Apparently, airlines and airports are putting more effort into ways they can "wine and dine" airport passengers in an effort to enhance the consumer travel experience before boarding. The emphases on the traveler's experience is also evident to tech hungry travelers, who are being offered more power and wifi stations. HMSHost, which is the world's largest travel dining and shopping operator has announced that John F. Kennedy International Airport is being transformed into a dining "destination" after an upcoming resturant makeover.
One of the additional eateries, Zoom Interactive Cafe, will reportedly fuse cutting edge technology, food and drink and the hottest products on the market. It will feature a Zoom Gadget Zone where customers download music, surf the Web, refuel iPods and purchase tech products from Zoom's patented, self-service, automated retail system.
Last time I went to JFK all I could find was a stale bagel, so iPod chargers and music download spots sound just dandy. Granted it's still an airport and I suspect the food and drink will still be stale, but charging stations make everyone feel better.