What we’re reading: Farm stand at JFK, tempers flare at FLL, self-service TSA?


JetBlue brings first-ever Greenmarket to JFK’s T5

The airport is one of the places you would least likely see a farm stand. From October 29 to October 31, however, JetBlue plans to bring one in to its terminal 5 at JFK.

The pop-up farm stand will celebrate products grown and produced by Greenmarket farmers from New York State. This farmers market is a collaboration between the airline and GrowNYC.

The T5 Greenmarket will also include an array of goods all made from products grown in New York State. Products include baked goods, pies, grains, honey, jams, maple syrup, fruit, pickles, tomato sauces, wine, as well as Greenmarket Wheat Beer and Hard Cider.

Spirit Airlines flight delays strand hundreds at Broward airport

Flights were delayed or grounded and tempers flared at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport when Spirit Airlines did voluntary engine inspections on Thursday.

Many of the passengers slept on terminal floors and chairs overnight. Others lost their cool, and one man had to be escorted away.

More than six flights were still showing delays on Spirit terminal screens early Thursday morning.

Might TSA be replaced by, um, you?

A startup company called Qylur said it will be offering automated checkpoints next year where people will scan themselves.

Airports are a distant goal, though, with the company focusing on starting at amusement parks and arenas. While five scanners will be deployed at first, Qylur wouldn’t reveal where they’re going. Been asked to scan yourself recently? Tell us about it in the comments.

(Photo: Tom Mascardo 1/Flickr Creative Commons)

  • Charles Smith

    Greenmarket in T5. Before or after security. How will Maple Syrup, Jams, and even Pickles make it through security?