Back in 2013 Delta opened a nice outdoor space at the Sky Club at JFK Airport called the Sky Deck. Check out my post about it here.
While I enjoyed visiting the Sky Deck, I haven’t been back since I haven’t flown much out of T4 and also no longer have access to the lounge…
Today was a big day at JFK Airport as a new outdoor space opened by JetBlue at T5. Best of all is that the T5 Rooftop is open to all- no lounge membership or status needed!
Based on the information I received in a press release from JetBlue, I have to say that I’d definitely love to check out this impressive-looking outdoor space. It’s just too bad that I don’t know when I’ll be flying through T5 next.
The T5 Rooftop is located post-security. It includes a green area, kid-friendly and dog-friendly areas. It will be open all summer long from 6:00am to 10:00pm.
JetBlue’s outdoor space will also have some impressive views- the Manhattan skyline as well as the eye-catching TWA Flight Center which I got to visit a couple of years back.
The space will also have outdoor seating, “New York-centric” food carts and the first post-security dog-walk at JFK.
Some Features: (from JetBlue)
- A wood roof deck, aluminum outdoor furniture and planters
- Free Wi-Fi
- New York-centric food and beverage carts/kiosks featuring Brooklyn’s Blue Marble ice cream and Hebrew National hot dogs
- Native plantings including oak leaved hydrangeas, lilyturf and sweetsphire
- Sustainable materials
The JetBlue T5 Rooftop’s opening was celebrated with a concert from Brooklyn-Based band Mainland.
Some stats about the Rooftop:
- 4,046 square foot park with landscaped green spaces
- Seating for 50 people
- A 400 square foot kid friendly space
- A dedicated 400 square foot dog walk area
The JetBlue Rooftop sounds like an awesome addition to T5. I’d love to check it out soon.
I find the best parts of the addition to be the free WiFi, food options (Blue Marble is really good ice cream) and the kid-friendly areas.
This is positive and exciting news from JetBlue after the airline started charging bag fees the day before.
What do you think about the JetBlue T5 Rooftop? Interested in visiting?
Find out more from JetBlue’s press release here.