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Review: Elegante Salon VIP Lounge, Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí Terminal 3, Havana

The Elegante Salon VIP lounge in Terminal 3 at the Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana is used by Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic Airways for their business-class passengers. Others may gain entry for 25 CUC, which is how I gained admittance as Delta does not have a lounge partner in Havana.
The lounge is post security and there is a VIP line at the very right of the security …

Delta Air Lines First Class New York JFK-Havana, Cuba – Flight Review

Ever since regularly scheduled air service became available to Cuba, I had been thinking about a quick trip to see Havana. The city of Hemingway, Havana had long held a fascination for me unlike any other city, perhaps because it was forbidden, perhaps because it was so vibrant, exotic, and mysterious.
Currently, six U.S. airlines, namely American, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United, offer non-stop flights to Havana and other cities …

JFK’s Terminal 4: Gert-Jan de Graaff Wants You to Have a ‘Memorable Experience’

If you want to see what the future of international travel looks like, you need go no farther than the arrivals hall at Terminal 4, the International Arrivals Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
Having replaced the similarly named ca. 1957 International Arrivals Building in 2001, Terminal 4 is the major gateway for international travelers at JFK and was the first such facility in the United …

Penn Station Inaugurates New Long Island Rail Road Concourse as First Stage of New Moynihan Station

NEW YORK—Without much fanfare, officials inaugurated the new Long Island Rail Road concourse inside the James A. Farley Post Office Building in what is soon to be a reimagined Penn Station.
The new concourse is the first phase of the Moynihan Station project. The second phase will consist of a new train hall in the renovated Farley Building that includes a skylighted atrium approximately the size of the Main Hall of …

Petition Calls for Delta to Retire Last Boeing 747 by U.S. Carrier in Pan Am’s Colors

A group of aviation enthusiasts led by Alfonso Vazquez, an executive pilot currently living in Mexico who is a member of the popular Remembering the Pan Am Worldport Facebook group, has launched a petition calling for Delta Air Lines to commemorate the last Boeing 747 to be operated by a U.S. airline by repainting it in Pan Am’s livery.
The enthusiasts also request that United Airlines paint the last of its 747s …

New Generation of Scanners Could Eliminate Need for Laptop Ban

The recent threat of an expanded ban on the use of laptops and other larger personal electronic devices, following the original ban on bringing such devices into the cabin on flights from multiple so-called Muslim-majority countries, has loomed on the minds of travelers who cannot bear, oftentimes for very legitimate reasons, to be separated from their laptops and tablets for long flights.
Widening the scope of the ban would have a …

AirTravel2017: Alaska Airlines and Southwest Rank Highest, Wi-Fi Travelers’ Greatest Concern

Despite a tumultuous year for airlines and airline passengers alike, customer satisfaction remains high.
According to the Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Insights AirTravel2017 U.S. Airlines customer satisfaction survey, conducted in partnership with FlyerTalk.com, the world’s largest online travel community, and LoungeBuddy, an airport lounge resource app, Alaska Airlines was the top rated and considered the friendliest, and Wi-Fi is the overriding factor when planning a flight.
Frequent flyers rated Alaska Airlines the …