Lounge Review: Wingtips Lounge New York JFK T4 (Priority Pass Lounge)

We recently needed to spend a few hours at JFK Airport’s Terminal 4. I booked a positioning flight to JFK on Delta before our Virgin Atlantic flight to London in Premium Economy but wasn’t sure if we’d need to reclear security when changing terminals (we didn’t). Besides paying to enter the Delta SkyClub with my Gold Delta AMEX, I had no other access a lounge beside entering the Wingtips Lounge with my Priority Pass card. This seems to be the lounge of last resort for many travelers but was our only free option. Here’s what you can expect if you’re able to get in.


As I said, I scheduled some extra time into our connection just in case there were any problems with going from a Delta to a Virgin Atlantic flight. Thankfully there were none, so we had plenty of time to spend in the lounge. Our flight arrived around 6PM and our departing flight was leaving at 10PM, with boarding starting around 9:30PM.

Sharon and I walked to the Wingtips Lounge. The lounge is located on the upper level of Terminal 4 so we had to take an elevator from the main level with all the shops. This is the same location as the Swiss and El Al lounges.

The Wingtips lounge is the contract lounge for many of the airlines leaving from T4.


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The First Casualty Of LoungeBuddy’s Purchase By American Express

Much has been speculated of what intent American Express had for LoungeBuddy. AMEX announced the acquisition on March 11, 2019 and the deal was finalized on April 1st. It didn’t take long for the first casualty of the purchase to materialize.

As of April 15, 2019, the $25 LoungeBuddy credit for TripIt Pro users will disappear.

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I’d imagine this perk needed to go away since American Express is now only allowing the purchase of lounge passes to American Express cardholders.

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