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The New JFK Airport: Impact of Construction on Travel, Especially JFK Terminal 5 & Terminal 1

LaGuardia vs. JFK - Here are the pros and consOriginally opening its doors in 1948, the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is now underway with a $19BIL investment in its transformative re-development program with phase 1 scheduled for completion in December 2026. Building two giant new terminals, expanding and modernizing existing terminals, streamlining roadways, and including popular local retail and dining, the new JFK will be a modern, 21st-century world-class airport for all to enjoy.

However, with all that the re-development program will deliver to travelers and the community, there are some notable impacts along the way that travelers will need to be mindful of when booking and planning airport travel, particularly when it comes to JFK Terminal 1 and JFK Terminal 5. Read More

The Congestion Toll NYC Has Been Talking About for Years – Where Are We Now?  

NYC Travel Advisories & TrafficNYC congestion tolls have been the topic of conversation for years now and it continues to be a dynamic situation, but at last, it seems that an approved program will be implemented in the Spring of 2024.

According to Bloomberg, the timing of the program’s implementation could not be better. The MTA is struggling to recover pre-Covid ridership levels, particularly on the longer-distance Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines.Projections of NYC congestion pricing’s effect show that up to 45,000 additional riders would use the MTA each weekday. Meanwhile, the state plans to reinvest nearly 100% of the congestion revenues back into the MTA system.  Read More

TSA Screened over 1 million pax Oct 18. First time since March: Global Business Travel Association

TSA Administrator Shares Insights with the World’s Largest Business Travel Association

The steps TSA is taking to ensure a safe, secure return to travel

 


For the eighth week of its Collaboratory 2020 series, the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Interim Executive Director, Dave Hilfman, hosted David Pekoske, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the headliner webinar of the week: “TSA: Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Stay Healthy and Secure” according to a GBTA blog post.

Webinar, participants heard from Pekoske about the agency’s response to growing passenger volumes, protective measures being taken to make the screening process safer for passengers and employees, and technological innovations designed to reduce physical contact and increase social distancing at the checkpoint.

Highlights of the discussion between Mr. Hilfman and Administrator Pekoske included the following:

  • On Sunday, October 18, TSA screened over 1 million passengers for the first time since March 17, 2020. “We are seeing about a 40 percent recovery of the system overall,” said Pekoske. “While some airports are seeing a faster recovery, particularly those in more popular leisure travel destinations, the trend is very positive.”
  • During the pandemic, TSA has made great strides in improving safety and security for the traveling public through the use of credential authentication technology, x-ray technology for carry-on bags, and advanced imaging technology for traveler body scans. “We’ve made the identification check at security nearly contactless, with new technology that allows the traveler to insert their driver’s license into a machine – instead of handing it to an agent – and the machine tells the agent if the identification is valid and even checks the traveler’s flight status while they are standing there,” said Pekoske.
  • The pandemic will result in positive, long-term changes to the way TSA operates. “At TSA, we have experienced unparalleled cooperation with airports, airlines and the travel industry, enabling us to become even more agile, assess issues more rapidly and come up with a solution quickly,” said Pekoske. “The TSA workforce has been phenomenal during this challenging time and our front-line employees have been able to forge better relationships with passengers, which is critical in building confidence and ensuring convenience for the passengers.”

“The advances in technology and enhancements in sanitization should make passengers feel very confident when traveling by air,” said Pekoske. “When I’ve traveled during this pandemic, my experience has been uniformly positive, with the overwhelming majority of passengers following health guidelines and TSA and airlines doing a fantastic job of making passengers feel very safe.”

TSA Guidelines Update: New Tech Allows Laptops to Remain in Luggage

New TSA guidelines and update on laptops being stored in luggageHeaded to the airport on a business or leisure trip soon? Your time going through security might be a little bit easier in the coming months and years. The Transportation Security Administration announced that it has plans to install new X-ray scanners across all U.S. airports that will allow travelers to leave their laptops inside their luggage when going through a security checkpoint. Yes, that means no more digging through your carry-on for your laptop, while simultaneously taking off your shoes and belt, dropping everything into their own individual gray bins, while a line of unhappy travelers waits impatiently behind you. Read More

Good News for Your Next Trip! Delta Named Best Airline of 2018

Delta airlines - plane view from terminalFor many years Delta has been one of the top airlines in the nation, but as of last year, Delta has finally claimed the title of Best Airline of 2018, and they’re already at the top of the list for 2019 as well. This news is great for travelers moving through JFK and LaGuardia, where Delta has two large hubs. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, here’s why you’ll want to check out everything that Delta has to offer. Read More