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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 …

First Look: The New American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK

American Express opened what it calls its “flagship” Centurion Lounge on Friday in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and my initial impressions confirm that flagship is indeed the correct term.
At 15,000-square-foot (1,394-square-meter), the lounge is the largest operated by the company and it is spread over two levels.
After clearing security, instead of going down the escalator to the lower level, where most of the terminal’s airline lounges …

Rapid Covid-19 Testing Coming to JFK and Newark Airports

Rapid Covid-19 Testing Coming to JFK and Newark Airports

XpresSpa Group announced it will begin to offer rapid coronavirus tests at both John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports starting on October 7.
The company will use the Abbott ID Now test, a rapid molecular point-of-care test that delivers results within 13 minutes.
“We believe rapid COVID-19 testing at airports can play a major role in slowing the virus spread and decreasing the risk of new community outbreaks linked …

American Express to Open JFK Centurion Lounge This Week

American Express to Open JFK Centurion Lounge This Week

American Express said it plans to open its new Centurion Lounge at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport “in the coming days.”
The lounge will be the company’s 13th and its largest, hence the “flagship” designation American Express is bestowing upon it.
The 15,000-square-foot (1,394-square-meter) lounge will occupy two levels and will be located airside immediately to the left of the security checkpoint.
Terminal 4, which opened in 2001 and was …

United Airlines Mulls Return to New York’s JFK Airport After 5-Year Absence

United Airlines Mulls Return to New York’s JFK Airport After 5-Year Absence

United Airlines, which ended its operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2015, is considering a return to the aerodrome in 2021.
The Chicago-based airline, which by 2015 only operated premium transcon flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles from JFK, explained its departure at the time, saying it had failed to make a profit on these routes over the past seven years.
The move would require the availability of slots …

JFK Opens Coronavirus Testing Center

JFK Opens Coronavirus Testing Center

John F. Kennedy Airport opened a Covid-19 testing location, the first in any U.S. airport. The testing center, branded XpresCheck, is in Terminal 4, the International  Air Terminal, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and XpresSpa.
The testing center is open to all JFK employees, airline employees, and airline workers. It can screen up to 500 employees per day.  It has nine private testing rooms and can …