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Strike Averted at New York City’s Airports

Strike Averted at New York City’s Airports

A planned strike by airport employees including baggage handlers and security guards at New York City’s two major airports was averted at the last minute after a deal was reached with the union that hopes to represent them.
Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union announced that an airport contractor, Aviation Safeguards, said it would remain neutral in the vote for union representation for its employees at John F. Kennedy …

American Airlines to Add Eight New Routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico

American Airlines to Add Eight New Routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico

American Airlines announced it will begin eight new routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico in 2015.
The new service will include flights to Mexico City International Airport and General Rafael Buelna International Airport in Mazatlan, Mexico, as well as to Curacao International Airport; Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana International Airport; Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Mariscal Sucre International Airport in …

JetBlue Launches New York-Havana Service

JetBlue Launches New York-Havana Service

JetBlue Airways, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, announced the start of service linking New York and Havana on Friday.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at noon on Fridays and arrive at José Martí International Airport in Havana at 3:30 p.m.  Flights from Havana to New York will depart at 4:30 p.m., also on Fridays, and arrive at 8:00 p.m.
The move makes JetBlue the first major …

JetBlue Opens T5 Rooftop at JFK

JetBlue Opens T5 Rooftop at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced that the T5 Rooftop is now open for visitors.
The wooden outdoor deck, made from sustainable materials, is accessible to all passengers at the airline’s terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport once they have cleared security.  It includes a 4,046-square-foot (375-square-meter) landscaped park, seating for 50 people, a 400-square-foot (37-square-meter) area for children, and a dog walk.
Among the many features of the deck are views of the …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, the …

JetBlue to Launch New York-Antigua Flights

JetBlue to Launch New York-Antigua Flights

JetBlue Airways announced that it will begin service between New York and Antigua, an island in the east Caribbean, on November 5 this year.  The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Airbus A320 planes.
Flights will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and will arrive at Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport at 2:34 p.m.  Flights from Antigua to New …

Norwegian to Launch Caribbean Routes from New York, Boston, Baltimore

Norwegian to Launch Caribbean Routes from New York, Boston, Baltimore

Norwegian Airlines announced that it will launch new service to Martinique and Guadalupe in the Caribbean from New York, Boston, and Baltimore come December.
Service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guadalupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport will operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while service between JFK and Martinique’s Aimé Césaire International Airport will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport will …