The Lexington, Kentucky Blue Grass airport surprisingly has a small airport lounge. Although it is independently owned and operated, it allows airline club members of US Airways, American, United, and Delta to visit the club free of charge. In addition, the club allows American Express Platinum card holders traveling same day on American, US Air or Delta visit the club free of charge!
The small club is located above the gates in the center of the terminal. It is conveniently located just past security and only a few minutes walk to all gates in the airport. The small club has a decent size seating area, a small kitchen offering finger foods, coffee, and cold beverages (alcohol not included). There is also a conference rooms and a computer work station.
The Club is quaint, but offers a decent place to relax in the small airport before catching a flight. The club is worth the stop if you have extra time at the airport, but with short security lines and primarily regional jets serving this small airport, arriving more than 45 minutes before your flight is unnecessary. Despite this, The Club at Blue Grass offers a unique concept; it allows multiple competing airlines to share their space, without a true affiliation with any one airline and does not appear on any of the airlines club location directories. Being a small airport, this is acceptable, but at a larger airport this concept is unlikely to work, unless the club is extremely large. So if traveling through Lexington, swing in for a view of the runaway, a diet coke, and a granola bar!
Admission requirements: US Airways Club Member, Admiral Club member, Sky Club Member, United Club Member, Platinum American Express Card holder flying US, AA, or DL, or active duty military. All others are charged $10.