The Club at MSY airport lounge in the New Orleans airport is the Priority Pass option there. Many haven’t seen it since the airport opened a brand new terminal, abandoning the existing one, shortly before the pandemic.
The lounge is located past security. It’s in the area that connects the A and B concourses. So flying Southwest, which departs from B, I passed the entry to those gates and continued walking as though headed towards the A gates. The directions tell you to “pass Cafe Du Mondé” in that area, which is accurate. There’s an elevator to the third floor where the lounge is located on the right hand side once you pass concessions.
Overall the physical space of the lounge is fantastic. It’s small but efficiently laid out and mostly devoid of passengers, at least during my visit.
The food there was sad, with nothing hot at all served in the mornings. That might not be a permanent situation, as pre-pandemic they reportedly offered gumbo, pasta, and a crab and corn bisque (which alternated with a broccoli cheese soup). The Club lounges are usually pretty bare bones, so lack of a substantive spread wasn’t surprising. But I was pleasantly surprised by the physical space.
Maybe the best thing about the lounge was the bathroom situation – each bathroom is a private room, rather than shared stalls.
I wouldn’t arrive at the airport early to visit The Club at MSY but it’s a perfectly fine place to wait for your flight.
[…] The Club at MSY is a gorgeous space, and Charleston, South Carolina’s The Club is excellent as well. The lounge opened in summer 2019. It didn’t get its liquor license and open its bar until December 2019. And then the pandemic came, so it’s relatively lightly used and still ‘fresh’. […]