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
What is Wingtips lounge?
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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.
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
- Phone number: (718) 751-4222
- Website address: https://wingtipslounge.com/
- Email: WingtipsJFK@WingtipsLounge.com
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/wingtipslounge
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wingtipslounge/
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 $5 for 4 hours and allows you to extend your stay without having to visit the lot.
The entrance for Wingtips Lounge JFK is on the 6th floor of Terminal 5, accessible via stairs or an elevator.
Hours of operation for Wingtip Lounge JFK
Wingtips Lounge JFK opens at 8 AM daily and closes between 7 – 9 PM every day. The lounge may close earlier if it becomes empty, but it will not open later.
- Monday: 08:00 – 20:00
- Tuesday: 08:00 – 20:00
- Wednesday: 08:00 – 21:00
- Thursday: 08:00 – 21:00
- Friday: 08:00 – 21:00
- Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00
- Sunday: 08:00 – 21:00
Amenities at Wingtips Lounge:
Below are the 12 amenities you’ll get at the New York JFK’s Wingtips lounge;
- Air Conditioning
- Beverages (alcohol)
- Beverages (non-alcoholic)
- Conference Rooms ($)
- Disabled Access
- Flight Display Monitor
- Printers & Copiers ($)
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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”Nikolaj
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.”Rschagrin
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.
- Simple design
- Friendly staff – despite the lounge being very busy
- Good drinks/variety
- Straightforward process to book
- Complaints about food quality
- The shower cost is not included in the daily rate
- 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.
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