The Club MSY at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a convenient Priority Pass Lounge that provides a comfortable venue for drinks or a light meal before your flight.
The Club MSY Review
I used this club during my April trip to New Orleans.
Location + Hours Access
The lounge is open from 05:00am – 9:00pm daily and located airside (beyond security) in Concourse A. Just past Cafe Du Mondé, you’ll find the an elevator which takes you up to the lounge (third floor).
Access is permitted up to three hours prior to scheduled flight departure. Children under two are not considered a separate guest. Your Priority Pass card, including those issued from American Express, Capital One, Chase, or Citi, will grant you and up to two guests access.
If you don’t have Priority Pass, you can book access for $50.04 here (no idea why that instead of $50 even…). The gate area at MSY can get very crowded, so this might serve as a nice oasis if you have a long break.
As you enter the lounge, you’ll find a large sitting area with chairs and tables. Beyond that is dining area and bar area, with more seating. On the other side of the main seating area is a smaller room with more chairs that serve as a work and quiet area.
Food + Drink
A limited buffet in the morning included water, fruit juice, whole fruit, muffins, and sweet bread. The espresso machine was “broken” but filter coffee and a wide selection of tea from Tazo was available.
Each table also had a sticker with a QR code, allowing you to order food.
Breakfast included scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and yogurt parfait.
Lunch and dinner options include:
- Cheese cup with crackers
- Avocado hummus
- Tomato bisque soup by Chef John Folse
- Smoked ham and provolone slider
- Masala Chickpea Rice Bowl
- Crawfish Etouffee by Chef John Folse
- Chef Folse bread pudding
Really, not bad at all.
You can also order alcoholic drinks from the QR menu or directly at the bar. All are complimentary.
Cocktails are also complimentary (full list here).
Restrooms + Shower
I was told the shower was not available “due to corona” which may or. may not have changed, but there are private gender neutral restrooms that were clean.
At many new airports, the “gate area is better than the crowded lounge” advice is good. I don’t think that is the case here, though. The new airport is still beautiful, but very crowded and I found The Club MSY to be worth the stop and give it a positive review. As a bonus, if you’re hungry, you’ll likely leave satisfied.