American Flagship Lounge JFK – Partial Review
I passed through American Flagship Lounge JFK Terminal 8 as part of my return Cathay First Class flight to Kong Kong. This will not be a full review, since I had Flagship Dining invitation, I cannot cover the food/beverage element here.
You are welcome ff you are flying Business Class with American or any other OneWorld carriers. OneWorld Sapphire or above status holders have access to this lounge, regardless of what class they are flying within OneWorld.
After check-in and premium security, the lounge is located on the floor above.
American Flagship Lounge JFK Spaces
The lounge appears quite well equipped with a functional layout out in general. There are a good range of seating choices, which look comfortable and most offer power sockets/charging stations. Some seating areas also offering views out.
I briefly sat down in the lounge area and had a quick drink just to get a feel of the atmosphere.
It was rather busy during the early evening period, I did not take many pics initially. When I later came back from the Flagship Dining room, I was able to take more pictures.
After my dinner at Flagship First Dining, I decided to have a little nap here in the dedicated nap room.
I managed to rest a little bit, but it was so and so as far as a “quite room” goes.
It’s a real shame they don’t have actual flat sofas to sleep in, but rather just loungers which are
not especially very comfortable. Again, it was very busy in there, so I did not want to take picture of anyone in there, there was no way to avoid it.
Showers at American Flagship Lounge
After my nap, I had a shower. Luckily there was no wait.
They looked a tad bit clinical. Functionally it served the purpose well.
For a flagship lounge, this doesn’t scream much luxury or exclusivity and in all honestly did not feel any better than a BA lounge. It is just as crowded but perhaps with slight better furniture now, being newer and all that.
Its a shame I cannot comment on the food, the selection and choices itself did look reasonable for a Business Class lounge.