The next generation of airport dining has arrived at New York Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. In a partnership between Delta, OTG Management, and the airport authority, passengers flying through New York City’s two largest airports will be able to order food from the comfort of the gate area and have it promptly delivered.
Similar to what is has done in some of its Sky Clubs, Delta has set up dining areas near Delta gates with an iPad at each table, where passengers can use the tablet device to order food and surf the internet. An approximate wait time for the food, usually under 10 minutes, will be displayed, so that passengers may insure they have enough time to wait for their food before their flight departs.
And the food options are not just McDonald’s and Auntie Anne’s:
At JFK, the new Terminal 2 dining stations will feature food from Croque Madame, a new French-inspired dining concept developed by New York chef Andrew Carmellini, while Terminal 3 will feature cuisine from Bar Brace, an Italian dining concept from New York restaurateur Jason Denton. At LaGuardia, the new Terminal D dining stations will be located adjacent to Crust, a Neopolitan-style pizzeria, developed by New York baker Jim Lahey of Co. and Sullivan St. Bakery.
This is a wonderful concept that we may eventually see in airports across America and around the world. I’ll be flying through both JFK and LGA next month and if time (and the TSA) permits, I’ll try to make it over to the DL terminals to see first hand this new program in action.
Here’s a few pictures: