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Terminal 4 at JFK Partners with Aira to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Travelers

Terminal 4 at JFK Partners with Aira to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Travelers

Travelers who are blind or have impaired vision will have a much easier time navigating at least one airport terminal in New York City.
The JFK International Air Terminal, also known as Terminal 4, said it has deployed Aira Access, an app and service from Aira, a company that focuses on using technology to assist blind and low-vision people. The program connects a passenger with an agent who acts as a …

American Airlines Plans 8 New Domestic Routes from Dallas, Miami, and JFK Hubs

American Airlines Plans 8 New Domestic Routes from Dallas, Miami, and JFK Hubs

American Airlines announced multiple new domestic routes on Thursday.
The airline will offer new non-stop service from three cities – Columbia, South Carolina; Oklahoma City; and Northwest Arkansas, to Miami International Airport, the airline’s gateway to Latin American and the Caribbean.
The flights are timed to allow for connections to multiple destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The carrier will also start the only daily non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and St. …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Drivers for Uber as well as for competitor Lyft plan to go off-line for two hours Wednesday morning just as the rush hour is beginning.
The job action is intended to coincide with Uber’s planned initial public offering on Thursday.
The drivers are protesting what they see as unfair working conditions, including job security and working conditions, and want a limit on how much ride-hailing companies can take as a commission from …

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Multiple dangerous and severe storms throughout much of the United States led to massive flight delays and cancellations that continue into the workweek.
The weekend saw almost 11,000 flight delays and 1,005 cancellations and airlines have posted 731 delays and 268 cancellations as of 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to FlightStats, a company that monitors such information.
Thunderstorms with damaging winds, floods, hail, and even a few tornadoes moved across the United …

How Do You Get to Sesame Street? New York City Has the Answer at 63rd and Broadway

How Do You Get to Sesame Street? New York City Has the Answer at 63rd and Broadway

For 50 years, children have wondered whatthe answer to the question, “Can you tell me how to get? How to get to Sesame Street,?” is.  Now, thanks to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the answer is clear: Go to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
In celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, the city renamed the southeast corner of West 63rd Street and Broadway as Sesame Street at a ceremony attended …

TWA Hotel at JFK Nears Completion and Opening

Attention aviation and architecture fans: The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearing completion.
Partially housed in the storied TWA Flight Center, which serves as its reception area and lobby, the hotel will open its doors to guests on May 15.
The TWA Flight Center, which was also known as the Trans World Flight Center, was designed by Eero Saarinen and welcomed passengers starting in 1962. Both the exterior …

Delta to Resume Mumbai Service After Ten Years

Delta to Resume Mumbai Service After Ten Years

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service from New York City to Mumbai at the end of December.
The non-stop service will be the carrier’s first to the country in over ten years, although the carrier offered service via Amsterdam as recently as 2015.
Flights will leave John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:15 p.m. EDT and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at 10:50 p.m. local time …