I'm leaving for Taiwan from JFK airport. And this is going to be my first time at the airport so I'm not familiar with the airport. The situation is, I'll be arriving 6 hours earlier (around 5am) than the rest of my group because of the ticket situation. I was wondering if I will have access to the EVA lounge so I can wait for the rest of my group over there and take a shower.
By access I mean, after I got off the plane will I be able to walk to the lounge if I don't checkin my bag and I don't want to go through the immigration just yet.
I have a Star Alliance Gold card that I can access the lounge, what I'm not sure is that on arrival without any connecting flight will I be able to walk to the lounge at all?
The reason is I'm not sure what am I going to do for 6 hours and I check with the hotel, I'm not able to do early checkin on that day as it's all booked up.