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Updated Oct 25th with a link to a report of the Virgin Clubhouse at SFO.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Virgin Atlantic “Clubhouse”? It’s one of the very best lounges in the country and it’s traditionally been available only to those flying Virgin’s Upper Class as well as Delta Gold Elites (and higher) flying Delta or Virgin across the pond.

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While it’s been briefly available via Priority Pass in the past (no longer) and there is also a TravelZoo deal to access for $49, we like free here at MilesTalk.

As of a couple of weeks ago (I was told when entering), the Virgin Clubhouse is available for Platinum Card® from American Express and Business Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders (and Centurion cardholders, of course) from 5am to 8am. This is a result of the recent deal wherein Plaza Premium took over this lounge. It’s a shame that it’s limited to these hours, but it’s a great morning option.

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I was going to use the Centurion Lounge as usual, but decided I’d check the Amex app on my walk over. That’s when I discovered the Clubhouse option.

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I’ve been here just a couple of times before and always loved it. For me, it’s much better than the Centurion Lounge. Partly because it’s so spacious but more because of the top class food and drink that you order from a waiter and they deliver it to you hot and fresh. Great beverages as well.

You can see the menu here.

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Sample of the Menu

Here are some pictures of the lounge (plus one of me in the lounge ;))

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Virgin Clubhouse JFK – Access with Amex Platinum in the Mornings
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Full English Brekkie!

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Flying from SFO?

There is a Virgin lounge available to you there as well and our friends at DEM Flyers have a review for you.

Spoiler: You can get their fabulous lunch/dinner there – as long as you don’t mind an early bird special since it closes to Plat cardholders at 5:30. Beats the 8am cutoff in NY!

Bottom Line

If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, you can now access the Virgin Clubhouse at JFK from 5am to 8am. It’s in Terminal 4 by gate A5. You can also bring up to two guests (until 2023, when Amex changes that policy).

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  1. I just went here on October 2 and agreed it’s miles better than the Centurion Lounge! I was going to lounge hop, but after stepping foot inside the VS lounge, decided to stay there and eat all the things and scrapped all plans to go to Centurion.

    I’m planning to check out the SFO VS lounge on Saturday, but from reviews it doesn’t look as nice as the JFK one.


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