Wingtips Lounge JFK

Wingtips Lounge JFK review

There are very few non-airline-operated lounges and Wingtips Lounge at JFK is one of them. From Wingtips’ website, it appears that they only have lounges in two locations – JFK and St. Louis Lambert International Airport which are few compared to other non-airline lounges such as the Centurion lounge with over 15 locations in the US alone.

Below is an image of the Wingtips lounge at JFK

Image of Wingtips Lounge Entrance. Image credit - Liveandletsfly
Image of Wingtips Lounge Entrance. Image credit – Liveandletsfly

What is Wingtips lounge?

Wingtips is a private lounge that provides a respite for weary travelers at JFK and at St. Louis Lambert Airport. The company started in 1998 and has been growing steadily ever since. The lounge is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.

The JFK location is in Terminal 4, near Gate B22. If you’re not familiar with JFK’s terminal layout, that means it’s a bit of a hike from the other terminals. In fact, it’s about as far away from the other terminals as you can get and still be at JFK.

Snapshot of Wingtip Website's homepage.
A snapshot of Wingtip Website’s homepage.

Directions/location of Wingtips Lounge at JFK Airport

Address: JetBlue Terminal 4, JFK Airport, JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430

-Located in Terminal 4 (Inside Security). After security, turn right and proceed 100 yards, lounge entrance is on the left.

It is located on the airside. After proceeding through TSA/Security Checkpoint, turn right and proceed approximately 100 meters to where the lounge is located on the left.

Wingtips Lounge Key Contacts and Links

Parking near Wingtips Lounge JFK

There are several parking garages around the airport close to Terminal 5. We recommend using ParkJockey, which charges a fee of $5 for 4 hours and allows you to extend your stay without having to visit the lot.

The entrance for Wingtips Lounge JFK is on the 6th floor of Terminal 5, accessible via stairs or an elevator.

Hours of operation for Wingtip Lounge JFK

Wingtips Lounge JFK opens at 8 AM daily and closes between 7 – 9 PM every day. The lounge may close earlier if it becomes empty, but it will not open later.

  • Monday: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00 – 21:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 – 21:00
  • Friday: 08:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 – 21:00

Amenities at Wingtips Lounge:

Below are the 12 amenities you’ll get at the New York JFK’s Wingtips lounge;

  1. Air Conditioning
  2. Beverages (alcohol)
  3. Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  4. Conference Rooms ($)
  5. Disabled Access
  6. Fax
  7. Flight Display Monitor
  8. Internet/WiFi
  9. Newspapers/Magazines
  10. Printers & Copiers ($)
  11. Snacks
  12. Television

How to access Wingtips Lounge at JFK:

You can access the lounge in three ways;

Purchase Wingtips Membership:

You can access the JFK Wingtips lounge if you have a membership subscription to either Red, Platinum or Black levels. Read more details on their website here.

Snapshot showing Wingtips Lounge membership types and respective fees
A snapshot from Wingtips website showing Wingtips Lounge membership types and respective fees
  • Red Level: Annual fee is $75 and you get 2 complimentary vists and then you have to pay $30 thereafter. Guest rate per visit is $35 each.
  • Platinum Level: Annual fee is $250 and you get 10 complimentary vists and then you have to pay $28 thereafter. The guest rate per visit is $30 for first two guests and $35 thereafter.
  • Black Level: Annual fee is $500 and you get unlimited complimentary vists. First two guests pay $25 each and additional guests pay $30 each.

As a premium passenger of Wingtip’s partner airline, you qualify to join for free:

Premium passengers from Wingtip’s partner airlines can also access Wingtips lounge at JFK. Below are the partner airlines;

  • Air Europa
  • Air Serbia
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • China Southern
  • Condor Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Uzbekistan Airways
  • Xiamen Air

Members of Wingtips’ partner network qualify for free:

In addition, if you have membership to the following networks that have partnered with Wingtips, you can access Wingtips lounge;

  • Priority Pass
  • Lounge Club
  • Diner’s Club
  • LoungeKey
  • LoungeBuddy

Wingtips Single/Day Pass:

According to this site, the cost of a day pass to access the JFK Wingtips lounge is $50 but I wasn’t able to find a link to purchase a day pass. I only found a link to purchase a day pass for St. Louis Airport lounge which goes for $38 for a period of 4 hours.

You can check their website today here if JFK day passes are now available.

A snapshot from the Wingtips website showing a Day pass costing $38
A snapshot from the Wingtips website shows a Day pass costing $38

What are the prices of drinks at Wingtips Lounge JFK?

Non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary for all passengers in the lounge. Alcoholic beverages are available to purchase with an entry fee or on a per drink basis. For example, you may enter the lounge with a $40 credit and choose to drink alcohol for the next 30 minutes. The alcoholic beverages range from $10 – $15 and include:

Vodka cranberry, Gin and tonic, Rum and coke, Jack and Coke, Gin martini

Map of Wingtips Lounge JFK

The lounge has several seating areas as well as a few private rooms for those who want a little extra privacy. In addition, there’s a couple of couches with power outlets for your convenience.

Wingtips Lounge JFK Priority Pass

Priority pass gives you access to over 1300 airport lounges around the world. You can get a membership the following types;

  • Standard: $99 annual fee and have to pay $32 per lounge visit.
  • Standard Plus – $ 299 annual fee and this gives you10 free lounge visits and $32 per subsequent lounge visit.
  • Prestige – $429 (unlimited lounge visits) per year.

What if I don’t have a Priority pass membership?

You can still access Wingtips lounge for $32 as a guest. You can read more details or get your Priority pass purchase on its website here.

Wingtips lounge JFK shower:

The JFK Wingtips lounge has 2 shower suites that you can use to freshen up before or after your flight. The cost is $15 for a 5-minute shower. Worth noting that the $ 50-day pass does NOT give you access to shower facilities. This is charged seperately.

Wingtips Lounge JFK Reviews:

On Tripadvisors, the Wingtips lounge at JFK has been reviewed by 129 passengers who gave it an average of 3.5/5 which is considered good.

Snapshot from showing the rating of Wingtips Lounge by 129 passengers
Snapshot from showing the rating of Wingtips Lounge by 129 passengers

Below are some excerpts from people who have reviewed this lounge.

Nikolaj who booked space at Wingtips Lounge in April 2022 gave a 2/5 rating and had this feedback;

“The interior is simple but looks new. The selection of food/snacks is terribly. Some weird salads and a dry bagel as lunch. The booze selection is decent, good amount of different beers and a couple of wines + strong booze. Shame im not 21. If your not hungry and just want to get drunk or escape the chaos, wingtips lounge is a good place. Otherwise don’t go”


Rschagrin from Florida gave it a 2/5 rating back in 2021 and had this to say

“No an exciting lounge. Offering limited food, wine, and spirits. Just better than sitting in a boarding area.”


Someone else was kind to give a positive assessment;

“This lounge is great for a very long lay over, the food is simple and the drinks are adequate. The seats are comfortable enough and the staff does a great job of keeping things clean and together despite it being very busy.”

Read more Tripadvisors reviews here.


  1. Simple design
  2. Friendly staff – despite the lounge being very busy
  3. Clean
  4. Good drinks/variety
  5. Straightforward process to book


  1. Complaints about food quality
  2. The shower cost is not included in the daily rate
  3. Not enough power outlets


Overall, the Wingtips lounge at JFK seems like a decent place to spend some time if you have a layover or are waiting for your flight. It’s nothing too fancy but it’s clean and the staff are friendly. The drinks selection is good and there are plenty of power outlets if you need to charge your devices. The main downside is the cost of the showers which is not included in the daily rate. If you’re looking for a place to relax and escape the chaos of the airport, then Wingtips lounge is worth considering.

King Fahd Airport Guide

About King Fahd International Airport 

King Fahd International Airport is a public international airport located in the northwestern portion of Dammam Governorate, 31 kilometers northwest of Dammam downtown. The airport is also known as Dammam International Airport and is abbreviated as KFIA. The airport offers services to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Fahd ibn Abdulaziz. King Fahd International Airport is ranked the largest in the world in terms of area where the airport stands on 776 square kilometers, and the airport buildings cover 35.75 square kilometers of the total area.

King Fahd International Airport has been since July 1st, 2017 operated and managed by the Dammam Airports Company DACO. The airport is owned by the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia and is a hub for Saudia, Aramco Aviation, SaudiGulf Airlines, and Flynas. The airport has average annual passenger traffic of 10 million passengers with 37 airlines operating flights in and out of the airport. King Fahd International Airport is served by 2 runways which are both 4 kilometers in length and three terminal buildings; the passenger terminal serves the mainstream passengers inclusive of the Aramco Terminal that is dedicated for the use by Aramco employees to board Saudi Aramco Aviation Flights and the second terminal being Royal Terminal which is reserved for the use by the Saudi Royal family.

King Fahd International Airport was named after King Fahd (1982-2005) because the airport was constructed and inaugurates during his reign. The designing plan began in 1976 and the site master plan was created by architecture Yamasaki & Associates and Boeing and was completed in 1977. The construction of the airport kicked off in 1983 and the basic infrastructure of the airport was completed by the end of 1990. The completion of the infrastructure made room for U.S-led Coalition forces to use the airport for storage of military aircraft during the Gulf War in early 1991.

On the 28th of November 1999, GACA inaugurated the airport and opened it to commercial traffic with all the airlines transferring their operations from the Dhahran International Airport which was initially running the operation to King Fahd International Airport. King Fahd International Airport was corporatized in July 2017 under the Dammam Airports Company DACO as a partial fulfillment of the Saudi Vision 2030. DACO after corporatization is responsible to operate and maintain the airport.

King Fahd International Airport Codes

King Fahd International Airport is identified by its codes which are:

  • IATA code : DMM and
  • ICAO code: OEDF.
  • The King Fadh International airport is also abbreviated as KFIA.

King Fahd International Airport Airlines and Destinations


Air ArabiaSharjah
Air IndiaDelhi
Air India Expressozhikode, Mangalore
AnadoluJetIstanbul–Sabiha Gokcen
Biman Bangladesh AirlinesDhaka
Buta AirwaysBaku
EgyptAirAlexandria, Cairo
Ethiopian AirlinesAddis Ababa
Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi
FlyadealJeddah, Riyadh, Ta’if, Yanbu
FlynasAbha, Al Baha, Arar, Cairo, Gassim, Ha’il, Jeddah, Jizan, Karachi, Khartoum, Kozhikode, Lahore, Lucknow, Medina, Riyadh, Tabuk, Ta’if, YanbuSeasonal: Baku, Batumi, Tbilisi
Gulf AirBahrain
Himalaya AirlinesKathmandu
IndiGoDelhi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram
Jazeera AirwaysKuwait
KLMAmsterdam, Muscat
Kuwait AirwaysKuwait
LufthansaFrankfurt, Kuwait
Middle East AirlinesBeirut
Oman AirMuscat
Pakistan International AirlinesIslamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gokcen[26]
Philippine AirlinesManila
Regent AirwaysDhaka
Royal JordanianAmman–Queen Alia
SaudiaAbha, Al Baha, Bisha, Cairo, Dhaka, Dubai–International, Gassim, Ha’il, Jeddah, Jizan, Kozhikode (suspended), Medina, Riyadh, Tabuk, Ta’if, Turaif
SaudiGulf AirlinesAbha, Islamabad, Jeddah, Karachi, Lahore, Medina, Riyadh, Sialkot
SriLankan AirlinesColombo–Bandaranaike
SunExpressSeasonal: Trabzon
Tarco AirlinesKhartoum
Turkish AirlinesIstanbulSeasonal: Trabzon


Air France CargoDubai–International, Hong Kong, Mumbai
Cargo Garuda IndonesiaJakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
CargoluxHong Kong, Luxembourg
Emirates SkyCargoDubai–Al Maktoum
Lufthansa CargoFrankfurt, Sharjah
Saudia CargoAmsterdam, Brussels, Dhaka, Frankfurt, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston–Intercontinental, Jeddah, Maastricht/Aachen, Manila, Milan–Malpensa, New York–JFK, Riyadh, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Vienna

King Fahd International Airport Facilities

Car rental

At King Fahd International Airport, there are several companies that offer car rental services. They include Travelocity who have focused on economy and compact class vehicles which are meant to carry at most 2 adults and 2 bags and 4 adults and 2 bags respectively, AVIS who have focused on intermediate class vehicles which are meant to carry at most 5 adults and 2 bags, Europcar who have focused on standard class vehicles which are meant to carry at least 5 adults and 3 bags, Thrifty car rental who have focused on premium class vehicles which are meant to carry at least 5 adults and 3 bags and so on. Averagely the cars cost around $26-$930 per day depending on the type of vehicle hired. One is at liberty to choose self-drive or offered a driver at an extra cost. The vehicles can be hired for more than one day, depending on the demand of the one hiring them. 

Duty-free shopping

One gets to enjoy duty-free shopping at King Fahd International Airport, as the duty-free stores are located at the International departures. Some of the brands being vended include Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Guerlain, Dolce, and Gabbana (D&G), and many more.  

According to Arab News (12th January 2015), a partnership between World Duty-Free Group (WDFG) and Al Musbah Group saw the opening of the first duty-free airport shop in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. King Fahd International Airport Director said that the new store was to add great value to services for arriving, departing, and transiting passengers because it differed from the local market in terms of product offering and price. 

Currency exchange

There are several banks located at King Fahd International Airport, for example, Al Rajhi Bank which is located at the arrivals level, Alinma Bank which is also located at the arrivals level, NCB which is also located at the arrivals level, Boarding Level, before security branch and at the service level, Sharhan Exchange which is also located at the arrivals level, SABB which is located at the departures level before security, Samba Bank which is located at the departures level near Passport Inspection Centre. All these financial institutions offer currency exchange. They are easily accessible from the locations stated at each of the individual institutions. 

Lost and found

There is a lost and found desk and a Help desk which is located at the arrivals, Boarding, and Departures Level. You can walk at any time (during operational hours) and seek assistance. If you happen to have left the country or not nearly accessible to the airport, then you can contact them through the airport’s email

Smoking area

King Fahd International Airport is strictly a non-smoking area. Smoking of e-cigarettes is also not allowed in the terminal. Therefore, there are designated smoking rooms that are all over the passenger terminal. They are fitted with smoke extractors and comfortable seating to ensure non-smoking passengers are not inconvenienced.

Luggage handling

At King Fahd International Airport, luggage trolleys are free for use. If you need a hand with your luggage, then you can find luggage carts which are located all over the airport. There are also luggage storage facilities around the terminal areas, where one securely stores his/her luggage at a fee. There are also baggage wrapping bags to ensure that your luggage isn’t stolen by thieves. 

Passengers are required to proceed to the baggage claim area which is located on the Arrivals Level. They are also required to collect their luggage within a reasonable time. If one cannot collect his/her/their luggage at a reasonable time, then they should speak to airport staff at the baggage claims area or a representative to the airline used. 

Wi-Fi and other communication facilities

There is free wireless Wi-Fi connectivity at King Fahd International Airport which is accessible throughout the arrivals and departures halls (Coffee Talk). On your Wi-Fi enabled device, turn on Wi-Fi on your settings and connect to the network named ‘KFIA Complimentary Wi-Fi’ and sign in. The network is available to use by the public and the signal is all over the terminal area.

If you do not have a Wi-Fi enabled device(s) and wish to use the internet, then there are internet access points comprising of desktop computers and MacBook, which can be used to access the internet. The internet access points can be located at various locations in the terminal building. 

If you are looking to save some extra cash by not spending excess fees on roaming mobile tariffs, then why not get a local SIM card? Thanks to local Telecom Service Providers, STC, Mobily, and Zain, which are located at the Arrivals Level near Gate 3. They are quite cheap to buy and operate while in Saudi Arabia compared to the roaming tariffs. 

Mobile Charging

There are several mobile charging spots which are found at most gates. They are labeled as Huawei SuperCharge stations. So on your walks around the terminal and you wish to charge your phone, then be looking for the designated areas meant for charging mobile phones, of which they are labeled as Huawei SuperCharge. 

King Fahd International Airport Terminal

King Fahd International Airport has one main passenger terminal. The main terminal six-storey building has a floor area of 327,000 m2 (3,520,000 ft2). Roughly 247,500 m2 (2,664,000 ft2) was built in the 1st phase, on top of 11 static passenger boarding bridges which serve 15 gates. The unique design counted in 31 fixed boarding bridges. The departure terminal is also well-found with a number of customer counters of which 66 were allocated to Saudia (now shared with flynas and SaudiGulf Airlines), 44 to foreign airlines, and the rest for customs and immigration.

King Fahd International Airport was the first Saudi airport to embrace duty-free stores. Furthermore, to the spaces allocated to duty-free stores, the airport also has a distinct zone for shops dedicated to the sale of gifts and all passenger-related goods. This area consists of eateries, cafeterias, and banks, and is found on the arrivals level. The distinction is largely futile however as the Kingdom has no sales or import duties on any products.

The private airline ran by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco Aviation, runs out of the Aramco Terminal, providing networks to its employees to faraway company locations such as in Yanbu, Tanajib, Shaybah, and Haradh, as well to some remote pump stations, using their own fleet of Boeing 737s and Embraer ERJ-170LRs.The royal family of Saudi Arabia has its own reserved terminal, The Royal Terminal, government personnel, and official guests. It covers a surface area of 16,400 m2 (177,000 ft2) and has four bridges linking the terminal to aircraft. It is luxuriously furnished and decorated and includes extensively landscaped exteriors and grounds. Despite its specialized purpose, the terminal is rarely used by the royal family, who generally prefer to utilize a similar special terminal at King Abdulaziz Air Base.

King Fahd International Airport Jobs and Careers

For an opportunity to work at King Fahd International Airport to build your career and have a job for your income generation you can go online and check on the available slots and requirements to secure the job. You can check online the availability of the job by clicking here.

King Fahd International Airport Webcams and Weather

You can view live arrivals and live departures of flights at King Fahd International Airport by the use of the live webcams available at the airport. You can also check the weather at the airport and listen to live radio traffic. You can access the webcam online by clicking here.

King Fahd International Airport Address and Website

The official address of King Fahd International Airport is “King Fahd Rd، King Fahd International Airport, Dammam Saudi Arabia” and the official website for the airport is on the website, you can all the information about the airport and make any inquiries. 

King Fahd International Airport Accidents and Incidences

A Saudia Flight 919, a Boeing 747-400F operated by Air ACT on February 1, 2020, was flying to Zaragoza, Spain. The flight suffered a tail strike upon takeoff from the airport causing it to enter a holding pattern west of the airport before diverting to Jeddah; landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport three hours later.

King Fahd International Airport Logo

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King Fahd International Airport Maps

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King Fahd International Airport Images

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