Priority Pass Adds Alaska Lounge in JFK Terminal 7

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Priority Pass has announced the latest addition to its network of lounges: the Alaska Lounge at JFK New York Terminal 7. The new lounge is located airside on the mezzanine floor above security and opened on April 30, 2018.

Alaska Lounge JFK
Image Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

Terms Of Priority Pass Access

  • Access is only permitted 3 hours prior to departure
  • Cardholders and guests need to show a Boarding Pass for travel on the same day
  • Cardholders are limited to 2 guests or immediate family (spouse and children under 21)
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Alcoholic drinks are limited to 3 per adult
  • Premium alcoholic drinks are subject to payment

Our Take

This lounge comes as a welcome addition and solves a problem at JFK terminal 7 as it is the first Priority Pass Lounge in the terminal. Iberia, BA, and Qantas are the main airlines which use terminal 7. In the past, this has meant that if you did not have status with a Oneworld airline, and were flying economy it was almost impossible to gain lounge access. Now you should be able to gain lounge access with your Priority Pass membership regardless of your class of travel.

The guest policy is a little restrictive, but not by much. Although various credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and The Platinum Card® from American Express (Terms Apply) provide complimentary Priority Pass membership, they have different guest policies. In this case, regardless of how many guests your credit card issuer allows, you are limited to 2 guests or immediate family members only.

Source: Priority Pass

Priority Pass Adds Alaska Lounge in JFK Terminal 7
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  • Terrific! Although when traversing JFK we’re essentially always booking premium cabin travel, it’s great to know that there’s a nice option on the off chance we’re not up front.

  • Be sure to try the famous pancake machine at the lounge! It is amazing to watch the machine automatically make your pancake and the results are fresh, fluffy and delicious.

  • better than nothing, but really not a great lounge

  • I’m flying Alaska out of JFK at the end of this month, so I’m happy about this. On a side note, I was in Rome two weeks ago, and I logged into Priority Pass to discover that there was a lounge in the terminal. Upon arriving at the lounge, I realized that it actually opened that day and that it was the grand opening. The food was extra tasty as a result of the celebration party and ribbon cutting.

  • Jacqueline says:

    Great looking lounge area, a lot better than most we have been in recently.

  • Definitely a problem solver, I’ll say that. Thanks for the info.

  • I can’t wait to check this out!

  • Maryjane says:

    Thank you for letting us know about this improvement. I remember when Alaska Lounges were some of the best in the domestic system. Lounge offerings have improved greatly in the past 10 years. We become so used to having a lounge to access that when one is not available, it is almost strange. I had that experience in the Memphis Airport not too long ago. Nice to know this won’t be an issue at JFK T-7 anymore.

  • Awesome! Great to have another option.

  • Such a welcome addition to JFK! Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Great addition and a good perk as a freebie.

  • nice to have more options

  • The_Bouncer says:

    This is a great addition.

  • charles j says:

    Thanks. I didn’t know Alaska flew out of Kennedy, because LaGuardia is so much less inconvenient.

  • Love the addition of more American located Lounges! I hope the new rules of only allowing 2 people will help bring more lounges on board.

  • This does make connecting through JFK a bit more tolerable!

  • vinay Kumar nayak says:

    More options are always welcome, however if the experts were to pick one lounge at JFK, which one would it be?

  • Are they limiting access to the lounge like happened in SEA?

  • lorem ipsum says:

    Nice addition, as accessing other terminals is near impossible at JFK.

  • hope they have complimentary real food. The one at LAX is mehhhh

  • I find PP hit or miss. During busy times it’s difficult to get into the lounge despite having PP

  • The_Bouncer says:

    How much risk is there of being turned away due to overcrowding?

  • Beppoello81 says:

    I love the restaurants partnerships the most lately.

  • great addition to PP network, look forward to seeing more in europe

  • Pp is adding more and more making it something to look at. However, it’s a frowner that you could be turned away. I understand that you didn’t buy a membership to a specific lounge, etc but to pay all that money for PP and then get turned away is hard. It’s just a small gripe, right?

  • I am going to try it next month then!

  • The_Bouncer says:

    Overcrowding aside, a positive development.

  • marcwint55 says:

    lounge is actually better than last time I tried it

  • It’s good to have another choice and it might just make BA improves its offer…..but I won’t hold my breath.

    Have been turned away at LHRT5 and T3 due overcrowding.

  • @Quebec says: “Be sure to try the famous pancake machine at the lounge! It is amazing to watch the machine automatically make your pancake and the results are fresh, fluffy and delicious.”

    Going to nominate this as best tip in the thread. Point me to the pancakes! Thanks!

  • Nice! I love any addition to PP options.

  • I will be traveling out of JFK T7 on a Saturday with a flight at 7pm. I see that the lounge is only opened until 5pm. Does anyone know if you can stay after that time or they start kicking people out? We are not concerned about limited food options after that time, just wanted a place to chill before our flight.


  • Does anyone know if you can stay after they close or they start kicking people out? We are not so much concerned as limited food options after closing, but just wanted a place to rest before our flight.

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