JetBlue truly made history at Terminal 6, doing something the critics said was impossible: creating an airline focused on customer service, with low fares (and low costs), based in New York. People said we were crazy. And now here we are, 7 1/2 years after that first flight departed T6, opening a new home next door at T5 — a terminal that will instantly become the busiest at Kennedy, with more travelers passing through its doors than any other’s.
Before we make our move over to T5 in mere hours, take a sec to look back at the fascinating history of Terminal 6, a structure built for National Airlines (and later home to TWA and United) by famed architect I.M. Pei, of the internationally renowned firm of Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners, back in 1970. Like T5 is today, T6 was a groundbreaking terminal in its time.
Photo: Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners