With a wide range of airport lounge closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been one happy consequence for Singapore Airlines customers departing from New York’s JFK airport since the carrier returned there with non-stop flights in November 2020.
That’s because all of the airline’s lounge-eligible passengers have been directed to use the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Terminal 4 prior to departure for almost the last two years, a facility previously reserved only for those departing in Suites Class or holding a Solitaire PPS Club card.
That’s right – everyone got the Virgin Clubhouse
You didn’t read that wrong – between November 2020 and July 2022 all Singapore Airlines lounge-worthy passengers departing from New York’s JFK airport were invited to use the excellent Virgin Clubhouse at Terminal 4, located after security in the ‘A’ concourse above boarding gates A4 / A5.
With top-notch signature cocktails from the tended bar, Champagne (Nicolas Feuillatte), à la carte dining (current menu here), shower facilities and even a pool table in the entertainment zone, it’s no surprise that prior to the pandemic this lounge was only for Suites passengers and PPS Club members.
What’s great is that since the temporary closure of alternative facilities, even SIA’s Business Class passengers and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members have been welcomed here, but alas… no more.
Only Suites and PPS Club now get the Clubhouse
Effective from August 2022, Singapore Air