Amex Platinum Cardholders Get Limited Access to Virgin Clubhouse at New York JFK Airport
Virgin Atlantic reopened its Clubhouse at New York JFK airport in July. Upper Class customers, Flying Club Gold members as well as Delta’s Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallion members, can once again enjoy access to the airline’s flagship North America lounge enjoying a complimentary a la carte menu featuring five-star dining, tapas dishes and afternoon tea plus a wide selection of cocktails, wine and soft drinks.
But in addition to the reopening, Virgin Atlantic announced a new partnership with Plaza Premium Group which is now responsible for the day to day running of the JFK Clubhouse under the guidance of the Virgin Atlantic team. Plaza Premium Group is a familiar name for Amex Platinum cardholders. They get complimentary access to Plaza Premium Lounges at over 50 locations. Apparently that includes the Virgin Clubhouse at New York JFK airport.
MilesTalk reports that as of a couple of weeks ago the Virgin Clubhouse is available for Platinum Card® from American Express, Business Platinum Card® from American Express, and Amex Centurion cardholders for free. But access is limited. Amex Platinum and Centurion cardholders can only enter the lounge for free between 5am and 8am. You can see the details on the American Express website as well. The lounge is located at Terminal 4 (A-Concourse, above boarding gates A4 and A5.)
Virgin Atlantic says that it will also work with Plaza Premium for the Clubhouses in Boston, San Francisco, Washington and Johannesburg once they reopen as travel restrictions around the world start to relax.