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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 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 …

Security Lines at JFK About to Move Much Faster with Introduction of Automated Screening Lanes

Security Lines at JFK About to Move Much Faster with Introduction of Automated Screening Lanes

Two airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, will soon introduce a new design for lanes at Transportation Security Administration security checkpoints that will speed up the lines by at least 30%, the Port Authority announced.
The two carriers are already in the process of installing the required equipment at their terminals at JFK and they should be operational by the end of …

Lobby Bar – April 28: In-Flight Yelling, a History Lesson with Samuel L. Jackson, and Interborough Piggybacks

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Pulp progress. Join us in celebrating English Language Day this week. Today we learned that English became the most spoken language on Earth shortly after Pulp Fiction was released in 1994 because non speakers of the language were fearful that Samuel L. Jackson would bust into their homes and demand “English, mother****er, do you speak …

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to Relocate to JFK’s Terminal 7

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to Relocate to JFK’s Terminal 7

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced that the two carriers plan to move their operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Terminal 7. Alaska currently operates out of Terminal 8, while Virgin operates out of the airport’s Terminal 4.
Alaska, which acquired Virgin America last December, said that the relocation is expected to be complete by October of this year.
The two airlines will join British Airways, Qantas, and …

South African Airways, Hawaiian Airlines Announce Partnership

South African Airways, Hawaiian Airlines Announce Partnership

South African Airways announced a new interline partnership with Hawaiian Airlines.
Passengers will be able to purchase a single ticket for travel on Hawaiian’s flights from Honolulu to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and on South African Airways’ flights from JFK to Johannesburg, as well as provide interline baggage check-in with both carriers.
Hawaiian’s flights from Honolulu depart at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in New York at 6:55 a.m. the …

Delta to Offer Helicopter Transfers from Manhattan to JFK

Delta to Offer Helicopter Transfers from Manhattan to JFK

Delta Air Lines announced it will once again offer a helicopter transfer service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manhattan starting April 24.
The transfer service, which will take roughly five minutes, will be operated by Blade, an on-demand aviation company. Blade has three heliport lounges in Manhattan.
Delta will charge $250 on top of Blade’s standard fee, which is $195 from Manhattan to JFK on a scheduled flight.
The Atlanta-based airline …