I was recently reminded of a pretty interesting service being offered in New York City at JFK’s T5 by JetBlue.
Ever have the problem of a bulky winter coat hogging up too much space in your bag? You’re flying somewhere warm and your coat won’t be needed. However, it’s too cold to go from home to the airport (and back) without your coat.
So what are your options?
Well, you can stuff it into your luggage once you arrive at the airport, bring it with you on your flight or JetBlue has a better idea….
CoatChex has teamed up with JetBlue to offer the first “post-security coat check service in U.S. airports”.
CoatChex is currently available at a cost of $2 per day or $10 per week. This sounds like a reasonable price to pay for the convenience of the service.
When you check your coat with CoatChex you won’t have to worry about misplacing your coat ticket. According to BlueTales, “CoatChex features a seamless and secure application and has eliminated the need for a claim ticket by visually tagging owners to belongings”.
What this means is that all you need to do when you arrive back at JFK is give the coat attendant the last 4 digits of your phone number. This will pull up your profile will help to confirm that the coat goes back to the right person.
Another great feature of CoatChex is that your boarding pass gets scanned so changes in travel schedules can be tracked. It also “ensures the coat is ready for express pick-up upon the customer’s return to JFK” according to Blue Tales.
What do you think: would you be interested in checking your coat at the airport or would you rather bring it on your trip? I’d be interested in trying the service out if I was flying somewhere warm with JetBlue!
Find out more about the JetBlue coat check here.
Find out about CoatChex here.