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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 ~20 lounges at JFK, with 8 allowing passengers to purchase single-entry passes.

Several of the lounges are available to passengers with a Priority Pass membership, including the Primeclass Lounge and Air France-KLM Lounge.

With security checkpoints at each terminal and no airside connections, it can be difficult to use a lounge at a different terminal than where you’re departing from. However, JFK’s renovation plans should improve this situation once the 2 new consolidated terminals are completed.

JFK Terminal Map

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

Hot Tip: The Platinum Card® from American Express is without a doubt the best credit card for airport lounge access. Check out our in-depth guide to see which airport lounges The Amex Platinum can get you into, and why it’s considered the best.

JFK Airport Lounges By Terminal

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TerminalLounges
Terminal 1
  • Air France-KLM Lounge
  • Be Relax Spa
  • KAL Lounge
  • Lufthansa Business Class Lounge
  • Lufthansa Senator Lounge
  • Primeclass Lounge
  • VIPOne Lounge
Terminal 4
  • Air India Maharajah Lounge
  • Centurion Lounge
  • Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club with Etihad Airways
  • Delta Sky Club and Delta Sky Club Express
  • Emirates Lounge
  • Minute Suites
  • Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Terminal 5
  • Aer Lingus Lounge
  • Be Relax Spa
  • USO Lounge
Terminal 8
  • American Airlines Admirals Club
  • Chelsea Lounge
  • Greenwich Lounge
  • Soho Lounge

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, level 3, across from gate 26
Opening Hours: Daily from 12:45 p.m. to last departure

Aer Lingus Lounge Facilities

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

Aer Lingus Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day pass (temporarily suspended)
  • 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

AerClub members (Silver, Platinum, and Concierge)

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, level 3, near gate 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Air France-KLM Lounge Facilities

  • Bar with soft and alcoholic beverages, including Champagne
  • Business services
  • Complimentary Clarins beauty treatment center
  • Free use of digital tablets
  • Hot and cold meal counters
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Night service 3-course dining for passengers onboard flights AF017, AF011, and AF009 (dine at the airport and sleep on the plane)
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi

Air France-KLM Lounge Access

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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 $329, Prestige $469

Hot Tip: The Air France-KLM 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: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Air India Maharajah Lounge Facilities

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

Air India Maharajah Lounge Access

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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 $329, Prestige $469

American Airlines Admirals Club

American Airlines Admirals Club JFK Concourse C
American Airlines Admirals Club JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 8, Concourse C, level 3 across from gate 42
Opening Hours: Daily from 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Facilities

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

American Airlines Admirals Club Access

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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)
  • $79
  • 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 Status
AAdvantage$850 (85,000 miles) 
AAdvantage Gold$825 (82,500 miles) 
AAdvantage Platinum$800 (80,000 miles) 
AAdvantage Platinum Pro$775 (77,500 miles) 
AAdvantage Executive Platinum$750 (75,000 miles) 
Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline  
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, or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
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, or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
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 ($175 per year)
  • Cardholders receive a free Admirals Club membership with this credit card
  • The cardmember receives unlimited access to any Admirals Club when traveling on a same-day flight, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
  • $595 (annually)
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by JetBlue (excluding JetBlue flights operating to and from Europe).
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, any Oneworld airline, or JetBlue (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is for existing Admirals Club Lifetime Members who may continue to access the Admirals Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • 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.

Be Relax Spa

Be Relax Spa JFK
Image Credit: Be Relax Spa

Location: Terminal 1 near gate 5 and Terminal 5 opposite gates 6 and 7
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Terminal 1 location) and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday (Terminal 5)

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Priority Pass
  • Passengers may access the lounge 1 time with a same-day boarding pass
  • Cardholders can’t register guests
N/A

Priority Pass members can choose 1 of the following complimentary treatments:

  • Be Back 30-minute lounger massage
  • Be Back 15-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2
  • Head Up 10-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2
  • Be Feet 10-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2

Other services are available to Priority Pass members and the general public at à la carte rates.

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 9 p.m.

Centurion Lounge Facilities

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

Centurion Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Complimentary guest access is unlocked after spending $75,000 in a year
  • Annual Fee: $695 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Guest passes may be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Annual Fee: $695 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Guest passes may be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child
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
  • Annual Fee: $650 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
  • Annual Fee: $650 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 125k (or 150k) points with the Amex Platinum. The current public offer is 80,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

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.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club with Etihad Airways

Chase Sapphire Lounge JFK seating near bar
Image Credit: Angela Sun/Chase Sapphire

Location: Terminal 4, on the upper level just after security
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club with Etihad Airways Facilities

  • Private bathrooms with shower suites
  • Reflection rooms
  • Seasonal dining options, including halal offerings

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club with Etihad Airways Access

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Access TypeDetails Fees and Policies
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
  • Valid when flying with any airline
  • Cardholders are entitled to unlimited lounge visits with an activated Priority Pass membership
  • Cardholders can bring up to 2 guests free of charge, with additional guests charged $27
Annual card fee: $550 and $75 for each authorized user
J.P. Morgan Reserve CardAnnual card fee: $595
The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit CardAnnual card fee: $450
Priority Pass Membership (not acquired by the above-mentioned cards)1 complimentary entry per calendar year$75 per visit after the complimentary visit is used
Etihad Airways premium passengers
  • Passengers flying on Etihad-operated fights in business or first class
  • Etihad Gold and Platinum elite members
N/A
Day pass (non-Priority-Pass members)Valid when flying on any airline$100 per person, per visit

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club with Etihad Airways House Rules

  • Passengers must hold a boarding card for a same-day flight
  • Passengers may enter the lounge 3 hours before their scheduled flight departure
  • Children aged 2 and under may accompany an adult free of charge

Chelsea Lounge

British Airways American Airlines Chelsea Lounge JFK
Chelsea Lounge JFK. Image Credit: British Airways

Location: Terminal 8, post-security, level 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Chelsea Lounge Facilities

  • À la carte dining
  • Alcoholic beverages and champagne
  • Business center
  • Pre-flight dining
  • Runway views
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Chelsea Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First or business passengers on qualifying flightsPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers must be traveling in first class on British Airways or American Airlines (including transcontinental flights on American)
  • Passengers in business class must be flying American Flagship Business Plus
British Airways Gold Guest List membersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardN/A
ConciergeKeyPassengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid for flights marketed and operated by American on Flagship routes from the U.S. to Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, or select countries in South America

Chelsea Lounge House Rules

  • To enter the lounge you must be flying on a British Airways or American Airlines flight in first class
  • You must be over the age of 18, or if you’re a minor you must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers flying other Oneworld airlines will not have access the Chelsea Lounge

Delta Sky Club

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

Delta Sky Club

Location: Terminal 4, Concourse B, near gate 31;
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Delta Sky Club Express (Temporary Location)

Location: Terminal 4 check-in level to the right of the TSA security checkpoint; from the concourse level, go 1 floor up; above the Swarovski and Boss shops
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. (this location is open mainly for grab-and-go food and drink)

Delta Sky Club Facilities

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

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive Sky Club membership
  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members may bring 2 guests
  • $1,495 (annually) (effective January 1, 2023) | 149,500 miles
  • 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 Sky Club membership
  • Individual members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 per person (effective February 2, 2023)
  • $695 (annually) (effective January 1, 2023) | 69,500 miles
  • 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
Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membersDelta elite status passengers can access a Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding cardValid when flying in Delta Premium Select internationally or in Delta One
SkyTeam Elite Plus 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 SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with 2 free guest passes annually
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 (Effective Feb. 2, 2023) per person
  • Annual Fee: $650
  • 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 $50 (effective February 2, 2023)
  • 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 $50 (effective February 2, 2023) per person
  • Annual Fee: $350 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight; the credit card must be used for payment
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • Annual Fee: $695
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Annual Fee: $695
  • 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 international 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 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.

Hot Tip: JFK will be getting the very first Delta One Lounge in 2023.

Emirates Lounge

Emirates Lounge JFK
Emirates Lounge JFK. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal 4, near gate A5
Opening Hours: Daily from 6:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Emirates Lounge Facilities

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

Emirates Lounge Access

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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.

Greenwich Lounge

American Airlines British Airways Greenwich Lounge
Greenwich Lounge JFK. Image Credit: British Airways

Location: Terminal 8, post-security, level 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Greenwich Lounge Facilities

  • À la carte dining
  • Alcoholic beverages and champagne
  • Buffet
  • Business center
  • Pre-flight dining
  • Runway views
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Greenwich Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First or business passengers on qualifying flightsPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers must be traveling in first class or business class on British Airways or American Airlines (including transcontinental routes on American)
  • Oneworld long-haul business-class passengers
Oneworld Emerald and SapphirePassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabinOneworld Emerald and Sapphire members must be from non-U.S. loyalty programs
AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and PlatinumPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabinAmerican Platinum flyers must be flying on Flagship routes from the U.S. to Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, or select countries in South America
British Airways Executive Club Gold and SilverPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabinMust be flying an American Airlines, British Airways, or Oneworld airline

Greenwich Lounge House Rules

  • You must be over the age of 18, or if you’re a minor you must be accompanied by an adult.

KAL Lounge

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

Location: Terminal 1, level 3 near gate 3
Opening Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 9:30 p.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

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

KAL Lounge Access

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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 $329, Prestige $469

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 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Facilities

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

Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Access

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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 to 12): $20
  • Valid with a Lufthansa-operated flight
Miles & More Frequent Traveller and Star Alliance Gold
  • 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 $329, Prestige $469

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 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lufthansa Senator Class Lounge Facilities

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

Lufthansa Senator Class Lounge Access

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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 make use of the additional buffet and self-serve bar.

Minute Suites

Minute Suites JFK
Image Credit: Minute Suites

Location: Terminal 4, Concourse B, near gate B 39
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours

Minute Suites Facilities

  • Private room with daybed (sleeps 2)
  • DirecTV and Netflix
  • Wi-Fi
  • Minibar with drinks and snacks available to purchase
  • Showers available ($20 per 30 minutes)

Minute Suites Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day passPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for a flight departing from Terminal 4
  • 1 hour: $48
  • Additional 15-minute increments: $12 ($9.50 per 15-minutes after 2 hours)
  • Extended 8-hour stay (after 9 p.m.): $175
Priority Pass
  • Members may access Minute Suites for up to 1 hour for free with each subsequent hour charged at $34
  • Priority Pass memberships: Standard $99, Standard Plus $329, Prestige $469

Minute Suites House Rules

  • Priority Pass members may be accompanied by 3 guests within the same suite.
  • Members may be asked to present a credit card to cover any incidentals.

Read the full list of house rules on the Priority Pass website.

Primeclass Lounge

Primeclass Lounge
Primeclass Lounge JFK. Image Credit: Primeclass

Location: Terminal 1, near gates 8 and 9
Opening Hours: Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Primeclass Lounge Facilities

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

Primeclass Lounge Access

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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 $329, Prestige $469
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)

Soho Lounge

British Airways and American Airlines Soho Lounge JFK
Soho Lounge JFK. Image Credit: British Airways

Location: Terminal 8, post-security, level 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Soho Lounge Facilities

  • À la carte dining
  • Alcoholic beverages and champagne
  • Buffet
  • Business center
  • Pre-flight dining
  • Runway views
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Soho Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
First class passengers on qualifying flightsPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardPassengers must be traveling in first class on British Airways, American Airlines, or a Oneworld airline
Oneworld EmeraldPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabinOneworld Emerald members must be from non-U.S. loyalty programs
AAdvantage Executive Platinum and Platinum ProPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabinAmerican Platinum Pro flyers must be flying on Flagship routes from the U.S. to Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, or select countries in South America
British Airways Executive Club GoldPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flightMust be flying an American Airlines, British Airways, or Oneworld airline

Soho Lounge House Rules

  • You must be over the age of 18, or if you’re a minor you must be accompanied by an adult.

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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

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

USO Lounge Access

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

VIPOne Lounge

Location: Terminal 1, behind counters E and F, next to TSA PreCheck

Opening Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to midnight

VIPOne Lounge Facilities

  • Refreshments, including alcohol
  • Wi-Fi

VIPOne Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Priority Pass
  • International passengers only
  • Must show same-day boarding pass
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $329, Prestige $469
  • 3 hour maximum 
  • Children under 2 are free

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: 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Facilities

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

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
  • Upper Class passengers
  • Flying Club Gold members
  • Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion
  • Flying Blue Platinum members
  • Virgin Australia Velocity The Club, Platinum, and Gold members
  • 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
Eligible American Express cardsLimited access hours may applyAccess is permitted with certain Amex cards, including:

 

 

  • Amex Platinum card
  • Amex Business Platinum card
Eligible Capital One cardsPassengers may access the clubhouse with a same-day boarding card

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.

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 1,400 airport lounges, restaurants, and experiences that provides complimentary food, drinks, a place to relax, and other amenities. This lounge network provides 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 with Priority Pass. Our top 2 options are the Amex Platinum card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve®.

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 networks such as Centurion Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta), and Escape Lounges — The Centurion Studio Parnter.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does JFK have a lounge?

There are ~20 lounges at JFK, with a handful allowing passengers to purchase single-entry passes. Several of the lounges are available to passengers with Priority Pass membership, including the Primeclass Lounge and Air France-KLM Lounge.

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 6:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 6:10 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 Centurion Lounge at JFK is located in Terminal 4, just after security. The lounge is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 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, Chelsea Lounge, Greenwich Lounge (previously the American Airlines Flagship Lounge), and Soho Lounge. Priority Pass members can also enjoy Bobby Van’s Steakhouse.

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