What we’re reading: New lounge at JFK, guaranteed travel weather, United delays Denver-Tokyo flight


JetBlue’s terminal 5 at JFK is getting a lounge! With showers! And free booze!

Airspace Lounge will be opening a new lounge at JFK’s Terminal 5.

Hot breakfast sandwiches. Free WiFi. A power outlet for each comfy chair. A slick bar stocking all the good stuff for complimentary cocktails. Cheese plates. Private restrooms with showers. Macbooks.

It’s to be called Airspace, and travelers will find it come May 2013, after security, near Gate 24.

Guaranteed weather when traveling? Scientists think that might be possible

Imagine that you can be guaranteed good weather at your destination. Someday, it might be possible.

“Hacking The Planet,” a new series that starts this week on The Weather Channel shows scientists developing ways to actually change the weather. Viewers can gain some insight into ways scientists may one day prevent, weaken or redirect threatening weather conditions and natural phenomena.

United delays Denver-Tokyo launch as 787 grounding continues

United Airlines is delaying the start of its Denver-Tokyo flight until May 12 because of the grounding of the 787.

The route was to be United’s first new international service on the aircraft with flights beginning March 31. It still plans to use a 787 on the route but says that the date is tentative pending an end to the continued grounding of the type by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to an employee newsletter on February 21.

(Photo: Airspace Lounge)

  • ArizonaRoadWarrior

    It is nice to read about the Airspace Lounge. It is about time that an airport lounge in the US can finally match the amenties of the international airport lounges. Hopefully, other airport lounges in the US get the hint to upgrade their lounges and catch up with the rest of the world. Hopefully, it won’t take them the 7 to 10 years that it took the US-based airlines to install lie-flat beds in first class and business class on their metal for their international flights after the international-based airlines installed lie-flat beds on their metal.