Here is some potentially great news for New York’s JFK Airport…
Kim forwarded me an article from Gothamist that JFK might be getting a place to get some “recreating and relaxation”.
JetBlue is planning to build its own mini-Highline in the airport!
The JFK Airport mini-Highline will be located at JetBlue’s addition to Terminal 5 called 5i.
The main purpose of the 5i extension is to “give their International arrivals an in-terminal customs check-point, previously only available at Terminal 4“.
The architect of the 5i extension, Ty Osbaugh designed the terminal to allow for passengers without checked bags to “get from a plane through baggage claim and out of the terminal in just 28 minutes“.
While everyone is usually in a hurry to get out of the airport upon arrival (unless you have access to the limited Amex Centurion Lounges), Osbaugh wants to change this and make arriving more of a celebration.
Expect the outdoor space to “includes gentle sloping ramps and sunlit passages for the bleary-eyed traveler…, provides a place inside security checkpoints to walk dogs, and they’re considering serving food and drinks. It’s a roof with some grass. It’s JUST LIKE the High Line!“.
JetBlue’s T5i extension will be opening on Wednesday, November 12. You can expect the “Highline” to open next year.
(Check out a preview of JetBlue’s 5i extenstion from the Wandering Aramean here.)
Find out more about JetBlue’s Highline in the Gothamist article here.