Note: The Greenwich Lounge was formerly known as the American Airlines Flagship Lounge.
The Greenwich Lounge at New York JFK airport has a storied history. The club launched in May 2017 as the American Airlines Flagship Lounge, was expanded in September 2018, and then rebranded and further expanded in December 2022 as the Greenwich Lounge.
In its current incarnation, the Greenwich Lounge is operated in partnership between American Airlines and British Airways and serves as a business class lounge for long-haul flights operated by American Airlines, British Airways, and oneworld partners.
The Greenwich Lounge occupies the footprint of the former Flagship Lounge, Flagship Dining Lounge, and adjacent Admirals Club. (Admirals Club members can visit the club in Concourse C, while First Class passengers who used to have access to Flagship Dining can now enjoy the luxurious Chelsea Lounge.)
Located in Terminal 8, after security, on the mezzanine level, the vast Greenwich Lounge boasts a new design which bridges tradition and modernity, with a conservative color palette and Earth tones, along with clean lines and efficient lighting.
Guests will find a choice of seats, all equipped with power and USB ports, including high-backed seats offering enhanced privacy, convivial traditional seating areas, communal tables, and recessed nooks embedded in the walls with a built-in table.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows reveal views of the tarmac and let plenty of natural light in. A separate quiet room offers a more secluded space outfitted with recliners.
At the center of the Greenwich Lounge at New York JFK airport is a self-serve bar offering a selection of wines and Champagnes. There is also a large selection of liqueurs and spirits, as well as a “mix-your-own cocktail” station with rotating recipes on display. The bar is not staffed. Espresso, juices, and soft drinks are also available, with a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine which lets patrons choose from hundreds of drinks concoctions with a touch screen.
A large buffet features a substantial assortment of appetizers, hot entrees, and desserts.
Eight modern shower suites are outfitted with a walk-in rain shower, a sink, and a toilet, and come with CO Bigelow bath amenities in wall-mounted dispensers.
Greenwich Lounge at New York, NY - John F. Kennedy (JFK) welcomes:
American Airlines Flagship First and Business passengers departing on a same-day American Airlines Flagship route (see notes below)
American Airlines Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum passengers departing on a same-day American Airlines Flagship route, regardless of class of service (see notes below)
American Airlines ConciergeKey passengers departing on a same-day flight operated by American Airlines, regardless of class of service.
British Airways Gold Guest List members departing on a same-day flight operated by British Airways, regardless of class of service.
First Class and Business Class passengers departing on a same-day intercontinental flight operated by a oneworld member airlines.
oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers departing on a same-day flight operated by a oneworld member airline, as long as their status was not issued by American Airlines or Alaska, regardless of class of service.
American Airlines Flagship routes include three-class transcontinental and Hawaii-bound flights, US to Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand; US to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay.
For connecting passengers, lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
Intercontinental First Class and Concierge Key members departing on American Airlines Flagship routes can visit the more luxurious Chelsea Lounge, while American Executive Platinum and Platinum Pro customers flying on Flagship routes, Concierge Key members, and oneworld Emerald customers whose status was issued by a non-US carrier should head over to the nicer Soho Lounge.
You may have access to Greenwich Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.