Manchester or JFK Lounge ?

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  1. johnbrowell

    johnbrowell Member

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    Our family is due to fly MAN to JFK around Easter; we have 2 unused LoungeClub passes from the Amex gold card, so would like to try and use them, even though we will have to pay for the kids.

    I thought I would seek opinions on which lounges people have preferred. We have MAN terminal 2, with Aspire or Escape on the outbound leg, or JFK terminal 4 on the inbound leg, which shows the Wingtips Lounge. Loungeclub also list the Air India lounge but being inexperienced in all this, I don't know if that only applies to people with an Air India ticket.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JoeD

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    If it's listed on Lounge Club it should be fine, as long as there isn't any small print about the lounge only being accessible at certain times of day.

    I don't know about the JFK lounges, but Aspire and Escape are both 'fine'. Nothing special, but if you just fancy a snack and a few drinks they do the job.

    Assuming the cost for the kids is similar, I think I'd probably decide based on the time of day you're flying. Personally, I'm not usually bothered about breakfast so wouldn't really get much 'value' from going to a lounge in the morning. Whereas having a drink and snack in the evening without paying airport prices can be a decent saving.

    On the other hand, if it's a bit of a treat, I suppose it might be nice to start the holiday with the lounge?
     
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    When you put it like that it's an easy decision, given that I have made the rookie mistake of an evening flight back from JFK.
     
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    Argh, yeah 'challenging' flights those ones. There's no good way to do them really, because even in Biz or First they are simply too short to get more than 2-3 hours sleep. My best advice is just to enjoy the flight as best you can (eat, drink, watch a film) and accept you'll be knackered and functioning on pretty much no sleep when you land.

    A lot of frequent flyers recommend the exact opposite (and if you had to go straight to work they might be right), but the difference between a 1 hour nap and a 3 hour 'sleep' doesn't seem to do much for me. Either way, I'm going to be pretty useless the next day anyway.
     
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    Jfk lounge
     

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