May 7 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

British Airways unveils new JFK Club lounge

By Rachel Debling

The lounge, BA's flagship U.S. location, covers half an acre

Late last month, British Airways opened its newly upgraded Club lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the final step in a £52 million (approximately US$67.8 million) investment that included the opening of a new First Class passenger space in the fall of 2018.

The flagship U.S. lounge is spread out over 22,000 square feet and includes newly refreshed seating areas and work stations with power outlets. A state-of-the-art Sony entertainment room and Elemis Spa are both available to help travelers relax before their flight.

The lounge also features a brasserie-style dining room with a wide variety of full meals and grab-and-go options.

The Elemis Spa has been reopened to pamper BA's premium passengers

A bartender at the lounge's Quaich Bar, the result of a partnership with the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, Scotland, will serve wines and cocktails at peak hours, including the Broadway Copper Cup made with Copper Dog whisky, orange bitters and berries.

A BrewDog craft beer room serves a brew exclusive to British Airways, named after its flight call sign: Speedbird 100. The beer is being served on flights as of May 1.

Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said in a press release from the airline: “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.”

Guests can enjoy cocktails such as the Broadway Copper Cup at the lounge's Quaich Bar

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