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U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

Three airports in the United States will screen travelers arriving from China for a deadly new virus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China, and is spreading throughout Asia.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China,” the agency said.  “Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 40 confirmed human infections …

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport Opens Rooftop Ski Chalet

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport Opens Rooftop Ski Chalet

The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport announced the opening of a rooftop ski lodge adjacent to the hotel’s rooftop pool.
The Runway Chalet has the look of a 1960s ski lodge and will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time.  The pool will be open as well, with a water temperature of 95° F (35° C).
The menu at the Runway Chalet includes multiple hot …

American Airlines and British Airways Start Construction on Expanded Terminal at JFK

American Airlines and British Airways Start Construction on Expanded Terminal at JFK

Eleven months after American Airlines, British Airways, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced a $344 million plan to expand Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, which is operated by American, and relocate BA to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7, its current home, the two airlines announced the start of construction on the project.
The airlines, which have a joint-venture agreement for transatlantic flights, offer …

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

A former British Airways executive who was responsible for the airlines’ operations in the Americas took more than $5 million in bribes to award ground service business at the airline’s New York hub, the New York Attorney General’s Office said in a statement announcing the indictment on Tuesday.
Steven Clark, who was with British Airways for over 30 years and serving most recently as senior vice president for customer service and …

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

The cost of taking a train to the plane just got more expensive.
Travelers who take the AirTrain to and from John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports will see a 55% increase in the cost of a ride, which jumped from $5 to $7.75 starting Friday.  This was the first fare increase ever for the JFK AirTrain and the first in over a decade for the Newark train.
The …

2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

International passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon begin to benefit from high-tech boarding solutions that uses biometric technology to speed boarding for international flights.
Lufthansa unveiled a self-boarding gate at JFK’s Terminal 1. The gate uses facial recognition to verify the passenger’s identity and only opens the sliding partition once there is a match of the passenger’s facial image to the Traveler Verification Service operated by the U.S. …

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express announced dates for opening of several of the new Centurion Lounges in its pipeline. A total of six have been announced.
The Centurion Lounge in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will open this November, followed by a new Centurion Lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the first half of 2020.
Also opening in the first half of next year is what will be the world’s largest Centurion Lounge, …