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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 …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, 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, …

Transaero Airlines New York-Moscow Imperial Class – Flight Review

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Most airlines call their first-class cabins on three-class flights “First Class,” a clear but somewhat uninspiring designation in today’s heavily branded world. A few airlines have loftier aspirations, but nothing stuck out in my mind as much as Transaero Airlines’ Imperial Class. I had seen photos of the first-class cabin and seats and read about the service on the airline’s website, even forming images of what royalty could expect on …

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 …