Priority Pass lounge alternatives at LaGuardia Airport

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In a Nutshell

New York City’s LaGuardia Airport no longer has any Priority Pass airport lounges, but there are several alternatives to make your next visit more comfortable.
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If you’re looking for Priority Pass lounge access at LaGuardia Airport, you’re now out of luck. But the good news is that there are several other airport lounges to choose from when traveling to and from the Big Apple.

The LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B features several notable lounges, including the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge and the United Club lounge. And some American Express cardholders can also take advantage of the airport’s complimentary access to the Centurion Lounge.

If you’re looking for a spot to rest and relax at the airport, here are several alternatives to Priority Pass lounges at LaGuardia Airport.

Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge

Formerly part of the Priority Pass network of lounges, the Maple Leaf Lounge at LaGuardia opened in December 2018 in the airport’s Terminal B concourse. The lounge is on the second level of the concourse near departure gates 49, 50 and 51.

There are a variety of ways to access the lounge. You can get in by purchasing Premium Rouge, Signature or Business Class tickets, holding select elite status with Air Canada or purchasing a day pass (starting at $25 with certain fares). You can also purchase an annual membership starting at $495 CAD per year. Some of the airline’s co-branded credit cards can also grant you access.

Centurion Lounge

American Express has a Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia, which is also in Terminal B. This lounge is located before the security checkpoint, and you’ll find it between Concourses B and C on the third floor.

In this American Express lounge, you can nosh on locally inspired cuisine paired with a cocktail. There’s also Wi-Fi, TVs, workspaces and computers.

Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders can also visit this lounge, though you must be departing from LaGuardia that same day. You can also bring two guests into the lounge with you for no additional fee.

United Club

United Airlines’ United Club, also in LaGuardia’s Terminal B, opened in June 2019 and is situated after security with views of the tarmac.

You can access this lounge by flying business class or first class on United or a Star Alliance member airline. You can also visit if you hold Star Alliance Gold status, purchase a United Club membership ($650 or 85,000 miles for a general membership), or purchase a United Club one-time pass for $59.

Alternatively, you can receive a complimentary United Club membership if you have the United Club℠ Infinite Card, and you get two one-time passes for the United Club with the United℠ Explorer Card.

Delta Sky Club

Delta typically has three Sky Club lounges at LGA, including one in Terminal D (before Gate 2) and two in Terminal C (one across from the food court and one by Gate 28).

Travelers can access a Delta Sky Club by purchasing an annual membership for $545 or 54,500 miles. People who have the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card and the Platinum Card® from American Express may also enter with a complimentary membership.

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