I might as well get this lounge review out of the way as I still have a few hours to kill. Spending all day at a lounge is a nice timeout from life. While US airlines do not have the amenities of foreign lounges, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the AA Admirals Club at Gate 42.
The lounge is separated into two main sections. The ‘quiet area’ and the bar and general seating area. The quiet area has lounge chairs which I had the pleasure of occupying in a fetal position for a good six hours. The main area has basic seating for those not in hibernation.
The good news is that there are hard-boiled eggs, a TPOL favorite. The bad news is that they were not peeled in advance like the Delta Sky Club Salt Lake City. The bagels came in three varieties: plain, garlic, and sesame. I had two. #nocarbsaturdays
Per tradition, I had a Coors Light and Bloody Mary. Only Coors, Bud Light, and Budweiser are included in terms of beer.
After my slumber, I went back for more food. As predicted, the Admirals Lounge could host the carrot eating contest. Besides industrial grade hummus, there was two varieties of soup, and cookies. I don’t know how any of this goes together but I had a little bit of everything.
The lounge does have a shower which is a nice touch for the all-day lounge goer.
The best feature of the lounge is the view of the tarmac. There’s something poetic about seeing the planes parked in unison, ready to take flight.
If you’re facing eviction or just sick of your NYC tin can apartment, spending a day at the Admirals Club at JFK may be the second best thing next to a day at the spa.