The New Etihad Lounge at JFK is Open

a wall with a logo on it

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.

a wall with a logo on it

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

a close up of a card

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

a bar with bottles and glasses

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!

a group of people sitting in a room

a black round object with a power outlet

a glass of champagne on a table

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

a group of people sitting at tables in a room

Order off a menu or nibble from the cold buffet.

a buffet line of food a group of bowls of fruit on a counter

a menu with black text

a menu of a restaurant

a menu of a restaurant

a menu of wine in a book

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.

a bathroom with a sink and mirror

a towel rack and towel holder in a bathroom

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. 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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