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October 22nd, 2008

First Customers gather their belongings – 5:10 a.m.

The first thing you do when you get of the plane is to make a bee line to the baggage claim area. That is exactly what the first Customers arriving from Burbank did after they were greeted with a celebration. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ghDuq7Dq4&hl=en&fs=1]

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October 22nd, 2008

First Customers of T5 – 3:30 a.m.

This morning will be full of “firsts” for Customers and Crewmembers alike.  When I was making my way to T5 this morning – it put a smile on my face to answer the taxi cab driver’s question of “Where to?” with a “T5, please.” A request this cab driver probably hasn’t heard since 2001 when […]

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September 22nd, 2008

and the special guest is… Estelle! – 6:46 p.m.

She really rocked the house and pulled in a crowd! You could feel the excitement in the air! Crewmembers were surprised, tapping their feet to the beat! It was awesome to see Estelle pull some flight attendants onto the stage to dance with her!

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September 22nd, 2008

The main act is just moments away! – 5:59 p.m.

We already had the amazing Rockettes! Now were getting all Jazzed up by the Matt Geraghty Project but has anyone guessed who the main act is going to be? I’m sure whoever it is will be able to steal the attention of the entire partying mass here at T5.

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September 22nd, 2008

A few videos from today – 3:20 p.m.

See the massive turnout for the press conference here at T5 on YouTube Mayor Bloomberg and the Rockettes help cut the ribbon: Crewmembers you can watch the full video of the Opening Ceremony now! The first ribbon cutting of the day (from this morning’s Crewmember event) can be seen by all on YouTube as well.

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September 22nd, 2008

Key to our new home – 1:30 p.m.

The ceremonial key to T5 is making the rounds. (Fortunately, those of us with SIDA badges have something smaller when we need to access the terminal’s secure nooks and crannies.) I love the feeling of ownership and completion that you get holding something as simple as a key. It is inspiring – I hope everyone […]

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September 22nd, 2008

Meeting new Crewmembers (friends) – 12:25 p.m.

This is Justin from CorpComm. This morning has gone by in a flash. Well a speech, ribbon cutting, tours, bbq and prizes kind of flash. It has been wonderful talking to and snapping photos of so many of the Crewmembers this morning. I had the pleasure of meeting Nizar or “Jack” from TPA. He had […]

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