Wingtips Lounge at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Review

Have a flight or a layover at JFK Airport? Check out the Wingtips Lounge.

Where to find the Wingtips Lounge

The Wingtips Lounge is located post-TSA security checkpoint in Terminal 4. Once you past security, make a right and the lounge is located approximately 100 yards down the hall and on the left. 

Who can access the lounge

Priority Pass cardmembers can access the lounge for free. Be aware that Priority Pass entry is at the lounge's discretion. They have the right to turn guests away if the lounge is at capacity.

Premium credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Amex Platinum card offer Priority Pass for free. Remember to activate Priority Pass to receive the card. Each credit card also has a different additional guest policy — check with your benefits administrator for details.

Important: Due to capacity concerns, the Wingtips Lounge at JFK may have a blackout period from 5:00 PM-1:00 AM daily.

Other network members who can access the lounge:
• Lounge Club
• Diner’s Club
• DragonPass
• LoungeKey
• LoungeBuddy

If you're not a Priority Pass member or part of the above networks, day passes are available for purchase for $50. Day passes are valid for up to 4 hours from time of entry.  

Lounge area

 

Food and beverage

Wingtips offers a limited selection of food and beverage items. 

Buffet area

Buffet area

Coffee machine and tea

Coffee machine and tea

The fruit rack needed to be refilled. There was also a self-serve snack bar.  

Fruit rack

Fruit rack

Self-serve snack bar

Self-serve snack bar

A limited selection of wine and liquor are available, along with soda and juice for mixers. 

Wine and liquor

Wine and liquor

beer

beer

Soda

We visited around 4 pm in the afternoon and a limited breakfast spread was still available.

cereal bar

cereal bar

bread and toasters

bread and toasters

Three different varieties of food were available. 

three selections of soup

three selections of soup

The salad bar needed to be refilled. 

Salad bar

Lounge seating

The lounge was packed and seating was limited. There's an area with a view of the runway that was occupied (only 5 chairs available). 

Window view

Window view

buffet seating

buffet seating

Conclusion

The Wingtips Lounge is good if you want a comfortable seat and free alcohol. I personally wouldn't pay $50 to access the lounge because the food seemed unappetizing. If you're paying out of pocket for the day pass, save your money and buy food at the food court.