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British Airways and American Airlines Soho Lounge - JFK Terminal 8

British Airways and American Airlines Soho Lounge - JFK Terminal 8

Old Dec 1, 2022, 6:51 am
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British Airways and American Airlines Soho Lounge - JFK Terminal 8

Today, Thursday 1 December 2022, sees the opening of the new BA and AA Soho Lounge in John F Kennedy Airport, New York, Terminal 8. This continues on from the First Lounge in Terminal 7, which has now closed.



Location: Terminal 8 JFK. It is airside, in the main terminal building, confusingly known as Concourse B, with the satellite terminal being Concourse C. The location is near but above gate 20. If coming from the main TSA security area, go forward then right at Bobby Van's Grill.

Opening hours: 04:30 hrs to 00:30 hrs - 7 days a week,

Access rules:
1) Those eligible for Chelsea lounge access (see separate thread)
2) BA Gold and other oneworld Emerald cardholders (except AA Emeralds, unless as below)
3) AA Emeralds on Flagship routes, not necessarily travelling in Flagship First
4) AA Concierge Key members
5) First Class ticketholders on oneworld airlines other than AA and BA.

Facilities
Buffet
Snacks
Drinks
WCs
Showers
Rest areas
Wheelchair access
Runway views

Useful links
BA & AA JFK T8 joint operations to begin Dec 2022
particularly from post 160 onwards.

British Airways and American Airlines Chelsea Lounge - JFK Terminal 8
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 6:52 am
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Admin note: this thread is work in progress, since it's day one of operations. Any information, photos, impressions most welcome.
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 7:51 am
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Minor correction, assuming that this lounge follows standard One World First class lounge admittance rules (which it seems to), the exceptions for AA elites will also apply to AS elites as well.

It may also make sense to indicate somewhere that this is a standard OneWorld First Class lounge, since many of us have already internalized those rules.
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by Acidity
Minor correction, assuming that this lounge follows standard One World First class lounge admittance rules (which it seems to), the exceptions for AA elites will also apply to AS elites as well.
I think that’s correct and the exception is “US based FFPs” rather than AA specifically (same for the other two lounges)

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Old Dec 2, 2022, 11:04 am
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Looking forward to visiting the lounge in a couple of hours. Ill report back
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 12:33 pm
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We'll be there this evening so if anyone has anything they want us to check out then please let me know!
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by acearchie
We'll be there this evening so if anyone has anything they want us to check out then please let me know!
The standard BA forum request of a report on the champagne, wine and spirits offering!

Oh, and I suppose the food as well .. 😁
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by acearchie
We'll be there this evening so if anyone has anything they want us to check out then please let me know!
Flying AA or BA?
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 1:32 pm
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AA but it was needed to get the LHR arrival!
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by acearchie
AA but it was needed to get the LHR arrival!
Flying AA100 myself, 3D
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by krispy84
The standard BA forum request of a report on the champagne, wine and spirits offering!

Oh, and I suppose the food as well .. 😁
Will be sure to share!

Originally Posted by andymcdonnell
Flying AA100 myself, 3D
BA1517 for us, wish I was up in the single digits! We're back in row 33, still happy that enough economy flying has got me to gold!
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Acidity
Minor correction, assuming that this lounge follows standard One World First class lounge admittance rules (which it seems to), the exceptions for AA elites will also apply to AS elites as well.

It may also make sense to indicate somewhere that this is a standard OneWorld First Class lounge, since many of us have already internalized those rules.
Agree. Status quo for us AA / AS OWEs based on the AA / OW pages. The flagship marketing item seems to be another way of saying long haul OW flights.
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 3:12 pm
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Hoping these load not impressed by the food
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by andymcdonnell
Ugh, it's the American pot "roast" (boiled/stewed to death) and not actual roasted with golden brown crispy edges. I had my hopes up when I saw the menu.
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by JAXBA
Ugh, it's the American pot "roast" (boiled/stewed to death) and not actual roasted with golden brown crispy edges. I had my hopes up when I saw the menu.
At first glance I thought they were olives
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