JFK Lounge situation

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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:19 am
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JFK Lounge situation

Has anyone recent experience of JFK Lounges? I know the new First lounge is open however is the business lounge now closed for refurb? If so are all business passengers also using the First lounge?
Im on the 20:15 flight tonight and planning to get to the airport early ... (partly in case of long Qís with TSA) and was planning to spend time relaxing in the lounge ... if itís not too busy!
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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:31 am
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Parts of the business lounges are closed off but it is still open as far as I am aware.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:39 am
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I was in the Galleries lounge recently it was a shambles no space to move, i was on a sleeper service but did not bother eating, dinning area looked to have enough space to accommodate everyone.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:16 am
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Here is more info on the new F refurb.

JFK First Lounge: reviews and photos
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Old Jan 11, 19, 4:22 pm
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Well I am here now and it is indeed very busy!
Looks like the Business lounge is closed so all biz passengers using the First lounge.
Got 4 hours here 😳. Security was quick... didnít seem to be any issues with TSA staff.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 6:06 pm
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Just to add. The pre flight dining area was pretty quiet. And I thought he food was ok - I know a few folk have commented itís sub par - I had some nicely cooked beef, some nice tortellini pasta and cake for desert. Ready to snooze on board zzzzzz
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by FliGuy View Post
Just to add. The pre flight dining area was pretty quiet. And I thought he food was ok - I know a few folk have commented itís sub par - I had some nicely cooked beef, some nice tortellini pasta and cake for desert. Ready to snooze on board zzzzzz
Good to hear the food has improved - hopefully not a one off. When I was there before Christmas the food was practically inedible.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 2:14 am
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I was unimpressed with the new F lounge. No windows. Limited lounge style seating. Very chopped up. Luckily my CCR card just arrived after a one year hiatus.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 4:23 am
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Was there on Tuesday (6am) - it was a horrible experience, hardly any seats - background music turned up loud (not to my taste so a double whammy). Ended up finding seats in a really brightly lit area at the back with the coffee machine. It was full to bursting, I would hate to have to use it in the evening.
To add insult to injury we had gate 10 which has absolutely no waiting space, Group 1 and pre boards were gone for at least 5 minutes before us peons in Group 2 were allowed on - we were asked to take a seat - there were no seats. I donít mean none available I mean no physical seats at all.
Thank goodness the crew on the upper deck were stellar, that went a long way to making amends.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 4:54 am
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When is the work on the club lounge supposed to finish?
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Old Jan 12, 19, 7:01 am
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When is the work on the club lounge supposed to finish?
Spring\summer 2019. I imagine even the contractors donít know an exact date.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by MTJ Bound View Post
I was unimpressed with the new F lounge. No windows. Limited lounge style seating. Very chopped up. Luckily my CCR card just arrived after a one year hiatus.
Agree, awful and limited seating, very little in the way of food options and a very sour dragon on the Gin trolley.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:18 am
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Agree, awful and limited seating, very little in the way of food options and a very sour dragon on the Gin trolley.
I didnít find the seating situation to be too bad, but the food situation was dire.

Every time Iíve been to the lounge so far the gin trolley has been unmanned (usually on one of the last flights of the evening). Self service is preferable, just like in the AA Flagship lounges with their Bloody Mary and cocktail of the day (/week?/month?) stations.
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Every time Iíve been to the lounge so far the gin trolley has been unmanned (usually on one of the last flights of the evening). Self service is preferable, just like in the AA Flagship lounges with their Bloody Mary and cocktail of the day (/week?/month?) stations.
On my one time so far I got a real carnival barker on the gin trolley. It struck me as being similar to the comic relief safety video, fine for a one-off but potentially tedious after a while.
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Good to hear the food has improved - hopefully not a one off. When I was there before Christmas the food was practically inedible.
Same experience here, was there in December and the food was very poor compared to what the pre-flight dining used to be in the old lounge.
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