Minute Suites

More airport pods for nursing moms

mamava at NY Airports

Nursing pods land at JFK’s JetBlue T5. Courtesy Mamava

Breastfeeding moms on the move have some new options for nursing their baby or pumping milk at JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark-Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.

In the New York area, Mamava nursing pods (seen above) are now located at JFK in JetBlue T5 (Gate 12), at Newark’ Terminal B (near Gate 60) and at LaGuardia Terminal B (Concourse A).

At the Philadelphia International Airport, breastfeeding moms will also now get 30-minutes of free access to the private rooms at Minute Suites, the micro-hotel located inside the airport between Terminals A & B, reports Philly.com. After the first 30 minutes, the charge will be $14 for an additional half hour.

For more on the trend of airports offering spaces for breastfeeding moms, see my column on USA TODAY

Minute Suites expands into DFW airport

Minute Suites

When you’re stuck at the airport sometimes you simply need a place to nap, work, rest or just be alone.

At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and, now at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the folks at Minute Suites provide one option.

In each airport, travelers can pay $34 for the first hour in a private roomette with a daybed sofa, pillows, blankets, “noise neutralizing” systems and a “napware” audio program designed to help travelers get a power nap.Each suite also has a TV, work desk and internet access.

At the first of two planned DFW Minute Suite locations, which opened last week in Terminal D near Gate D23, travelers can also take showers – for $15 – with a suite rental – or $30, without.

Nice touch, Minute Suites. Now we just need to these in more airports. And maybe some happy hour-type pricing.

Free Wi-Fi at Cleveland Airport and new napping suites at Atlanta Airport

Cleveland Rocks!

Kudos to the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport  (CLE) and the non-profit group OneCommunity for working together to bring permanent free Wi-Fi to the airport.

Cleveland Airport joins many other smart airports that offer travelers free Wi-Fi year round.  And, lest you forget, from now through January 15, 2010, Google is covering the Wi-Fi fees at a 47 airports, from Seattle to Miami.  Here’s a full list of the participating airports . Let’s hope those airports continue offering the service for free after that.

Nap Time at ATL

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You can now make a reservation at the first Minute Suites, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). These “suites”, located inside the terminal on the B Concourse have daybeds, pillows and blankets, sound masking systems, and a “napware” audio program.  Each suite also has a a TV, desk, phone, and a computer.   How much will you pay to snooze in a “suite”?  The minimum reservation accepted is 1 hour and costs $30. After that it’s $7.50 each 15 minutes.

If you try this out, please let us know what you think!