NEW YORK, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) is giving its customers a unique way to recharge and overcome travel fatigue with a free 20-minute "JetNap" in one of its new state-of-the-art napping pods unveiled today at the JetBlue Terminal 5 concourse inside New York's JFK Airport. The company is the first commercial airline to introduce the EnergyPods to U.S. travelers.
The four new JetNap EnergyPods are made on Long Island by MetroNaps, the premier provider of fatigue management solutions, and are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to JetBlue customers. The EnergyPods, which have already been installed in hundreds of offices, hospitals, universities and fitness centers around the world, including Toronto's Pearson Airport and the Aspire Lounge at London's Luton Airport, give travelers a chance for a brief rest before boarding their flight.
"At JetBlue, we are always focused on making the most comfortable experience for our customers, both on and off the plane," said Icema Gibbs, director corporate social responsibility. "We are thrilled to be the first commercial airline to bring EnergyPods to our terminal and give customers the chance to nap, recharge and reenergize so they can leave feeling refreshed to take on whatever journey awaits them."
The JetNap pods feature JetBlue's signature color scheme and logo and offer a private, soothing and comfortable environment, ideal for snoozing. Customers awaiting flights can relax in an ergonomically perfect, gravity-neutral position that optimizes circulation and encourages a reinvigorating, restful siesta. A privacy visor ensures serene seclusion as soothing rhythms from the built-in speakers reduce background noise; nappers can also plug in their own headphones for even more seclusion. The pods feature internal storage bins to secure personal items during naps. When it's time to wake up, nappers are gently awakened with a combination of lights, music and vibration.
"JetBlue has always been an innovator and disrupter in the airline industry, so it's not surprising they are the first airline to start paying attention to and improving how their customers feel after the flight, helping them to show up something other than travel-weary," said Christopher Lindholst, CEO of MetroNaps. "We're excited to partner with JetBlue and be a part of the first project of its kind to provide this much-needed service to travelers in the U.S."
To learn more about the EnergyPods, visit www.metronaps.com.
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights. For more information, please visit JetBlue.com.
MetroNaps has been dedicated to fighting workplace fatigue since 2003. Based on years of research, MetroNaps' EnergyPod is the world's first chair designed uniquely for napping in the workplace.