The Club Pittsburgh opened some time ago and recently moved to their permanent location near the center of the concourses. The lounge, open to Priority Pass members is middle of the road, but if included with your credit card benefits, can offer some respite from the madness inside the busy C terminal.
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The temporary location for The Club Lounge Pittsburgh is farther down Terminal C but it has since moved closer to the center of the “X” intersection of the four terminals, near Bar Symon. It doesn’t look like much in the photo below, but it has been completed and opened and mirrors the previous temporary location’s design. The location is excellent for Priority Pass holders as all passengers enter the X-shaped terminal by train then escalators within 100 meters of this location.
Who Is Welcome?
Priority Pass (admitted free as included in their membership) was the primary source of guests according to the reception staff on my short visit. Lounge Club among others will grant guests access or could be provided by international carrier Condor for their business class customers to Frankfurt. The day pass cost was $40 the last time I was at The Club, though I think you would struggle to garner that kind of value from it.
Guests are permitted (3) hours prior to scheduled flight departure time, though allowances are made for flight delays.
The airport hosts free wifi, currently sponsored by Pittsburgh language-learning app Duolingo. There are some decent food options and privacy for those looking to avoid the terminal, especially for busy international flights on larger jets like Delta’s Paris CDG service, and Condor’s 767 to Frankfurt. WOW Air is in the same terminal for flights to Reykjavik, Iceland.
Food and Drink Options
A self-serve coffee station is a little more deluxe than found in other Priority Pass lounges and certainly more so than the airport’s only other lounge, an Admiral’s Club one floor up on the Mezzanine between terminals A and B. They offer gourmet popcorn which I found to be a welcome change along with lounge standard fare, a veggie tray, and charcuterie.
If you already hold a valid membership for access The Club at Pittsburgh International Airport is an easy place to wait for your aircraft, but not the best of the bunch. Instead of spending $40 on entry, I’d spend it at Bar Symon and use the airport wifi.
Have you tried this lounge? What about other The Club lounges? Did you find them to be a good value?
The food goes beyond “lounge standard fare”: where else have you see pierogies?? I always appreciate being able to have a legit hot meal, even more so when it has a local flair.
Thankfully Lenin1991, I haven’t seen them anywhere else. While I love local flair in lounge cuisine, there weren’t any pierogies on my visit. I do agree that enhanced local food is great in lounges, American Airlines has been ramping up their food options as of late and I would rather their guacamole bar or avocado toast over pierogies any day.
No Chef Kate selections? WiFi at the airport can be spotty. What has been your experience with other ALD operated locations?