Full List of Airport Lounges at John F. Kennedy International Airport [JFK]

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JFK serves over 61 million passengers every year, making it the sixth-busiest airport in the U.S. There are 24 lounges at JFK, with 8 allowing passengers to purchase single-entry passes.

7 of the lounges are available to passengers with Priority Pass membership, including the Primeclass and Wingtips lounges.

With security checkpoints at each terminal, it can be difficult to use a lounge at a different terminal to your departure, however, JFK’s renovation plans should improve this situation once 2 new consolidated terminals are completed.

For information on accessing lounges worldwide, see our article on the best credit cards for getting into airport lounges.

Update: Some of the lounges featured in this article may be closed or operating under reduced opening hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JFK Terminal Map

John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport map. Image Credit: John F. Kennedy International Airport

JFK Airport Lounges By Terminal

TerminalLounges
Terminal 1
Terminal 2Terminal Closed
Terminal 4
Terminal 5
Terminal 7
Terminal 8

Hot Tip: If you’re flying out of JFK, you’ll find information on facilities, airlines, ground transportation, and more in our Terminal Guide to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Aer Lingus Lounge

Aer Lingus Lounge JFK
Aer Lingus Lounge JFK. Image Credit: Aer Lingus

Location: Terminal 5, across from gate 26
Opening Hours: Daily from 12:45 p.m. to last departure

Aer Lingus Lounge Facilities

  • Chaise lounge seating
  • Business center
  • Snacks, soups, and sandwiches
  • Soft drinks, wine, and spirits
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Views of the airfield and TWA Flight Center
  • Newspapers and magazines

Aer Lingus Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day pass
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may access the lounge 2 hours before departure

 

  • $50
  • Lounge passes must be prepaid online
  • The name of the passenger on the boarding card must match the lounge pass email
Business class
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may also use the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge when arriving on a transatlantic flight
Valid when traveling on an Aer Lingus ticketed and operated flight
Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on an Aer Lingus ticketed and operated flight

Bank of Ireland Mastercard Gold Business Card cardholders

  • Cardmembers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Cardholders may bring 1 guest into the lounge
Cardholder and guest must be traveling on the same Aer Lingus ticketed and operated flight

Air France/KLM Lounge

Air France Lounge JFK
Air France Lounge JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 1, near gate 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Air France/KLM Lounge Facilities

  • Bar with soft and alcoholic beverages, including Champagne
  • Hot and cold meal counters
  • Night service 3-course dining for passengers onboard flights AF011 and AF009 (dine at the airport and sleep on the plane)
  • Complimentary La Prairie beauty treatment center
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Free use of digital tablets
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Business services

Air France/KLM Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

Day passPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • $50 or 6,000 miles
  • Passengers must be flying on an Air France, KLM, or Delta-operated flight
Business classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Valid when traveling on an international Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam flight
  • Guests may purchase a day pass
La Premiere
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
  • Valid when traveling on an international Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam flight
  • The guest must be traveling on an international Air France, KLM, or SkyTeam flight and must be departing from the same hall as the passenger
Flying Blue Gold and Platinum
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 child aged 2 to 17 years and 1 guest
SkyTeam Elite Plus
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Priority Pass and Lounge ClubPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours
  • Cardholders must be 21 years old
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429

Hot Tip: The Air France lounge at JFK is considered one of the best Priority Pass lounges in the U.S.

Air India Maharajah Lounge

Air India Maharajah Lounge JFK
Air India Maharajah Lounge JFK. Image Credit: Priority Pass

Location: Terminal 4, near gate 5
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Air India Maharajah Lounge Facilities

  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Snacks and meals
  • Refreshments

Air India Maharajah Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First and Executive classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardPassengers must be flying on an Air India-operated flight
Priority Pass and Lounge ClubPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 4 hours
  • Children under 7 are admitted free of charge
  • Access is subject to capacity restrictions
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429

Alaska Airlines Lounge

Alaska Airlines Lounge JFK
Alaska Airlines Lounge JFK. Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

Location: Terminal 7, mezzanine level
Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alaska Airlines Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet food
  • Pancake machine
  • Starbucks self-serve coffee bar
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Bar serving premium beer and cocktails
  • Premium meals to order (for a fee)
  • Wi-Fi

Alaska Airlines Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day pass
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers purchasing a day pass may use an Alaska lounge at any location for 24 hours from redemption
  • $50
  • Valid traveling with any airline
Alaska Lounge membership
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring up to 2 guests or their immediate family
  • Standard members: $450
  • Mileage Plan MVP: $400
  • Mileage Plan MVP Gold: $350
  • Mileage Plan MVP Gold 75K: $300
  • Valid traveling with any airline
First classFirst class passengers may use the lounge prior to departure
  • Valid flying first class with Alaska Airlines
  • Not valid for passengers traveling on upgraded fares
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold and Gold 75KPassengers must have a same-day boarding cardValid flying with any Oneworld airline to Mexico City, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest also on a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld carrier
  • Valid flying with any Oneworld airline to Mexico City, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia
  • Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald passengers that hold status with a non-U.S. airline may access the Alaska lounge when traveling domestically
Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Platinum and Gold
Icelandair Saga Club Gold
Passengers must have a same-day boarding cardValid flying on an international flight connecting to Alaska Airlines
Cardholders of Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers purchasing a day pass may use an Alaska lounge at any location for 24 hours from redemption
  • Cardholders receive 50% off ($25)
  • Day pass must be purchased using the Alaska Signature card
Priority Pass and Lounge Pass
  • Members may access the lounge 3 hours before a flight
  • Access is limited to 2 guests per cardholder (per person charge where applicable)
  • Valid with a same-day boarding card
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429
Active duty militaryMilitary traveling on orders may access the lounge for free 3 hours before departing on a flightValid traveling with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines House Rules

  • Infants under 2 may accompany the eligible passenger into the lounge for free.
  • Members bringing more than 2 guests may purchase guest passes for a reduced rate of $25.
  • Guests are requested to use headphones when using their personal devices.
  • Food and drink may not be brought into, or be removed from the lounge.

Read the full list of house rules on Alaska Airline’s website.

American Airlines Admirals Club

Admirals Club JFK
Admirals Club JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 8, Concourse C across from gate 42
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Facilities

  • Snacks
  • Additional food for purchase
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Children’s room
  • Computers and printers
  • Wi-Fi

American Airlines Admirals Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

Day pass
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers can bring up to 3 children (under 18)
  • $59
  • Passengers must be flying with American Airlines or a partner airline
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
AAdvantage StatusFee
AAdvantage$650 (65,000 miles)
AAdvantage Gold$625 (62,500 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum$600 (60,000 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum Pro$575 (57,500 miles)
AAdvantage Executive Platinum$550 (55,000 miles)
Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, any Oneworld partner airline, or Alaska Airlines
First and business passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flightFlight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling 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
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling 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
  • Passengers may not access the lounge if traveling solely on North American routes
Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® cardmembers and authorized users
  • Cardholders receive a free Admirals Club membership with this credit card (see Admirals Club members details above)
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
  • $450 (annually)
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, any Oneworld partner airline, or Alaska Airlines
Military
  • Uniformed military personnel with a same-day boarding card can access the lounge
  • Passengers can bring immediate family members (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
Valid on an American Airlines-operated flight

American Airlines Admirals Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by American Airlines, any Oneworld airline, or Alaska Airlines (see rules for the applicable access type above).
  • Guests may have appropriate access to the required terminal or concourse as gate passes will not be issued for entry.
  • Existing Admirals Club Lifetime Members may access the Admirals Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • A government-issued photo ID is required, along with the relevant access card (e.g., AAdvantage membership card or number) and a same-day boarding card.

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

American Airlines Flagship Lounge

American Airlines Flagship Lounge JFK foyer
American Airlines Flagship Lounge JFK foyer. Image Credit: Stephen Au

Location: Terminal 8, concourse B on the mezzanine level
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:15 a.m. to 1 a.m.

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve cocktail bar and premium wine and Champagne station
  • Self-serve hot and cold food
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Quiet room and day beds with charging ports
  • Media room
  • Business center
  • Phone rooms
  • Showers with towels and amenities
  • Wi-Fi

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First or business passengers on qualifying international flights
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • International first class passengers may bring 1 guest
  • Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline
  • Qualifying flights are between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City, New Zealand, or South America
AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card when departing or connecting on eligible international flights
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
  • Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline
  • Qualifying flights are between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City, New Zealand, or South America
ConciergeKey
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring up to 2 guests or their immediate family (including children under 18)
Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card when departing or connecting to a flight
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest

American Airlines Flagship Lounge House Rules

  • A same-day ticket must be on the same day of travel or before 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Children over the age of 2 years old count as guests.
  • ConciergeKey, AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum customers traveling solely on North American itineraries (unless on an eligible transcontinental route) do not qualify for Flagship Lounge access.

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

British Airways Club Lounge

British Airways Club Lounge JFK
British Airways Club Lounge JFK. Image Credit: British Airways

Location: Terminal 7, left after security at the top of the escalator
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

British Airways Club Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet food with snacks and sandwiches
  • Pancake machine
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Brew Dog craft beer area
  • TVs
  • Showers
  • Spa services
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Printers

British Airways Club Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

First class passengers
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passenger and guest must be flying on scheduled flights operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner
Business (Club World) passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardPassenger and guest must be flying on scheduled flights operated by British Airways
Executive Club Silver or Gold member
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest (when flying on a British Airways-operated flight)
  • Passenger must be flying on a scheduled flight operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner
  • When the passenger is flying on a scheduled flight operated by British Airways, the passenger may bring 1 guest (also flying on a British Airways flight)
Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire member
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passenger and guest must be flying on scheduled flights operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner

British Airways Club Lounge House Rules

  • Children over the age of 2 will be counted as a guest.
  • Passengers must display their boarding card and frequent flyer membership card (if applicable).

View the full list of house rules on the Oneworld website.

British Airways Concorde Room

British Airways Concorde Lounge JFK
British Airways Concorde Lounge JFK. Image Credit: British Airways

Location: Terminal 7, near gate 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

British Airways Concorde Room Facilities

  • Business center
  • Full-service bar
  • À la carte dining
  • Snacks and self-serve drinks
  • Showers (located in the Club Lounge)
  • Wi-Fi

British Airways Concorde Room Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

First class passengers
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passenger and guest must be flying on scheduled flights operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner
Concorde Room cardholders
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passenger and guest must be flying on scheduled flights operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner

British Airways First Class Lounge

British Airways First Class Lounge
British Airways First Class Lounge. Image Credit: British Airways

Location: Terminal 7, after security
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

British Airways First Class Lounge Facilities

  • Snacks and hot and cold buffet food
  • À la carte dining
  • Self-serve bar with Champagne
  • Business center
  • Runway views
  • Showers (located in the Club Lounge)
  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi
Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

First class passengers
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passenger and guest must be flying on scheduled flights operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner
Concorde Room cardholders

Casa Alitalia New York

Casa Alitalia JFK
Casa Alitalia JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 1, near gate 3
Opening Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Casa Alitalia New York Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve drinks, including alcohol and coffee machines
  • Self-serve sandwiches and snacks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Tarmac views

Casa Alitalia New York Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

Day passPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • €35 (~$42) in advance online, by phone with the Customer Centre, or with an affiliated travel agent
  • €45 (~$53) at the airport
  • Passengers must be traveling on an Alitalia-operated flight
Magnifica classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardPassengers must be flying on a long-haul Alitalia flight or when connecting to/from a domestic Alitalia flight
SkyTeam business classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardPassengers must be flying on a Skyteam-operated flight
Freccia Alata Plus, Freccia Alata and SkyTeam Elite Plus clubs
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passengers must be flying on an Alitalia-operated flight. Access is not permitted for passengers flying on flights to DOM, except when connecting on flights to/from INZ
CFV/CFA/CFP
CFP/CFA Corporate
CFP/CFA University
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passengers must be flying on an Alitalia, SkyTeam, or Etihad-operated flight
Alitalia American Express Platinum Card
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passengers must be flying on an Alitalia-operated flight
Etihad Guest Exclusive/Platinum/GoldPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardPassengers must be flying on an Alitalia or Etihad-operated flight
Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum or Gold
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest + 1 child up to 12 years old
Passengers must be flying on an Alitalia-operated flight

Casa Alitalia New York Lounge House Rules

  • Children under 2 years old may enter free of charge with an adult.
  • Day pass entry is non-refundable.

Centurion Lounge

Centurion Lounge JFK Speakeasy
Tucked away on the bottom level of the lounge is a bar within a bar — the Centurion Lounge JFK speakeasy. You have to know how to access this hideaway. Ask any staff person and they’ll tell you how. Image Credit: James Larounis

Location: Terminal 4, just after security
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Centurion Lounge Facilities

  • Premium dining
  • 2 premium bars serving cocktails and Champagne
  • Specialty coffee bar
  • Family room
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Business services
  • Showers
  • Equinox Body Lab wellness treatments

Centurion Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests free of charge
  • $550 annually
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person

See rates and fees

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • $595 annually
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person

See rates and fees

Corporate Platinum Card® by American Express
  • $550 annually
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests at a charge of $50 per person
  • $550 annually
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier

See rates and fees

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
  • $550 annually
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier

See rates and fees

Centurion® Card from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests or immediate family (partner and children under 18) free of charge
  • Initiation fee: $10,000
  • Annual membership fee: $5,000
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person

Centurion Lounge House Rules

  • Family members and guests are not permitted to access the lounge or remain in the lounge without the relevant cardholder.
  • Complimentary guest access is per day.
  • Children under 2 years are admitted free of charge with proof of age.

For more information, check out our detailed guide to the Centurion Lounge at JFK.

Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club Terminal 4
Delta Sky Club Terminal 4. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 4, concourse B, near gate 31
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Delta Sky Club Facilities

  • Delta Sky Club ambassador for assistance
  • Self-serve bar with soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Self-serve buffet food and snacks
  • TVs
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Sky Deck outdoor terrace
  • Business services
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi

Hot Tip: Take a look at our full list of U.S. Delta Sky Clubs for information on locations, amenities, and opening hours.

Delta Sky Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive membership
  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members may bring 2 guests
  • $845 (annually) | 84,500 miles | $75 (12 month installments)
  • Passengers and guests must be traveling with a same-day boarding card 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
  • Individual members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $39 per person
  • $545 (annually) | 54,500 miles | $50 (12 month installments)
  • Passengers and guests must be traveling with a same-day boarding card 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 and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membersElite status passengers can access a Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight in any cabin
Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabinPassengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel
  • Flying Delta, 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 Reserve card
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with 2 free guest passes annually
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $39 per person
  • $550 annually
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • Passengers traveling on Delta partner flight can access the lounge for $39
  • The credit card must be used for payment
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardCardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $39 per person
  • $250 annually
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight; the credit card must be used for payment
  • See rates and fees
Amex Platinum cardCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $550 annually
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Amex Business Platinum card
  • $595 annually
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Centurion card
  • 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 ClubMembership card must be displayed at the lounge along with a same-day boarding pass for a Delta- or Virgin Australia-operated flight

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

  • Flights must be marketed or operated by Delta Air Lines or a Delta partner airline (see above for applicable rules for access type).
  • Same-day travel on any airline applies to existing Delta Lifetime Members.
  • Members must be 18 years old. Guests under the age of 21 will not be permitted access to a lounge with a self-serve bar in the U.S. unless they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • No gate passes will not be issued for entry, so guests must have access to the required terminal or concourse when visiting a lounge.

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

Etihad Airways First and Business Class Lounge (and The Residence by Etihad Suite)

Emirates Lounge JFK
Emirates Lounge JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 4, near gate A5
Opening Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Emirates Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold dishes
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Runway views
  • Business center
  • Prayer rooms
  • Gate access directly from the lounge
  • Showers with towels and toiletries

Emirates Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card before a departing flight
  • Passengers may travel in any cabin and be accompanied by eligible traveling companions
  • Passengers may access the lounge for 4 hours prior to the flight
  • Valid on Emirates-marketed and operated flights and Emirates codeshare flights operated by Qantas
  • Passengers may purchase access for additional companions for $100
  • Children under 12 are charged at 50% of the rate
  • Infants under 2 years are admitted free of charge
Day passEconomy and business class special passengers may purchase access to the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Standard passengers: $130 + taxes
  • Skyward members: $100 + taxes
  • Valid on an Emirates-operated flight
First class and business class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card before a departing flightValid on Emirates-marketed and operated flights

Emirates Lounge House Rules

  • Companions with paid entry must be on the same eligible Emirates flight to gain entry.
  • Paid entry is limited to 4 hours of use of the lounge.
  • Accepted payments are by credit or debit card, and miles redemption or cash are not accepted.

Read the full list of house rules on the Emirates website.

Etihad Airways Lounge

Etihad Airways Lounge
Etihad Airways Lounge. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 4, left after security and down the hall to the end of the terminal
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Etihad Airways Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold dishes
  • À la carte dining
  • Arabic coffee and dates
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TVs
  • Tarmac views
  • Prayer room
  • Showers

Etihad Airways Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Etihad business or first class passengersAccess if permitted 3 hours prior to the flightValid on Etihad-operated flights
Etihad Guest Gold and Platinum members
  • Members traveling in any cabin can access the lounge 3 hours prior to their flight
  • Members may bring 1 guest
Etihad passengers in premium economy or economyPassengers may purchase entry into the lounge for access 3 hours prior to the flight
  • Adult: $75 or 8,800 miles
  • Child: $37.50 or 4,400 miles
  • Valid on Etihad-operated flights

Etihad Airways Lounge House Rules

  • Lounge entry is reserved exclusively for passengers traveling on an Etihad Airways flight. Passengers traveling on codeshare flights (marketed by Etihad Airways and operated by other airlines) are not permitted to use Etihad lounges.

KAL Lounge

KAL Business Class Lounge JFK
KAL Business Class Lounge JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 1, near gate 3
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 12:50 a.m.

The KAL Lounge is split into 2 areas for first class and business class passengers, however, the amenities are pretty similar.

KAL Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks and sandwiches
  • Business center
  • Conference room (first class lounge)
  • Quiet rooms
  • Tarmac views
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Showers

KAL Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First or business passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling with KAL, Aeroflot, Saudia, or LOT Polish Airlines
SKYPASS members
  • Passengers may purchase entry using SKYPASS miles when holding a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may also purchase entry for up to 3 travel companions
  • Fee: 4,000 miles
  • Valid on KAL-operated flights
  • The coupon for entry is valid for up to 1 month after purchase
Priority Pass and Lounge Club
  • Access is limited to 2 guests per cardholder (per person charge where applicable)
  • Members may access the lounge between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Passengers must hold a boarding card for an airline departing from Terminal 1
  • Access is subject to capacity restrictions
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429

The King David Business and First Class Lounge (EL AL)

The King David First Class Lounge El Al JFK
The King David First Class Lounge. Image Credit: EL AL

Location: Terminal 4, right out of security and down the hall
Opening Hours: 4 hours before the first departure until the last departure

The King David First Class Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet food and snacks
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Business center
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs

The King David First Class Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Business class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on EL AL-operated flights
Top Platinum, Platinum, and Gold Matmid Frequent Flyer Club members and King David Club membersMembers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Valid on EL AL-operated flights
  • Members may be accompanied by a set number of travel companions within 1 year:
    • Gold: 10 passengers
    • Platinum: 40 passengers
    • Top Platinum: 60 passengers

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge JFK
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 1, on the left after security
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold dishes
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Work stations
  • Business services
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Business class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on Lufthansa, Air China, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eva Air, and Turkish Airlines, when flying out of Terminal 1
Premium economy passengersMembers can purchase access to the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Adults: $35
  • Children (aged 2-12): $20
  • Valid with a Lufthansa-operated flight
Miles & More Frequent Traveller and Star Alliance Silver
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Miles and More Frequent Travellers may purchase a guest pass for travel companions ($35)
Valid when traveling on Lufthansa, Air China, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eva Air, and Turkish Airlines, when flying out of Terminal 1 or eligible codeshare flights
United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club worldwide membersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on a Star Alliance flight
Priority PassPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours
  • Cardholders must be 21 years old
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429

Lufthansa Senator Lounge

JFK Lufthansa Senator Lounge
Lufthansa Senator Lounge at JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 1, on the left after security
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.

Lufthansa Senator Class Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold food
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Full-service bar
  • Business services
  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower suite

Lufthansa Senator Class Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for a departing flight (Star Alliance guests must be traveling on the same flight)Valid when traveling on a Lufthansa or Star Alliance flight
Star Alliance Gold members
Lounge voucherEconomy or premium economy passengers that have a valid lounge access voucherValid when traveling on a Lufthansa-operated flight
Miles & More HON Circle member or Senator card holderPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on a Lufthansa, Star Alliance, or valid codeshare flight

Lufthansa Wining and Dining

First class passengers and Miles & More HON Circle members may also access the Wining and Dining facility on the third floor of the Lufthansa lounges. Guests may order from a small à la carte menu, as well as making use of the additional buffet and self-serve bar.

Primeclass Lounge

Primeclass Lounge
Primeclass Lounge JFK. Image Credit: Primeclass

Location: Terminal 1, near gates 8 and 9
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Primeclass Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold food
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages (2 drinks are included with entry)
  • Bar (drinks for purchase)
  • Business center
  • Shower
  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi

Primeclass Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day passPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for a flight departing from Terminal 1$59
Priority Pass
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 4 hours
  • Children under 7 are admitted free of charge
  • 2 complimentary drinks included
  • Priority Pass memberships: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429
Dragon Pass
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours
  • Children under 6 are admitted free of charge
  • 2 alcoholic complimentary drinks included
  • Dragon Pass memberships: Classic $99, Preferential $219, Prestige $399
LoungeMe
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 4 hours
  • Children under 6 are admitted free of charge
  • LoungeMe memberships: Explorer $94, Traveler $289, Voyager $499
TAV PassportMembership fee: $304 (2,350 TRY)

SWISS Business Class Lounge

SWISS International Business Class Lounge
SWISS International Business Class Lounge. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 4, turn right after security and the lounge is on the left
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

SWISS International Business Class Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold food
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Virtual reality binoculars
  • Tarmac views
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Business services
  • Wireless charging stations
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers

SWISS International Business Class Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Business class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card (Star Alliance guests must be traveling on the same flight)Valid when traveling on a SWISS or Star Alliance-operated flight
Star Alliance Gold members
Senator card holders

SWISS First Class HON Lounge

SWISS Air First Class Lounge Amenities
SWISS Air First Class Lounge amenities. Image Credit: Cherag Dubash

Location: Terminal 4, turn right after security and take the escalator
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.

SWISS First Class HON Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet serving premium hot and cold food
  • À la carte dining
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Virtual reality binoculars
  • Media room
  • Tarmac views
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Business services
  • Wireless charging stations
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers

SWISS First Class HON Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on a SWISS- or Star Alliance-operated flight
Miles & More HON Circle member or Senator card holder

USO Lounge

USO Lounge JFK
USO Lounge JFK. Image Credit: USO of Metropolitan New York

Location: Terminal 5, across from baggage carousel 3 (outside the secure area)
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

  • Snacks
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children’s room
  • Gaming
  • Books and magazines
  • Work areas with computers

USO Lounge Access

The USO Lounge is available to active duty, guard, reserve military, and their dependents, and retired military.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JFK View
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JFK. Image Credit: Alex Miller

Location: Terminal 4, near gate A5
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Facilities

  • À la carte dining
  • Full-service bar
  • Spa with a complimentary 15-minute treatment
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private rooms
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • TVs
  • Pool table

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
  • Upper Class passengers
  • Flying Club Gold members
  • Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion
  • Flying Blue and Platinum cardholders
  • Virgin Australia Velocity The Club, Platinum, and Gold cardholders
  • Passengers may access the clubhouse with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring a guest if they are traveling on the same day, from the same terminal
  • Valid when flying on a Virgin Atlantic flight
  • Guests may accompany the eligible passenger if traveling on a flight with Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM, or Virgin Atlantic
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold members and PPS cardholdersPassengers may access the clubhouse with a same-day boarding cardValid when flying on a Virgin Atlantic flight

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse House Rules

  • Guests must be accompanied into the clubhouse by the eligible passenger. Guests arriving before or after the passenger will not be admitted.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the lounge.

Read the full list of house rules on Virgin Atlantic’s website.

Wingtips Lounge

Wingtips Lounge JFK
Wingtips Lounge JFK. Image Credit: Wingtips Lounge

Location: Terminal 4, to the right after security
Opening Hours: 24/7

Wingtips Lounge Facilities

  • Personal travel assistant
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Self-serve snack bar
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Business services
  • Conference rooms

Wingtips Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

Wingtips members
  • Depending on the membership level, members will have complimentary visits or are able to purchase entry at a discounted rate
  • Members may purchase entry for guests
  • Membership fees: Red $75, Platinum $250, Black $500
  • Guest fees: $25 to $35 (depending on membership level)
Single-visit passPassengers may use the lounge for their purchased duration with a same-day boarding card
  • Up to 4 hours: $55
  • Up to 8 hours: $80
  • Up to 12 hours: $110
  • Up to 16 hours: $150
Priority PassPassengers have access to the lounge with a same-day boarding card during the following hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Friday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 4 hours
  • Members are limited to 6 guests per cardholder (with per person charges)
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429

Wingtips Lounge House Rules

  • Passengers may access the lounge 1 hour before or after the booked time.
  • Passengers must have access to Terminal 4 to use the lounge. No gate passes will be issued.
  • Children under 3 are admitted free of charge.

Connecting Between Terminals for Lounge Access

JFK’s AirTrain is the main way to get between terminals. Operating outside of the secure area, this requires passengers to re-clear security when entering a terminal, which can delay connection times. It’s worth considering this and allowing extra time, especially if you’re traveling between terminals to access a particular lounge.

Delta operates the JFK Jitney shuttle bus between Terminals 2 and 4, where you shouldn’t have to re-clear security on arrival. Just be aware that some passengers have reported having to re-clear security, so allow plenty of time to reach your flight.

Best Credit Cards To Access Priority Pass Lounges

Priority Pass is a lounge network of over 1,300 airport lounges, restaurants, and experiences that provides complimentary food, drinks, a place to relax, and other amenities. This lounge network provides an exceptional value for travelers looking for a place to relax and refuel before or in between flights. Luckily for frequent travelers, there are several great travel rewards credit cards that come along with a Priority Pass membership.

Our 2 top options are the Amex Platinum card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve card gets cardholders access to all Priority Pass lounges and Priority Pass restaurants (including Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at JFK), while the Amex Platinum card does not include restaurants. Instead, you get access to Amex Centurion Lounges, Plaza Premium lounges, Delta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta), Escape Lounges, and Airspace lounges.

Curious what other credit cards include a Priority Pass membership? Here are some great options:

Final Thoughts

There’s a huge choice of lounges available at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Access ranges from purchasing a single visit, lounge memberships, and airline lounges for passengers with certain credentials.

JFK’s restrictive layout means that passengers are unable to simply stroll between terminals to utilize all available lounges. With unpredictable wait times at security, many passengers won’t risk that glass of wine or cup of coffee to have to clear security twice before a flight.


Information regarding the Centurion® Card from American Express, Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa Card, and Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

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Frequently asked questions

Does JFK have a lounge?

There are 24 lounges at JFK, with 8 allowing passengers to purchase single-entry passes. 7 of the lounges are available to passengers with Priority Pass membership, including the Primeclass and Wingtips lounges.

Is there an Emirates Lounge at JFK?

There is an Emirates Lounge at JFK located in Terminal 4, near gate A5. The lounge is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Facilities include buffet food and beverages, Wi-Fi, a prayer room, and showers.

What lounges are in Terminal 5 at JFK?

Terminal 5 at JFK has an Aer Lingus and USO Lounge. Aer Lingus economy passengers may purchase access to the lounge, while the USO Lounge is exclusively for active duty, guard, reserve military, and their dependents, and retired military.

Does American Express have a lounge at JFK?

The new Centurion Lounge at JFK is located in Terminal 4, just after security. The lounge is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and visitors have access to premium dining, a full-service bar, and Equinox Body Lab wellness treatments.

What lounges are in Terminal 8 at JFK?

Within Terminal 8 there is an American Airlines Admirals Club located in Concourse C and an American Airlines Flagship Lounge in Concourse B. Priority Pass members can also enjoy Bobby Van’s Steakhouse.

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