There’s an open stereotype that British Airways customers like Champagne and Gin. Well, for those using The Greenwich Lounge at New York JFK Terminal 8, there are more Gin and drink choices, with the opening of The Bridge Bar in the Greenwich Lounge.
The lounge will feature a variety of non-alcoholic and spirited cocktails, including Aviation American Gin and Betty Buzz, the bar will be part of the Greenwich Lounge experience, within the joint premium Lounges offered by the two airline partners.
According to the airlines, the new Bridge Bar is designed to celebrate the love of flying and offers customers a place to relax pre-flight, while enjoying delicious cocktails and mocktails.
The cocktail menu features a variety of alcohol and non-alcoholic cocktails, including Aviation American Gin which infuses a blend of botanicals and is fronted by actor Ryan Reynolds; and Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers founded by actress Blake Lively.
The Greenwich Lounge is part of the American Airlines and British Airways joint premium Lounges at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 8. The lounge now also features the new Tasting Room, formerly known as the Flagship First Dining space.
It features a soft refresh featuring a high-end tap room, making visitors feel like they are inside a beer tavern. Brooklyn Brewery, the Brooklyn-based leading global independent craft brewer and a pioneer of the American craft beer revolution is the first brand featured in the space.
Betty Buzz Founder Blake Lively said:
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the entire British Airways and American Airlines crew, as we celebrate the opening of this beautiful new lounge.”
Calum Laming, British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer, said:
“Following our recent investment in our new JFK lounges – Chelsea and Soho – we are excited to unveil a new experience in the Greenwich Lounge. With Betty Buzz and Aviation American Gin, we have created the perfect space for customers to relax pre-flight, offering a varied and delicious cocktail selection and flavours to suit every taste.”
Kim Cisek, Vice President of Customer Experience at American Airlines added
“We understand travelers are looking for a customized travel experience that starts on the ground and our joint premium lounges with British Airways give our customers the opportunity to do so,” said
“The opening of the Bridge Bar and Tasting Room is the latest piece of our premium lounge experience at JFK.”
Of course, this is a major lounge for both American Airliens and British Airways. Access is therefore controlled to the following passengers
- British Airways and American Airlines travelling Flagship Business
- American Airlines customers travelling with AAdvantage Platinum status who are travelling on Flagship Long Haul International itineraries
- oneworld Sapphire (including British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver members)
- oneworld Business Class customers.
The full lounge rules are at https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/clubs/joint-premium-lounges.jsp.
It is located near the Gate 12 Complex in Terminal 8 of New York JFK airport.
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It seems to be a golden age of gin, with everyone up to and including James May getting involved.
I wish I could join in, but unless it’s combined with other liquors and there’s not much of it, I might as well just throw up now and save the expense.
I’ll have to stick to vodka and rum. Or cider.