Passion Points: Spa/Wellness
It’s hard to find something positive to report about flying commercial in the U.S. these days, with a record number of canceled and delayed flights and unavoidable security hassles. But the new airport nail salons offer a productive way to kill the time that one undoubtedly has with the two-hour-in-advance check-in requirements. (Not to mention that, even though, I would always prefer to leave for a trip with freshly polished nails, I am never less likely to be able to squeeze in an appointment than in the days before I am heading out of town.)
I have now tried two of the new salons that have opened at New York airports this year: One at Newark called the d_parture spa in Terminal C and one at JFK, the 10:Minute Manicure in the new American Airlines terminal. I got lucky both times by getting an appointment before my flight after just walking in but I watched countless travelers being turned away once the slots filled up. Both salons are relatively small with only four to six aestheticians working at a time. If you think about the hundreds of passengers waiting for flights, it’s easy to see why. So I would advise making an appointment in advance. Chances are you will be through security an hour before your flight and if you don’t make it, there seem to be plenty of walk-ins and wait lists who will grab the slot so you can call and cancel if you’re delayed. The d_parture salon offers everything from highlights and waxing to kid’s haircuts. 10:Minute Manicure is, as the name implies, an express spa with a focus on nails only.
Tip: If you book a 10-minute manicure, don’t expect soaking and filing. It’s really more of a polish change. Same with the pedicure at 10:Minute Nails. All of their tools are sanitized and opened for each new customer but this is a fast-food version of a spa treatment. Its quick and sufficient but you get what you pay for in both time and money. My nails lasted three days before they started chipping not the week that a longer treatment can provide.
On a next trip, I’m curious to try the Massage Bar at Newark Liberty Airport (they also have locations in various other airports), which offers short massages, 15- and 30-minutes, as well as foot massages. No appointments are necessary.
Newark Liberty Airport terminals B & C; Hours: hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; tel: 973-565-9900.
Orlando International Airport, Hours: 8a.m.-8p.m.; 407-825-7354.
10 Minute Manicure:
JFK Airport, Terminal 8; Hours Mon-Sun: 6a.m. – 10p.m.; tel: 718-533-9610
Bradley Airport, Suffolk, Connecticut; Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.; tel: 860-623-2310
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 8am-8:30pm Tues, Sat 8am-7:30pm Sun 8am-8:30pm; tel: 859-767-6024
Downtown Miami Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 10am-6pm Thurs 10am-7pm Sat 11am-4pm Sun CLOSED; tel: 305-374-3535
Toronto International Airport, Terminal 1 Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30am-9pm; tel: 905-672-9710
Coming soon: Palm Beach, Dulles International Airport and additional locations at Newark, JFK and Miami.
Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal A & A3 Hours: Sunday-Friday 6am-8pm, closed Saturday; tel: 973-877-1051
Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport, C Concourse & North Satellite Monday-Friday 6am-10pm; Sat-Sun 8am-9pm
Nashville Int’l Airport (B& C Concourse) Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 12am-8pm
Washington Dulles Int’l Airport (B Concourse) Daily 8am-9pm
San Francisco Int’l Airport, Gateway G; tel: 650-821-8530
San Francisco Int’l Airport, Terminal 3; tel: 650-821-8530
District of Columbia
Washington Reagan National Airport, Pre-Security Atrium; Coming December 2008
Washington Reagan National Airport, Post-Security Kiosk; Coming December 2008
Orlando Int’l Airpot, Airside 2; tel: 407-825-6160
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport, Terminal A; Coming December 2008
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport, Terminal C; Coming December 2008
Boston Logan Int’l Airport, Terminal 3; tel: 617-569-2825
Boston Logan Int’l Airport, Kiosk Terminal E; Coming November 2008
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, North Terminal; tel: 734-247-1240
Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport, Terminal C; Coming November 2008
Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport, Terminal E; Coming November 2008
Raleigh-Durham Int’l Airport, Terminal A; Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; tel: 919-840-9995
Raleigh-Durham Int’l Airport, Terminal C; Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; tel: 919-840-9995
Minneapolis-St. Paul Int’l Airport, Concourse D; Coming November 2008
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal One, Gate 5; Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; tel: 718-751-2245
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal One, Arrivals; Hours: Sunday-Saturday 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; tel: 718-751-2245
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal One Kiosk, Gate 3; Hours: Sunday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; tel: 718-751-2248
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal 4 Main Atrium; tel: 718-751-4645
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal 4 Expanison; tel: 718-751-4677
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal 4 Concourse B; Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. tel: 718-751-4630
New York JFK Int’l Airport, JetBlue Terminal; Coming October 2008
New York JFK Int’l Airport, Terminal 7; Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; tel: 718-425-5691
New York La Guardia Int’l Airport, Kiosk US Airways Shuttle; tel: 718-205-2041
New York La Guardia Int’l Airport, US Airways Main Terminal; tel: 718-672-1091; Coming November 2008
Las Vegas, McCarran Int’l Airport, Terminal 1 Gate D; tel: 702-261-7000
Philadelphia Int’l Airport, Terminal C; Hours: Sunday – Saturday 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; tel: 215-365-2515
Philadelphia Int’l Airport, Terminal A West; tel: 215-365-4013
Pittsburgh Int’l Airport, Concourse A; Hours: Sunday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; tel: 412-472-5136
Pittsburgh Int’l Airport, Concourse B; Hours: Sunday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m.-6:00 p.m. tel: 421-472-5137
Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l Airport, Terminal A; Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. tel: 972-456-2771
Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l Airport, Terminal D; tel: 972-973-4466
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Terminal D; tel: 281-233-7540
Europe – Netherlands
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Level 2; tel: +011 (31) 20-206-5451
Cancun Int’l Airport, Terminal 2; tel: +011 52 (998) 886-0314
Cancun Int’l Airport, Terminal 3; tel: +011 52 (998) 886-0300
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