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October 22nd, 2008

Reviewed: Piquillo’s egg salad sandwich

They say “write what you know,” so it’s time for a sandwich review. When I’m off the clock, I run the sandwich-themed blog “It’s What’s Between.” Therefore I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try a brand new restaurant and a unique sandwich today. After much staring at various menus, I settled on Piquillo and […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Little touches: Big bags of chips

This one’s not as big a deal as some of the other features at T5, but it caught my eye nonetheless. At the main Cibo Express Gourmet Marketplace, they sell full-sized bags of chips. Good ones, too — they have my favorite: “Dirty” brand salt and vinegar kettle chips. I can’t say I’ve ever seen […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Little touches: Plugs everywhere

As I mentioned earlier, T5 is full of well thought out, subtle features that will make traveling a more pleasant experience. They’re the kinds of things you don’t notice until you actually use the terminal; touring T5 on Sept. 22, I was too overwhelmed by the larger spectacle to notice something like electrical outlets. Today, […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Restaurants getting ready – 8:30 a.m.

T5′s restaurants are busy prepping for Customers and the finished lay outs look amazing. From the dazzling wine wall at 5ive Steak to the cozy counters at La Vie, it’s obvious today’s opening marks a new chapter in airport dining. Every restaurant is intriguing — I hope to try them all by year’s end. Pictured […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Overheard in T5: Understatement

“It’s different around here, huh?” – Smiling customer on line at Cibo Express checkout.

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October 22nd, 2008

Dining well quickly

Nearly all of the pre-launch attention from New York foodies has been focused, understandably so, on the T5 marketplace’s sit-down restaurants. As Rick Blatstein, CEO of our Business Partner OTG Management told USA Today, “Our objective is to change the ‘need to go to the airport early’ mind-set to ‘want to go to the airport […]

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October 22nd, 2008

First Customers arrive to cheering Crewmembers – 5 a.m.

The first Customers into T5 arrived at Gate 11 at 5 a.m. as flight 358, the shut-eye, arrived early from Burbank. A big crowd of Crewmembers and cameras greeted them with cheers and applause, plus high-fives from VP of JFK Operations Alex Battaglia. Check out our Flickr gallery for more photos! Leave it to our […]

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October 22nd, 2008

Little touches: Jetting every step of the way

The big day is here! Even though I’ve had the privilege of seeing our new building come together in various stages since I started in May, viewing it as a working terminal is something else entirely. This was the first time I’ve walked through security while it’s staffed by TSA, and I was struck by […]

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September 22nd, 2008

Good night! – 7:30 p.m.

I had a lot of fun today — I hope everyone in attendance did, too! What a great way to celebrate our new home at JFK and get even more excited for welcoming our Customers. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Have a great night!

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September 22nd, 2008

Celebration continues, 15-minute countdown to music – 6 p.m.

Among the highlights from the ongoing celebration: Irish dancing courtesy of Business Partner Aer Lingus, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and Food Network host Ted Allen presiding over cooking demonstrations, samples from T5′s food and retail shops and photographs with two of The Rockettes. Crewmembers are enjoying all of the comfortable seating in the […]

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