4. There’s a Pet Terminal at JFK Airport

A woman sits at the ARK Pet terminal front desk at  JFK Airport

With JFK Airport‘s $65 million pet terminal, The ARK, our furry friends and live animal cargo can travel in luxury (and safety). The ARK is considered to be the world’s first privately owned, 24-hour animal terminal and airport quarantine center. Located in Cargo Building 78 in area D, in a facility shared by Air France, Alitalia and KLM, the 88,000 square foot pet terminal took two years for design and construction, replacing an existing pet facility from 1951 that was in a state of major disrepair. It is located on 14.5 acres of land, one of the largest plots at the airport, and developed in response to an RFI by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. See photos of the pet terminal here.