A Jet Blue lounge is opening at Terminal 5 at JFK today operated by Airspace Lounge. This is the first and only lounge at T5.
The Services and Amenities to be offered include:
- Complimentary $10 credit for premium menu items included with every entry
- Unlimited, complimentary soft drinks and light snacks
- Full bar
- Complimentary use of Airspace’s shower facility
- Semi-private conference room (Seats up to 6)
- Complimentary printing
- Unlimited complimentary espresso and cappucino
- Unlimited complimentary Peet’s Coffees & Teas
- Complimentary scanning
- Complimentary WiFi
- Power outlets at every seat
- Assistance with delays
The price of a visit will be $25-35, for which one receives a $10 credit towards purchase of food or beverages from the premium menu. Admission is free for American Express Platinum card holders as well as Aer Lingus customers flying from T5 to Ireland in business class or are Gold Circle members.
You can read all of the details on the Airspace Lounge website.
I was lucky to be treated to a tour of it yesterday, by Anthony Tangorra, the president of Airspace Lounge.
Mr. Tangorra met me at T5 and handed me a Boarding Pass. I had to go through security as if I was about to catch a flight! There’s no TSA Pre-Check at T5 so it was out with the bottle of water and off with the shoes!
We reconvened after security and I was escorted to the lounge, which was still under a fair amount of construction. Mr. Tangorra explained to me that the Airspace Lounge is designed for everyone – at a fair pricepoint – as a pleasant and affordable airport experience. The coffee is Peets, the glasses are crystal, and there are plenty of outlets because it is paramount for all of us tech geeks to be fully charged when we board our flights
Here are some of the photos I took:
The bathrooms are state of the art with Toto toilets. There is one shower.
Coffee and complimentry snacks area:
Next to the coffee area is the bar and food area.
I was shown the premium food and beverage menu. Many of the items are under the Ten Dollar credit each person receives at the Airspace Lounge. Think of it this way: the Ten Dollar credit roughly equals one free alcohol beverage or premium food item.
I was shown what some of the items from the menu would look like. Below is the plate of canapes, the corn soup, a sandwich, a mousse dessert plate, and a cheese platter. I did not taste the food, but it looked like it would be fresh and tasty.
The new Airspace Lounge is well designed, open and will be a welcome addition to T5! While I do wish that the Lounge was a little larger and that there were more bathroom facilities, it is lovely and I congratulate Mr. Tangorra, Airspace Lounge and JetBlue on their accomplishment.
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