JFK Opens New Emergency Operations Center After Paralyzing January Storm

by Anna Breuer

John F. Kennedy International Airport, which was paralyzed for days after the “bomb cyclone” Nor’easter on January 4, unveiled an Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, that will coordinate operations during bad weather events and other emergency situations.
The airport, which is unique in that it has six completely separate terminals, operated by six independent entities, each with a great deal of autonomy, created the EOC after an independent study …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2018

by Jesse Sokolow

June, the sixth month of the year, derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year. It is also the month in which Gay Pride is celebrated in many countries, with …

United Opens Third Polaris Lounge

by Paul Riegler

United Airlines opened its third Polaris Lounge, this one at Newark Liberty International Airport, on Thursday.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open it this summer. It opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, on April 30.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Newark lounge embraces “the energy” of the New York metropolitan area, which includes Newark, …

Celebrate National Doughnut Day Today with Your Free Donut

by Paul Riegler

Today, Friday, is National Doughnut Day, also known as National Donut Day, in the United States. The holiday was established in 1938 to honor the “lassies” of the Salvation Army who served doughnuts to soldiers during the First World War.
To celebrate, many U.S. doughnut shops offer their customers free doughnuts.
The doughnut itself – a fried dough confection – comes in many shapes and sizes, although the two most common are …

Apple CarPlay Now Offered in Over 400 Different Cars

by Paul Riegler

Apple CarPlay is now available in more than 400 different car models, Apple said. The latest is the 2019 Subaru WRX, introduced last Thursday.
The new version of the WRX will support both CarPlay and its competitor, Android Auto, and makes the system available via a standard 6.5” touchscreen that is part of the automaker’s new Starlink infotainment system.
Apple CarPlay is an in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as …

Broadway Sets Another Record for Sales and Attendance

by Anna Breuer

The 2017-2018 Broadway season, which came to a close Sunday, was the best attended and highest grossing ever.
The season saw the opening of 33 productions including ten plays and 20 musicals.
Among the top draws on Broadway that opened this season are “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Mean Girls,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and “Angels in America.”
The Broadway League, the trade association that represents Broadway theater owners and operators as well as …

Restaurant Review: Bobby Van’s Grill, American Airlines Terminal at JFK

by Anna Breuer

Bobby Van’s is known as one of the better steakhouses in the city and one of its outposts – at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the American Airlines terminal – is now accessible with a Priority Pass membership.
Priority Pass members get a $28 per person credit (a member can bring one guest) and the credit may be used for food and drinks although not gratuities.
The restaurant is located just …