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I cheated on Delta with United, and liked it (sort of)

As a Delta frequent flier based in Brooklyn, I rarely end up on United Airlines. Unlike many living in Manhattan, my journey to United’s Newark Liberty hub is an inconceivable undertaking. The airline’s generally mediocre ratings don’t contribute much in the way of motivation, and fairly frequent Gold Medallion upgrades keep me glued to Delta.…

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NYC Closing Loop on Contiguous 32-Mile Waterfront Promenade & Bike Path Around Manhattan

I’ve been patiently waiting for this announcement for the last several years as critical gaps remain on the east side of Manhattan’s section of the path! Once complete, the addition announced late last week will remove one of the last remaining interruptions to the Greenway around Manhattan Island. New York City is finally continuing with the completion…

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Delta Integrates Seamless Helicopter Service for JFK, Complimentary Service for Delta One & Domestic First?

Wow, who remembers back in 2007-2008 when Delta was offering free helicopter service from the east side of Manhattan (TSS) to JFK for Business Elite international passengers as well as domestic first class and unrestricted economy travelers? It was incredible, especially since at the time I lived right across the street from the east 34th street…

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Japan Airlines to Launch JFK to Tokyo-Haneda Route, Doubles First Class Seats Out of New York

Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class onboard the 777-300ER, which will be used on routes between New York and Tokyo (Narita and Haneda). Photo by the author.

Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance, and with their new partnership with Alaska, redeeming miles and points on JAL flights is more accessible than ever. While they have an incredible First Class product, it’s only…

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TWA Terminal at JFK Will Soon Become a Hotel

TWA Flight Center. Photo by Acroterion, used with permission.

The Trans World Flight Center, or the TWA Terminal at New York JFK Airport opened in 1962, and was an architectural marvel. The wing-shaped design and the tube-shaped hallways were futuristic at the time, not unlike flying itself. However, the design, while beautiful, wasn’t exactly functional. The terminal reached its capacity quickly, and was practically…

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