American Airlines Flagship Lounge - JFK International Airport
Hours4:30am to 11:15pm daily.
Airlines ServicedAmerican Airlines
Access RulesFirst class or business class ticket on an OneWorld Airline (First Class ticket for Flagship First dining)
Emerald or sapphire status in OneWorld
One guest of the above
The LoungeA delightful lounge in JFK that I have been able to visit since 2010. It has moved around in the same area above gates 1-4 in JFK Terminal 8 for over a decade.
A large space, which at times is completely full! There are a lot of people in New York headed overseas and a lot of airlines sharing the lounge.
Flagship First DiningFor those lucky enough to be flying real first class out of JFK (mainly on a big plane to somewhere interesting in the world, or the 3-class plane to San Fran and LAX), you get access to the Flagship First dining experience.
A full-service area separate and closed off from the main lounge where food, drinks and luxury are in abundance and service is impeccable.
The initial pictures are of the service I received back in 2017 before my twenty hour first-class flight on Cathay to Hong Kong (one of the airlines that shares the lounge).
SummaryThe regular area of the lounge (if you can call it just "regular") is nice, a great place to gorge on the buffet and drinks while waiting for your flight. It can be so incredibly busy in here though, and that equates to noise levels and challenges for seating. But, the Flagship First Dining? That is a world leading setup. Astounding service and distance from the rest of the world.
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