JetBlue: How to Live It Up at JFK Before Your Flight Boards

Your vacation starts at T5.

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You’ve made it through airport security and have some moments to spare before your flight boards. Now what? Get in vacation mode early with international fare, luxury service, and—a rarity—some fresh air.

EAT: Très Chic Parisian Dishes at La Vie

Bistro staples like cheesy croque monsieur and mussels steamed in white wine are worth the preflight indulgence. It also doesn’t hurt that Frenchette duo Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson helped craft the menu. T5 Marketplace

SHOP: Minimalist Travel Essentials at Muji to Go

Need a neck pillow upgrade? Looking for a rainbow of gel pens to write your postcards? How about some slippers to fly in style? This Japanese brand has you covered for all of the above and then some. T5 Marketplace

DO: Go Upstairs to the T5 Rooftop

One can only handle being inside an airport for so long…so why not hang out above it? The landscaped rooftop acts as your own micro-oasis with prim greenery, free wifi, and—best of all—prime puppy watching near the dog-walk. Across from Gate 28

DRINK: Sangria at Piquillo

Wouldn’t you rather be lounging in Basque Country than waiting for your plane? With a Spanish-leaning wine list, bubbly aperitivos, and tapas galore, your brain will at least be in a Madrid state of mind. T5 Marketplace

UNWIND: Get Massaged at Be Relax

Flying isn’t the most comfortable experience, but it can be if you get a hot stone massage and a mani-pedi beforehand. This international spa chain customizes your treatment depending on when you have to embark. Gate 6

Where are you headed next? We’ve got a plan for that!