Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5550 posts, RR: 17 Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 856 times:
Ok, I'd like to start out by saying that JFK is probably the world's best airport. (If you're a JFK fan, check out the book, "The Airport" it is about JFK and what goes on around there) JFK has the nicest looking terminals, a great location, and tons of great aircraft. A few questions though, Will the TWA terminal ever be remodeled? I like the TWA terminal, and Iwant it to stay that way. Have you ever heard of the woodencow that attracts bugs, so they can see what the birds are eating?? Did you know that JFK workers oil the birds eggs so they won't hatch?? Or, that JFK has a few chapels?? Anyway, have you been toJFK?? Please reply, I am very interested!
Climbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 824 times:
JFK workers oil bird eggs so they won't hatch!!! Huh? Could you please shed some light on this for me please? I don't get this one. That sounds sad to me. But to answer your question, yes, I have been to JFK but it's been over 20 years. I'm sure it has change greatly since I was there. Right now, I'm more curious about this deal with the birds.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 813 times:
Yes, I've been there a few times. It's one of the worst airports to get around (connecting terminal to terminal) in the world. It's bad enough that most terminals are dilapidated to start with, add the insane traffic and construction, it can take forever to make the loop. On the other hand, I love the variety in airport terminals- I'm interested in airport terminals moreso than airplanes. T1 is just beatiful with a food court that lends itself to an awesome view. T5 will always be a classic- but it needs some work done inside. I hear T4 is supposed to be nice- hope to check it out soon.
Highflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 774 times:
When I was eight years old, my family moved to New York City from St.Louis MO. My first experience of the "big Apple" was flying into New York City. I fell in love with three things that day: Airplanes, New York City, and JFK Airport.
We lived in Westchester County a few miles north of the Bronx, and every time I had a turn to pick a family outing, I would always pick going to JFK so I could spot all the unusual planes from around the world. That is how I became an airline enthusiast.
My favorite place to be was the TWA terminal, right when all the planes were getting in from Europe.
We moved out to California six years later in 1973 and I have lived out here ever since. In 1995, I drove my wife and sons back east for a sightseeing trip, and the number one item on my agenda was an afternoon and evening at JFK. It was a wonderful experience seeing the "hub of the world" (as I have always fondly referred to it) again.
Londoners would point out that Heathrow is equally a "world hub" if not more so, but of course I am an American, and I consider Kennedy America's original gateway to the world.
The airport does need several improvements to meet current air traffic demands. I only hope that in remodeling terminals, they will try to preserve the beautiful and unique architecture that defines so many of them, and if they have to build some new ones, that's great, but please keep them unique, not like most airports where you can't tell one terminal from the next. and from the outside, most modern terminals are very non-descript.
They also need to link terminals together at JFK by means of underground trains and walkways, so that passengers can make relatively painless interline connections. That is a must at for a "world hub".