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JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue Airways announced plans Friday to expand its presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport through the development of a new and additional terminal.
The New York-based airline released Friday a Request for Qualifications seeking companies to develop the former Terminal 6 site at the airport and possibly the current Terminal 7 site for its use.
The airline said that the additional space would allow for an increase in the number of …

Turtles Crossing Runway Cause Delays at JFK Airport

Turtles Crossing Runway Cause Delays at JFK Airport

A procession of turtles crossing an active runway Friday afternoon at John F. Kennedy International Airport to lay eggs on the other side caused arrival and departure delays for dozens of flights.
The nearly two dozen diamondback terrapins went from Jamaica Bay across the runway in a nesting ritual.
“There were planes briefly stuck in queue,” a Port Authority spokesman told the New York Daily News, which first reported the story. “It …

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 …

Hainan Airlines to Link Chongqing with New York

Hainan Airlines to Link Chongqing with New York

Hainan Airlines announced that it will begin new service between New York and Chongqing in Southwestern China on October 20.
The route will be the first non-stop between New York and a city in western China.
Flights will depart Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 12:50 a.m. the next day. From New York, flights are scheduled to …

Automated Screening Makes Debut at JFK T4’s Security Checkpoint Lanes

Automated Screening Makes Debut at JFK T4’s Security Checkpoint Lanes

NEW YORK—The first four automated screening lanes, a new design for security checkpoints in the United States, were put into service Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, the International Arrivals Terminal.
The design of the new lanes allows as many as five passengers at a time to fill bins with belongings in each lane, thereby moving through the process at a quicker pace. To further lessen the wait, …

Delta One Business Class Los Angeles-New York JFK – Flight Review

Sometimes, airlines do hold flights for connecting passengers. To find out how I know, keep reading.
My travel companion and I were on our way back from Kona and planning to connect to Delta’s first LAX-JFK non-stop. The flight to New York was scheduled to start boarding at 5:25 a.m. with a 6:05 departure. This means the gate agent would close the door at around 5:55. Meanwhile, our flight from Kona …

Delta to Launch JFK-Rio de Janeiro Flights

Delta to Launch JFK-Rio de Janeiro Flights

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 21.
The carrier will operate the service daily.
Flights are scheduled to depart New York at 9:24 p.m. and arrive at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport at 10:30 a.m. the next morning. From Rio, flights will depart at 10:15 p.m. and arrive back in New York at …