Home sweet home

T5, JetBlue's state-of-the-art terminal at New York's JFK airport, delivers the latest and greatest in airport experiences. With free Wi-Fi, 38 food and beverage outlets and 35 retail shops, it's received many rewards and accolades for the customer experience, service and concessions. In mid-November 2014, T5 will be bigger and better with an expansion including three new gates, an international arrivals hall, and additional food and beverage and retail concessions.

Quick facts

  • Opened October 22, 2008
  • 38 food & beverage outlets
  • 35 retail shops
  • 26 gates
  • T5 expansion opening in
    mid-November 2014

Shop, dine, relax

You'll want to arrive early to dine in one of T5's many innovative restaurants.

5ivesteak
A meat-eater's paradise, with a fun bar scene and "sidewalk" seating.

AeroNuova
Mamma mia! This enticing trattoria features a modern take on classic Italian cuisine.

Aunt Butchie's Bakery Cafe

Away Café
Kick back and feel right at home in this Polynesian-inspired bar.

Baked by Melissa
A popular NYC brand offering creatively flavored mini-cupcakes and gift boxes. A first-ever airport location.

Bar Veloce (Coming Soon)
New York's old-fashioned modern wine bar since 2000 AD.

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop
Indulge in the best ice cream and cold treats around.

Boar's Head
Choose from a wide array of fresh-cut sandwiches, wraps and paninis.

Cheeburger Cheeburger
Voted the best burger in 28 cities, this take-out spot delivers tasty burgers from 7 to 14 ounces, plus delicious fries and rings.

Cibo Express Gourmet Market(s)
More than 40 varieties of sandwiches and hundreds of choices for the traveler on the go.

Deep Blue on the Fly
Fresh sushi and sashimi to grab and go.

Deep Blue Sushi
Robust menu of fresh choices created by Buddakan's Michael Schulson.

Dunkin' Donuts®
Great hot and iced coffee choices, donuts, bagels and more from the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world.

Dylan's Candy Bar
A big NYC brand, selling candy and other merchandise in an exciting setting.

Famous Famiglia Pizzeria
The quintessential New York pizza by the slice.

Fresh Italian Pasta

Horizon Bakery Café
French-inspired bakery offering a variety of breakfast pastries and artisanal breads.

Illy Coffee Bar

Jamba Juice
Sun-kissed, fruit-filled smoothies and other healthy snack options.

La Vie
A French café with favorites such as Salad Niçoise and Ratatouille.

Loft
A casual dining concept featuring comfort food and an all-day breakfast menu. Customers can order from iPads.

Lucy's Asian Kitchen
Quick serve Asian specialties made to order from fresh ingredients.

New York Sports Grill
Sophisticated sports grill with gameday favorites like burgers, sandwiches and wings.

Philly Cheesesteak / Pommes Frites
Just as the name says!

Piquillo
A taste of Spain and the first tapas restaurant in a US airport.

Re: Vive Bars

Re: Vive Food Ordering Tables
Touchscreen monitors to order food and beverages for delivery gateside.

Revolución
The authentic flavors of Mexico that will make you say "Mas, por favor."

Starbucks

Terminal 5 offers 55,000 square feet of high-quality shopping and food options. So if you forgot to bring something or need last minute gift, you can do so through one of our 29 retail outlets.

24 Hour Flowers

3FLOZ Zoom Shop

A Shine & Co.

Benefit Cosmetics Zoom Shops

BeRelax Spa

Best Buy Zoom Shops

Blue Sky Traders
Newsstand, sundries, “Read & Return” books and Press Express, a grab-and-go newspaper dispenser.

Blu Wire
Whether you are a certified "tech geek" or just getting up to speed with portable electronics, Bluwire has virtually everything today's consumer needs. Bluwire showcases trend-setting brands like Beats by Dre, Parrot Zik, Skullcandy, and Harman-Kardon.

Brighton Collectibles
Creative accessories you can mix and match, from lipstick cases and sunglasses to handbags and footwear.

CNBC Newsstands
Books, snacks, CNBC business day programming, and an online station to check stocks and the latest financial information.

Coat Chex (Coming Soon)
A coat and bag check service kiosk offering coat checking, temporary bag storage, and the other services.

ExOfficio
Innovative adventure clothing from Washington for men and women.

iS Beauty

iS Duty Free

iS Style

MUJI to Go
Large retailer from Japan offering an assortment of diverse necessities for customers on the go.

NY Minute (Coming Soon)
New York Minute features apparel, gifts and souvenirs that capture the essence of New York City. In addition, New York Minute also offers snacks and beverages sourced from right here in the city.

NY Times Books (Coming Soon)
The stores offer a broad range of branded merchandise, DVDs, reading accessories, crossword puzzles, a children's section, and books, with an emphasis on the renowned New York Times bestseller list.

Ron Jon Surf Shop
The “world’s most famous surf shop” finally makes it to New York bringing its Billabong, Quicksilver and other surf-brand gear.

Secure Wrap

Straight Talk Zoom Shop

Taxco Sterling
Incredible silver jewelry designed by some of the best jewelers straight from Taxco, Mexico.

Techshowcase
Electronics store where you can sample cool tech gadgets before you buy.

Travelex Currency Exchange

WFAN 66AM
One of NYC’s most popular sports radio stations, 660AM, comes as a shop, with a full line of sports apparel and collectibles from New York’s professional and collegiate teams.

Wheretraveler Books and More
A modern Where® branded bookstore offering books, magazines, and unique gifts. There is even a water filling station for customers.

T5 has plenty of options to relax, lounge, and pamper yourself before you jet out of town.

Grandstands
Perfect for lazing and people-watching with a full view of the main entrance and plenty of plugs for your electronics.

Moroso lounge
Relax and watch planes takeoff and land at this lounge.

Free Wi-Fi
Check your email, IM your friends and family or surf the web with T5's free wireless Internet access, available at all of T5’s gates. No special software required, just a laptop or PDA.

Children’s area
A fun place for little jetters to mingle and play.

Airspace Lounge Airspace Lounge Airspace Lounge

The new Airspace Lounge near Gate 24 is open to ALL on a pay-per-use basis. Airspace Lounge is designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern air traveler.

Entry fees start at just $25 and no membership or long-term commitment is required. Entry includes complimentary espresso, cappuccino, Peet's Coffee and Tea, soft drinks, small snacks and fruit, printing and scanning, use of house computers, Wi-Fi, use of private restrooms and shower facilities, plus a $10 credit to purchase items from Airspace’s premium menu including alcoholic beverages.

Getting to T5

Getting to JFK

Subway and AirTrain
Take the E, J or Z subway lines to Jamaica (Sutphin-Archer Avenue station) or the A subway line to Howard Beach station. From there, take the AirTrain to Terminal 5/6. The AirTrain fare to/from the airport terminals and the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations is $5 per person.

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Take the Long Island Rail Road commuter rail service from Long Island and New York City to Jamaica station. From there, take the AirTrain to Terminal 5/6. The AirTrain fare to/from the airport terminals and the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations is $5 per person.

Car
Get driving directions to JFK.

Parking
Please park at our parking garage at Terminal 5/6 (the yellow lot) and follow the signs for the skywalk to T5.

Kiss 'n' fly
Avoid parking costs and airport traffic. Get dropped off and picked up at the free "Kiss 'n' fly" lot, located at the Lefferts Boulevard exit off the Van Wyck Expressway. From there, customers can take the Airtrain and ride free to all airport terminals.

Cell phone lot
If you're picking someone up from T5, save gas and tedious circling by pulling into the cell phone lot, located off the Federal Circle exit of the Van Wyck Expressway. The traveler can then call as soon as they land.

Check in

Online check-in
Go to jetblue.com to check in (online check-in is available 24 hours to 90 minutes before your flight's scheduled departure time) and print your boarding pass from your computer. Then, at T5 all you have to do is go straight to bag drop (if you have a bag to check) or through security.

Here's how:

  • Go to jetblue.com and select "Manage flights"
  • Enter your booking confirmation number
  • Select or change your seats
  • Enter the number of bags each traveler will check
  • Read and respond to the hazardous materials questions
  • Print your boarding pass

Kiosk check in
Use a self-service kiosk at T5 for fast and easy check-in. Simply touch the screen to activate the kiosk and follow the on-screen instructions. At a kiosk, you can:

  • Choose your seat and see its location on the aircraft
  • Check in for a connecting or return flight up to 24 hours before departure
  • Print your boarding pass

Here's how:

  • Touch screen to activate the kiosk
  • Enter your booking confirmation number or swipe a credit/debit card (it will not be charged) as a form of identification, or enter your TrueBlue number or scan your itinerary barcode

Once you receive your boarding pass, go to the Bag Drop (if you have bags to check) or straight to security.

More info about who is eligible for kiosk check-in.

Bag drop
Our self bag drop at T5 is a speedy way to check your bags. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Place all wheelie bags with the wheels up
  • Place soft-sided bags or fragile items in a bin
  • Take long straps off bags so that they don't get caught
  • Keep children away from the bag belt to avoid injury

Full service check-in

Curbside check-in
Save time by checking in and dropping your bags at curbside check-in. Curbside check-in is available for $2 per bag.

More info about curbside check-in.

International check-in
If you're traveling on an international flight from T5, you must check in at a Full Service counter. We recommend that you get to the airport at least two hours before your flight, as you must check in at least 60 minutes before your international flight's scheduled departure time.

More info about international check-in.

Checking in unaccompanied minors
To check in an unaccompanied minor, please go to a Full Service counter at T5. If you're picking up an unaccompanied minor, please go to the Baggage Services office on the Arrivals level of T5. Please ask a JetBlue crewmember if you need assistance.

More info about booking and checking in unaccompanied minors.

Checking a wheelchair
To check a wheelchair, please go to a Full Service counter at T5. JetBlue transports all types of personal wheelchairs, including folding, collapsible or non-folding manual wheelchairs, battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters, and other assistive devices.

Wheelchairs are available for use at T5.

More info about checking wheelchairs.

Checking in pets

JetBlue gladly accepts small cats and dogs in the cabin of the aircraft on both domestic and international flights. Other animals are not allowed. To travel with your pet, you must call our Reservations team at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) to verify availability for the flights you are considering. There is a non-refundable pet fee for each flight segment. If you are checking in a pet, please go to a Full Service counter at T5. Pets cannot be booked or checked-in online or at a kiosk.

More info about traveling with pets.

International arrivals

International customers arriving at JFK (starting 11/12/14)
International customers arriving at JFK between 5AM and 10:30PM will arrive at Terminal 5 (T5). International customers arriving after 10:30PM and before 5AM will arrive at Terminal 4. *This is subject to change based on operational needs. Please check the flight status or ask a crewmember at the airport for the latest information.

Events

The Marketplace at T5 is the venue for a range of concerts, events and installations throughout each year. Through our signature Live from T5 program, produced in partnership with Superfly Marketing Group, JetBlue customers have the chance to see international music stars perform up close and personal. To date, Live from T5 has presented Taylor Swift, James Blunt, Robyn, Jason Derulo and Raphael Saadiq, among many others.

History

Originally known as Idlewild Airport, JFK opened in 1942 on 1,000 acres of marshy tidelands, once the site of the Idlewild golf course. In 1963, the airport was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport after the late president.

Over the years, many airlines have made JFK their home, including TWA which had its home in the landmark building designed by Eero Saarinen.

JetBlue's T5, which opened in October 2008, was designed to complement the Saarinen building. The Saarinen building, which is managed by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, is not currently open to the public, but when it does JetBlue customers will have the opportunity to access T5 via this iconic building.