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New York City Airports to TSA: Speed Up Security Lines or Be Replaced

New York City Airports to TSA: Speed Up Security Lines or Be Replaced

The agency responsible for the security of the nation’s airports is unlikely to win a popularity contest, especially if airport managers are polled.
Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the New York metro area’s three major airports, indicated it would replace the TSA with private contractors if the agency did not improve its “abysmal” performance.
The wait times at John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and …

ANA to Connect Tokyo Haneda with New York, Chicago

ANA to Connect Tokyo Haneda with New York, Chicago

All Nippon Airways said it will launch new non-stop service from both New York and Chicago to Tokyo Haneda Airport on October 30 this year.
Japan’s transport ministry awarded ANA four takeoff and landing slots, three of which are daytime slots, on April 26. The airline will use the slots for the new daytime flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare
Once the new flights begin, ANA will offer …

Qatar Airways Doubles Doha-New York Frequency, Adds Airbus A350 to Route

Qatar Airways Doubles Doha-New York Frequency, Adds Airbus A350 to Route

Qatar Airways announced the expansion of service between New York and Doha with a second daily non-stop flight between the two cities. The carrier is operating the additional flight using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The additional flight departs Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 2:25 a.m. and arrives at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:15 a.m. the same day. From New York, the return flight departs at 11:15 a.m. and …

JetBlue to Launch New Flights, Mint Service to Caribbean from New York, Boston

JetBlue to Launch New Flights, Mint Service to Caribbean from New York, Boston

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to expand its Mint service to three new upcoming routes, namely from New York to both St. Lucia and St. Maarten in the Caribbean, and from Boston to Aruba. The carrier will operate all three routes between November 5, 2016 and next spring.
Mint flights between New York and St. Lucia will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8:20 a.m. and arrive at Hewanorra …

Norwegian to Link Paris with New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale

Norwegian to Link Paris with New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that it plans to launch three new routes between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the United States on July 29.
On that date, the carrier will begin four weekly flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy international Airport. Twice weekly service to Los Angeles International Airport will begin the following day. The airline will then commence once-weekly service between the French capital and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …

Air Serbia to Launch New York-Belgrade Route

Air Serbia to Launch New York-Belgrade Route

Air Serbia announced that it plans to launch non-stop service between Belgrade and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on June 23 of this year. The service is a re-launch of the route that Air Serbia’s predecessor, Jat Airways, operated between 1976 and 1992.
Flights are scheduled to depart New York at 2:40 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, arriving at Belgrade’s …

American to Offer Complimentary Snacks in Coach, New Pajamas, and Expand In-Flight Entertainment Options

American to Offer Complimentary Snacks in Coach, New Pajamas, and Expand In-Flight Entertainment Options

American Airlines announced that it is bringing back free snacks in coach and adding other amenities to its flights.
The move follows the reintroduction of in-flight snacks by other major airlines in the United States. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks and subsequent economic downturn, airlines removed most amenities in coach including blankets, pillows, and hot meals, and stopped offering peanuts and pretzels as well. American stopped offering snacks in 2003; …