January 4, 2011

Taylor Swift – Live From T5

Did you miss Taylor Swift when she performed Live From T5 in our terminal at JFK back in October? Well, you can wipe your eyes and turn that frown upside-down! We captured the Top 40 sensation as she rocked T5 for your viewing pleasure. Watch below for the intro video and head to our YouTube channel to watch more!

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December 22, 2010

Mass Transit Sings Carols Live From T5

If you’ve been traveling through JFK this week, you may have noticed some live holiday tunes in the air. We’re pleased to host NYU’s Mass Transit as part of the Live From T5 concert series. The group has been delighting our Customers with a cappella versions of holiday classics, all with a JetBlue twist, of course. We’re pleased to provide this wonderful experience for our Customers during the busy holiday season. If you haven’t seen them yet, Mass Transit has one more performance tomorrow between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

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November 23, 2010

Live From T5: Next up, Straight No Chaser

We’re pleased to announce today acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser (SNC) will perform a collection of holiday-themed favorites in the T5 Marketplace next Wednesday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. ET as part of our popular Live from T5 concert series.

The ATCO/Atlantic recording group is currently on an extensive North American tour for the release of their first-ever box set, “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS,” which includes the group’s best-selling albums, “HOLIDAY SPIRITS” and “CHRISTMAS CHEERS,” as well as the full-length concert DVD of the PBS Special, “LIVE IN NEW YORK: HOLIDAY EDITION.”

In 2008, Straight No Chaser re-energized holiday classics such as “Silent Night and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” with their debut album release, “HOLIDAY SPIRITS.” The album spent 14 days in the #1 slot on Amazon.com, and five days at the top spot overall on iTunes. The group’s now famous YouTube sensation, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” peaked in the top 10 on the Christmas radio chart and reached the top 15 at Hot AC. Last year brought the release of “CHRISTMAS CHEERS,” which proved a top 50 smash on the Billboard 200 album chart. The collection features a further selection of holiday-themed classics, reworked in the group’s inventive and original style.

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October 21, 2010

Taylor Swift to Perform at JFK’s Terminal 5 as part of Live from T5 Concert Series!

We’re proud to announce an intimate, live performance by Taylor Swift on Wednesday, October 27 at our state-of-the-art Terminal 5 (T5) at New York’s JFK.  After visiting New York City in late October for the launch of her new album, “Speak Now,” her performance at T5 will precede a “Flight Across America” charter flight during which Taylor will conduct a promotional in-flight concert while en route to Los Angeles.

The Live from T5 concert will take place post-security in the Marketplace at our JFK Terminal and is not available for public purchase. Customers traveling with JetBlue Wednesday, October 27 through Terminal 5 at JFK will receive an unexpected surprise with Taylor’s live performance.

JetBlue’s Live from T5 concert series debuted in 2009 with performances by Dan Dyer, Nicole Atkins, American Princes, Alberta Cross and Justin Townes Earle, among others. We also hosted our first-ever Silent Disco with DJ Mark of VHS or Beta, to celebrate Halloween in 2009. The concert series was developed in partnership with Superfly Marketing Group – a division of New York-based Superfly Presents – a multi-dimensional entertainment and marketing company with expertise in strategy development, creative programming, and lifestyle event production. Live from T5 features hand-picked emerging artists from around the U.S. on select evenings throughout the year. During 2010 the series hosted artists like Sarah McLachlan and rock band Daughtry.

The New York Times

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August 19, 2010

Daughtry Live From T5 Tonight!

If you happen to be jetting with us through JFK today, you may be able to catch famed rock sensation Daughtry performing tonight at 7 p.m.! The performance is a part of Live from T5, our ongoing concert series at JFK.

Want to hear more Daughtry? You can purchase their latest album on iTunes or Amazon today!

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August 16, 2010

Daughtry Live from T5 this Thursday!

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Live from T5, our ongoing concert series at JFK brings you famed rock sensation Daughtry. Following Sarah McLachlan in July, the next up in our star-studded lineup will feature American Idol season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry and his band, Daughtry, this Thursday, August 19 at 7 p.m.

Daughtry’s self-titled debut album was released in 2006 and reached number one for two non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200, outselling Idol winner Taylor Hicks’s debut album, at more than four million copies.

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July 21, 2010

JetBlue Airways’ Live from T5 Concert Series Proudly Presents Sarah McLachlan!

Loving her is easy! The airline known for giving our Customers more free live entertainment in the skies, proudly announces an intimate, live performance by Sarah McLachlan on Thursday, July 29 at our state-of-the-art Terminal 5 (T5) at New York’s JFK airport.

Celebrating her new album release, “LAWS OF ILLUSION,” and Lilith Fair 2010, Sarah’s concert will kick-off our second annual Live from T5 concert series, a unique live entertainment experience for Customers on the ground.

The concert will take place post-security in the Marketplace at T5 and is not available for public purchase, but Customers traveling on JetBlue through Terminal 5 at JFK will be surprised and delighted by Sarah’s show. New York’s hometown airline will also award 15 lucky winners and their guests exclusive access to the post-security event at JFK for Sarah’s Live from T5 performance, as well as tickets to Lilith Tour 2010’s New York concert on July 31.

We’ll release details on how to win to our fans on our Facebook page.

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April 29, 2010

Live from T5: New Orleans Jazz Fest at JFK

To continually provide our Customers and Crewmembers with unique experiences in T5 and to celebrate New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, we will host a Live from T5 concert performance today, Thursday, April 29 from 5-7 pm with the High and Mighty Brass Band. The band hails from New Orleans and boasts a mix of classic New Orleans Funk, R&B, Afro-Beat and Hip Hop. Join us for the performance at the south grandstand in the marketplace.

Last year, we launched Live from T5, a six-month, 12-day concert series featuring emerging musical artists from around the U.S. The series created a lot of excitement so be sure to keep an eye out for more entertainment to come!

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March 16, 2015

VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey head to Austin

VH1’s hit morning show “Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey is reaching new heights as in 36,000 feet to be exact.  Nick and his comic co-host Michelle Buteau are kicking off their SXSW trip by filming an entire show filled with musical performances, celebrity guests and lifestyle demos all aboard a JetBlue A320 aircraft headed to Austin and airing on Friday, March 20th at 9am ET/8am CT.

VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live Hosted by Nick Lachey will take to new heights with JetBlue and celebrity chef and television personality Rachael Ray, who sits down with Nick for a sky-high interview.  Giving new meaning to “in-flight entertainment,” the sultry and breakout electronic pop duo Marian Hill performs their latest hit in front of a plane full of fans.   Plus, VH1 You Oughta Know artist alum Ella Henderson gives the “Buzz” gang and unsuspecting customers and fans the ultimate airport sendoff by performing her hit single, “Ghost” as part of JetBlue’s Live From T5 Concert Series.  JetBlue’s award-winning Live From T5 Concert Series features surprise performances exclusively for ticketed customers. The series transforms the travel experience by producing free, live entertainment for customers traveling through their state-of-the-art home terminal – Terminal 5 – at JFK in New York.  The episode airs Friday, March 20th at 9am ET/8am CT.

Upon arrival in Austin, “Big Morning Buzz Live” heads to Cedar Door for an all-star musical lineup at Palladia’s Epic Awesome Showcase. The showcase, which will appear in the second SXSW-themed episode, will be hosted by Ingrid Michaelson and feature performances by Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo, English electronica trio Years & Years, up-and-comer Seinabo Sey, German duo Milky Chance, electronic musician Robert DeLong and rising musician Elle King. Nick and Michelle keep the SXSW festivities going by hitting local hotspots including Franklin Barbeque and a culinary tour de force of the best food trucks in Austin.  Nick and Michelle will also be joined by guest co-host and Grammy Award-winning artist Bridget Kelly. This SXSW-based episode, airs Monday, March 23rd at 9am ET/8am CT

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October 21, 2013

T5 turns five

It seems like only yesterday we were turning out the lights at Terminal 6, our first home at JFK in preparation for our big move to Terminal 5. Moving one door down the street doesn’t seem like such a big deal until you remember we were operating flights at our busiest focus city throughout the entire process. We actually documented the delicate dance of details of our T5 transition in our very first blog posts.

As New York’s Hometown Airline, T5 was designed to make sure we put our best foot forward, and show off the pride we have for our home. We carried many elements of our city into T5. You may not know that the latticed cable work holding the digital ring high atop the Marketplace is a nod to the same elements on the Brooklyn Bridge, and that the grandstands in the Marketplace are meant to evoke the people-watching steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library.

The reviews of our new terminal were stellar, but we’ve never rested on our laurels, and have constantly looked for ways to improve the experience for our hometown customers and crewmembers. So today, in celebration of 5 great years, we present:

The Top Five at T5

Five of the coolest things we brought to JFK Terminal 5, and how we’re taking them into the next five years.

5. Partner Airlines and T5i

Sharing is caring, and whether you’re headed for Hawaii 5-0 or the Emerald Isle, connecting from JetBlue flights on to our partners at Hawaiian Airlines and Aer Lingus has never been easier. Welcoming our partner carriers to T5 been a great addition to the neighborhood!

It’s also getting even better! When our new expansion at T5 (we call it T5i) is complete in 2015, JetBlue customers will arrive and clear customs in our home terminal instead of Terminal 4. Connections on to other JetBlue flights will happen without needing to move between terminals, and we’ll be able to serve more international customers from partner carriers through T5 as well!

4. Tunes at T5

Even before we officially opened the doors at T5, live music was heard in the vaulted ceiling of our central marketplace with a launch party performance by Estelle. In 2009 we launched our Live From T5 concert series which features emerging artists like Icona Pop or Emeli Sandé and diverse power players like Taylor Swift, Goodie Mob, Phillip Phillips, and Robyn. These concerts are for our customers and aren’t open to the general public, so you may want to show up for your flight a little early, you never know who might be setting up on the grandstand!

Music has always been an important part of the T5 experience, and we always hear from customers how they love the set-list heard throughout the day. Now our customers will be able to get in on the act directly. We’ve partnered with Rockbot, an amazing service that will allow anyone traveling through T5 to view the current playlist – and vote on what they want to hear next! Look for the Rockbot kiosk at T5 to learn more, or grab the Rockbot app for iOS or Android before you get to the airport.


3. Sustainability

T5 opened with a focus on minimizing our impact. With natural lighting and airflow management to save energy (and costs) on power consumption, to using reclaimed cement for the gravel “ramp” areas. We’re continuing to look for  ways we can make a difference. This summer launched a program for composting food waste collected at T5 for use at a farm in the Hudson Valley, and next week we’ll host our first-ever greenmarket, creating a unique way for New York farmers to connect with those passing through the terminal. We’re even creating a new and improved pet-relief area with real grass and a fire hydrant (hey, everyone’s important!)

2. Airspace Lounge
Looking for free WiFi, plenty of outlets for charging, and a relaxing place to sit? We’ve got that throughout the entire terminal! – but for those customers looking for a little something more, like a business center with printer or scanner, or some plush chairs in a quiet environment, or maybe just a shower after a long shut-eye flight from the West Coast, the Airspace Lounge that recently opened near Gate 24 is a perfect haven.

Operated by Swissport, there’s no need for a secret handshake to enter this lounge, it’s open to any customer for use with entry fees starting at just $25. Sit back, relax and enjoy the oasis within the oasis of T5.


1. Concessions

We opened up T5 with an impressive (and award winning) selection of restaurants and concessions, and have spent the last few years listening to our customers and finding even more partners to make our customers’ experience on the ground as satisfying as their JetBlue experience in the air. With additions like Ben and Jerry’s, Baked by Melissa, WhereTraveler Books + More, or the numerous innovative shopping kiosks around the terminal, our customers are sure to be able to find just about anything they might want to grab before their flight.

Want more? We’re not done by any means! There are still a few regular store requests from our T5 customers and we hear you. We’re working on finalizing some plans for some other popular brands to join out T5 team delivering that great experience.


We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last five years at T5. We’ve grown from serving 46 destinations from JFK in 2008 to 62 destination so far this year. We’ve helped more than 50 million customers pass through our doors at T5, but we like we’ve always said, we’re only as good as our last flight, and at T5 it’s no different. Just watch what’s in store for the next 5, 10 years and beyond!

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