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JFK / Kennedy Int'l. Airport Concourse B / Gate B12 Flagship Lounge (master thread)

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JFK / John F. Kennedy International Airport Concourse B Flagship Lounge
Flagship Lounge is within Terminal 8 Concourse B Admirals Cub

Link to JFK Flagship Dining reviews thread.

Link to aa.com information for JFK.

Link to JFK website.

LOCATION: Airside beyond the Security checkpoint, Mezzanine level. Request proximity card from agent for access.

NOTE: The renovated Lounge has now reopened as the "Flagship Lounge" (having temporarily operated as "International First Class Lounge"). See below for detailed access rules. Qualifying oneworld First Class and Business Class flyers and Emerald and Sapphire members bring one guest to the Flagship Lounge.

Only qualifying AA Flagship First flyers have access to Flagship First Dining. One guest permitted for international flyers, no guest for transcon flyers.

HOURS: For current hours, see here.

AMENITIES:
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Private shower suites (shared with adjacent Admirals Club)
  • Premium liquor, beer and wine
  • Meal service throughout the day
  • Computers with Internet access
FULL Flagship Lounge ACCESS RULES (Link)
FULL Flagship First Dining ACCESS RULES (Link)

Complimentary access to the Flagship Lounge is offered if you are:
  • Traveling First Class or Business Class on an American Airlines marketed and operated international* flight. Lounge access is also valid on a same-day itinerary that includes a qualifying international* segment
  • Traveling First Class or Business Class on an American Airlines marketed and operated three-class nonstop transcontinental flight (JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, MIA-LAX in either direction). Lounge access is also valid on a same-day itinerary that includes a qualifying transcontinental segment
  • An American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro or Platinum customer departing on or connecting to or from an international* flight, operated and marketed by a oneworld® airline, regardless of cabin flown (as long as the next onward segment is also operated and marketed by a oneworld® airline)
  • A oneworld First Class or Business Class international* customer departing on or connecting to or from a oneworld marketed and operated flight (as long as the next onward segment is also operated and marketed by a oneworld® airline)
  • A oneworld Emerald or Sapphire elite customer** (whose Emerald or Sapphire status does not come from AA) departing on or connecting to any oneworld marketed and operated flight, regardless of cabin flown. Access is valid on a same day itinerary
Complimentary access to Flagship First Dining is only offered if you are:
  • Traveling Flagship First on an American Airlines marketed and operated international* flight. You are permitted one guest. Access is also valid on a same-day itinerary that includes a qualifying international* segment in Flagship First.
  • Traveling Flagship First on an American Airlines marketed and operated three-class nonstop transcontinental flight (JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, MIA-LAX in either direction). No guests permitted. Access is also valid on a same-day itinerary that includes a qualifying transcontinental segment in Flagship First
*For the purpose of Flagship Lounge access, eligible international cities include flights traveling to or from Europe, Asia, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico City only. All other international destinations are excluded from this benefit

**American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum/Emerald/Platinum Pro/Platinum/Sapphire customers traveling on solely North American itineraries do not qualify for Flagship Lounge access. North America is defined as U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean

Customers traveling on airline industry non-revenue tickets are not eligible for access

Links to other JFK Lounges threads:

JFK / John F. Kennedy International Airport Concourse B by Gate 12 Admirals Club

JFK / John F. Kennedy International Airport Concourse C Gate C-42 Admirals Club

List of airlines using JFK Terminal 8:
airberlin
American Airlines / American Eagle
Cathay Pacific
Finnair
LAN / TAM
Qatar Airways

Eligible departing oneworld passengers may access the Admirals Clubs or Flagship Lounges, as listed above.
List of oneworld airlines using JFK Terminal 7:
British Airways
Iberia
Qantas
Departing eligible oneworld Emerald and First Class passengers may access:

British Airways First Lounge
LOCATION: Terminal 7 Airside, turn left at the top of the escalator after departures security
HOURS: Daily: 05:00-22:00
NOTE: Access to First Lounge is restricted to Emerald members or those travelling in First Class

Departing oneworld Sapphires and Business Class passengers may access:

British Airways Galleries Lounge
LOCATION:: Terminal 7 Airside, turn left at the top of the escalator after departures security
HOURS: Daily: 05:00-22:00
List of AA partner airlines using JFK Terminal 4:
El Al
Etihad Airways
List of AA / oneworld airlines using JFK Terminal 1:
Japan Airlines
Departing eligible passengers flying on Japan Airlines may access:

Air France Lounge
LOCATION: Terminal 1, after security, near Gate 1
HOURS: Daily: 06:00-02:00
NOTE: The lounge is arranged over two levels. The second floor is exclusively for the use of First Class customers, JML, JGP and oneworld Emerald members. Eligible customers will be directed to the second floor by staff at reception.
Operated by a third party. May be used only by eligible customers when travelling on: Japan Airlines
Link to Terminal 8 map on aa.com

Link to map of JFK International Airport (uses JavaScript)

Link to PDF map of JFK and immediate vicinity

Link to online / JPG map of JFK and immediate vicinity

Older posts are archived to: ARCHIVE: JFK / New York John F. Kennedy T8 Flagship Lounge / FL (consolidated)


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Old Sep 6, 19, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by Klink Travels View Post
Any suggestions as to where else I can post this question to get a definate yes or no?
You could try tweeting the TSA, as it is up to them. I assume TSA has some maximum amount of time before a flight where they grant access, but I have no idea what it is. It can't be a simple matter of the flight date, since it's obviously fine to clear security at, say, 10 PM for a 3 AM flight. In your case, you have less than ten hours between flights so I would think whatever the TSA cut-off is, you'd be fine. But it wouldn't hurt to check. If you find out, please let us know.
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Old Nov 18, 19, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Klink Travels View Post
Hi. I don't know if this is where this goes but I've read so many other posts and just haven't found the answers.

I'm a OW sapphire with BA. I'm arriving into JFK T8 from LHR at 820PM. I have a connecting domestic flight out of T8 again at 559AM. From what I understand, I'll have access to the Flagship lounge both after I arrive and before I depart on my morning connection (just barely if the 6AM rule still applies).

Arriving from LHR, I'll need to go through customs and immigration which then dumps me out landside. So my question is: will the TSA allow me back airside into T8 that night before my early morning flight assuming I have that boarding pass in hand? I know they eventually kick folks out after the last flight but it'd be nice to at least have a shower and dinner in the lounge instead of spending about 7 hrs at an airport dunkin donuts....

Thanks in advance for your help.

Accessing a lounge that costs thousands to access on a PAID ticket or thousands of miles flown on to gain proper status to access the lounge WHAAAA? and your staying at Dunkin Donuts for the night? I mean you do you but that is quite bizarre.
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Old Nov 19, 19, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by theboss7593 View Post
Accessing a lounge that costs thousands to access on a PAID ticket or thousands of miles flown on to gain proper status to access the lounge WHAAAA? and your staying at Dunkin Donuts for the night? I mean you do you but that is quite bizarre.
It might be possible to answer a reasonable inquiry without judgement. I routinely fly around the world in first class and then immediately head for public transportation when I land. Some might make the same observation about that behavior, but that’s “me doing me.”
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Old Nov 19, 19, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
It might be possible to answer a reasonable inquiry without judgement. I routinely fly around the world in first class and then immediately head for public transportation when I land. Some might make the same observation about that behavior, but that’s “me doing me.”
I fly first class but I take the AirTrain to the LIRR so it's not about judgement it's about practically. I also take the BART at SFO again about practicality. Took the SKY Train to my J CX flight last week at YVR. And I'll be taking LIRR to AirTrain to my J INTL AA flight tomorrow. I can go on and on.

Spending 10 hours at DD because you don't want to spend $100 for a priceline 3-4 star hotel doesn't make a lot of sense to me. It's one thing if the club was 24 hours but it's not. It's another thing if it was 4-5 hours. There is a huge difference. But like I said you do you. It's one thing if one can't afford it but were not talking about that.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by theboss7593 View Post
Spending 10 hours at DD because you don't want to spend $100 for a priceline 3-4 star hotel doesn't make a lot of sense to me. It's one thing if the club was 24 hours but it's not. It's another thing if it was 4-5 hours. There is a huge difference. But like I said you do you. It's one thing if one can't afford it but were not talking about that.
The problem with US airport hotels is the time to go back and forth. By the time you've taken the shuttle to the hotel, checked in and got to your room, there aren't many hours left before you have to take off again.

Compared to a shower in the lounge, then a good nap in the gate area, it seems that if OP can get airside, it's not a bad idea.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by theboss7593 View Post
I fly first class but I take the AirTrain to the LIRR so it's not about judgement it's about practically. I also take the BART at SFO again about practicality. Took the SKY Train to my J CX flight last week at YVR. And I'll be taking LIRR to AirTrain to my J INTL AA flight tomorrow. I can go on and on.

Spending 10 hours at DD because you don't want to spend $100 for a priceline 3-4 star hotel doesn't make a lot of sense to me. It's one thing if the club was 24 hours but it's not. It's another thing if it was 4-5 hours. There is a huge difference. But like I said you do you. It's one thing if one can't afford it but were not talking about that.
I’m 100% with you in terms of what I would choose to do. But that’s not what the OP asked. People should be welcomed to ask questions on here without our judging them for the choices they make simply because they’re different than the choices we would make. But you do you and go ahead and judge if that makes you happy.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
I’m 100% with you in terms of what I would choose to do. But that’s not what the OP asked. People should be welcomed to ask questions on here without our judging them for the choices they make simply because they’re different than the choices we would make. But you do you and go ahead and judge if that makes you happy.
I agree 100% actually I was curious as to the OP's reasoning, maybe I came off a little harsh. Sorry! And as I said before everyone does them it's what makes us unique.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 4:22 pm
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i agree 100% actually i was curious as to the op's reasoning, maybe i came off a little harsh. Sorry! And as i said before everyone does them it's what makes us unique.
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Old Dec 2, 19, 2:15 pm
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Went by yesterday arriving at about 3:00 and leaving at 4:30. I handed the agent my JFK-CLT BP and she went "uh, Charlotte?" and I said I'd come in from Madrid on Iberia. She asked for that boarding pass and I gently suggested she scan what I offered her and as soon as she did she saw I had access, I wish they'd just scan first and ask questions later



The lounge was half full when I arrived but was nearly at capacity when I left



Booze selections are a little worse than when I was last here (December, 2018). There's no more Glenlivet it seems





Food, however, was excellent. I had a confit duck leg and potatoes plus some sole and it was all very good.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:50 am
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Food, however, was excellent. I had a confit duck leg and potatoes plus some sole and it was all very good.
They had confit duck leg and sole in the regular section of the Flagship Lounge, not the FFD?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
Went by yesterday arriving at about 3:00 and leaving at 4:30. I handed the agent my JFK-CLT BP and she went "uh, Charlotte?" and I said I'd come in from Madrid on Iberia. She asked for that boarding pass and I gently suggested she scan what I offered her and as soon as she did she saw I had access, I wish they'd just scan first and ask questions later.
BA has a system that includes a lounge access algorithm. The agent scans your current BP, and then a check mark is displayed prominently on the screen indicating whether you’re entitled to lounge access. On a recent visit to the Concorde Lounge at T5, I presented my AUH-LHR F BP to demonstrate that I was entitled to access. The agent gave it back and said she needed my ex-LHR BP, so I gave her my LHR-ARN J BP, which itself would not entitle me to access. Still, she scanned it and sure enough the green check mark appeared on her screen indicating I was entitled to access based on the full itinerary.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
Went by yesterday arriving at about 3:00 and leaving at 4:30. I handed the agent my JFK-CLT BP and she went "uh, Charlotte?" and I said I'd come in from Madrid on Iberia. She asked for that boarding pass and I gently suggested she scan what I offered her and as soon as she did she saw I had access, I wish they'd just scan first and ask questions later



The lounge was half full when I arrived but was nearly at capacity when I left



Booze selections are a little worse than when I was last here (December, 2018). There's no more Glenlivet it seems





Food, however, was excellent. I had a confit duck leg and potatoes plus some sole and it was all very good.
Hi

do you remember what sparkling wine/champagne is on offer?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 11:06 am
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Hi

do you remember what sparkling wine/champagne is on offer?
The same as every FL: Besserat
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Old Dec 7, 19, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by teemuflyer View Post
They had confit duck leg and sole in the regular section of the Flagship Lounge, not the FFD?
Correct, it was really good too:

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Old Dec 7, 19, 10:37 am
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Correct, it was really good too:
Amazing.. thanks for sharing!
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