Lounge Review: JetBlue T5 Rooftop – JFK Airport

Ever since the Airspace Lounge closed in JFK’s Terminal 5 in 2018, the only lounge left in the terminal is the Aer Lingus lounge, which is only open to passengers on their flights. JFK’s Terminal 5 building is modern for a U.S. airport and offers many amenities that people are looking for while waiting for a flight. Not having a lounge is a minor inconvenience but there are plenty of places around the terminal to sit, eat and work. JetBlue passengers are accustomed to not having lounge access so it’s not a huge surprise there isn’t one, even at one of their major hubs.

However, JetBlue has added a feature into T5 which is usually only found in airport lounge spaces. A rooftop terrace.

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The Two Ways To Get From JFK Airport To Manhattan

When landing at JFK Airport, you have two choices if you want to get to Manhattan. They are doing a much better job making it easy (for those who speak English) to figure out which option they want. There’s either the cheaper way or the faster way. Well, there is also the EXPENSIVE way of taking a taxi, Uber or Lyft, but unless you’re wanting to pay between $60 – $100 for a ride, I’d stay away from those options.

Make sure you get on the correct AirTrain as the faster option only leaves from Jamaica station.

What are the differences between the two services?

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Has Anyone Else Noticed This About The TWA Hotel?

Joe’s in New York for two weeks on a business trip so instead of trying to surprise him again by just showing up (I never would have been able to top this), we planned that I would join him for part of the trip.

His hotel is right near JFK, so in the interest of convenience, that’s the airport I flew into. My flight was in the mid-afternoon and I hadn’t had dinner, so when I landed, we decided to check out one of the restaurants at the still-relatively-newly opened TWA Hotel.

I won’t go into a whole lot about the TWA Hotel just yet, mainly because we’re staying there for two nights in December, and I’m sure we’ll have plenty to say then. For now, suffice to say that I don’t think you can take a bad picture of the place ;-).

I had posted a bunch of photos I had taken of the hotel onto Facebook, and all of a sudden, I got a bunch of replies about one in particular.

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Southwest Ending All Non-Stop Flights Between New York City & Orlando

Southwest Airlines will soon no longer have any non-stop flights between Orlando and New York City.

None at all.

I was as surprised as anyone when I figured out this news. Yep, “figured it out” because there was no official announcement by Southwest – instead you had to put together the pieces from several different moves they’ve made over the past months.

I’ll go over the changes and then what are the remaining options.

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Craziest Resort Fee Ever, Mandatory Travel Health Insurance?, Delta Has Sense Of Humor, TWA Hotel Trouble, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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