JetBlue Opens New Terminal at New York's JFK

Posted September 18, 2008 by Heather Gilbert

Jetbluejfkterminal Traditionally when someone buys a new home, they lay out the brie and Chardonnay and invite people over so they can show off their new abode.  The party is nice and hopefully nobody spills wine on the carpet or peeks in your medicine cabinet.  And that’s about the end of the story.  But what to do if you’ve just built a new 635,000-square-foot home to the tune of $800 million?  Better buy more brie, because that’s got to be one hell of a party. 

On Monday, September 22, JetBlue will be celebrating its new digs at JFK’s brand-spanking-new Terminal 5 (T5). This tri-level terminal has 26 gates across three concourses. And since it was designed with customer comfort and efficiency in mind, smack in the middle is a 55,000-square-foot central retail and concession marketplace.  Sounds pretty posh, right? Well wait ‘til you hear about the housewarming celebration!  JetBlue is so excited about its new domicile that it has invited a world-famous New York City dance troupe to perform the ribbon cutting, a famous pop singer to serenade guests, and T5 restaurant chefs to give cooking demonstrations.  Guests can also get ready to discuss their favorite New York City factoids with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the best things about pink beaches with Premier of Bermuda Ewart Brown, and why in-flight movie selections keep travelers happy with JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger.

Surely JFK’s Terminal 5 sounds like an oasis to weary travelers and here at BookingBuddy HQ, we’re excited by the concept of “customer comfort and efficiency.”  What do you think about this new mega-terminal? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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Reader Comments

I just loooove me a house warming partay. The brie...the chardonnay...the cristal, and yes I do like to poke around in the medicine cabinets.

I can't wait to go through jetblues medicine cabinet and panty drawers!

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 09:01 PM by Joe

It's about time! The current JetBlue terminal at JFK is HORRID!

Posted on September 19, 2008 at 02:59 PM by Kerry

Can't wait.
If I am flying Jet Blue is taking me there. Can't wait to see their new home.

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 04:27 AM by Ann

I am frecuent passenger on Jet Blue and I will like to see the new terminal soon and wanted to talk to a agent when I need something and no body are there No all passenger's are frecuent and they do not know what to do special when they fly with babys they need extra help with the Stress and the gate's that will be the diferent between other companys Services
Ana From Orlando Fl.

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 04:27 PM by Ana

Have you seen the new toilet lifters they have in their restrooms? You never have to touch the toilet seat again. Pretty Cool, check it out.

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 05:11 PM by Joey

Why are the toilet seat lifters special? You think people are not gonna pee on those tacky little handles? I just did, 5 minutes ago. They are the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of.

Posted on October 04, 2009 at 05:23 PM by Me

Really wonderful facilities!Hope I am going to be able to visit them sometime!

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 08:58 AM by ξενοδοχεια

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