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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 …

New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow Wins Court Approval

New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow Wins Court Approval

The Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow received the green light late last week to become New York City’s standard taxi.
The state’s Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the city had had the authority to pick a specific model for the taxi, bringing a protracted legal battle over the vehicle, a Nissan NV200, to an end.
The ruling, which said that the city did not overstep its bounds by selecting a single model, …

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 …

Time Hotel in Manhattan to Undergo Extensive Renovation

Time Hotel in Manhattan to Undergo Extensive Renovation

Début Hotel Group announced plans for an extensive renovation of the Time Hotel in New York’s Times Square.  The 193-room hotel will have its guestrooms, suites, lobby, and restaurant redesigned as part of the renovation, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.
Guestrooms and suites will be outfitted with leather-upholstered beds, watercolor pattern area rugs, and wardrobes inspired by glittering jewel cases.  The guestroom walls will have a crumpled paper …

JetBlue to Increase Frequency of Mint Service Linking New York with San Francisco, Los Angeles

JetBlue to Increase Frequency of Mint Service Linking New York with San Francisco, Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to add additional Mint flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this fall.
Beginning October 26, the carrier will increase the number of Mint flights on its New York-San Francisco route up to six per day. Also on that date, JetBlue will add additional Mint flights to its New York-Los Angeles route, …