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United Delays Return to JFK

United Delays Return to JFK

United Airlines, which had planned to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport after a five-year absence, said it was delaying that move by four weeks.
In November, the Chicago-based airline said it will return to the airport on February 1, 2021. The new date is February 28.
The airline cited the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel as the reason for the delay.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2020

December was the tenth month of the Roman calendar, and derives its name from decem, “ten” in Latin.  It is now the 12th and final month of the year, and in the Northern Hemisphere is associated with winter, multiple holidays, and New Year’s Eve. It
The Anglo-Saxons called both December and January – the entire winter solstice period – “Ġēolamōnaþ,” the Yule month. Indeed, many Yuletide customs observed by the historical Germanic …

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines, which last operated a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport five years ago, said Tuesday it will return to the airport early next year.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four daily non-stop transcon flights out of Terminal 7 at JFK, its home there five years ago.
“I have been waiting a long time to say this – United Airlines is back at JFK,” said the …

New York Airports to Fine Travelers Who Refuse to Wear a Mask

New York Airports to Fine Travelers Who Refuse to Wear a Mask

Travelers at New York-area airports who refuse to don a mask will be subject to a $50 fine, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced. 
The list of airports includes John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International.  Travelers without masks on the airports’ AirTrains as well as on NJ Path commuter trains will also be subject to fines if not wearing face masks.
Up until now, …

LaGuardia Airport, JFK to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing

LaGuardia Airport, JFK to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing

New York’s brand-new LaGuardia Airport is now offering free coronavirus tests and the testing isn’t limited to passengers or airport and airline employees.
The test center, which opened on October 28, is located on the first floor of the parking garage for Terminal B, also known as the Central Terminal, and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  In addition to the free test, those getting tested receive complimentary …

New Hyatt Regency Planned for JFK

New Hyatt Regency Planned for JFK

Hyatt Hotels announced plans for a new hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The new property will be located at the Resorts World Casino in the Jamaica section of the city, approximately four miles (6.4 kilometers) from the aerodrome.
The hotelier is partnering with Genting Americas, a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur-based Genting Group, which owns the casino complex.  The two companies said that the Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World …

American Express Debuts Covid-Friendly Centurion Lounge Commitment

American Express Debuts Covid-Friendly Centurion Lounge Commitment

American Express introduced its Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of health and safety protocols and best practices that its airport lounges will follow when reopening.
“The health, safety, and comfort of our card members and colleagues remains our top priority as we look to expand and reopen our iconic Centurion Lounges around the world,” said Alexander Lee, the company’s vice president for travel benefits.
The new protocols will be in place as …