These Private Airport Booths Are an Introvert’s Dream
Air travel would be so much more pleasant if you could get just a little alone time.
New York City’s LaGuardia Airport has unveiled new, private booths in Terminal B that can be rented by anyone who needs a bit of solitude.
Each booth, called a Jabbrrbox, has Wi-Fi access, USB charging, speakers, flight trackers, and mood lighting — to soothe you before facing the airport hoards. Access costs $10 for 15 minutes, $15 for 30 minutes and $30 for an hour.
Jabbrrbox co-founders Brian Hackathorn and Jeremy Jennings say they thought of the idea after finding themselves in New York City with nowhere to make a work call, according to CNN. “The idea of an on-demand, reservable eco-system of private spaces,” Jennings told CNN. “Technology is related to mobility and there's really no great place to find privacy in technology.”
“[Lounges are] a great place for certain amenities, but you still can't find true privacy...So I think we're a great extension,” added Hackathorn.
The booths look small, but Jennings and Hackathorn claim they are actually quite spacious.