We are all too familiar with the annoying announcements, bright lights and abundance of armrests that often prevent the weary traveller from catching up on some well-needed rest. However, one airline has just introduced a solution to help us re-energize with a quick nap.
JetBlue is giving its customers a unique way to recharge and overcome travel fatigue with a free 20-minute “JetNap” in one of its new state-of-the-art napping pods unveiled yesterday at the JetBlue Terminal 5 concourse inside New York’s JFK Airport.
The four new JetNap EnergyPods are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to JetBlue customers.
Customers awaiting flights can relax in an ergonomically perfect, gravity-neutral position that optimizes circulation and encourages a reinvigorating, restful siesta. A privacy visor ensures serene seclusion as soothing rhythms from the built-in speakers reduce background noise; nappers can also plug in their own headphones for even more seclusion. The pods feature internal storage bins to secure personal items during naps. When it’s time to wake up, nappers are gently awakened with a combination of lights, music and vibration.
The EnergyPods have already been installed in hundreds of offices, hospitals, universities and fitness centers around the world, including Toronto’s Pearson Airport and the Aspire Lounge at London’s Luton Airport.
While we love any new initiative that give travellers an opportunity to rest comfortably, we have to wonder if the limited number of pods and 20-minute time limit will leave travellers waiting in line longer than Jetnap itself.
What do you think of these EnergyPods?
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