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Lounges at Philadelphia Airport

Philadelphia International Airport is the largest and primary airport in Philadelphia. With a high number of annual passengers, it is the twentieth busiest airport in the States. It is also the fifth-largest hub for American Airlines. Fourteen different airlines operate at this airport.

The PHL Airport spans over seven terminals, and has a total of nine passenger lounges. Seven of them are directly associated with an airline, while two are general-purpose ones, each near specific gates. Terminals A, B, D, E, and F, all accommodate lounges within them; while the terminals B/C and C/D connectors also have one lounge each. There isn’t exactly a paid-access to any of the nine lounges, as you’d need a membership or a flight ticket to that airline or an airline in that alliance to enter. Apart from the lounges, there are private suits available that charge you by the hour. You can access them without any flight tickets. On top of that, there is also a lounge exclusively available for military personnel.

Let’s have a look at the details of lounges with respect to each airline available at this airport.

American Airlines Lounges

With the largest fleet size in the world, American Airlines undoubtedly has a major presence at the PHL airport. They have four lounges at this airport, with one that was closed in order to be converted to a new flagship lounge. Here are the names and the locations of the other three that are currently in business.

Name Location (including terminal) Available Hours (EST)
Admirals Club Terminal A-East, between gates A4 and A6A 4:30 am – 8:30 pm
Admirals Club Between terminals B and C, level 3 4:30 am – 8:30 pm
Admirals Club Terminal F, above the food court, level 2 5:00 am – 9:30 pm

Additional details

Escape the chaos of a layover and the general hustle at the airport by stepping into the Admiral’s Club. With personalized service, comfort, and exceptional amenities; there is nothing keeping you from a little relaxation while you wait for your flight. You can get a variety of snacks and drinks, Wi-Fi, TVs, magazines, etc. Here’s a look at all the services and facilities provided in these areas, along with the access information. See if these fit your needs!

Amenities

Facility Status
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Showers No
TV Yes
Wheelchair accessibility Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Flight monitors Yes
Newspapers & Magazines Yes
Internet Terminals Yes
Private Rooms No
Children’s Area No

Food & Drinks

Food Complimentary snacks, premium food for an additional fee.
Drinks Complimentary soft drinks, liquor, beer & wine.

Alliance

oneworld®

Access information

All three Admirals clubs can be accessed by:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club members
  • American Airlines Admirals Club One-Day pass customers
  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Card authorized users
  • U.S. Military personnel travelling in uniform and departing on the same-day flight operated by American Airlines.
  • First or Business class customers departing on a qualifying international or transcontinental flight by American or a oneworld airline.
  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Card authorized users
  • American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum customers departing on a qualifying international or transcontinental flight by American or a oneworld airline.
  • oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire members departing on flights operated by American or a oneworld airline.

You can find the detailed access rules at the American Airlines’ official page.

British Airways Lounge

British Airways have one lounge at the airport, which has a separate area for first class customers. The rest of the area can be accessed by both business and first class customers.

Name Location (including terminal) Available Hours (EST)
British Airways Galleries Club Terminal A-West, near gate A14, after security 6:30 am – 10:30 am and
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

After crossing security, the lounge area should be on your left. After entering the area, the First class passengers are directed to turn left, to the First class side of the area. This is known as the British Airways First Lounge. To the right of the entrance is the area for Business class passengers.

Additional details

The British Airways Galleries Club is compact, elegant and luxurious. There is superb food, attractive dining areas, a full bar, and a peaceful atmosphere. The area has small rooms but each of them feel like a private oasis before the long haul flight. The area has an attractive design with the layout filled with natural light. There are many other amenities and services. Let’s take a look at them as well as the access information.

Amenities

Facility Status
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Showers No
TV Yes
Wheelchair accessibility Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Flight monitors Yes
Newspapers & Magazines Yes
Internet Terminals Yes
Private Rooms No
Children’s Area Yes

Food & Drinks

Food Complimentary snacks and premium food.
Drinks Complimentary soft drinks, liquor, beer & wine.

Alliance

oneworld®

Access information

The British Airways Galleries Club can be accessed by:

  • British Airways First and Business class passengers
  • British Airways Gold Executive Club members and Gold Executive Silver members departing on the same-day flight operated by British Airways or a oneworld airline.
  • First and Business class passengers departing on a same-day flight operated by a oneworld airline.
  • oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire members departing on flights operated on the same day by British Airways or a oneworld airline.

The airline’s official page can provide you further details regarding access and eligibility.

Delta Air Lines Lounge

Delta Air Lines have one lounge at the airport. Here is the name and location:

Name Location (including terminal) Available Hours (EST)
Delta Sky Club Terminal D-West, near the food court, after security 5:00 am – 8:00 pm

Additional details

The Delta Sky Club is a relatively small space that accommodates three different seating areas. There is a main room with a TV, a business area with seating of its own, and a bar. The overall area has peaceful seating and attractive furnishing. The place is a pretty standard option for you to work or relax before your flight. The information regarding amenities, services, and access is presented below.

Amenities

Facility Status
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Showers No
TV Yes
Wheelchair accessibility Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Flight monitors Yes
Newspapers & Magazines Yes
Internet Terminals No
Private Rooms No
Children’s Area No

Food & Drinks

Food Complimentary snacks
Drinks Complimentary soft drinks, liquor, beer & wine.

Alliance

SkyTeam

Access information

The Delta Sky Club can be accessed by:

  • Delta Sky Club members departing on a same-day flight operated by Delta or its partner airlines from SkyTeam.
  • Delta Sky Club one-day pass holders.
  • Delta One passengers departing on same-day international or domestic flight.
  • International First and Business Class passengers departing on a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam airline.
  • SkyTeam Elite Plus members departing on a same-day international flight in a SkyTeam airline.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve and Platinum American Express Card members.
  • Centurion Card and Platinum Card members from American Express.
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum and Gold members departing on a flight by Delta or Virgin Australia on the same day.
  • Virgin Australia Business Class passengers departing on a same-day flight.
  • Delta SkyMiles Diners Club Card members departing on a same-day flight operated by Delta or a SkyTeam airline.
  • Delta SkyMiles TRUST CLUB Platinum Visa Card members departing on a same-day flight operated by Delta or a SkyTeam airline.

If you require, here’s more information regarding the Delta Sky Club access.

United Airlines Lounge

United Airlines have a relatively smaller presence at the PHL airport. They have one lounge with the following location and timings.

Name Location (including terminal) Available Hours (EST)
United Club Between terminals C and D, after security, level 2 4:30 am – 7:30 pm

Additional details

The United Club is another one of the smaller lounges at the airport. The place can get crowded during busy hours of the day, as it welcomes First and Economy class travelers alike. You have three different seating areas to choose from – in front of the windows overlooking the runway and the gates, along the wall with small chairs and tables, and at the separate bar. The area gets filled with natural light coming from the windows. The furniture and the overall look of the place is quite old. The bar is wooden and old-fashioned, there are recently renovated and clean bathrooms, and standard refreshment options. In the end, this is still a suitable option if you need a place to relax before your flight and escape the crowds at the gate.

Amenities

Facility Status
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Showers No
TV Yes
Wheelchair accessibility Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Flight monitors Yes
Newspapers & Magazines Yes
Internet Terminals Yes
Private Rooms No
Children’s Area No

Food & Drinks

Food Complimentary snacks
Drinks Complimentary soft drinks, liquor, beer & wine, premium drinks for an additional fee.

Alliance

Star Alliance

Access information

United Club can be accessed by:

  • United Club members departing on a same-day flight operated by United or a Star Alliance airline, or arriving on a United airline.
  • United Polaris business class passengers
  • United Business passengers departing on a United international flight or United premium transcontinental flights.
  • First and Business class passengers departing on an international flight operated by a Star Alliance airline.
  • Star Alliance Gold Members departing on an international or domestic flight by a Star Alliance airline.
  • United Club one-time pass holders.
  • Active U.S. Military personnel travelling in uniform and departing on the same-day United Airlines flight.
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus and Select Executive members departing on a same-day United Airlines flight.
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members departing on a flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier.

More information regarding the access can be found here.

There are also two independent lounges at the airport that are not associated directly with an airline. Here’s a look at both of them.

The Amex Centurion Lounge

The Centurion Lounge is operated by American Express and was built in 2017. Here are the locations and timings.

Name Location (including terminal) Available Hours (EST)
The Centurion Lounge Terminal A-West, near gate A14, after security 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

Additional details

The Centurion Lounge is spacious with hardwood floors, living walls and beautiful furniture. You receive personalized service with interactive front desk staff and servers roaming around the floor. There are various amenities including chef-cooked hot meals and a complimentary full bar. Whether you’re a first class traveler or riding in economy class, you can wait for your flight while getting comfortable at this place.

Amenities

Facility Status
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Showers No
TV Yes
Wheelchair accessibility Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Flight monitors Yes
Newspapers & Magazines Yes
Internet Terminals No
Private Rooms No
Children’s Area No

Food & Drinks

Food Complimentary snacks and premium food
Drinks Complimentary soft drinks, liquor, beer & wine, premium drinks for an additional fee.

Alliance

None

Access information

The Centurion Lounge can be accessed by:

  • American Express Centurion card holders.
  • American Express Platinum Card® holders within three hours of departure and at connection points.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card holders departing on a flight operated by Delta Airlines, within three hours of departure and at connection points.

More access details can be found at their official page.

USO Lounge

The PHL airport has a USO Lounge as well that is open 24/7.

Name Location (including terminal) Available Hours (EST)
USO Lounge Terminal E, near gate E1, after security 24-hours

Additional details

The USO Lounge is a great place to relax and wait for your flight, if you are an active member of the military. The place offers various services to military personnel and their families, including free snacks and drinks, reclining chairs, flight information, and a children’s area.

Amenities

Facility Status
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Showers Yes
TV Yes
Wheelchair accessibility Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Flight monitors No
Newspapers & Magazines No
Internet Terminals Yes
Private Rooms No
Children’s Area Yes

Food & Drinks

Food Complimentary snacks and premium food
Drinks Complimentary soft drinks

Alliance

None

Access information

The USO Lounge can be accessed by:

  • Active military personnel and their dependents, free of charge.

Minute Suites

Apart from all the lounges, you can always seek a private retreat at the airport in Minute Suites, located in between Terminals A and B. Enjoy your own private space available by the hour, equipped with a convertible sofa, blankets, pillows, a desk, bottled water, and a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is also available. You can choose to relax or be productive here. Other than bottled water, there is no complimentary food or drinks available. You can always buy and take your refreshment with you.

These suits are always available for reservation and can be used by all travelers, regardless of the airline or class of service. You can find their pricing information here.

Frequently Asked Questions about PHL Lounges

  1. Where are the American Airlines lounges at the Philadelphia Airport?

There are three operating American Airlines lounges in this airport, all going by the name of Admirals Club. One is located in Terminal A-East, one is on level 2 in Terminal F, and there is one on level 3 between Terminals B and C. The details relating to each one are provided above in their respective sections.

  1. What lounges are in each terminal?

Here is a look at the lounge information for each terminal at the PHL Airport.

Terminal Lounge Names
Terminal A American Airlines Admirals Club
British Airways Galleries Club
The Centurion Lounge
Terminal B Minute Suits
Terminal D Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club
Terminal E USO Lounge
Terminal F American Airlines Admirals Club
Terminal B/C connector American Airlines Admirals Club
Terminal C/D connector United Airlines United Club
  1. Is there a paid-access lounge at the Philadelphia International Airport?

Unfortunately, without a membership, flight ticket, or a military association, you can’t access the lounges at this airport. However, you can get a private room at Minute Suites for an hourly charge.

Our favorites

All the lounges at Philadelphia International Airport provide suitable options to relax and get comfortable, but the quality of American Airlines Admirals Clubs and British Airways Galleries Club puts them at a class above the rest.

With highly personalized service, exceptional amenities like premium food and drinks, luxurious furniture and layouts, quiet and comfortable environments; these lounges provide you with an oasis of peace that is nothing less than a blessing for a person stuck in huge crowds of the airport. We would definitely recommend you taking a detour to one of these places if you are waiting for your flight, and if you can afford an access.

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