Category Archives: JFK Airport

See Solar Impulse’s Solar Airplane at JFK This Weekend

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A few days ago I read about a plane traveling across the country without using any fuel. 

Solar Impulse’s plane is solar powered which is pretty amazing. The plane landed at JFK airport in New York on Sunday. It became the first plane to travel across the U.S. during the day and night without using any fuel.

Solar Impulse started it’s trip Across America on May 3, leaving from San Francisco. It made stops in Phoenix, Dallas, St Louis, Cincinnati and Washington D.C. before getting to New York.

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Solar Impulse has bigger plans for 2015- to fly around the world.

Now that Solar Impulse has arrived in New York they will be having a Public Day where you can see their solar airplane in person!

To visit Solar Impulse you must register (it’s free). Each visit lasts one hour.

Visits are available on:

  • Saturday, July 13 from 3:30 – 7:30
  • Sunday, July 14 from 11:00 – 7:30
Click HERE to register for one of Solar Impulse’s Public Days to see the solar airplane in person at JFK!

Reminder: Tomorrow Is The JFK Runway Run (4/14/13)

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Back in January I wrote about the JFK Runway Run taking place in New York on April 14.
(Many details about the race can be found in my original post HERE.)
In 2012, I ran in four airport runway runs:

I’ve been meaning to post a reminder about the upcoming 5K but it totally slipped my mind.

Shake Shack and Other Impressive Food Options Coming to Deltas Terminal 4

Yesterday I mentioned a post that I wrote for Rene over at Delta Points. For those of you that didn’t get a chance to read it there, here it is.
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Over the last 2+ years Delta has been renovating and expanding JFK Airport’s Terminal 4. The expansion has a budget of $1.2 billion and will replace Terminal 3 for Delta’s international flights out of the airport.

Many improvements and upgrades are on the way including:

  • Two rows of check- in counters
  • A new, automated baggage handling system
  • Security check points being consolidated into one area which allows for all of the retail and food options to be behind security
  • An additional 9 international gates, giving Delta a total of 16 at JFK
  • Larger waiting areas
  • Additional, new and powered seating for charging your electronic devices
  • The largest Sky Club Delta has to offer

The Sky Club will have 24,000 square feet of space and include the first ever Delta Sky Deck, a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace. The Sky Deck will offer guests amazing views of Manhattan which I’d definitely love to get a chance to see. The Sky Deck sounds like a great addition for an airport lounge.

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Welcome Delta Points Readers

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When Rene asked me to write a guest post about the changes going on at Delta’s Terminal 4 at JFK Airport, I was happy to oblige. Rene writes all about Delta on his blog Delta Points. My post talks a little about the changes coming to T4 and the impressive food options that will make just about anyone want to stop by for a meal before their flight.

I want to welcome all of the new readers coming from Delta Points to my blog and of course, thank my regular (awesome) readers for their support!

I’d like to invite you all to take some time to check out my blog. I hope that you will like what you see and come back, making Michael W Travels a part of your daily blog reading list.

Michael W Travels was started in October 2011 as a place to keep you informed about most things travel.

My content varies daily. I like to cover topics ranging from trip reports & planning, miles & points offers, travel with kids (my son is 14 months old), travel news, offers & contests and quirky posts like Jumping Pics & Ridiculous Street Signs

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