Bound for London, my sister and I were flying British Airway from Pisa to London Heathrow after wrapping up a nice time in Florence and the surrounding region. While we were staying in Florence, there a more flight options out of Pisa than the Florence airport. Plus, award availability on British Airways was much better from Pisa.
After riding the train from Florence, we took the brand new Pisa People Mover to the airport. The ride takes less than 5 minutes. We cleared security and headed towards the Galilei VIP Lounge. The Galilei VIP Lounge is located post-security but pre-passport control if you’re catching a non-Schengen flight.
Acess to the Galilei VIP Lounge is granted to Priority Pass holders, Lounge Club members, and premium or elite passengers on most airlines departing Pisa. For € 20, any passenger can purchase a day pass.
There was only staff member for the whole lounge who was posted at the front check-in desk. She was friendly and welcoming. Notably, the lounge decor is quite dated. It reminds me of a church parlor from the 1980s. However, the lounge is clean and there was plenty of seating and power outlets to be found.
My sister and I found a spot in the back of the lounge and I took some time to catch up on a few emails. The lounge amenities are very basic with a few snacks and drinks, in-lounge restrooms, and decent WiFi. The espresso machine was a bit confusing to use but the lounge manager was happy to help guests.
On a Saturday morning, the lounge was nearly empty upon on arrival. Even after spending about 45 minutes in the lounge, the lounge never had more than 8-10 people in the lounge. But while it’s not the flashiest lounge, it is a comfortable place to have a coffee and check a few emails before you catch your flight. Considering there aren’t a ton of amenities in the Pisa airport, it’s not a bad place to hang out.