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Full List of Airport Lounges at Tampa International Airport [TPA]

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Tampa International Airport is the gateway to Florida’s West Coast, serving over 21.5 million passengers in 2022. With Delta Air Lines and American Airlines accounting for around 17% of passenger traffic, eligible passengers can await their flights in the comfort of the airlines’ lounges.

When accessing a lounge in a different concourse, passengers must allow extra time to reach their gate, as each airside concourse at TPA has a security checkpoint at the entrance.

TPA Terminal Map

Tampa International Airport Map
Tampa International Airport map. Image Credit: Tampa International Airport

TPA Airport Lounges by Terminal

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Terminal

Lounge

Main Terminal

USO Tampa Bay Welcome Center

Airside A

No lounges

Airside C

No lounges

Airside E

Delta Sky Club

Airside F

American Airlines Admirals Club

American Airlines Admirals Club

American Airlines Admirals Club TPA
American Airlines Admirals Club at Tampa International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Concourse F, adjacent to gate 85
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet snacks and refreshments (premium food available to purchase)
  • Business center
  • Full-service bar
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Personal travel assistant
  • Semi-private workstations
  • Televisions
  • Wi-Fi

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Access

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Access Type

Details

Fees and Policies

Day pass

  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Day pass visitors may bring up to 3 children (under 18) into the lounge, provided they hold a valid same-day boarding card
  • $79
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines or any Oneworld partner airline. Flight can also be marketed and operated by JetBlue, but excludes flights operating to and from Europe

Admirals Club members

  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Members can bring their immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests

First and business passengers

Passengers can access the lounge when traveling on a same-day international flight

  • Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American Airlines
  • Excludes flights operated by Alaska Airlines flying from the U.S. to Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico

AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members

  • Passengers can access the lounge when traveling on a same-day international flight in any cabin
  • Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest (infants under 2 years are admitted for free)
  • Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American
  • Excludes flights operated by Alaska Airlines flying from the U.S. to Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico

Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire, Alaska Mileage Plan MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold

  • Passengers traveling in any cabin on a same-day international flight or eligible transcontinental flight can access the lounge
  • Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest (infants under 2 years are admitted for free)

Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline

Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® cardmembers and authorized users ($175 per year)

  • Cardholders receive a free Admirals Club membership with this credit card
  • The cardmember receives unlimited access to any Admirals Club when traveling on a same-day flight, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
  • $595 (annually)
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by JetBlue (excluding JetBlue flights operating to and from Europe)

Military

Military personnel traveling in uniform on a same-day flight may access the lounge along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests

Flight must be operated by American Airlines

American Airlines Admirals Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by American, any Oneworld airline, or JetBlue (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is for existing Admirals Club Lifetime Members who may continue to access the Admirals Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • Guests may have appropriate access to the required terminal or concourse, as gate passes will not be issued for entry.
  • A government-issued photo ID, the relevant access card (e.g., AAdvantage membership card or number), and a same-day boarding card are required. Entry may be denied if the appropriate identification and credentials are not presented, and cards may be confiscated if used by anyone but the member.

Read the full list of house rules on the American Airlines website.

Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club TPA
Delta Sky Club at Tampa International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Concourse E, near gate 68
Opening Hours: Daily: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Delta Sky Club Facilities

  • Buffet snacks and refreshments
  • Business services
  • Full-service bar
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Satellite TV
  • Seating with power sockets
  • Semi-private workstations
  • Wi-Fi

Delta Sky Club Access

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Access Type

Details

Fees and Policies

Executive membership

  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members may bring up to 2 guests or spouse/domestic partner and children under 21
  • $1,495 (annually) or 149,500 miles
  • Passengers must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership

Individual membership

  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 per person
  • $695 (annually) or 69,500 miles
  • Passengers must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership

SkyTeam Elite Plus

Passengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel

  • Passengers may access the lounge when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight in any cabin
  • For SkyTeam Elite Plus, this excludes passengers traveling between the U.S. and the Caribbean

Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members

Passengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel

Passengers traveling in Delta Premium Select or Delta One may access the lounge when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight

Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabin

Passengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel

  • Delta One passengers can access the lounge when flying domestically or when connecting to/from an international flight
  • Flying on a SkyTeam flight, premium passengers can access the lounge if confirmed in the first or business cabin for the international segment of the journey

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card*

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card*

Cardmembers may bring 2 guests for a fee of $50 per person

  • $650 annual fee for the Delta Reserve card (rates & fees)
  • $650 annual fee for the Delta Reserve Business card (rates & fees
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • Passengers traveling on Delta partner flights can access the lounge for $50
  • The credit card must be used for payment

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card**

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card**

Cardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $50 per person

  • $350 annual fee for the Delta Platinum card (rates & fees)
  • $350 annual fee for the Delta Platinum Business card (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight
  • The credit card must be used for payment

The Platinum Card® from American Express

Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee

  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight

Centurion® Card from American Express

  • Initiation fee: $10,000
  • Annual membership fee: $5,000
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum or Gold card members
Virgin Australia business class passengers

Cardmembers or business class passengers may access a Delta Sky Club

Membership card must be displayed at the lounge along with a same-day international boarding pass for a Delta- or Virgin Australia-operated flight

*Effective 2/1/25, Reserve Card Members will receive 15 Visits per year to the Delta Sky Club; to earn an unlimited number of Visits each year starting on 2/1/25, the total eligible purchases on the Card must equal $75,000 or more between 1/1/24 and 12/31/24, and each calendar year thereafter.

**Effective 1/1/24, this benefit will no longer be available.

Cardholders of the Japan-based cards Delta SkyMiles® Diners Club Card, Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa Card, and Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa Card have varying degrees of access to Sky Clubs. See Delta’s international credit card website for specific details, fees, and policies.

Delta Sky Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by Delta Air Lines or a Delta partner airline (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is that existing Delta Lifetime Members may continue to access the Delta Sky Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • Although the minimum age for membership is 18, guests must be 21 to access a club with a self-serve bar in the U.S. The only exception is if they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • Guests must have access to the required terminal or concourse, as gate passes will not be issued for entry.

Read the full list of house rules on the Delta Air Lines website.

USO Tampa Bay Welcome Center

USO Lounge Tampa International Airport
USO Lounge at Tampa International Airport. Image Credit: USO

Location: Main terminal, ticketing level near the British Airways counter
Opening Hours: Daily: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet snacks and refreshments
  • Children’s activities
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi

USO Lounge Access

Active-duty military and their families are permitted in the lounge with appropriate military identification and military retirees meeting the lounge admission requirements.

Final Thoughts

Tampa International Airport doesn’t have an extensive selection of airport lounges, with only an Admirals Club and Delta Sky Club for general passengers. Both of these lounges are a little tired compared to the Admirals Club at DCA and Delta Sky Club at ORD, but they are spacious and offer tarmac views.

The information regarding the Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the Centurion® Card from American Express was independently collected by Upgraded Points and was not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 
The information regarding the Delta SkyMiles® Diners Club Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tampa International Airport have a Centurion Lounge?

Tampa International Airport does not have a Centurion Lounge; however, eligible Amex cardholders can access the Delta Sky Club located in Concourse E, near gate 68.

Does the Tampa airport have sleeping rooms?

There are no sleeping rooms or designated sleeping areas at Tampa International Airport. The Tampa Airport Marriott is located on airport property and offers day rooms for a fee.

Does Tampa International Airport have a Delta Sky Club?

Tampa International Airport has a Delta Sky Club located in Concourse E, near gate 68. The lounge is open daily from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Does Tampa International Airport have an Admirals Club?

Tampa International Airport has an Admirals Club located in Concourse F, adjacent to gate 85. The lounge is open daily from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Does the Tampa airport have any lounges?

Tampa International Airport has the following lounges:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club
  • Delta Sky Club
  • USO Lounge
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