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Customs Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags

Customs Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags

A customs agent assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested Thursday for taking cash from bags of passengers he was supposed to be inspecting.
Joseph Cialone, who lives in East Meadow, New York, admitted according to the criminal complaint that he stole $100 bills from handbags belonging to arriving international travelers on over 100 occasions in the period from April 2018 to April 2019, according to the complaint.
Cialone, an …

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guayaquil, Ecuador on December 5.
The new route will become the longest in the airline’s network by over 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers).
Flights will depart New York at 2 p.m. and arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil at 9:04 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10:55 p.m. …

Melt Shop to Open at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Pittsburgh Airports

Melt Shop to Open at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Pittsburgh Airports

Melt Shop, a purveyor of grill cheese and other melted sandwiches, announced plans to open restaurants at John F. Kennedy International and Pittsburgh International airports.
The company will operate both establishments in partnership with Skyport Hospitality, which has restaurants in multiple airports across the country.
“We’re excited to open our first two in New York and Pittsburgh later this year,” said Josh Morgan, the company’s chief operating officer. “Melt Shop is a …

JFK to Close One Runway for Refurbishment and Safety Upgrades

JFK to Close One Runway for Refurbishment and Safety Upgrades

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates John F. Kennedy International Airport, announced the closure runway 13L-31R, of one of the airport’s four runways, as well as the associated taxiways, for a complete overhaul.
The $355 million project started on Monday and will run through November of this year. The runway will be constructed using concrete instead of asphalt, which will give it a useful life of …

Vintage TWA Lockheed Constellation Lands in Times Square en Route to TWA Hotel at JFK

A TWA aircraft that carried passengers in the late 1950s landed and spent the weekend in Times Square, en route to its final home at the new TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The 1958 Lockheed Constellation’s visit to Times Square was part of the filming of a documentary, “The Rebirth of the TWA Flight Center,” which is about the redevelopment of Eero Saarinen’s landmark terminal into a hotel. …

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 …