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Lobby Bar – February 8: To Hell with Brexiters, Shiny Object Syndrome, and ‘I’ll Take Mockingbirds for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: You Can’t Beat the Feeling
The Shining. Following the news of the planned demolition of the Grand Hyatt New York, Donald Trump’s first project in Manhattan, news leaked about the planned renovation of the White House exterior, to make up for the loss of the Hyatt.  Just as he told the architects working on the 1980 renovation “I want shiny,” with respect to the original granite exterior, the White House …

JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Airports Offering Online TSA Security Checkpoint Wait Time Data

JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Airports Offering Online TSA Security Checkpoint Wait Time Data

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, and New York Stewart International airports can access real-time wait time information for the airports’ security checkpoints.
The agency also said that taxi wait time was also available at these locations.
Travelers can access the information at the airport’s individual website via the Security Wait Time button on each website’s main …

American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

American Airlines and British Airways Announce $344 Million Terminal 8 Expansion at JFK

American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday a $344 million plan to expand Terminal 8, which is operated by American, and relocate BA to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7, its current home.
The project calls adding 70,400 square feet (6,540 square meters) of additional space including 33,000 square feet (3066 square meters) of public space ad the refurbishment of 57,000 square …

JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Move to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Move to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

New York’s three airports – John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International – are in the process of deploying electric buses to replace vehicles in their diesel-powered bus fleet.
“We are continuing our commitment to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said late Thursday that it has introduced six 18-battery Catalyst E2 electric buses into the …

JFK Airport: Its Future as a ‘21st Century Transportation Hub’

On Thursday, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, presented a $13 billion plan to fix John F. Kennedy International Airport and turn it into a “21st century transportation hub.”
“The transformation of JFK Airport… will ensure New York remains the nation’s front door to the world,” said the governor.
The plan calls for two new terminals, a $7 billion, 2.9 million square foot (270,000 square meter) terminal on the airport’s south side, and …

New York Area Airport Workers to See Minimum Wage Rise to $19

New York Area Airport Workers to See Minimum Wage Rise to $19

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates multiple New York-area airports, announced Thursday that its board had voted to authorize a $19 minimum wage that will benefit as many as 40,000 airport workers.
The raise will go into effect over the next five years.
“This campaign is about respect and paying a fair living wage for honest work in an industry that depends on its employees to safely …

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch weekly Mint service on flights between Boston and St. Lucia, as well as between New York City and Liberia, Costa Rica.
Boston-St. Lucia service is scheduled to begin on November 3, while New York-Liberia service will begin on December 15.
Boston-St. Lucia flights will depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport at 12:19 …