Review: Airspace Lounge JFK

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After our JetBlue flight, we found ourselves in Terminal 5 of JFK. When traveling, I use the LoungeBuddy app to find the best lounges that are accessible to me. We gained access to the Airspace Lounge via Amex Platinum’s Global Lounge Collection.

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Terminal 5 is huge! We walked for about 5-10 minutes before reaching the entrance to the lounge at around 9pm.

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Airspace Lounge JFK Entrance

Upon entering, the employee at the front desk swiped my Amex card and scanned our boarding passes. He gave us $20 worth of credit to use in the lounge and informed us that there would be a boarding call for our TAP flight.

The lounge has two levels, and you enter on the bottom level.

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Airspace Lounge JFK
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Airspace Lounge JFK

Meanwhile, the bar and self service drink station are on the upper level.

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Airspace Lounge JFK Bar

We did not order food since we had eaten in the terminal. For what it’s worth, the menus are below and each person gets a $10 credit upon entering. You order at the bar and when your order is ready, someone calls it out.

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Airspace Lounge JFK Food Menu
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Airspace Lounge JFK Drink Menu

Since our next flight was a 6 hour redeye to Lisbon, I was very fixated on completing my nighttime routine. That involved a shower, so I informed the staff who unlocked the bathroom for me and gave me a towel + toiletry kit.

Let me just say the shower seemed clean but I never saw anyone actually clean it after I used it. This freaks out my inner germaphobe, but my inner nighttime-routine-enforcer overrode that, so I used the shower anyways.

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Airspace Lounge JFK Shower
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Airspace Lounge JFK Shower + Toilet

The amenity kit was a simple black bag, which I think is a common bag used by airlines because there’s an identical one with gray detailing in my pantry.

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Airspace Lounge JFK Amenity Kit

The kit contained a razor + shave cream, toothbrush + toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap and deodorant.

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Airspace Lounge JFK Amenity Kit

There was also a large vanity with some sort of (nonfunctional) “smart” display.

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After my shower, I utilized the drink station to make myself a cup of nighttime tea. I was totally ready for this red-eye. At about 10:30, an employee announced to the lounge that the TAP flight was boarding, so we headed to the gate which was right next door.

Bottom Line

It’s not luxurious, but I think the lounge is a worthwhile stop if you’re in Terminal 5.

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