Orlando International Airport (MCO) opened Terminal C about a month ago. While the first flights arrived on September 20th, it wasn’t until a month later, on October 25th, that JetBlue finally moved all of its arriving and departing flights to the new terminal.
We visited the pre-security areas on opening day and there wasn’t much to see as many of the shops were closed and only a handful of flights were due to arrive. Even as JetBlue was completing its move, many of the shops, restaurants and the only lounge still were closed.
I’m happy to report, via MCO’s Twitter, that the Orlando Airport Plaza Premium lounge is now open.
The lounge is located on the 2nd floor, overlooking Palm Court. Here are some pictures showing the various seating options available and the large bar area.
The Plaza Premium lounge is open daily from 2 PM – 9 PM.
There are showers rooms available for lounge guests.
American Express Platinum and Capital One Venture X cardholders, and Dragonpass members get access to Plaza Premium lounges. There’s no need to register in advance, you just have to show your credit card.
In addition, the Plaza Premium is the contract lounge for business class passengers on the following airlines:
- Lufthansa/Eurowings Discovery
- British Airways
- Caribbean Airlines
I’m guessing that’s why the hours are from the afternoon to evening to serve passengers waiting for Transatlantic red-eye flights.
I’m glad to see the lounge open and, based on the pictures, it looks wonderful with plenty of natural light. Something that’s missing from the other lounges at Orlando Airport.
Pictures courtesy of @MCO on Twitter.
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