Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Club at ATL - A Priority Pass Club and Bottled Water Inside Security!

On a recent trip, I had longish layover in Atlanta and decided to take the opportunity to visit The Club at ATL, one of the many lounges that you have access to if one of your credit cards (such as Platinum Amex, Chase Ink, Citi Prestige, etc.) offers a Priority Pass Membership. Thanks to a tip from Lucky at One Mile at a Time, I knew that I could use the Priority Pass App to access their lounges, provided I set things up ahead of time.

The Club at ATL is located on the mezzanine in the International Terminal, and you can spot it pretty easily as you come up the escalators from the tram.
I headed up the elevators and walked up to the front desk, where the agent scanned the Priority Pass card on my app with no problems:

This is, by no means, a swanky lounge. In fact, the food offerings when I visited where markedly inferior to those at the nearby Delta Skyclub. However, it does cover the basics.

There's a bar, with a decent selection:

A buffet (that was pretty picked over when I was there around 10:30):
Seating with a view of the tarmac:
And a small business center:
The one area in which this lounge stands out is that it is the only place that I know of that you can get complimentary bottled water inside the Atlanta Airport. That's no small thing, particularly if you are getting ready to head out on an international flight where staying hydrated can be a challenge. The Club has two fridges, the one below had 500ml bottles of spring water:
And there was another fridge towards the front that had smaller bottles. This is a nice feature, and I'll probably returning to the Club for this reason alone!