Why British Airways’ new club
lounge at JFK airport
is perfect for
business travellers

The British Airways club lounge at New York JFK’s terminal 7 has had a revamp and has been kitted out with some great new features, including a swanky bar.

The redesigned Business Class lounge follows the refurbishment of the carrier’s First Lounge at the airport last year, completing a £52million investment at the terminal. Customers at JFK Terminal 7 have also seen changes to the public areas and gate spaces, which are now more appealing, welcoming and comfortable.

As British Airways’ flagship US lounge, the Club Lounge at JFK airport hosts hundreds of business and leisure customers travelling between New York and London on up to twelve trans-Atlantic flights per day. So, it was imperative that the airline create a space suitable for everyone.

Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience said: “JFK airport is like a second home to Heathrow, so it’s great to mark the final step in our significant customer investment with the opening of our new Club and First lounges. Every detail has been carefully designed and we’ve created a space to meet our customers’ needs – whether they want to relax and have a meal or enjoy a craft beer and catch up on the world news.”

Spread across 22,000 sq. ft, the lounge has been carefully laid out to offer designated areas that are designed to meet different customers’ needs. This includes elegant, relaxed seating areas, as well as ample work stations with power outlets to maximise time out of the office. There’s also an entertainment room with state-of-the-art entertainment and sound from Sony, and the newly reopened Elemis Spam which offers a range of treatments to help travellers relax and recharge ahead of their journey.

For travellers that want to eat before their flight, the Club Lounge has a brasserie-style dining room where you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes from an extensive menu. Or if you’re in a rush, there are a range of smaller items which you can ‘grab and go’.

There are also now not one, but two bars for you to choose from. The Quaich Bar, in partnership with the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, Scotland, has a bartender on hand at peak times to serve a full range of fine wines and cocktail. And there’s a new Brewdog craft beer room, as part of the carrier’s partnership with the Scottish brewer. British Airways has even had a beer designed for it, named after its flight call sign: Speedbird 100.

What about the First lounge at JFK?

The First Lounge at JFK airport opened in October 2018, and also underwent a complete renovation.

First Lounge has bespoke zones with different seating areas, so whether you want to relax before your flight with a glass of wine, or do a little more prep work on your laptop, there’s something to suit every traveller.

The kitchen in First Lounge features a boutique pre-flight dining service, and the state-of-the-art wine room offers an enomatic dispenser, so that each glass of wine is served at exactly the right temperature and oxidized to the precise level. The wine list has been expertly curated by London-based Borough Wines, and includes a variety of wines from across the world.

Customers flying in both First and Club World can enjoy an enhanced check-in experience at the exclusive Premium Zone at JFK airport. The First Wing and First check-in are also open to ensure a smooth start to any journey.

To find out more about either the Club Lounge or First Lounge at JFK airport, speak to one of our travel experts.