|Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 15):|
Someone has to say it so I will
Long rumored Midwest Hub City
That sounds great and I wouldn't be surprised if something along these lines happens down the road, but in the meantime, how do you pay for a shiny new terminal when you are slot restricted and cannot grow? I realize the FAA is a higher authority than the PANYNJ, but the Port is going to want their money back too. I don't know the details on the new terminal but I'm guessing the Port's share of building this terminal is much bigger than JetBlue's share.
|Quoting Revelation (Reply 28):|
Saw an interesting documentary about the building of B6's new "super efficient" terminal, talking how it's built around the A320s and EMB170s, no allowance for anything bigger.
From what I have seen, it looks like it is for narrowbodied equipment only although I'm sure some of the gates could handle larger types in a push. But this terminal was not designed for 747s, clearly. I guess there is always the old TowerAir terminal (hangar)!
|Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 47):|
I think the problem is that one flight that does connect to the international bank. JFK doesn't have problems with a mid morning flight before internationals are arriving at full speed. That's how small airports can keep New York service. The three airports aren't that congested 9am-1pm.
I've flown out of JFK at all different times and even at 11AM you can have a wait for takeoff. It is bad but not awful. Unlike 4PM-9PM when it truly is horrendous. It doesn't really matter which airline, JFK is not a good airport in the late afternoon and evening hours. Throw in some bad weather (it doesn't even have to be that bad really) and it compounds the situation even more. 1-2 hour waits for takeoff are becoming the norm if it has rained or is raining at any time during the day.