seating area in the Delta One lounge.
Source: Delta

Delta One Lounge Opens in New York (JFK) Airport

Delta has opened its first-ever business class lounge at the New York - Kennedy (JFK) airport. Other airlines such as American and United have already adopted this premium lounge concept with their "Flagship" and "Polaris" branded lounges, but until now Delta lacked a premium lounge. This Delta One lounge will be joined by additional (Delta One) lounges in Boston (BOS) and Los Angeles (LAX) later this year, and rumors of a Seattle (SEA) Delta One Lounge opening in 2025. The Delta One lounge focuses on amenities and services for the premium traveler.

Location & Hours

The lounge is in JFK Terminal 4 between the A and B concourses. It is open daily from 04:30 to 23:00 (11 pm), ensuring premium customers can enjoy its amenities before and after their flights. One really nice thing about this lounge is that it is both an arrival and departure lounge, meaning you can go to the lounge upon arriving - similar to the related Delta Sky Clubs.


First off, it's important to mention that this lounge is massive, spanning 39,707 square feet (3,689 square meters) and providing room for 515 passengers — larger than any other Delta Sky Club.

Also, a first for Delta is a sit-down (pre-flight) dining area that can accommodate up to 140 customers with table service. Menu items include steak tartare, lasagna Bolognese, and Hamachi crudo. There is also a market and bakery area with walk-up service. Another unique touch is a rejuvenation bar offering non-alcoholic drinks and infused waters.

Besides the food and beverage options, there is a spa. This lounge includes a 40-seat terrace, with eight shower rooms and related amenities including bathrobes and slippers. The shower suites are stocked with products from Grown Alchemist. The lounge features full-body massage chairs and other spa treatments in the wellness area. The lounge also features sound-proof work booths and a shoe shine area.


Delta 360° members and passengers travelling in the Delta One cabin can access the lounge when flying domestic or international first class. Delta 360 members are not allowed complementary guests, but can bring up to two additional people at a cost of $100 USD or 10,000 SkyMiles when travelling on the same flight. Children under 2 are free.

Also note, that lounge access is not an elite benefit, except for Delta’s own “360” members – only when they’re in domestic first class – and they pay for guests. 

Closing Thoughts

I am surprised they did not open the first Delta One Lounge in Atlanta to fine-tune the product easily, but JFK makes sense. I will be in Los Angeles in September and hopefully will get a chance to review that location if it has opened. I have been to the Delta Sky Club at LAX a handful of times and it still is in my top lounges I have been to but the lounge is often overcrowded. I can only imagine that the JFK, BOS, and LAX lounges will benefit by reduced crowding by these new Delta One lounges.