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Will JFK Spotters' Site Be Replaced In New T3?  
User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6251 times:

I have been spotting at Delta's Terminal 3 for many years. IMHO, It has, by far, the best airside spotting locations available at JFK today.

Example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHkLM9_LDyQ

Now that Delta plans to tear it down, I wonder if they will make an attempt, as with many of the new European and Asian terminals, to provide good and open viewing. I can only hope so!! Let's hope it has better views than the new T5 at JFK.

Story on the demolition: JFK+This+Summer" target="_blank">http://www.jaunted.com/story/2010/2/...Pan+Am+Terminal+at+JFK+This+Summer

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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

By the way, if you are a Delta Sky Club member, you can enjoy even better views from the lounge above Gate 6.

User currently offlinedbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5860 times:

Wait..WHAT?!?!?! When was it announced they are tearing down T3 at JFK? I have been a little out of the loop lately..but I didn't know I was THAT clueless.

User currently offlinecokepopper From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1175 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5805 times:

Quoting dbo861 (Reply 2):
When was it announced they are tearing down T3 at JFK? I

I believe it is Delta's "hope" to start this summer. Mentioned at many employee meetings but
I don't think anything "official" has been announced.


User currently offlineNYCAdvantage From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5612 times:

Quoting cokepopper (Reply 3):
I believe it is Delta's "hope" to start this summer. Mentioned at many employee meetings but
I don't think anything "official" has been announced.

about 3 weeks ago, I was at building 21 parking lot we were talking about the amazing look building 21 has there to T8,
we also talk how was Delta doing at JFK, and someone there told me there was going to be a big announcement at the beginning of May about T3 in fact he told me the Terminal was going to be finish by 2013.

Well since we have not heard anything else, I believe maybe they submitted the paper work to, PANY and were hopeful to get an answer by then.


User currently offlinecokepopper From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1175 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5484 times:

I think there should be a Frequent Flyer bid for the oportunity to
mash the implosion button  


User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

Quoting cokepopper (Reply 5):
I think there should be a Frequent Flyer bid for the oportunity to
mash the implosion button

I would be cool if they could save circular front structure for historical purposes.


User currently offlinePacificClipper From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 6):
would be cool if they could save circular front structure for historical purposes.

Agreed. Does anyone have an idea of when it will start? Summer is high season for JFK-Europe. Seems like DL should wait till after the summer rush is over (mid-Sep at least).

I definitely want to fly out to see the WorldPort one more time before she goes.   



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User currently offlineIdlewild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4687 times:
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Wait. Did you take the videos from the defunct Pan Am Rooftop? I thought they closed it down to everyone since the mid-80's. Please don't tell me there's been a spotter's area all this time.

User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

The roof top of the "Worldport" has been closed and last I know had a double or tripple chainlink fence (probably prison spec.) for about 20 years. Probably one of the best spotting and picture locations of all time!

The youtube video is taken form inside the pax area as you can see a mirror shadow in of the footage. Still good. Can remember the days of the magestic Clippers heading in and out, now a distant memory!


User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Quoting madviking (Reply 9):
The roof top of the "Worldport" has been closed and last I know had a double or tripple chainlink fence (probably prison spec.) for about 20 years. Probably one of the best spotting and picture locations of all time!

The youtube video is taken form inside the pax area as you can see a mirror shadow in of the footage. Still good. Can remember the days of the magestic Clippers heading in and out, now a distant memory!

You can get these views from Gate 7 in Terminal 3 or upstairs at the Delta Sky Club (entrance next to Gate 6).


User currently offlinegoldenstate From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 566 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

I will go out on a limb and say that although T3 undoubtedly needs to be torn down, having transited the place so many times I can't help but think.... I'll kinda miss it.

User currently offlineB6A322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Quoting goldenstate (Reply 11):
I can't help but think.... I'll kinda miss it.

Its like what Charlie said in The African Queen when Rose asks him why he doesn't fix the engine: "Well, I kinda like kickin' it."

[Edited 2010-05-15 12:29:08]


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User currently offlinecloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

The problem with Terminal 3 isn't size - it's that they have tried to cram too much rental property in there without regards for the passengers, and trying to fly big planes out of waiting areas designed for little jets. Still, I think Delta and the airport are less worried about appealing to fliers as it is about maximizing profits and quick turnaround times. Wish someone would make the Worldport a historical landmark.

In any case, a question regarding the viewing area, since this always crops up - is there something against viewing areas in general that the Terminate and Stay Active agency has in general, and that is why they don't add them, or has there just been no interest in trying to design one for the modern world?



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