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Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

A former British Airways executive who was responsible for the airlines’ operations in the Americas took more than $5 million in bribes to award ground service business at the airline’s New York hub, the New York Attorney General’s Office said in a statement announcing the indictment on Tuesday.
Steven Clark, who was with British Airways for over 30 years and serving most recently as senior vice president for customer service and …

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

The cost of taking a train to the plane just got more expensive.
Travelers who take the AirTrain to and from John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports will see a 55% increase in the cost of a ride, which jumped from $5 to $7.75 starting Friday.  This was the first fare increase ever for the JFK AirTrain and the first in over a decade for the Newark train.
The …

2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

International passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon begin to benefit from high-tech boarding solutions that uses biometric technology to speed boarding for international flights.
Lufthansa unveiled a self-boarding gate at JFK’s Terminal 1. The gate uses facial recognition to verify the passenger’s identity and only opens the sliding partition once there is a match of the passenger’s facial image to the Traveler Verification Service operated by the U.S. …

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express announced dates for opening of several of the new Centurion Lounges in its pipeline. A total of six have been announced.
The Centurion Lounge in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will open this November, followed by a new Centurion Lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the first half of 2020.
Also opening in the first half of next year is what will be the world’s largest Centurion Lounge, …

Minute Suites to Open Location in T4 at JFK

Minute Suites to Open Location in T4 at JFK

Minute Suites announced plans to open a location in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport next year.
The location is the company’s first in New York City.
Travelers will have access to seven suites and one shower at the location currently occupied by XpressSpa in Concourse B.  It will be accessible to all departing passengers whose flights leave from Terminal 4, those passengers arriving in T4 on domestic flights, and …

Uber to Offer Helicopter Service from Lower Manhattan to JFK

Uber to Offer Helicopter Service from Lower Manhattan to JFK

Ride-hailing service Uber announced an expansion into helicopter service on Thursday.
Dubbed Uber Copter, the new service – bookable from the standard Uber app – will take passengers from Lower Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport. The service will only be available to members of its loyalty program, Uber Rewards, with Platinum or Diamond status.
The eight-minute, one-way flight will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground …

Terminal 4 at JFK Partners with Aira to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Travelers

Terminal 4 at JFK Partners with Aira to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Travelers

Travelers who are blind or have impaired vision will have a much easier time navigating at least one airport terminal in New York City.
The JFK International Air Terminal, also known as Terminal 4, said it has deployed Aira Access, an app and service from Aira, a company that focuses on using technology to assist blind and low-vision people. The program connects a passenger with an agent who acts as a …