JetBlue Installs Free Napping Pods at JFK

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Whether you’re waiting out a layover or killing time before a delayed flight, there’s nothing like a quick airport nap. Now, JetBlue is making dreams come true — literally — with their JetNap EnergyPods.

On April 19, JetBlue installed a fleet of state-of-the-art napping pods at their terminal inside New York’s JFK Airport, making the airline the first commercial company to introduce these pods to U.S. travelers.

“At JetBlue we are always focused on making the most comfortable experience for our customers, both on and off the plane,” said Icema Gibbs, JetBlue’s director of corporate social responsibility. “We are thrilled to be the first commercial airline to bring EnergyPods to our terminal.”

Energy pods have already made an appearance in hundred of offices, fitness centers, universities and hospitals. Aspire Lounge at London Luton Airport and Toronto’s Pearson Airport already have EnergyPods installed allowing their passengers peace and serenity before or after their flight.

Made by New York-based MetroNaps, the four new EnergyPods are free and give customers a 20-minute rest on a first come, first serve basis. The gravity-neutral position provides better circulation for a more pleasant restful snooze. Privacy visors ensures a retreat from others while soothing sounds from built-in speakers allow customers to drift away. There are plug-ins if individuals would like to bring headphones to listen to their own music and internal storage bins to keep personal belongings safe and secure. After 20 minutes, vibrations, sounds and lights rouse the user.

Thanks to JetBlue and their innovative catnap pods, travelers can take on the adventures that lie ahead or their next flight feeling revitalized and rejuvenated.

Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia, but most call her Spiler.

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