15 Responses

  1. Oliver Trojak
    Oliver Trojak at |

    Let JetBlue run all the terminals at JFK 🙂

  2. rjb
    rjb at |

    “And JetBlue seems to be able to maintain moving sidewalks, unlike the PANYNJ; that should help travelers, too.”

    Wrong. These moving sidewalks were inoperative for YEARS. They just came back online a few months ago.

    1. Matvey
      Matvey at |

      The broken moving sidewalks were being managed by Bombardier at the time as part of their AirTrain operations contract with the Port Authority. JetBlue was frustrated by the unreliability and slow pace of repairs, so they took over operations, did the maintenance, and now they’re working again.

  3. Alan Dickey
    Alan Dickey at |

    Can ATC keep up?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      At this point there is no indication the FAA is going to allocate more landing slots. It is more about having space on the ground for all the planes, especially as average gauge continues to increase. Aer Lingus used to have more 757s than A330s at JFK, for example. DL’s RJ farm used to be a bunch of 50-seaters, not the 70-seaters we see today. JetBlue has A321s that weren’t in the fleet plan when T5 was built IIRC.

      So even without changing the number of flights at the airport the terminals need to grow to accommodate the passenger volume.

  4. PCB
    PCB at |

    Long time reader and I appreciate what you write and share since I am a very active traveler. I do have a request. Can you cage the color of the text? As you age gray on white is hard to read and blends together. i have noticed this on many restaurant menus and it has caused problems for family and friends. Thanks!

  5. Sam
    Sam at |

    What is going on with T8 in that picture? Looks like an entirely different building!

  6. Golfingboy
    Golfingboy at |

    I think what will happen by 2030…

    New T6 is built
    T8 Main building finally builds out and BA moves (T8 is not currently 100% built)
    New T7 is built
    T2 is demolished and T1 gets expanded
    Some airlines move from T4 to T5 and T1 (after expansion) leaving all of T4 to DL/KL/AF

  7. tortugamon
    tortugamon at |

    I enjoyed this. Graphics were helpful. Thanks Seth

  8. Brian Swintal
    Brian Swintal at |

    We were given rights of first refusal for the T6 parcel. I know the real estate team has had their eyes on developing that parcel into a new terminal.

  9. Rob
    Rob at |

    T5i was originally built with a phase 1 and 2. Phase 1 is what was built, and phase 2 will add an additional 5 gates all are designed for wide body a/c. This phase would encompass most of the remaining terminal 6 foot print.