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Jetblue's Peopleport At JFK?  
User currently offlineJerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1956 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
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I turned to LiteFM here in New York, because I was in the mood for a little x-mas music and I hear this ad for Jetblue where they describe "Jetblue's New Peopleport @ JFK". Any B6 employee (sorry crewmember) have some additional info on this.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

I'm sure they are just talking about the new terminal


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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4405 times:



Quoting Jerseyguy (Thread starter):
Jetblue's New Peopleport @ JFK

I Read something "peopleport" related here....

http://www.buffalonews.com/145/story/470568.html



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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4405 times:
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I know they are talking about T5, I was just wondering is are we going to see more references and what are they trying to do by advertising it as a peopleport


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User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

On the 1 train tonight I saw a bunch of ads promoting the new people-port and how the new terminal is so passenger friendly... even promoting ordering food for delivery at the gate...


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21530 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

It's just the new T5.

Having flown out of there this morning, I can say that, on the whole, it's a great facility (details to come in a trip report).

-Mir



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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

this is the old TW terminal, am I correct?

User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5130 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Quoting Heathrow (Reply 6):
this is the old TW terminal, am I correct?

Almost. It's a brand-new, huge terminal built behind the Saarinen building. That terminal is being rehabbed by the Port Authority (maybe) and may in the future be a place that you can walk through on the way to B6 and maybe use a B6 kiosk on the way there. JetBlue has a web site for their terminal, www.t508.com, which now calls the thing a "peopleport", and which has photos and such.

Sadly, I'm willing to bet that the Saarinen Building, despite the original plans for it, will probably just be an attractive sculputure in front of T5 for the forseeable future.

[Edited 2008-12-01 23:52:25]

User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

I am a Jetblue crewmember and work over at T-5. I have never heard of this "peopleport". It hasn't been in any e mails so where this came from I have no idea. After reading the above article from a Buffalo news paper I guess there calling our terminal a "peopleport" but nobody at least here in NY calls it that or really ever has. Doesn't seem to be anything of major importance.


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User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3980 times:



Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 7):
Quoting Heathrow (Reply 6):
this is the old TW terminal, am I correct?

Almost. It's a brand-new, huge terminal built behind the Saarinen building. That terminal is being rehabbed by the Port Authority (maybe)

a small OT question - the former TWA terminal - was everything removed of TW from the terminal, meaning being totally empty now, or has the TW stuff been left in there?



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5130 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3789 times:



Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 8):
I am a Jetblue crewmember and work over at T-5. I have never heard of this "peopleport".

Look at T508.com. The first screen is "JETTING JUST BUILT A BRAND NEW PEOPLE-PORT."

Probably a new marketing idea.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3660 times:



Quoting TW741 (Reply 9):
a small OT question - the former TWA terminal - was everything removed of TW from the terminal, meaning being totally empty now, or has the TW stuff been left in there?

For all intents and purposes, the TWA Saarinen terminal looks just like the day TWA left. Whatever they left behind is still there. That includes the huge flight display board (very 1960s!), the ticket counters and most of the fittings. Keep in mind this is just the Saarnen building and anything that was in the gate area is now long gone. I'm sure a quick look around may find you some small souvenirs (ticket jackets, tags, etc.) but nothing of real value - and to get in you have to know somebody. There is 24-hour security stationed inside the terminal (I wonder if they appreciate the historic significance of the building??)

I believe there are still neon lights on for the long-closed concessions and lounges at TWA's T5. It's almost creepy.



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3629 times:



Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 8):
am a Jetblue crewmember and work over at T-5. I have never heard of this "peopleport". It hasn't been in any e mails so where this came from I have no idea. After reading the above article from a Buffalo news paper I guess there calling our terminal a "peopleport" but nobody at least here in NY calls it that or really ever has. Doesn't seem to be anything of major importance.

Take a look at the NYAS buses which come to the airport that have our ads on them...you'll see it there as well.

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 7):
Quoting Heathrow (Reply 6):
this is the old TW terminal, am I correct?

Almost. It's a brand-new, huge terminal built behind the Saarinen building. That terminal is being rehabbed by the Port Authority (maybe) and may in the future be a place that you can walk through on the way to B6 and maybe use a B6 kiosk on the way there. JetBlue has a web site for their terminal, www.t508.com, which now calls the thing a "peopleport", and which has photos and such. Sadly, I'm willing to bet that the Saarinen Building, despite the original plans for it, will probably just be an attractive sculputure in front of T5 for the forseeable future.

Yup. Thanks for helping out on the question Wjcandee.

Heathrow, I made up a picture report during the ribbon-cutting in September for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/4153509

Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
Having flown out of there this morning, I can say that, on the whole, it's a great facility (details to come in a trip report).

-Mir

Look forward to it!!!

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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3577 times:



Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 12):
I made up a picture report during the ribbon-cutting in September for your viewing pleasure:

OUTSTANDING! its nice to see something that awesome at JFK! I can't wait to see what JetBlue does next. keep up the great work, you and your airline should be very proud!!! bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3499 times:



Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 12):
Heathrow, I made up a picture report during the ribbon-cutting in September for your viewing pleasure:

Wow, that's great!! Thank you very much!!


User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3396 times:

Last time I was at JFK (before the new T5 opened) the old TWA signs were still outside the Saarinen building. Are they keeping them? It would be a great tribute the once global brand.


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 3295 times:



Quoting Planeguy727 (Reply 15):
Last time I was at JFK (before the new T5 opened) the old TWA signs were still outside the Saarinen building. Are they keeping them? It would be a great tribute the once global brand.

We cannot do anything to that building. The signs (IIRC) will stay as they are part of the historic landmark. We had "Clipped Wings" (a group of TWA F/A's) and some TWA captains at the ribbon cutting which was cool.



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3019 times:



Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 16):
We cannot do anything to that building. The signs (IIRC) will stay as they are part of the historic landmark. We had "Clipped Wings" (a group of TWA F/A's) and some TWA captains at the ribbon cutting which was cool.

Well I noticed quite a few LAS pilots for HP/US which had still retained TWA logos on their fight bags. which was cool too.



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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Okay, so I was outside our terminal here at JFK at arrivals and saw one of the express buses to Manhatten pull up. Theses are the buses that have the heavey Jeblue advertising all over it. Anyway, one of them said something like "Come Jetting at our new Peopleport." so this "Peopleport" thing exists in NYC and seems to be related to T-5 but like I said, its of no real importance, just another cheesy marketing thing from the company.


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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3109 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 2709 times:



Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 8):
I am a Jetblue crewmember and work over at T-5. I have never heard of this "peopleport".



Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 18):
Okay, so I was outside our terminal here at JFK at arrivals and saw one of the express buses to Manhatten pull up. Theses are the buses that have the heavey Jeblue advertising all over it. Anyway, one of them said something like "Come Jetting at our new Peopleport." so this "Peopleport" thing exists in NYC and seems to be related to T-5 but like I said, its of no real importance, just another cheesy marketing thing from the company.

??? I'm a bit surprised you haven't been briefed on this. The terminal itself is big news in airport business, airline business, travel industry, advertising, and architecture. NYTtimes has numerous articles about it. All the newswires picked up the opening. Articles in New York magazine, World Architecture News, Architectural Record, AIA news, Bloomberg news, BusinessWeek, Airliners (the magazine), Airport Business. "Advertising Age" featured a video story on "terminal as advertising". The interior design firm for the project won an award from The Smithsonian. Some of the critique on the new terminal from other sources is not entirely favorable, compared to the original Saarinen building, though others are impressed. As with all design, can't please everyone.

"Peopleport" is indeed the marketing spin, and I take it this is something new from JetBlue, since news prior to the opening haven't used that term particularly. I would imagine they are capitalizing on the interest and wanting to showcase their investment. Arguably, it's the most improved facility at JFK right now. I admit to being a little influenced by being an aviation enthusiast, but I have noticed the "Peopleport" promotional effort over the past month, as seen on TV, newspapers, advertising, and such.

-Rampart


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21530 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2636 times:



Quoting Rampart (Reply 19):
Arguably, it's the most improved facility at JFK right now.

It's the best facility at JFK right now, but I'm not sure about most improved - the difference between T6 and T5 isn't as great as the difference between T8/9 and the new T8. That really was going from the outhouse to the penthouse. I thought that T6, while old, still had better amenities than all the other terminals at JFK, with the possible exception of T4.

Where T5 can make a big difference over T5 is in baggage claim. T6 was very slow in getting the bags out, which was in my mind the terminal's biggest flaw. I haven't had a chance to arrive at T5 yet, so I can't offer any experiences with that.

-Mir



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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3109 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 2515 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
It's the best facility at JFK right now, but I'm not sure about most improved - the difference between T6 and T5 isn't as great as the difference between T8/9 and the new T8.

OK, I could go with that. I too, haven't seen the new T5 yet in person. I loved the Saarinen building, though, what a throwback! Felt like I was in Woody Allen's "Sleeper" as I traversed the tubes to my awaiting transport. All kinds of bizarre imagery and symbolism that I won't get into lest I stir the ghost of Sigmund Freud.

-Rampart


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months ago) and read 2408 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
It's the best facility at JFK right now, but I'm not sure about most improved - the difference between T6 and T5 isn't as great as the difference between T8/9 and the new T8.

Good point - the upgrade from T6 to T5 is not as much as the upgrade between old T8 and the new T8. Part of the reason for that is that T6 wasn't allowed to deteriorate as much as the old T8, even though JetBlue pumped way more people through the terminal than it was designed for. The old T8 was horrendously bad - it reminded me of being downstairs in the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. But as for most improved, I'd say the new T5 is in the same ballpark....



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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Don't get me wrong here. Its a great terminal but mainly on the customer side which of course it should be but as far as an employee point of view there are many many things that need to be fixed and added. One the thing that shocks me the most is that on the curb side at arrivals there is no area for the disabiled. Brand new terminal and there is too much that was left out. They could of done better. The controll tower wasn't even in the plans and it shows. It couldn't be at worst spot and thats because it was a late add on and that was the only place they could put it. Our trit doesn't work, the transfer belt doesn't work on and on I can go. Its a little disapointing.


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