The British Airways First lounge located in Terminal 7 of New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has recently been remodelled and expanded, and is now opened to welcome eligible fliers.
The First lounge is now 60% larger than before and has well-designed seating zones and separate work spaces, a roving gourmet gin and tonic cart as well as a bar area with both self-serve and tended drink-making.
Wine lovers should get excited because a new highlight of the lounge is a separate wine room which features a glass-fronted enomatic wine preservation unit. They dispense one-ounce tasting pours to the themed wines that have been kept at the perfect sipping temperature. Cabernet Sauvignons have been selected as the feature wines for the month of Novemeber.
As many of the British Airways flights from New York to London travel overnight, a majority of the passengers prefer to have dinner on the ground and catch up on their sleep during the flight. Perfect for evening and late-night fliers, the First lounge will be offering a variety of selection for the preflight buffet dining complete with seasonal menus.
The First lounge at JFK will be opened daily from 5am to 10pm, and welcomes all passengers travelling in the First cabin and to those with BA Gold and oneworld Emerald status.
Passengers who are flying first class with the airline as well as upper tier British Airways customers holding a Concorde Card should take note that they will be able to access a fancier lounge option at JFK T7: the Concorde Room, located beside Gate 1. The lounge provides table-service dining and has also been refurbished recently.
First lounge access includes the Elemis Travel spa located in the adjacent Club business lounge. Here, passengers can enjoy a complimentary 15-minute treatment which includes skin-reviving facials and foot, neck, and back massages on a first come first served system. Do remember to schedule an appointment with the spa desk upon arrival so as to avoid disappointment!