American Airlines Soho First Class Lounge, JFK
4:30am to 12:30am
One World Airlines
First class ticket on British Airways, American Airlines or Cathay Pacific.
Business Plus ticket on American Airlines.
Emerald status in OneWorld
One guest of the above.
As part of the British Airways move to terminal 8, the lounges were redone (some completely new ones created). The First Class/Emerald Status lounge, SOHO was one of these, and I got in 9 days after opening.
Here not only can you hit up that buffet, but you can have table service ordered food. You have to scan the QR code at the table and order it up.
There is a quiet area, and a back seating area that is much quieter. There are showers also, shared with the Chelsea Lounge, so they are basically the same in either.
Very comfortable, and a lot less busy than things used to be at JFK. The separation of Sapphire from Emerald has made a huge difference here. It's quiet and full of food and drink. This is almost a mirror copy of how it works at the British Airways First Class lounge in London. I really like the upgrade.
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