Ireland’s Aer Lingus have moved to Terminal 7 at JFK airport in New York, with flights switching from 27 April 2023. That means there is a new Aer Lingus New York lounge in operation to service business class passengers and frequent flyers.
That lounge happens to be the former British Airways Concorde Room, which was almost exclusively for first class passengers. People who might never have been able to visit there now have the chance to do so.
Aer Lingus New York Lounge Location
According to the website, the new lounge is located by Gate 1 and 2 in Terminal 7, which you can see on the map below. The little picture they have on their page is most definitely the former Concorde Room.
Business class passengers and AerClub frequent flyers with lounge access can access the lounge before their flight. There is hot food, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi and more available.
What’s It Like Inside?
I’ve only ever been inside the British Airways Concorde Room at London Heathrow, so I have no personal experience here. Of course, other people have, so here are a couple of pictures.
No doubt the Aer Lingus passengers passing through should be quite happy with the ambiance in here. I imagine it wouldn’t be too busy either, which is always a plus.
The Aer Lingus New York lounge could possibly be the best lounge in the Irish airline’s network. While the British Airways Concorde Room had been around for quite some time, it was always kept relatively up to date.
When BA moved to Terminal 8, they opened brand new lounges, so most of the furnishings in Terminal 7 have remained in situ. It makes sense for Aer Lingus to use the facility, since they are all part of the same group.
If you want to check it out, you should get over there in the next year or two. Terminal 7 is slated for demolition, so Aer Lingus will move again to a new terminal down the line.
Have you visited the new Aer Lingus New York lounge? How did you find it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.