The essential guide to Priority Pass™ lounges at Atlanta International Airport

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In a Nutshell

Whether you’re flying domestic or heading overseas, you may find a Priority Pass™ Atlanta lounge nearby. Here’s what to know about each.

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An airport lounge can offer a VIP experience in a place known to be hectic and crowded.

And that’s exactly what you get with the three Priority Pass™ lounges at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. With one in the international terminal (Concourse F), Concourse B and Concourse T, Priority Pass™ members will likely have no problem getting into a Priority Pass™ lounge in Atlanta.

“With a lounge, you’re removed from the hustle and bustle of the main airport, so it’s easier to concentrate if you need to focus,” says Gwen Murtz, a Priority Pass™ member and blogger at Fiery Millennials. “Ample seating with easy access to plugs is one of my favorite reasons to get into a lounge.”

Depending on which Priority Pass™ lounge you visit, you may get a different experience. Read on to learn more about each and how to become a Priority Pass™ member.

What you should know about Priority Pass™ lounges at Atlanta International Airport

There are two Priority Pass™ lounges at ATL: Minute Suites and The Club at ATL. The former is located in the international terminal and the latter in Concourse B. Although each lounge offers a different experience, you can expect a relaxing escape from the clamor of the airport at both.

Minute Suites

There are two locations. One is near Gate B16 in Concourse B, and the other is close to Gate T8 in Concourse T. Minute Suites isn’t like most airport lounges. Instead of offering free food and drinks, the lounge offers private mini-suites where you can work, relax or even take a power nap.

The lounge is open 24 hours a day. Cardholders can use their lounge visit benefit for a one-hour stay. If you go beyond that, you’ll pay $28 per hour. While you normally have to pay for guests with a Priority Pass™ membership, you can bring up to three with you to share the same mini-suite for free. Suite features include …

  • Daybed sofa that sleeps two
  • Pillows and fresh blankets
  • Workstation
  • Sound-masking system to neutralize external noise
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Fax

The Club at ATL

If you have an international flight or can otherwise access the international terminal, also called Concourse F, you may want to stop by The Club at ATL, located next to the chapel on the mezzanine level.

The lounge is open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, and there’s no restriction on how long you can stay. If you have any children under 2 with you, they can get in for free. Lounge amenities include …

  • Refreshments
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Telephone (international calls subject to a fee)
  • Fax (subject to a fee)

How to get Priority Pass™ lounge access

If you want to join the Priority Pass™ lounge network, you can choose one of three membership plans. Depending on the plan you choose, you’ll have varying costs every time you visit a lounge.

  • Standard: $99 annual fee; $32 per visit for you and each guest
  • Standard plus: $299 annual fee; 10 free visits for you (then $32 per visit), plus $32 per visit for each guest
  • Prestige: $429 annual fee; all visits free for you, $32 per visit for each guest

If those costs sound too steep for your taste, another option is to apply for a premium travel credit card that offers complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership. These cards may charge high annual fees, but they often offer several other travel benefits in addition to lounge access.

Credit cards that include complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership

Best for Credit card
Rewards Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Access to more lounge networks Platinum Card® from American Express

Bottom line

Believe it or not, an airport lounge can make a huge difference when you’re traveling, especially if things don’t go as planned. So consider visiting the refuge of one of the Priority Pass™ lounges next time you pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“The most memorable experience I had with a Priority Pass™ lounge was in London,” says Murtz, who was actually headed to Atlanta at the time.

Because of delays at customs, Murtz missed her connecting flight. After getting through security, she headed to a London lounge to calm down and regroup.

“A free full-course British breakfast, some English tea with a shot of whiskey, and free Wi-Fi helped me calm down, relax and make different arrangements for my new arrival time,” she says.

Airport lounges aren’t just available to millionaires and business travelers. With a Priority Pass™ membership or a credit card with Priority Pass™ Select benefits, almost anyone can get the perks of airport lounges when they fly.

If you can afford it, consider a premium travel credit card instead of joining Priority Pass™ separately. These cards offer so many perks that you may be able to get enough value to make up for the annual fee.