From the moment you step out of your car and take a deep breath, JFK can feel like the most uncomfortable airport in America. The crowds are large and unruly, it’s hot as all get-out, and there’s nothing to do but stand in line for hours on end. So thankfully, JFK has finally come up with a solution: sleep pods!

These comfortable little cubbies have been popping up at different terminals around the airport over the past few months. They’re designed to offer weary travelers an opportunity to escape from their stressors while they wait for their flights. And best of all – they’re free! Just head over to any terminal that has them (they’re scattered throughout) and find yourself a cozy place to snooze.

Jetblue Sleep Pods at JFK

Back in 2016, JetBlue unveiled four state-of-the-art sleeping pods at John F. Kennedy International Airport, each with a mix of lights, music, and vibrations to gently rouse passengers 20 minutes later. The aim is to put tired travelers to sleep and wake them gently about 20 minutes later. When it launched it was featured on NY Post here.

US airports with sleep pods - JFK GoSleep

The Jetblue sleep pods were installed by GoSleep a company that specializes in rest equipment.

Terminal 5 Sleep Pods

At terminal 5, you can sleep in sleep pods (Airside) for up to 2 hours free of charge. There are a total of 10 pods, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. On the landside, you can use TWA sleep pods as well.

Terminal 7 Sleep Pods by British Airways

In 2021, British Airways also installed Sleep pods at Terminal 7 of JFK airport. B.A pioneered EnergyPod a technology developed by Rest Works.

Restworks is a company specialized in providing workplace sleep technology and rest facilities such as massage chairs and nap pods and has installed it at Heathrow and in JFK.

Other US Airports with Sleep Pods

Other than JFK, the following sleep pods in the US also have sleep pods;

How Sleep Pods work

Sleep pods are rest equipment that reclines and has a noise-masking system. They come with an amenity kit that has earplugs and an eye mask, as well as a heated blanket if it gets cold. You can control the pod’s light and sound to get ready for a good night’s sleep. When you’re done sleeping, the pod will play a light jazz melody to gently wake you up.

FAQs

Q: Can you sleep at JFK during layovers?

A: Yes, you can sleep at JFK during layovers. In fact, JFK and a number of airports offer sleep pods for travelers but also have nearby hotels.

Q: How much do the sleep pods cost?

A: The JFK sleep pods are free to use.

Q: How long can I use the sleep pod for?

A: You can use the sleep pod for up to two hours.

Q: How do I book a sleep pod at JFK?

A: The sleep pods are available on a first come, first served basis so there is no need to book in advance. Just head over to the airport and look for the nearest sleep pod.

Q: Does JetBlue have a lounge at JFK?

A: Yes, JetBlue has a lounge at JFK. The lounge is located in Terminal 5 and offers a variety of amenities such as Wi-Fi, charging stations, food and drinks, and more.

Q: What are the hours of the JetBlue lounge?

A: The hours of the JetBlue Lounge vary depending on the day. However, the lounge is typically open from early morning to late evening.

Q: What is the cost of the JetBlue lounge?

A: The cost of the JetBlue Lounge varies depending on the day. However, it typically costs between $35 and $50 to enter or can book one of the hotels close to JFK

Q: Can I leave JFK Airport during a layover?

A: Yes, you can leave JFK Airport during a layover. In fact, there are a number of things to do in the city of New York and the surrounding areas.

Q: What is the best way to get from JFK Airport to Manhattan?

A: The best way to get from JFK Airport to Manhattan is by metro train, taxi or Uber.

Q: What is the cost of a taxi from JFK Airport to Manhattan?

A: The cost of a taxi from JFK Airport to Manhattan typically costs between $55 and $75 depending on the time of day. There are also other places or things to do around JFK.

Q: Are there sleep pods at JFK terminal 4

A: In early 2022, we just checked and it is still under planning to be launched in the future.

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