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Delta, Virgin Atlantic Update Summer Schedules on London Flights

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Update Summer Schedules on London Flights

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announced updates to their 2018 summer schedules between the United States and the United Kingdom.
As part of the schedule change, Delta will begin using Airbus A330 aircraft on its service to London Heathrow from Atlanta, Detroit, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 24, 2018. The planes are equipped with 34 lie-flat seats in Delta One, arranged in a herringbone configuration, …

Flight Review: American Airlines Flagship First – International New York-London

American Airlines began to fly the Boeing 777-300ER a few years ago and it’s one of the two aircraft types (the other is a 777-200) on its flights from various cities in the United States to London. At the start of a recent trip to London, which is increasingly becoming a second home for me, I found myself at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport two hours before …

Delta to Link New York with Lagos, Nigeria

Delta to Link New York with Lagos, Nigeria

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service to Lagos, Nigeria from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 24, 2017. The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights to Lagos’ Murtala Muhammad International Airport are scheduled to depart New York at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive at at 2:05 p.m. the next day. From Lagos, …

Delta Aircraft Involved in 3 Low-Speed Collisions in a 24-Hour Period at JFK

Delta Aircraft Involved in 3 Low-Speed Collisions in a 24-Hour Period at JFK

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that it was investigating three separate incidents at John F. Kennedy International Airport that resulted in low-speed collisions involving Delta Air Lines’ aircraft.
The incidents took place in a period of less than 24 hours this week at the New York airport. One injury was reported.
The first incident occurred on August 15 at 7:12 p.m., when a Delta Boeing 737 clipped an American Airlines …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-New York Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-New York Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it will begin new service between Chengdu and New York on October 26. The route will be the carrier’s second non-stop to North America from Chengdu, after its Chengdu-Los Angeles route.
Flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will initially depart on Thursdays and Saturdays, while flights to Chengdu will operate on Fridays and Sundays. Beginning October 29, flights to New York will switch to …

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue Airways announced plans Friday to expand its presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport through the development of a new and additional terminal.
The New York-based airline released Friday a Request for Qualifications seeking companies to develop the former Terminal 6 site at the airport and possibly the current Terminal 7 site for its use.
The airline said that the additional space would allow for an increase in the number of …

Turtles Crossing Runway Cause Delays at JFK Airport

Turtles Crossing Runway Cause Delays at JFK Airport

A procession of turtles crossing an active runway Friday afternoon at John F. Kennedy International Airport to lay eggs on the other side caused arrival and departure delays for dozens of flights.
The nearly two dozen diamondback terrapins went from Jamaica Bay across the runway in a nesting ritual.
“There were planes briefly stuck in queue,” a Port Authority spokesman told the New York Daily News, which first reported the story. “It …