British Airways is making big moves for premier passengers, including the new Club World business class, which travelers will be able to experience next year, and the recent facelift of their first class lounge in JFK.
The lounge is a huge improvement compared to what it was before, and can now accommodate more customers due to its 60 percent increase in space. The 5,480 square foot area has been designed with diverse quarters for working, dining, drinking and relaxing.
One of our most favorite spaces is the wine room, where you can sample various wines that correlate to a theme—such as “Chardonnays of the World”—that changes often.
If you’re looking for a full glass of wine, head over to the Enomatic wine-dispensing machine, serving wine at “exactly the right temperature”. Who can say no to that?
British Airways first class lounge now has a wonderful, large dining area that’s chic, clean and modern with an open kitchen. The area also features contemporary lighting, wood finishes and custom green seat covers by Ashton Martin.
Feeling hungry? The dining area features fresh, seasonal meals that also include healthy options in a bowl-style. Moreover, each dish is curated by celebrity chefs Waylon Walker (the award-winning smoke master) and Gavin Mackenzie, so you know you’re getting top-notch cuisines.
Need a place to work? The conference room like space is where you can finish up last-minute projects before your long flight. Unfortunately, this one is more communal and open rather than semi-private nooks that you find in other lounges like Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge in SFO or United Polaris Business Class Lounges around the world. Nonetheless, it’s located in a quiet section, away from distractions.
Aside from the wine room, the British Airways first class lounge bar is another hotspot for those who want to relax, surrounded by other’s company. It offers seating and tables like that in a restaurant and is situated away from the other areas in the lounge. With top-notch liquors and beverages, the bar may be where most of the crowd ends up. Will we find you here?
British Airways first class lounge is open to passengers holding a first class ticket, and is also accessible for those with an Executive Club Gold status or Oneworld Emerald, as well as travelers who have a Qantas Platinum and Platinum One card.