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The Club At MCO Opens Its Doors At Orlando International Airport

Lounge Area - The Club at MCO / Lufthansa

Orlando International Airport (MCO) enhances passenger comfort with the introduction of The Club at MCO on November 12, 2015.

Orlando International Airport

Location and Hours of Operation

The 8,000 square-foot (~743 sq meter) lounge is located at Airside 4 near gate 91 and managed by Airport Lounge Development Inc. (ALD).

Map of The Club at MCO
Map of The Club at MCO
Source: Airport Lounge Development

The lounge would be opened daily from 0600 (6:00am) to 2130 (9:30pm).

Eligibility

The following members can gain direct access to The Club at MCO:

  • Priority Pass
  • Priority Pass Select
  • Lounge Club Members

Other travellers can purchase day passes online or in the club for $US35. 

Lounge Highlights

The Club at MCO is separated into zones offering a variety of amenities for different travellers. They include:

  • The Productivity Zone – featureing a laptop bar, printer, and two private rooms suitable for a conference call or private work, and all of the spaces are furnished with adjacent outlets for easy access to power. 
  • Private restrooms with showers are ideal for travelers transiting through MCO on long layovers, or in preparation for long-haul flights.
  •  A children’s zone with Xbox games. 
    Kidsroom - The Club at MCO
    Kidsroom – The Club at MCO
    Source: Airport Lounge Development Inc.
  • Access to a variety of amenities including complimentary snacks and beverages, high-speed Wi-Fi and bar service. 
    Bar Area - The Club at MCO
    Bar Area – The Club at MCO
    Source: Airport Lounge Development Inc.
    Buffet Area - The Club at MCO
    Buffet Area – The Club at MCO
    Source: Airport Lounge Development Inc.
    Buffet Area - The Club at MCO
    Buffet Area – The Club at MCO
    Source: Airport Lounge Development Inc.

Analysis

ALD decided to place its new lounge in Airside 4 to cater to international travellers. The only lounge in that Airside is operated by Delta Air Lines (DL) for its passengers and those travelling on other SkyTeam partners.

The following airlines operate more than 25 flights daily out of Airside 4:

  • Air Canada (AC)
  • Air Canada Rouge (RV)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • Emirates (EK)(New service to Orlando – News – July 5, 2015)
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • Sun Country Airlines (SY)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (MT)
  • LAN Peru (LP)
  • TAM Airlines (JJ)
  • Virgin Atlantic (VS)

There is an opportunity for ALD to subcontract this lounge for these airlines’ premium passengers. The closing time of 2130 (9:30pm) allows for all international departures to be catered for.

Given Orlando is a leisure destination, it was a great idea for ALD to include a Children’s Zone. Additionally, all travellers can enjoy new shower suites and the business area for longer layovers.

While ALD may not be a household name, it has been a leading U.S. airport lounge developer since 2006, with the opening of its first lounge, ‘The Club at DFW.’

ALD’s lounge network includes:

North America

  • The Club at DFW – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • The Club at LAS – Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Terminals 1 and 3
  • The Club at SJC – Mineta San José International Airport
  • The Club at ATL – Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • The Club at PHX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • The Club at CVG –  Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • The Club at SEA – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Concourse A and South Satellite
  • The Club at MCO – Orlando International Airport, Airside 4 near Gate 91 (new)

Europe

  • Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5 –  London Heathrow Airport

Final Call

International travellers have a new option to enjoy some comfort before their flights. The larger footprint will ensure that the Club at MCO will have the capacity to manage passengers loads at peak early evening travel times.

3 thoughts on “The Club At MCO Opens Its Doors At Orlando International Airport

  1. The Club at MCO – since I’m usually flying SWISS or LH this is the only lounge I can use when I leave from Orlando Intl. Airport and my opinion is that food is poor – mostly junk food which makes you only feel sick and definitely nothing comparable to the LH lounges in Europe. The lounge is far to small to accomodate all the passengers and finally the lounge with this horrible carpet looks not really clean and neat… = THIS LOUNGE IS DEFINITELY NOT THE BEST PLACE TO STAY AT MCO WHEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR YOUR FLIGHT !!! 🙁

    1. PS. I did forget to mention that in reality the food counter does not even look close to what it does non your nice pictures!

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