Paul Rivera

JetBlue has a new feature that might soften the blow from their recent checked baggage fee announcement. Yesterday, the airline unveiled a new outdoor terrace area on the rooftop of JFK Airport. The best part: the space is open for all ticketholders—travelers don't need any sort of member status to access the lounge. It gets better: the area is dog-friendly. Aside from a dog-walking area, there are also food trucks, free blankets, boardgames, a garden area, free Wi-Fi, and stunning scenes of the Manhattan skyline and the famous TWA Terminal. In short, it's basically the best of New York without the crowds or terrible smells. 

The 4,046-foot space has seating for 50 travelers and will be open from 6am to 10pm during the summer months. The terrace is located across from gate 28 in the T5i concourse. There are talks of a second open-air space from the airline featuring a farmer's market.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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