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United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines, which last operated a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport five years ago, said Tuesday it will return to the airport early next year.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four daily non-stop transcon flights out of Terminal 7 at JFK, its home there five years ago.
“I have been waiting a long time to say this – United Airlines is back at JFK,” said the …

New York Airports to Fine Travelers Who Refuse to Wear a Mask

New York Airports to Fine Travelers Who Refuse to Wear a Mask

Travelers at New York-area airports who refuse to don a mask will be subject to a $50 fine, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced. 
The list of airports includes John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International.  Travelers without masks on the airports’ AirTrains as well as on NJ Path commuter trains will also be subject to fines if not wearing face masks.
Up until now, …

LaGuardia Airport, JFK to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing

LaGuardia Airport, JFK to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing

New York’s brand-new LaGuardia Airport is now offering free coronavirus tests and the testing isn’t limited to passengers or airport and airline employees.
The test center, which opened on October 28, is located on the first floor of the parking garage for Terminal B, also known as the Central Terminal, and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  In addition to the free test, those getting tested receive complimentary …

New Hyatt Regency Planned for JFK

New Hyatt Regency Planned for JFK

Hyatt Hotels announced plans for a new hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The new property will be located at the Resorts World Casino in the Jamaica section of the city, approximately four miles (6.4 kilometers) from the aerodrome.
The hotelier is partnering with Genting Americas, a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur-based Genting Group, which owns the casino complex.  The two companies said that the Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World …

American Express Debuts Covid-Friendly Centurion Lounge Commitment

American Express Debuts Covid-Friendly Centurion Lounge Commitment

American Express introduced its Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of health and safety protocols and best practices that its airport lounges will follow when reopening.
“The health, safety, and comfort of our card members and colleagues remains our top priority as we look to expand and reopen our iconic Centurion Lounges around the world,” said Alexander Lee, the company’s vice president for travel benefits.
The new protocols will be in place as …

First Look: The New American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK

American Express opened what it calls its “flagship” Centurion Lounge on Friday in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and my initial impressions confirm that flagship is indeed the correct term.
At 15,000-square-foot (1,394-square-meter), the lounge is the largest operated by the company and it is spread over two levels.
After clearing security, instead of going down the escalator to the lower level, where most of the terminal’s airline lounges …

Rapid Covid-19 Testing Coming to JFK and Newark Airports

Rapid Covid-19 Testing Coming to JFK and Newark Airports

XpresSpa Group announced it will begin to offer rapid coronavirus tests at both John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports starting on October 7.
The company will use the Abbott ID Now test, a rapid molecular point-of-care test that delivers results within 13 minutes.
“We believe rapid COVID-19 testing at airports can play a major role in slowing the virus spread and decreasing the risk of new community outbreaks linked …