Holiday travel can often be the worst part of the holidays but New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports are actually adding services for its customers, making flying a bit more friendly. Delta Air Lines and airport restaurant operator OTG Management have found a new way to serve the appetites of its customers. At gates 21 and 22 in JFK Terminal 2 and at gate 15 in JFK Terminal 3, Apple iPad kiosks are stationed near departure gates to order meals from participating airport restaurants. Delivery to your gate is guaranteed within 10 minutes. The iPads are said to offer travelers the ability to check flights and even play games. But don't think New York airports are having all of the fun in serving its customers.
- Thinking "green," The Seattle-Tacoma Airport has started offering free electricity for plug-in cars.
- Portland International Airport has set up a bike assembly station for travelers to more easily assemble and disassemble their bikes before and after flights.
- Paris has upped the ante regarding its free services from free light therapy to free dance lessons. 15 dances offered by the airport's resident trainers from "L'Ecole des Vacances," including Afro Jazz, Disco, Hip Hop, Mambo, Modern Jazz, Rock & Roll, Salsa, Samba, Tango, Cha-Cha and more. Music and trainer instructions are broadcast through cordless headsets so as to minimize the disturbance to other passengers, and lessons last 10 to 15 minutes each.
- Heinekin is offering travelers a first class lounge available to all at Newark Liberty International Airport. First opened in 2008, Heinekin teamed up with design agency, UXUS to build private conversation nooks, custom white leather sofas, spherical light fixtures and green aluminium tables combine to create a contemporary brand space. In addition to Heineken, a variety of beers are served on tap, alongside a fully-stocked cocktail bar.
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