FlewGSW From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 days ago) and read 11114 times:
The below press release is dated 22 April. This past week the news came out that opening date has been set for this coming Wednesday, July 27 , 2005.
AA will open the first phase of its new world class International Terminal at JFK International Airport. When Phase One opens, all American and American Eagle domestic flights will arrive and depart from newly opened Concourse C. Passengers will access Concourse C from the 750,000 square foot Main Terminal building, which will feature over 60 ticketing positions, self-service check-in, a 10-lane centralized security checkpoint, and inline baggage screening. A new elevated 9-lane roadway, over 800 linear feet of curb frontage, and a covered walkway will provide direct access to the Main Terminal.
After proceeding through the centralized security checkpoint, passengers will proceed down escalators to an underground tunnel with moving walkways to quickly connect to Concourse C. Concourse C will open with 12 gates, new concessions and a new 11,000 square foot Admirals Club. Moving walkways in Concourse C will move passengers quickly and comfortably to and from their gates.
With the opening of Phase One, existing Terminal 9 and its Concourse D will close. Terminal 8 with Concourses A and B will remain open and continue to handle all International Arrivals for the next 16 to 18 months while the remainder of the new terminal, international gates, and the Customs and Border Control facilities are completed.
In mid 2005, we will open five additional American Eagle gates on Concourse C and the first American Airlines gate on Concourse B. In late 2005, we will open the final four American Eagle gates on Concourse C.
The last major phase of our new International Terminal will open in the fall of 2006 with the full opening of Concourse B and completion of the Main Terminal. Terminal 8 and its A and B Concourses will close and all American Airlines and American Eagle flights, including all International arrivals and departures, will operate from the new Terminal. With the opening of this phase, we will operate from 32 gates (15 International and 17 domestic, including 9 RJ gates). In addition to these gates, we will open the new Customs and Border Control facility capable of processing 1,600 passengers per hour, an additional 42,000 square feet of concessions space, a second 19,000-square foot Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge, additional ticket counter check-in positions, and additional curb side check-in positions.
By the end of 2006, we will open the final four International arrival gates, bringing the total number of Gates in the New JFK terminal to 36 (19 International and 17 domestic)
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16817 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10982 times:
Quoting FlewGSW (Thread starter): By the end of 2006, we will open the final four International arrival gates, bringing the total number of Gates in the New JFK terminal to 36 (19 International and 17 domestic)
I wish they would show a rendering to show the final design, Im curious as to which portions that they are not going to build.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10847 times:
It's about time! I had given up hope that it was ever going to open.
I guess the future "Concourse A" will consist of the two wings that were chopped out of the original design. Should American ever decide to beef up Eagle flights again, they could build these on as they originally planned.
The timeline given in the press release seems a bit rushed, even if it was supposed to open in April. I doubt they'll have the whole project wrapped up by the end of 2006.
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10808 times:
Last time I flew out of Terminal 8 which was last August it was in entire chaos!
I am really glad that Iberia moved to Terminal 7 so their passengers don't have to deal with that little crappy space at the end of Terminal 8.
Hopefully things will get better at Terminal 8 and 9 as construcion comes to an end.
Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2264 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10693 times:
Actually, the new terminal isn't opening up to operations until mid-August, in fact, an exact date has yet to be determined. The event on the 27th is simply an official dedication with invited dignitaries, the media and employees. Only the dignitaries and media will get tours that day... employees have to wait until closer to opening for guided tours.
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BigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10495 times:
That central terminal at SFO still sits empty of airline activity. Of course it would be great for AA to fix it up, hang some curtains, mop the floor and move in. But there are probably 1001 other things on their "to do" list.
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11411 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10194 times:
Quoting NYC777 (Reply 14): My question is will they build over where T8 is after knocking down the old T8? I heard that they won't be doing that.
Yes. Once all of the domestic flights move over to the midfield Concourse C, T9 is going to be closed, knocked down, and the western (southern?) end of the new Concourse B will be built in its place. In 2006 (supposedly), international flights will move over there from T8, allowing them to knock that down and build the eastern (northern?) end of the new Concourse B. When that is finally done, the whole terminal project will be complete. So, to give the really quick answer to your question, yes -- the new Concourse B will be built right over what is now T8.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16992 posts, RR: 67
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 10114 times:
Now if only the Admiral's Clubs didn't look as if my great-grandparents have furnished them. AA, take a look at BA and SK lounges for some inspiration and try to enter the current century, or at least the last one!
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
NYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9859 times:
Quoting Commavia (Reply 15): Yes. Once all of the domestic flights move over to the midfield Concourse C, T9 is going to be closed, knocked down, and the western (southern?) end of the new Concourse B will be built in its place. In 2006 (supposedly), international flights will move over there from T8, allowing them to knock that down and build the eastern (northern?) end of the new Concourse B. When that is finally done, the whole terminal project will be complete. So, to give the really quick answer to your question, yes -- the new Concourse B will be built right over what is now T8.
Thanks, I read on www.jfktower.com that once they finished building over T9 then they were going to stop which would mean a half finished terminal (and a half assed job in my opinion). It's good to know that they will build over T8.
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11411 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9740 times:
Quoting NYC777 (Reply 18): Thanks, I read on www.jfktower.com that once they finished building over T9 then they were going to stop which would mean a half finished terminal (and a half assed job in my opinion). It's good to know that they will build over T8.
Well, I could be wrong then, but I think AA does still intend to fully finish both concourses, just way behind their original schedule. However, I don't know for sure.
Xkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 day ago) and read 9558 times:
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 16): Now if only the Admiral's Clubs didn't look as if my great-grandparents have furnished them. AA, take a look at BA and SK lounges for some inspiration and try to enter the current century, or at least the last one!
You read my mind!. I think this is an improvement to what they have now, but it is a missed opportunity to create a really amazing terminal and Admiral's Club.Don't forget VS and their amazing club in London. If AA is making this its main gateway to the world, they could have done something more impressive. Even the new concourses in MIA look better and more creative inside. (UA's ORD terminal another good example built in the 80's)
Kosmonaute From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 90 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 9368 times:
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 20): In 8 days I will be flying Iberia from MAD to JFK and will be flying into Terminal 7. I have yet to see Iberia at Terminal 7 but I have experienced them at Terminal 8 and it was not good.
Are there any plans for IB to move back to the AA Terminal once the new one is complete?
I flew IB out of JFK to BCN back when they had nonstop service on the 763. The gate was in Concourse A, while the flights to MAD leave from Concourse B. It was a very strange experience....I'm sorry, but I like to actually see the plane through windows at the gate before I actually board it. I had the same experience when I flew to MIA, and that was enhanced by the fact that we departed through that little door right next to the bathrooms, a.k.a. Gate 4S. It reminded me of the seventh and a half floor in Being John Malkovich. To add to the questions, will the MIA flights continue to leave from Terminal 8, or switch to the new Concourse C?
Burning airlines give you so much more.
: This is not AA's main Admirals club at JFK. The other one will be in the main terminal, next to the Flagship Lounge and be twice the size. Look out fo
: AA Chairman and President Arpey is scheduled to be interviewed on CNBC Wed 7-27 at 8:40am ET from the new terminal. I'm setting my Tivo. Anybody know
: By the way, we'll finally have an Admiral's Club inside security. Whohooo!
: Does anyone know if the new customs and immigration facility will be located in the C satellite or the main terminal bldg once the entire project is c
: Do you know if they will be building over T8 once that's demolished? I believe it'll be in the main terminal building (eventually). Also does anyone
: wait i will be departing aa to aruba on friday the 29th.. are international departures still out of the old terminal? what about domestic arrivals on
: I don't know of any plans for Iberia to move back to Terminal 8. I have heard that they are very happy at Terminal 7 and have better accommodations.