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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 930 times:
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Idlewild used to be the name for JFK airport. Anyone know the significance of the name?

As an aside, there is an AWESOME martini and cigar bar on Houston st. in NYC. I was there 2 years ago.

It's called Idlewild and the inside is...an airplane!! All the seats inside are actual airline seats and the bartender and other employees there are dressed up as flight attendants and ground crew.

Just something different for us Airliners...  Big thumbs up

Here is what I got off the web.

Boarding
A narrow space outfitted like a top-of-the-line 747, circa 1967, Idlewild (which takes the old name of JFK Airport) features shiny silver metal ceilings, blue flame-stitched upholstered walls, fake porthole windows and a dozen sets of genuine airplane seats--don't worry, there's lots of leg room. The barbacks sport ground crew coveralls, the waitresses model pale-blue, neo-stewardess drag and the bartenders are comfortingly attired as pilots.

Coffee, Tea or ...
The witty Jim Chu is your captain for the evening, keeping things festive yet low-key, as always. No peanuts, but lots of "zany" cocktails and, if you hurry, you can still get a charter membership in the mile-high club.







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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Idlewild derived its name from the district of metro New York in which it was built. Until being re-named JFK (I believe it was on Christmas Day, 1963) the airport code for Idlewild, also known as New York International, was IDL.

User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 841 times:
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I believe the land on which the airport was built belonged to, or was the Idlewild Country Club and/or golf course.

Sammy


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 825 times:
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in either case, check out the bar when in NYC. Worth a visit!
THanks for the answers.



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User currently offlineIronminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 812 times:

where on houston is idlewild? i'm down in that neighborhood a lot and would love to check it out.

oh, and how is australia treating you? i'm heading down on qantas in about six weeks.


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