If you must, you can stop by this lounge…but the Wingtips Lounge in Terminal 4 at New York JFK is not a lounge I would ever go out of my way to visit.
Wingtips Lounge (JFK) Review
I recently stopped by because I had not been in this lounge since my 2016 trip to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Was it just as deplorable as before? Pretty much.
You’ll find the lounge just past the security checkpoint. Head right and walk past the SWISS Lounge. If you come to the El-Al King David Lounge, you’ve come too far. The lounge exterior is red.
Inside, you’ll be asked to present your credentials and take your temperature.
This is a Priority Pass Lounge and also the “leftover” lounge used by the non-affiliated carriers operating out of T4 at New York Kennedy. As such, it was crowded and not all that comfortable. There were scatted seats available, but with the exception of the dining area, they were almost instantly claimed as they were vacated.
All the seats facing the windows were taken.
A limited food and drink menu were available and unlike other lounges at JFK, drinks were only available via staff member. Instead, crudely-made signs directed guests to ask staff if they wanted anything to drink as well as a wrap.
The buffet included:
- granola bars
Drink selection included:
- Soda (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale)
- Juice (cranberry, orange, tomato)
- Beer (Corona, Heineken, Sam Adams)
- Coffee (espresso machine)
The bathroom smelled like a sewer, but was tidy.
I’m not sure it was wise to create an additional touch point, but there was a cool map where guests were invited to pin on their homelands or destinations they had recently visited:
In fairness, you can stop by this lounge for a decent drink and snack before your flight, but it’s simply not a lounge I would budget extra time for. Not only was it crowded, but the food selection was extremely limited. There are better Priority Pass options, even at JFK (like the Alaska Lounge or Air France Lounge or Lufthansa Lounge).