Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge at Orlando International Airport Terminal C

by joeheg

The Plaza Premium Lounge has been open in Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C for over a year. The airport has completed moving airlines to the new terminal and worked out most of the logistical issues (except the lack of moving walkways to the gates…but they’re working on that). I wanted to go back and review the lounge, what it offers, which passengers have easy access to, and who can get in.

Plaza Premium Lounges

Plaza Premium has over 100 lounge locations around the world. However, there are only two branded lounges in the U.S., one of which is in Orlando.

We’ve been to other Plaza Premium lounges around the world and were impressed with the quality. So we were looking forward to visiting when this lounge location was announced.

Lounge Access

Access to the Plaza Premium Lounges has changed several times recently, so it’s worth a refresher course. The American Express Platinum (Personal and Business) and the Capital One Venture X (Personal and Business) cards include access to Plaza Premium lounges as a benefit.

Plaza Premium Lounges are also a part of the Priority Pass network, meaning those with a Priority Pass Select membership, like from the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Ritz Carlton Card, or Citi Prestige, will also have access to the lounge.

All of these methods require passengers to have a same-day boarding pass.

Guest access varies depending on which card you use:

  • AMEX Platinum – one guest
  • Capital One Venture X – two guests
  • Priority Pass – Depends on which card you have access from

Another limitation is that Priority Pass members can only access the lounge for 2 hours, but I find it difficult to see how they enforce this rule.

It’s also possible to purchase entrance into the lounge, which is $65 plus taxes.

Plaza Premium Lounge Orlando

The Plaza Premium Lounge is located in Terminal C of Orlando International Airport. It’s on the second floor, overlooking the central Palm Court. The entrance is located just before Gate C240.

a group of people in a building

The check-in area is on the first floor, where you’ll need to show your documents. After that, you can either take the elevator or the stairs to the 2nd floor.

The first area of the club is a game/TV room. Billed as an interactive family space, you’ll find a large-screen TV to watch sporting events, games, and touch-screen experiences. There’s seating in the area and a small drink and snack station.

a group of people sitting in a room with a televisionWalking past this area, you’ll find the main area of the lounge. It’s one large room with windows on each side. One side overlooks Palm Court, and the other looks at the airport.

a group of people sitting in a room with large windows

a large building with many people walking around

On the Palm Court side of the room is the large bar area. a group of people sitting at a bar

Guests to the Plaza Premium Lounge get complimentary drinks, but there’s also the opportunity to purchase better quality drinks for reasonable prices. (This menu is from mid-2023, so prices could have changed)

a menu on a table

For food options, there was a hot station with a few options.

a buffet with food on the counter

There was also a refrigerated station with salads and fruit selections.

a display case with bowls of foodThere was also a space for breads, snacks, and desserts. (sorry, no pictures.)

I didn’t taste any of the food as I wasn’t hungry then, but it looked OK for an airport lounge. We’d rather eat at the nearby Cask & Larder if we were looking for a meal. The SilverKris Lounge this is not, but if you’re stuck and feeling hungry, this would be sufficient.

Which Airlines Fly From Terminal C

While it’s possible to travel from the Terminal A & B building to Terminal C, it’s quite a ride and would require clearing security several times. Therefore it’s only practical for people flying from Terminal C to use the lounge.

Currently, that includes:

  • JetBlue (Which is the terminal’s primary and only domestic airline)
  • Aer Lingus
  • Azul
  • British Airways
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Discover Airlines
  • Emirates
  • GOL
  • Icelandair
  • Lufthansa
  • Lynx Air
  • Norse
  • Sunwing Airlines

Final Thought

The Plaza Premium Lounge is a great addition to Terminal C. However, there are also several other places in the terminal where you can grab a meal or a drink. Additionally, the gate areas have plenty of seats, each with charging ports available.

As we have access to the lounge for free with our credit cards, we stopped by for a quick snack and a beverage before our flight. However, if you need to pay for access, there are plenty of places where you can spend $65 for a meal and get more than just lounge food and well drinks.

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