What is wrong with the main terminal for most international airlines-Terminal 4 JFK. I was on a flight to Athens out of 4E, which was delayed for 5 hours (that's another story), that on top of arriving 4 hours early (the only connecting flight available was that early). This terminal is awful! It is overcrowded, there is only a few places to eat, and nowhere to sit before your flight gate is announced. There were also no windows or anything. We ended up sitting in UAL and AWA's Terminal 6. When returning from Istanbul, we find the INS area equally bad. Long, dark corridors and no windows! What a way to greet people to the US! Also, TWA's Terminal 5 was equally bad, with no seats available, uncomfortable seats if you could find any, no food in the gate areas, long lines for the bathroom, etc.
I know they are building a new terminal 4, but the old one is crazy. And I guess TWA's Terminal 5 fits well with the airline that serves it!
By the way, the flight was an ATA L1011 charter to Athens operating for Renaissance Cruises.
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