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Delta to Launch New Flights to Mexico

Delta to Launch New Flights to Mexico

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to begin three new routes to Mexico come December. The carrier will begin New York-Cancun, Los Angeles-Los Cabos, and Kansas City-Cancun service all on December 17.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport daily at 8:55 a.m. and arrive at Cancun International Airport at 1:13 p.m. Return flights will depart at 2:10 p.m. and arrive at 5:57 p.m.
Flights from Los Angeles …

Dept. of Homeland Security to Investigate JFK False Alarm

Dept. of Homeland Security to Investigate JFK False Alarm

The Department of Homeland Security plans to investigate the response to last week’s evacuation of three terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport after false reports of shots fired.
The incident revealed a lack of coordination between federal and local agencies including the New York Police Department, Transportation Security Administration, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport.
Raucous noise from people watching the Olympics was …

Lobby Bar – August 19: The Healthiest Hotel, Sky Balconies, and Instagram Fame Perks

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Lobby Bar – A Collaborative Collage of FBT News and Views
Roger, Over. To commemorate National Aviation Day, Paul Riegler assembled some of his favorite photos of planes taking off into sunrises and sunsets. In one of the pictures, Riegler could tell that he was going to miss the sunset by approximately 15 minutes, so he knocked politely on the cockpit door and asked the pilot to speed up a bit. …

Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

NEW YORK—A power outage at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, operated by American Airlines, caused delays for some passengers on Monday.
The outage took place at 1:50 p.m. local time. After workers managed to restore power, there was a partial blackout. Power has since been fully restored and American reported that its systems are fully up and running.
The problem stopped escalators and elevators in the …

JFK Gun Scare and Evacuation: My Evening at Terminal 1

Check-in counter in Terminal 1 at JFK

After an unfounded report of shots fired resulted in an evacuation of three terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, passengers found themselves in a chaotic scene.
I was there and witnessed the terrifying evacuation of one of the terminals.
To recap, around 9:30 p.m. EDT, police received a report of shots fired in Terminal 8, American Airlines’ facility at the airport. Two witnesses told Port Authority police that they heard loud …

JFK Terminals 1, 8 Evacuated After Reports of Shots Fired, Hundreds of Flights Delayed or Cancelled

JFK Terminals 1, 8 Evacuated After Reports of Shots Fired, Hundreds of Flights Delayed or Cancelled

Two terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport were evacuated Sunday night after police received a report of someone with a gun and, later, of shots being fired.
The first report that shots were fired in Terminal 8 at JFK occurred around 9:30 p.m. One traveler told police she had seen a man with a gun while several others reported having heard two shots fired. No one else including police officers in …

Etihad to Add Second Daily A380 Service Between JFK and Abu Dhabi

Etihad to Add Second Daily A380 Service Between JFK and Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways announced that it plans to increase Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport on June 1, 2017.
The carrier currently offers two daily flights between the two destinations, one with an Airbus A380 and one with a Boeing 777-300ER. Etihad will begin using an A380 on both flights as of next June.
The airline said that it will be changing to …