Best airline sky club/lounge at JFK?
February 25, 2010 10:34 AM   Subscribe

What airline has the best sky club/lounge at JFK?

I have a 6-hour layover at JFK next week, which isn't really enough time to get into Manhattan and back, so I figured I'd just buy a day pass to a sky club and watch cartoons on my laptop.

Which one should I hit?
posted by gottabefunky to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can recommend the Emirates lounge, but I don't know if they do day passes or not.
posted by dabug at 10:49 AM on February 25, 2010

What airline are you travelling on? How much carry-on are you going to have? International or domestic?

I ask simply because then we can check the estimated time for security situations, which you'll need to take into account.
posted by mephron at 10:50 AM on February 25, 2010

Unless gottabefunky is leaving the terminal, security situation won't be an issue since it is a layover (not a departure).
posted by nitsuj at 10:56 AM on February 25, 2010

Response by poster: I'm traveling on Delta.
posted by gottabefunky at 10:57 AM on February 25, 2010

Response by poster: Going from Portland to Israel.
posted by gottabefunky at 11:09 AM on February 25, 2010

Depending on the terminal, you'll only have a couple choices anyway. Making your way between terminals at JFK can be a pain in the ass (although I suppose you may be doing so for your connection anyway).
posted by JaredSeth at 11:13 AM on February 25, 2010

nitsuj: the the question of day pass to a sky club implies a change of terminal, unless the pass is to the Delta SkyClub.

It's $50 for the day, can be ordered online.

You'll be, it appears, in Terminal 3. There are two Delta SkyClubs in there, both with T-Mobile HotSpots, showers, and a full-service bar.
posted by mephron at 12:30 PM on February 25, 2010

The Delta clubs at JFK are nice. Quiet, soft light, free snacks food and soft drinks, comfortable chairs. The rest of the terminal is grim. (Not at all like JetBlue's terminal.) $50 for six hours is worth it -- but make sure you are getting six hours, as the opening and closing times are eccentric.
posted by MattD at 1:42 PM on February 25, 2010

(If you happen to have a Platinum American Express card, you can get free access to certain airport lounges, including Delta's.)
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:14 PM on February 25, 2010

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