Written on 30th October 2019

Together, British Airways & American Airlines are giving you more of New York

Frequent flights every day 

It's the perfect partnership: British Airways and American Airlines. Together they offer up to 16 flights a day to New York - the city that never sleeps. By joining forces, they can give you a wider choice of flight times departing from London, including priority boarding and dedicated check-in if you're flying in Business Class. Of course, whoever you fly with, once you've stepped on board, you'll enjoy award-winning service all the way to John F Kennedy (JFK) or Newark Liberty (EWR) International Airports.

British Airways grand designs in New York

New York is British Airways' most popular long-haul destination - and the latest to benefit from some fresh investment. The £52 million redesign at JFK Terminal 7 includes a spacious new check-in concourse, inspired by The First Wing makeover in London.  There are also new security areas, contemporary shopping malls, smarter gate seating and beautiful new spaces for you to relax, dine and work in before take-off. 

If you're a First or Business Class customer, Gold or Silver Executive Club card holder, there are completely refurbished lounges and restaurant-style pre-flight dining. The Concorde Room for First Class customers has also had a refresh. The whole idea is to give you a smoother, faster and more relaxed airport experience. 

Flying the American Airlines flag

American Airlines' investment in JFK's Terminal 8 includes a bigger Flagship Lounge. This means that, alongside First Class customers, Business Class customers travelling on qualifying international and transcontinental flights can now enjoy access to the lounge too. The smarter, larger area has quiet rooms, individual work pods, and even luxurious showers for travellers who wish to refresh before they fly. The premium experience doesn't stop there: Flagship First Dining is a sit-down restaurant service inside the Flagship Lounge with a choice of hot and cold buffet, an a la carte menu or a chef's table of made-to-order dishes. All are made from locally-inspired menus and ingredients.