendly service, all inclusive food & drink and dedicated space & services away from the hustle and bustle of the terminal. 

Book your next visit to the Escape Lounge today to secure your seat in the lounge. 

Spending Time At The Lounge

The Escape Lounge at Manchester Terminal 1 provides a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of the busy terminal. Escape offers you a place to take some time out before your flight.

Enjoy some of the delicious, freshly prepared food and drink on offer at this airport lounge, all served to you at your table.

At breakfast the lounge offers a selection of favourites from traditional hot items to cereals, fruits and pastries.

From lunchtime onwards the Escape chefs deliver freshly baked focaccia – made in-house each day; a range of pastas and sauces, fresh salads and a selection of cakes and biscuits. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free food options are available at this Manchester airport lounge as standard, all labelled appropriately.

The Escape complimentary bar is well stocked with drinks to enjoy such as prosecco, wines, beer and spirits, alongside Twinings tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit juices.

Escape Lounges do not provide a full-service restaurant offering and a la carte menu, instead they offer great food and drinks at whatever time of day you visit and it’s all included within your booking price! Champagne is not included but is available for purchase in Lounge, please just ask a member of staff at the lounge. 

The Escape Lounge also offers free WiFi, charging points, and TVs to enjoy before your flight. 

The Escape lounge is accessible for wheelchair users.

Accessing The Escape Lounge 

Booking your visit to the Escape Lounge at Manchester Terminal 1 gives you guaranteed access to the lounge for 3 hours prior to your flight departure time. 

We recommend booking your next visit to the Escape Lounge as far in advance as possible to ensure you save your seat at the lounge.

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Who are airport lounges open to?

All travellers, no matter which airline or class of travel, are welcome. It's a common misconception that you have to be a first or business class passenger to get access to an airport lounge, and this isn't the case. We do however ask that passengers adhere to our smart casual dress code which is outlined below.

How long can I stay in the lounge?

This varies by lounge. At the majority of lounges, it is 3 hours prior to flight departure. This information will be clearly displayed on the first step of the booking process as well as on each individual lounge page.

Your time in the lounge may also be limited by lounge opening and closing times. These times are again detailed on the individual lounge page.

If you would like to enter the lounge for more than 3 hours before your flight departure time, this would needs to be booked as an extended stay. 

In order to book for an extended stay, for example to book a 6 hours time slot, you would need to make 2 separate bookings via our website. The best way to do this is as follows:
Example: You are wanting to access the lounge from 8:00am-14:00pm
When making the first booking you will need to put down that the flight time is 14:00pm, this will then give you access from 11:00am (3 hour time slot)
The 2nd booking you make you will need to input the flight time as 11:00am, this will then gain you access from 08:00am (3 hour time slot)....which now in total has given you a full 6 hours of continuous stay.

Further Lounge Info

Important Information

Length of Stay

Standard stay time in our lounges is 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight.

We're Open to All Travelers

We welcome all travelers whether you are travelling economy or first class and as long as you agree to our terms and conditions of entry and have a valid boarding pass. We are also open to you no matter which airline you are travelling with. Do make sure that your flight leaves from the terminal you are booking.

Charging Points

This lounge provides charging points around the lounge allowing you to charge your gadgets prior to your journey.

Getting to the Gate

To maintain a calm and peaceful ambience in our lounges, we don’t make flight announcements. Please make sure that you keep an eye on the flight information screens and leave enough time to get from the lounge to the gate.

Children & Infants

The lounge accepts children but we do ask that they be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No Booking Fees

We do not charge booking fees and there are no other hidden fees in making a booking through us (


  • Make your way through security and head through the duty free store. Turn left after Next retail store. Head down the corridor and up the flight of stairs or lift. The Escape Lounge is located at the top of the stairs, follow signs to 'Escape Lounge'

Normal Opening Hours

Open 4am - 5pm daily.

Dress Code

Escape Lounges have a smart - casual dress code and request that guests dress appropriately for their visit. Escape do not allow certain items including (but not limited to): replica sports kits or items with team names/logos, clothing with slogans or motifs that may cause offence, caps/hats, fancy dress, clothing that exposes midriffs or upper thighs, or bare shoulders on men. Guests will also not be permitted to enter the lounge whilst using hair rollers.

Escape Lounges reserve the right to refuse entry, without refund, to anyone wearing clothing we deem to be unsuitable.

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Lounge Location

  • Make your way through security and head through the duty free store. Turn left after Next retail store. Head down the corridor and up the flight of stairs or lift. The Escape Lounge is located at the top of the stairs, follow signs to 'Escape Lounge'


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