Archive for October 2008

October 22nd, 2008

Burning Questions

In my first hour, the most common question I’ve been asked is: Where are the pay phones? (Which of course begs another question: who uses pay phones???) The answer is tricky: half of them have been installed but few seem to work at this time. I’ve been letting folks use my cell phone. Who knew […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Renderings come to life

I have to admit, when I first saw the renderings for T5′s restaurants, I was a little skeptical. Would those images, so artfully done, really translate into an airline terminal? Good news: they have. Deep Blue, right in the heart of the Marketplace, is a true stand-out: Next door, La Vie looks lifted right out […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Going south for winter

Thanks to Inflight Crewmember Susan Davison for getting a this shot of some special guests hoping to save some energy and hop on a flight to Disney World. It’s every kids dream to jet down to Orlando to visit the Magic Kingdom — why wouldn’t it be for these guys too?

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October 22nd, 2008

Need your ‘script filled before your flight?

Look no further! Hamony is here to save the day. Harmony — pharmacy and health center is a one stop shop for all of your needs. I ventured in to find some hand sanitizer (yes — I have just a slight aversion to germs) and walked into a store full of fruffy soaps and other […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Ambassador Reporting for Duty

Since I’m supposed to be helping the Customers find their way around T5 today, I forewent (is that a word) the usual shuttle and opted for the full Air Train experience instead. As I’m walking up, my iPod is playing the Eagles’ “No More Cloudy Days” and it’s perfect actually. Even though I’ve worked at […]

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October 22nd, 2008

We’ve sprung a leak!

Every opening has its hiccups. Is it a new water art installation? Nope. It’s a fully functioning detector at Roma pizza that did what it was supposed to do. It detected smoke and went off. Unlike how it may be in other buildings, only the area impacted by the smoke or fire goes off — […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Overheard in T5: Hi-la-ri-ous

File this under “You can’t make this stuff up!” I was just speaking to Jessica, one of our Crewmembers, who had finished helping a Customer headed to Fort Lauderdale with her reservation. Here’s roughly how the conversation went: Woman: “You guys must have done something with the place. Did you give it a facelift or […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Little touches: Big bags of chips

This one’s not as big a deal as some of the other features at T5, but it caught my eye nonetheless. At the main Cibo Express Gourmet Marketplace, they sell full-sized bags of chips. Good ones, too — they have my favorite: “Dirty” brand salt and vinegar kettle chips. I can’t say I’ve ever seen […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Little touches: Plugs everywhere

As I mentioned earlier, T5 is full of well thought out, subtle features that will make traveling a more pleasant experience. They’re the kinds of things you don’t notice until you actually use the terminal; touring T5 on Sept. 22, I was too overwhelmed by the larger spectacle to notice something like electrical outlets. Today, […]

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October 22nd, 2008

The adventure begins in T5

Since I work for an airline I tend to try to travel as much as I possibly can. When I’m heading out on an adventure, it’s nice to see that my forgetful self can get outfitted from head to toe at T5!  At ExOfficio (a long time favorite of mine) I can get clothes engineered for the active traveler in me. One […]

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