If you’re flying business with British Airways, the award-winning airline doesn’t have a dedicated airport lounge at NYC-JFK. Instead, business-class passengers will have access to the OneWorld Flagship Lounge, which has been completely transformed and broken down by class last year, and renamed to Greenwich Lounge at JFK’s Terminal 8. Here’s our review.
Those who are familiar with OneWorld Flagship Lounge will not notice any difference. It’s the same lounge that OneWorld business class members are used to; it’s just the name that has changed to Greenwich Lounge.
In fact, I have used this lounge for plenty of years when flying international airlines, including Qatar Airways, and despite what you read from other reviewers or OneWorld’s website, there is very little change as of February 20, 2023.
Check-in at Greenwich Business Class Lounge for British Airways at JFK
After you check in with the lounge agent, you take a left down a familiar long hallway. Inside, the sliding glass doors reveal a massive lounge.
There’s a suitcase storage to your left, bathrooms down the hall, then plenty of seating, including a quiet zone room.
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Buffet food and beverages
There is also a hot buffet in the back. As you can imagine, it’s airport food, so don’t get your hopes up. It’s been advertised as “gourmet chef meals” when in actuality, it’s a buffet of airport food, from salads to hot bites. I did get a tummy ache, so it was good I had Pepto on me. The great thing is the selection of beverages, including alcohol. It’s not as premium in here as you would think (there are no water bottles, just filtered water from a spout).
The bathrooms are spacious with singular rooms. The bathroom area does have showers at this business class lounge for British Airways passengers at JFK.
Changes from OneWorld Flagship
One change I noticed is that the luggage room did have an employee. I would assume he was there to be official “guard” but he was on his cell phone the entire time.
For this review, I’d say it’s a very cozy, comfortable business class lounge for British Airways passengers at JFK. I liked the little pods in the back, and the floor to ceiling windows to see the tarmac and planes.
There are plenty of oversized screens indicating times of departure for your flight, and they also make announcements on the intercom. The only problem is that my flight from NYC to London was having a delayed departure by 1 and 1/2 hours. This did NOT display on the screen, so many passengers kept going up to the staff to ask about the flight. Oddly enough, I did not receive any alerts of this flight delay on my American Airlines app. It was strange.
If there’s anything I suggest at this point: WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. When you’re going on a long flight, when you’re walking 20-30 minutes through an airport (yes, we literally walk miles inside an international airport), bring comfortable shoes to wear. It makes a world of difference. I found these really comfortable sneakers on Bloomingdales. I think they have the best quality sneakers. Even if this pair isn’t your style, they obviously have a diverse selection you can check out.
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