The American Airlines Admirals Club in Pittsburgh (PIT) is a better lounge than The Club and was a nice place to wait for my flight to New York.
American Airlines Admirals Club Pittsburgh Review (PIT)
I typically fly United Airlines, but had to fly into New York (JFK) for a meeting on Long Island and that meant American Airlines or Delta Air Lines. I chose American Airlines, which gave me the chance to try the Admirals Club before the flight (via my Citi AAdvantage Executive card).
Access + Hours + Location
The lounge is located on the mezzanine level (one level up) from the passenger concourse in the Center Core. As you take the escalator up from the trains, you’ll see a sign for the lounge (and chapel) directly ahead. Take the escalators or stairs up.
The lounge is open daily from 5:00 am to 9:30 pm except on Saturday, when it closes at 6:30 pm.
Access is reserved for:
- Admirals Club members
- Qualifying first and business class passengers, including those traveling same-day on American or another oneworld member to:
- Central America
- Middle East
- New Zealand
- South America
- AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, or Platinum members traveling internationally in any cabin of service
- oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members from other oneworld carriers (on any oneworld itinerary in any cabin of service)
- Admirals Club day pass holders
- Citi / AAdvantage Executive Card authorized users
- Active-duty military traveling in uniform with military ID
International first class and oneworld elite customers are allowed one guest (a child over two counts as a guest). Admirals Club members or members of the military may bring in their “immediate family” (spouse, domestic partner and/or children under 18) or two guests.
The lounge included a mix of plush chairs as well as tables and chairs. Windows provide great views of the apron below. Power ports (110-volt plus USB-C) are plentiful.
There’s an all-in-one printer, scanner, and fax machine available (with wireless printing available), which I did not use but still appreciate because sometimes I do need to print something.
Restrooms were available (and clean) but no showers.
Food + Drink
I was there fairly early in the morning and since I was unaware of when I would eat for the rest of the day, I broke my fast early to try to some breakfast with my coffee.
I liked the selection of food, which included bagels, muffins, cut melon, apples, cereal, yogurt, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal, overnight oats, and a warm egg scramble with tomatoes, green onions, and feta cheese.
Heartier food for purchase is also available:
A full bar was staffed even at 7:45 am.
Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks were also available. The La Colombe espresso was extremely bitter.
Flashback – US Airways Club (Circa 2009)
I was looking through some old pictures and found that I had visited this very club in 2009 when Pittsburgh was still a US Airways hub. Here are a few pictures:
I liked that the lounge was clean and was not crowded. It was an efficient place to work, the staff was kind, and I liked the egg scramble and pecans. Most trips to PIT will still involve The Club, but when flying American Airlines it is nice to use this lounge.