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American Airlines To Test New CT Baggage Scanner at JFK Security Checkpoint

American Airlines To Test New CT Baggage Scanner at JFK Security Checkpoint

American Airlines announced it would soon test a new computerized tomography or CT scanner at its security checkpoint in Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
CT is “the most consequential technology available today for airport checkpoints,” the airline said in a statement.
“Because CT technology is three dimensional, this new checkpoint technology has the potential to provide better visibility and allow the operator to rotate the bag’s image …

JetBlue to Add Non-Stop Service to Mexico City from New York and Boston

JetBlue to Add Non-Stop Service to Mexico City from New York and Boston

JetBlue announced it will offer non-stop service to Mexico City from both New York City and Boston.
Flights between Mexico City International Airport and both John F. Kennedy International and Boston Logan International airports will start on October 25, 2018.
JetBlue will operate the new routes using Airbus A320 aircraft, equipped with 42 seats in Even More Space, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 108 in coach. Premium economy lite-seats are …

American Airlines Brings Back LaGuardia-Vail Non-Stop

American Airlines Brings Back LaGuardia-Vail Non-Stop

American Airlines announced it will once again service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Vail, Colorado in late December.
The seasonal service to Eagle County Airport will commence on December 22, 2018. American will operate the route using Airbus A319 aircraft.
The airline’s A319s have eight recliner seats in the first-class cabin. Each seat is 21” wide and offers a seat pitch of roughly 40”.  The airline’s Main Cabin Extra premium economy …

Philippine Airlines to Introduce Non-Stop Flights from New York to Manila

Philippine Airlines to Introduce Non-Stop Flights from New York to Manila

Philippine Airlines announced plans for non-stop service linking New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manila.
The move comes after the airline began one-stop service in 2015 after a 17-year hiatus on flights to the New York area.
The Philippine flag carrier will launch service on October 29, 2018. Service from Ninoy Aquino Manila Airport will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will depart at 9 p.m. and …

Alaska Airlines Launches San Jose-New York Non-Stop

Alaska Airlines Launches San Jose-New York Non-Stop

Alaska Airlines announced the start of its new non-stop service linking New York City and San Jose, California.
The Seattle-based airline will operate the new route using Airbus A320 aircraft. The planes are equipped with eight first-class recliner seats with 55” seat pitch, 12 premium economy light seats with 38” seat pitch, and 126 seats in coach.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 4:45 p.m. local time …

Nation Braces for Extended Heatwave over Extended 4th of July Holiday

Nation Braces for Extended Heatwave over Extended 4th of July Holiday

Much of the United States will experience a dangerous heat wave that will stretch from Maine to Arizona in the coming days.
Cities including Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. could experience high temperatures in excess of 100° F (38° C).
The cause of the unusually hot weather is a large area of high pressure known as a “heat dome” in which affected areas will experience sunny …

JetBlue, United, Delta to Add New Non-Stops to Palm Springs

JetBlue, United, Delta to Add New Non-Stops to Palm Springs

Finally, Delta Air Lines will add seasonal non-stop service linking both New York and Atlanta to Palm Springs.  Both flights will operate starting December 20, 2018, and end on March 30, 2019.
United Airlines will operate non-stop service to Palm Springs from Newark Liberty International Airport from December 19, 2018 through March 30, 2019. Meanwhile, JetBlue will restart its seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Palm …