A Tale of Two Cities at London’s NY–LON Lounge

  • The Land Sharing Board menu, with salt beef, pastrami, wallies, sauerkaut, and crusty rye bread.

    The Land Sharing Board menu, with salt beef, pastrami, wallies, sauerkaut, and crusty rye bread.

  • A view of the lounge's elegant interiors.

    A view of the lounge's elegant interiors.

  • The NY–LON lounge is a celebration of both airlines' New York-London route.

    The NY–LON lounge is a celebration of both airlines' New York-London route.

  • The 30,000ft cocktail, NY-LON's take on the classic Old Fashioned.

    The 30,000ft cocktail, NY-LON's take on the classic Old Fashioned.

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Amid tight competition among airlines to take the luxury of ground experiences to the skies, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines have partnered to take their world-class services to the ground with the opening of an aviation-themed lounge, NY-LON. Located in London’s O2 entertainment district, the lounge is an homage to both carriers’ New York–London route. A joint venture between the two companies, which launched in 2014, sees up to 10 flights a day connecting London Heathrow and New York, eight of which connect passengers to the JFK airport, while two fly directly to Newark.

Dishes at NY-LON, from the classic macaroni cheese to its Billingsgate fish pie, are created to offer guests the best of both cities, while cocktails come with unique aviation-themed names, such as the 30,000ft, Transatlantic, Stateside, and Maiden Voyager. The airlines partnered with Manchester-based design agency LOVE for the lounge’s 6,000-square foot space, which can accommodate up to 400 guests across its bar, seating area, and a secret room designed for private dining or meetings.

For more information, visit NY-LON.

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