This JFK Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Review is the start of a new trip report including Business Class to Europe, Europe to Asia-Pacific, and luxury hotels, resorts and dining in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Last year we flew Lufthansa First Class via Frankfurt, so we reviewed the Lufthansa First Class Lounge at JFK, which is the upstairs level and overlooks the Business Class Lounge. See all of our airport lounge reviews.
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge JFK Airport Location, Access and Hours
The Lufthansa Business Class Lounge at JFK Airport Terminal 1 is situated after you clear security, on the left. This is also the entrance for Lufthansa First Class passengers and HON Circle members (3rd floor). The Business Class Lounge is open daily from 10am to 11:30pm, and the following passengers have access:
- Business Class and First Class Lufthansa and Star Alliance passengers with a boarding pass for a same day departing flight
- Star Alliance Gold members, with a same day boarding pass for a departing Lufthansa or Star Alliance flight
- Lufthansa Premium Economy passengers with a valid lounge access voucher and boarding pass for a same day departing flight
- Passengers with a valid Miles & More Frequent Traveler Card and boarding pass for a same day departing Lufthansa, Star Alliance or codeshare flight.
- Passengers with a complimentary Lufthansa Business Class Lounge voucher who hold a valid boarding pass for a same day departing Lufthansa group flight (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings). See 50K Lufthansa Miles and More Card Worth It?
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge JFK Airport Food and Drinks
The food offerings looked pretty picked over at the time of our visit, at about 4pm in the afternoon. There were the remains of a pasta salad, with some salad fixings and cheese slices:
Neither of the two hot dishes looked appetizing; my son's school cafeteria food looks better than what was on offer here:
There were two soups, and the better one seemed to be a beef vegetable soup:
There were pre-made fruit cups and a couple of cakes available for dessert:
There are also some dry snacks, such as potato chips, raisins and nuts:
Your best bets at the lounge are the drinks. There were an array of spirits, red wine, white wine and beer:
There's also an espresso machine:
And tea is by Harney & Sons:
The Lufthansa Business Class Lounge at JFK at the time of my visit was underwhelming for an international business class lounge. The seating areas in the more comfortable parts of the lounge were crowded, the food mediocre, and the WiFi wasn't working. I was glad we didn't make any special effort to arrive early to JFK, and wouldn't bother with the offerings in the lounge if you have the option to dine before arriving or on board.
If you've visited the Lufthansa Business Class Lounge or Senator Lounge at JFK recently, what was your experience?
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