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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 …

JetBlue Radio ‘Problem’ Triggers Hijacking Scare

JetBlue Radio ‘Problem’ Triggers Hijacking Scare

A radio failure on a JetBlue Airways aircraft caused authorities to fear a hijacking might have been taking place.
JetBlue Flight 1623 “experienced a radio equipment problem while taxiing for departure” at about 8 p.m. EDT according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The crew requested clearance to return to the ramp.
The aircraft remained on the tarmac and was surrounded by police and rescue vehicles. Passengers reported on Twitter that “heavily armed” …

Lobby Bar – June 15: Clara Peller, Orson Welles, Three Stooges, and Rabbits Who Like Chocolate Milk

The band that stayed for dinner. “The Band’s Visit” swept the Tony Awards this week. Only problem is they are still stuck in Beit Hatikva and the show may be renamed “Groundhog Day: Israel” instead.
Nyuk. Nyuk. Nyuk. John F. Kennedy International Airport debuted its new Emergency Operations Center, which came about after multiple crises occurred during a winter storm. The new directors – Larry, Curly, and Moe – spoke at …

JFK Opens New Emergency Operations Center After Paralyzing January Storm

John F. Kennedy International Airport, which was paralyzed for days after the “bomb cyclone” Nor’easter on January 4, unveiled an Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, that will coordinate operations during bad weather events and other emergency situations.
The airport, which is unique in that it has six completely separate terminals, operated by six independent entities, each with a great deal of autonomy, created the EOC after an independent study …

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch and re-launch approximately 11 routes between the United Sates and Europe this summer.
The carrier will begin new flights between Atlanta and Lisbon, as well as service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Azores, Portugal. The latter will be the carrier’s first route to the Portuguese archipelago.
Delta will launch new Indianapolis-Paris flights, the carrier’s first European service from the Indiana …