Lounge Reviews

The New Etihad Lounge at JFK is Open

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The new Etihad Airport Lounge at JFK soft launched yesterday and I got a chance to check it out while waiting for the inaugural flight from JFK to Abu Dhabi flight on the A380.

You take a left out of security and it’s near the end of Terminal 4.

Etihad lounge jfk opening exterior

They offer a luggage check which I took advantage of so I could more freely explore the lounge.

Etihad lounge jfk opening luggage check

Loved the bar and the wall of windows as you first walk in.

Etihad lounge jfk opening bar

It’s very spacious and every seat has a table and power outlet next to it. I ordered some celebratory champagne and when I got back to my seat it was waiting, with a hot towel!

Etihad lounge jfk opening layout

Etihad lounge jfk opening tables with outlets

Etihad lounge jfk opening champagne hot towel

There’s a small dining area though you can also eat anywhere in the lounge.

Etihad lounge jfk opening dining area

Order off a menu or nibble from the cold buffet.

Etihad lounge jfk opening buffet Etihad lounge jfk opening fruit

Etihad lounge jfk opening menu

Etihad lounge jfk opening a la carte menu

Etihad lounge jfk opening buffet menu

Etihad lounge jfk opening wine list

Service is amazing, every 5 minutes folks were coming by to see how my experience was going and offer to get me things. I did order a dessert which never arrived, but was totally fine ok because I’m saving my appetite for the meals on the plane anyway!

The bathrooms were small but beautiful — 2 toilet rooms and a shower room.

Etihad lounge jfk opening bathroom

Etihad lounge jfk opening shower

The only downside I experienced is the beautiful wall of windows makes it quite warm in the afternoon. Definitely an improvement on JFK Terminal 4 lounges!

More from this trip

Flying in the First Apartment on the Inaugural Etihad A380 JFK to Abu Dhabi
Thanksgiving Dinner 40,000 Feet Above the Atlantic
First Impressions of Dubai in Pictures
Sunset Camel Treks & Champagne Toasts
Riding Arabians and Dune Bashing in the Desert

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  1. Calvin

    November 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Great to see the lounge open! Flying F in tomorrows A380 flight.

  2. Joe

    November 25, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Since you didn’t mention it I’m assuming no spa?!!

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  4. Fruity martini recipe

    December 5, 2015 at 12:09 am

    @ Mike You unfortunately wouldn t, since Etihad isn t in oneworld. So no lounge access based on your status or your inbound class of service, unfortunately.

  5. Levi

    January 1, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Quick question! Any idea if I will be able to access the lounge on an incoming flight? I fly first class AUH>JFK then have a long layover before departing out of terminal 7 on cathay pacific….Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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