Updated on February 17, 2016
Lounge Review: Wingtips Lounge JFK
With my time in the LGA Centurion Lounge done, the free Uber took me to JFK where I met up with Pat to check in and get this trip started!
I met Pat in terminal 4, and after a quick check-in process we made our way over to security. The lines were quite long, and this was my first time flying out of JFK in coach! So that didn’t help.
Luckily we had plenty of time and it only took us about 30 minutes to get completely through. Next thing we knew we were upstairs coming up to the Wingtips lounge!
I had access to the lounge through my American Express Platinum Card (Priority Pass). We unfortunately had to pay the $27 for Pat to access the lounge (if not only for this review)!
The lounge is on the 2nd floor in the corner, near the El Al King David Lounge. That’s definitely a lounge I want to try one day!
The front of the lounge and entrance isn’t anything overly exciting. It looks like you’re walking into a small room and then it opens up once you get in there.
After you walk just past the desk you’ll see a large seating are with food and beverages.
Pat and I moved past the main tables and actually sat the in back corner of the lounge along the windows. Unfortunately the light was so bright that I was unable to get any of the planes on tarmac.
The food didn’t look overly appetizing, and I had ate a decent amount of food in the Centurion Lounge, but we did pick through a little of it.
The other side of the lounge is mostly seating with a few TVs.
Overall, the lounge just felt a little sterile. Lots of white walls with very little activities or amenities.
It’s a very so-so lounge. Most US contract lounges are similar, so this doesn’t really stand out for me either way. But the design/decor of the lounge is just terrible. It almost feels like you’re in an office setting with a subpar buffet and a self-serve drink station.
With free access through Priority Pass, I would go back again given the situation, but I just wouldn’t allot much extra time beforehand to “enjoy” this lounge.
Have you been to the Wingtips lounge at JFK? What were your impressions?