New York JFK Posts

Trip Report: Etihad A380 Business Class, New York to Abu Dhabi

At approximately 2:00 PM, I left the Etihad Lounge JFK and made my way to gate A7 where my bird was waiting. Upon my arrival to the gate, I snapped some pictures of the massive beast and got in line to board the plane. I presented my boarding pass to the gate agent and immediately boarded the A380 ...

Trip Report: American Air A321T Business Class, Los Angeles to New York

American Air flies these low density Airbus A321Ts on their premium, trans-con routes such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York. These A321Ts are configured with 10 first class seats in a 1 x 1 layout, 20 business class seats in a 2 x 2 layout and 72 economy class seats in a 3 x 3 layout (36 ...
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Onboard Video from the Final United p.s. Flight from JFK


This will be my last post on United Airlines leaving JFK airport, but I wanted to bring your attention to the photo above and video below that was posted by Flyertalk member Phil Level on Facebook. You have to love the Airplane! reference:

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A Review of My First and Last United p.s. Flights from JFK

Yesterday I wrote about the new challenges on the horizon for United employees at JFK. In the story, I shared a couple pictures of my first and last p.s. flights on United at JFK. Here's a brief trip report of both those journeys.
First United p.s. Trip - September 20, 2005
I had just ...
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United JFK Employees Say Goodbye to Home, Hello to Uncertainty


A United Club agent pauses between welcoming guests to steal a furtive glance toward a pair of Japanese dragon statues on the adjacent wall, one of the last remnants of United’s heyday at JFK.  She has been with United for 37 years and now finds herself squeezed out of the airport ...
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Every Major Airline is Adding NYC - LAX/SFO Frequencies This Fall

The Transcontinental battle for premium passengers is heating up as United leaves JFK for Newark and Delta, Jetblue, and American all beef up their schedules to offer more premium lay flat seats coast to coast than ever before!
With today’s announcement from Delta, business travelers and ...
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The strong grow stronger: Qatar Airways and Turkish add new US routes

Qatar Airways announces Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, increases JFK. Turkish Airlines plans to resume service to Miami
Against the backdrop of a geopolitical spat between U.S. carriers and the Big Three Gulf Carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways, the allegations against the Middle ...
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Route: Seattle to New York JFK

Alaska Airlines is expanding service to New York City, by starting service between Seattle, Washington and New York JFK airport on September 16, 2015. This new route will complement Alaska Airlines current double daily service to Newark Liberty airport in New Jersey and will connect Alaska Airline ...
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Lounge Review: Airspace Lounge at JFK Terminal 5

JetBlue is an awesome airline and I have been flying them a lot lately. For a low cost carrier, they have a great in-flight experience and I would choose to fly them over any of the other domestic carriers any day. However, one of the downsides to flying JetBlue is their lack of lounges. Even for ...
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Report: The Emirates Lounge at New York JFK

I've already blogged about our best flight ever, the Emirates A380 from JFK to DXB, but this post is about the Emirates lounge that we visited beforehand. I thought it was one of the better lounges I had ever been to, and it was my first experience ever boarding directly from a lounge!
Our day ...
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Another visit to the TWA Flight Center at JFK T5

For the past few years, the Open House New York event provides public access to a number of private or closed venues around New York City. During last year's event I visited the TWA Flight Center at JFK and this year I organized a New York City Frequent Flyer meetup at the venue. It's not always ...
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October NYC Meetup at the TWA Flight Center at JFK!

Tomorrow, October 11, 2014 is Open House New York weekend which "unlocks the doors to New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York." One of those important buildings is the TWA ...

AA 321T LAX-JFK Flagship First Review

American Airlines revolutionized transcontinental flying in the 60’s by being the first airline to fly coast to coast and today, the airline is doing it again by introducing brand new aircrafts and being the only airline to offer a true three class aircraft from New York, JFK to San Francisco ...
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United Airlines Customer Service Shines at JFK After Mishap

On our way back from Asia last week, my brother and I split up at JFK, with him flying to SFO for work and me flying home to LAX. His 5pm flight appeared full in the newly refurbished BusinessFirst cabin and upon check-in he was not allocated a seat. An agent in the United Club told him not to sweat ...
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Use Boingo for three months for $10 in your pocket?!

How many services can you think of where you can subscribe for three months and end up with $10 more than you started with? That's just about the deal right now with Boingo, the Wi-Fi provider I've talked about a few times before. Their usual $9.95/month rate currently carries an intro price of ...
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Delta's "NEW" Terminal at JFK

Last week Delta announced the opening of it's new Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport.  Leading up to this, Delta has spent the last few weeks promoting the new terminal and even had a preview site setup in lower Manhattan.
But Delta may have taken the cake on false advertising.   ...
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JetBlue, Spirit and Southwest each tell a tail of three LCCs

As consolidation continues to overtake the US airline industry among legacy carriers, with US Airways and American Airlines serving as the most recent examples of companies pursuing merger matrimony, what is the competitive positioning like for the "other guys," notably, the low-cost ...

American Airlines applies for additional service to Brasil

American Airlines is the largest carrier serving the US to Brasil market in terms of weekly seats offered.
American Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to seek additional rights to fly from the its cornerstone hubs to Brazil. In a press release ...

Inflight Review: Portland to JFK on jetBlue

For the past five years, the majority of my flying has been with United or a Star Alliance partner. Of course, over the past year, American has been getting much more of my business, but besides those two airlines, I don't have too much of a chance to experience the product of non-alliance carriers ...
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Delta says 'ante-up,' enhances transcon in-flight product

In 2010, Delta unveiled its "keep climbing" campaign, designed to overhaul the customer experience on all of its flights following a merger with Northwest Airlines
The fiercely competitive transcontinental market between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco is about to watch one of its major ...