Orlando International Airport (MCO) has two terminals, four concourses, and almost 50 million passengers passing through per year. We explore the best Priority Pass airport lounge.
While Orlando airport (MCO) doesn’t have any Priority Pass restaurants or an Amex Centurion Lounge, there are two similar Priority Pass lounges. One is in Terminal A and the other is in B. They are both called “The Club at MCO”.
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1. The Club at MCO, Terminal B, Airside 4
The Club at MCO has two different locations at Orlando International Airport. One is in Terminal A, Airside 1. The other is in Terminal B, Airside 4. Airlines that service Terminal B, Airside 4 include Delta, Air Canada, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Lufthansa, LATAM, Sun Country, and Virgin Atlantic, so if you are flying on any of those, this lounge will be convenient for your trip. It’s the lounge you will have access to if you are flying on, for example, British Airways or Emirates in Business Class.
The lounge is located across from gate 91 and is a Priority Pass lounge, so you don’t need to be flying in Business Class to access this airport lounge as long as you have a Priority Pass. Interestingly, kids under 12 apparently get into this lounge free, so your family might all get in with a single membership. This is the best “The Club at MCO” lounge as it is the least busy of these two lounges.
This lounge is fairly stylish and nice looking and doesn’t feel dated like some of the other lounges at Orlando airport. It has views of the planes, a hot and cold buffet, and a pancake machine at breakfast. The buffet is actually not bad. At lunch expect two big silver barrels of hot soups, mini sandwiches, veggies and salads, cheeses. Snacks include pretzels, cookies, granola bars, and packets of Lays as well as fruit. The hot dishes include chicken with rice and hot pasta dishes. There’s a proper bar with complimentary alcohol and there are soft drinks in cans in the fridge as well as a soda fountain and bottles of water. There’s also a separate children’s room and there are shower rooms. Overall this is a nice lounge to stop by at Orlando airport.
2. The Club at MCO, Terminal A, Airside 1
As outlined above, the Club at MCO has two different locations at Orlando International Airport. The Terminal A, Airside 1 lounge will be the one you will access if you are flying on airlines including JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines, and Silver Airlines. This is the less good of the two lounges largely because it is a Priority Pass lounge and is super busy (as you don’t need to be flying in Business Class to access this lounge).
Kids under 12 apparently get into this and this lounge and the Terminal B lounge free, so your family might all get in with a single membership.
This lounge has two main rooms, and it has obstructed views of the planes as it is on the same level as the gates, so the walkways to the planes block much of the view. The problem with this lounge is that it is super busy and hard to get a seat.
The food is good if you manage to grab some before it gets used up. There’s a hot and cold buffet, and a pancake machine at breakfast. At lunch expect soup, wraps, bruschetta, and sandwiches. Hot dishes include soup with two choices, tortellini, curry chicken, and jasmine rice. Snacks include pretzels, cookies, sweets, granola bars, and packets of Lays as well as fruit. There’s a bar with complimentary alcohol but no particular bar area so you will just have to drink your booze in the lounge wherever you can spot a seat. There’s also a coffee machine with teas and there are soft drinks in cans in the fridge and bottles of water. There’s a separate children’s room and there are shower rooms.
While this isn’t a bad lounge, and it has a great food selection, the busyness can mean it’s hard to find a seat.
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