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Priority Pass JFK: What You Need to Know

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    A very identifiable and widely-used airport, John F. Kennedy airport has long been a fixture for air travel to, from and through New York City, particularly for transatlantic and cross-country flights. That means lots of passengers arrive early for flights or linger in the airport for layovers, and JFK has a large footprint of airport lounges.

    Important information to know about Priority Pass at JFK lounges

    JFK has many airport lounges, but to access the lounges that participate in the Priority Pass network, you'll need a membership. Priority Pass is a program that provides over 1,500 airport experiences around the world, from spacious lounges with diverse amenities to attractive spas and restaurants. There are several ways to get a Priority Pass membership, and we explain them below.

    Priority Pass participating lounges at JFK Airport

    If you're one of the many people traveling out of JFK on any given day, and you have a Priority Pass membership, you have options. There are plenty of lounges to choose from in the Priority Pass network at JFK. Here are some examples.

    Terminal 1

    In Terminal 1 at JFK, you'll find several airport lounges with a traditional sort of style: spacious floor plans, an array of comfortable seating and a variety of refreshments.

    Air France Lounge – Terminal 1

    There are many ways to relax in the Air France Lounge at JFK. You're welcome to laze in a comfy chair or enjoy the amenities: hot meals, cold meals, a shower, facial or all of the above.

    • Location: Near the Air France Boarding Area and Gate 1
    • Hours: Daily from 9:45 AM to 11:30 PM local time

    KAL Business Class Lounge – Terminal 1

    Tranquility is the goal of this airport lounge that boasts plenty of seating to enhance your rest. Amenities include soft drinks and alcoholic refreshments, showers and monitors to track flights. If you need to be productive, though, you'll find conference space and workstations to use.

    • Location: After Security, on the right, across from Gate 3
    • Hours: Daily from 8:30 AM to noon local time

    At the time of writing, to enter this lounge you'll either need a boarding pass that shows a flight departing from Terminal 1 or be a guest of someone with valid credentials.

    Turkish Airlines Lounge – Terminal 1

    Amenities include conference space, TV, flight information, washrooms and print media. You can also store your luggage in the lounge for no extra charge.

    • Location: After Security, between Gates 2 and 3
    • Hours: Daily from approximately 9:45 AM to 11:45 PM local time

    Primeclass Lounges

    There are 2 locations in JFK airport, but the Primeclass Lounge in Terminal 1 is reserved for passengers on international flights. You can enjoy amenities like TV, refreshments and Wi-Fi in both lounges.

    Here's where to find them:

    • Terminal 1: After Security, next to Gates 8 and 9
    • Terminal 4: Next to Gate A2

    Both locations generally close around midnight. For exact hours, locate the Primeclass Lounge on the Priority Pass app or website.

    Terminal 4

    There are a couple options for Priority Pass members to enjoy at JFK airport in Terminal 4.

    Air India Maharaja Lounge – Terminal 4

    Enjoy standard refreshments, several media options and convenient charging points at this lounge in the Priority Pass network at JFK.

    • Location: Floor 4, after Security, near Gate 5
    • Hours: Daily from 9 AM to midnight

    Minute Suites – Terminal 4

    With access to a Minute Suites lounge, you can rest in a private suite equipped with a daybed sofa that sleeps 2. Delight in fresh blankets, pillows and a sound-masking system that will make a nap hard to avoid. Minute Suites at JFK have shower facilities, and each suite includes a work station and a way to monitor the latest flight information.

    • Location: Airside, toward the B gates, near Gate 39
    • Hours: 24 hours

    Other locations participating in Priority Pass at JFK

    If a lounge doesn't seem like the right choice for your next wait at JFK, don't worry. At the time of writing, there's one restaurant and one spa in JFK in the Priority Pass network. Also be sure to check the Priority Pass app for the latest information on availability and preferred pricing at these participating locations.

    The Be Relax Spa – Terminal 5

    Different massage and aromatherapy services are available at this spa,and a bit a pampering can go a long way before or after you depart.

    • Location: After Security, opposite Gates 6 and 7
    • Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 7 AM to 9 PM and Sunday to Monday from 9 AM to 7 PM local time

    Bobby Van's Steakhouse – Terminal 8

    You can experience the same steakhouse experience at JFK's Bobby Van's Grill that you'd have at other Bobby Van establishments, including dry-aged steaks and a full-service bar.

    • Location: After Security, opposite Gate 14
    • Hours: Daily from 6 AM to 9 PM local time

    Priority Pass members and eligible guests receive credit toward their bill at Bobby Van's Steakhouse. Review your program's terms and conditions for the credit amount you can enjoy.

    How to access Priority Pass participating lounges at JFK

    You have several options for gaining access to lounges at JFK that participate in the Priority Pass network.

    Priority Pass Membership

    You can join a membership plan with Priority Pass to get access to lounges in its network. The annual plans start at $99, and there are different membership plans to choose from. The Prestige membership plan, for example, provides unlimited visits to lounges at no extra fee.

    Priority Pass Select with Chase Sapphire Reserve

    A benefit for Chase Sapphire Reserve® card holders, Priority Pass Select membership will provide access to the lounges in JFK we listed above. Besides those, however, you'll also be able to access all the participating airport lounges in Priority Pass' global network. Priority Pass Select will also allow two guests to join you at a lounge for no additional charge. Chase Sapphire Reserve has an annual fee. 

    Another way to pass time at JFK

    The TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport is a historic building that has been renovated and reimagined. Here you'll find restaurants, bars, retail outlets, a first-class hotel, but also a museum that is open to the public, free of charge. If you have the time, enjoy several fascinating exhibits that showcase years of air travel, expertly curated by the New York Historical Society.

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