JFK Airport Lounges
JFK has over 10 lounges located in six of its Terminals; 1, 2, 4, 5,7, and 8. As you fly through JFK, one of the things you can do is relax, smoke, eat, or even drink a beer any in any of the lounges. All you need is a day pass which you can purchase at the door if you don’t have an annual membership.
Several Airlines rent the space out from JFK’s airport management and their customers get to enjoy the space at a fee that they charge for the Day Pass. You should, however, note that your boarding pass will give you access to the lounges if you are flying First-class or Business Class.
Are JFK Airport Lounges Open? Covid Closure Notices
Following Covid-19 Pandemic from 2020, several lounges were closed for some period and some are still closed. Southwest and JetBlue lounges remain closed but the following JFK lounges are currently open in 2022:
- American Airlines – Gate 12
- Delta Airlines – Terminal 4
- Amex Centurion lounges
Day Pass Cost/Rates:
It costs an average of $40 to get a JFK Airport lounge if you are traveling economy class and want to purchase a Day Pass.
JFK Airport Lounges Terminal 1
At JFK Airport lounge Terminal 1, the following airlines operate lounges
|Name of Lounge||Location|
|KAL Business Class Lounge||Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Gate 3.|
|Air France Lounge||Location: Terminal 1, Airside, near Gate 1.|
|Lufthansa Business Lounge||Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Departure Area.|
|Lufthansa Senator Lounge||Terminal 1, on the left after security – open daily from 10 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.|
|Primeclass Lounge||Location: Terminal 1, Airside, next to Gate 8 & 9|
JFK Airport Lounges Terminal 2
The only lounge on JFK’s Terminal 2 is Delta Sky Club Lounge.
JFK Airport Lounges Terminal 4
There are 5 open lounges that you can access at JFK Airports Terminal 4. Delta Sky Club is among the airlines with lounges on this terminal. If this Delta lounge is full, Delta also has another lounge on the 2nd Terminal.
|Name of Lounge at Terminal 4||Location|
|Air India Maharaja Lounge||Location: Terminal 4, Airside, next to Gate 5|
|Swiss Business Class Lounge||Location: Terminal 4, Airside.|
|Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse||Location: Terminal 4, Airside, near Gates A4 and A5|
|Wingtips Lounge||Location: Terminal 4, Airside.|
|Delta Sky Lounge||Location: Terminal 4|
JFK Airport Lounge Terminal 5
On JFK’s 5th, there is one lounge called the USO Lounge which is located opposite Carousel #2 near the Baggage Claims area. USO is a non-profit organization founded in 1941 and supports active duty service members of our country’s Armed Forces, as well as their spouses and families. If you are a US military member or have a US military member in your family, this lounge is free.
Jetblue used to have a lounge here but closed towards the end of 2021 because of Covid. Not sure if they’ll reopen or the space is now operated by other airlines. Read more on Jetblue lounge at JFK here.
JFK Airport Lounges Terminal 7
Alaska Lounge is the only lounge on JFK’s 7th Terminal. It is located at the airside on the Mezzanine Level, past security check
JFK Airport Louges Terminal 8
Close to Gate 42 on the Airside, you will find the American Airlines Admirals Club at Terminal 8. Another lounge on Terminal 8 is Bobby Van’s Steakhouse.
JFK Airport Lounges By Terminal
|Terminal 1||Air France/KLM Lounge|
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge
Lufthansa Senator Lounge
|Terminal 2||Delta SkyClub|
|Terminal 4||Air India Maharajah Lounge|
Delta Sky Club
Etihad Airways First and Business Class Lounge
The King David Business and First Class Lounge (EL AL)
SWISS Business Class Lounge
SWISS First Class HON Lounge
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
|Terminal 5||Aer Lingus Lounge|
|Terminal 7||Alaska Airlines Lounge|
British Airways Club Lounge
British Airways Concorde Room
British Airways First Class Lounge
|Terminal 8||American Airlines Admirals Club|
American Airlines Flagship Lounge
JFK Airport Smoking Lounges
JFK is one of the top 35 busiest airports that has committed to developing and encouraging policies that would reduce the harm of cigarette smoking for primary and secondary smokers. If you want to smoke at JFK airport, you will not be able to do so indoors and all smoking areas are outside any of the 8 Terminals.
No Terminal or lounges has a smoking area.
Even when connecting, you must check-in and essentially enter the US to get to smoke outside the airport. You can then go through security again to get to your flight. You can read this response on TripAdvisor here.
JFK Airport Priority Passes (Terminal 1,2,4,5,7 and 8)
Priority Passes are available in the following JFK lounges:
- Terminal 1: Air France Lounge, Primeclass Lounge, and KAL Business Class Lounge
- Terminal 2: No priority pass lounges
- Terminal 4: Air India Maharaja Lounge and Wingtips Lounge
- Terminal 5: No priority pass lounges
- Terminal 7: Alaska Lounge
- Terminal 8: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
JFK Airport Sleeping Lounges (Terminal 5)
On the Airside of Terminal 5, there is a sleeping lounge with GoSleep Pods. A micro-hotel is under development in Terminal 4 and will serve clients looking to find rooms to sleep for a few hours.
You can also sleep at TWA Airport Hotel which is located in Terminal 5. A day pass for TWA Hotel is $25 and this gives you access to the hotel lounge, Infinity pool, drinks, and food. Dayroom rates will cost you $150 to $210.
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