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JetBlue's Newest Airport Idea Means Literally Leaving Winter Behind

April 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s finally time to finally ditch that winter coat, as the warm—or warmer—weather is heading into town for the season. JetBlue is keenly aware, however, that travelers emerging from this long winter may not quite be ready to leave the coats at home just yet, so the airline is now asking, "may we take your coat, please?"

They’re partnering up with CoatChex to get the job done, and passengers can find the coat check service at JetBlue's New York-JFK Terminal 5. There’s no claim ticket to fumble with, as the system is all technology-based, thanks to mobile checking and smart tags which grab all the necessary information. Passengers step right up and type their phone number, initials, and other details into a digital kiosk, then smile for a quick snapshot.

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Here's What Could Be Replacing the Horse and Carriage Rides of NYC's Central Park

April 21, 2014 at 9:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s a new sheriff mayor in town, and he doesn’t really see the charm and nostalgia of the horse drawn carriages doing their thing in and around New York City’s central park. Mayor Bill de Blasio has only been in office for a few months, but he’s made it clear that he wants the horses to head elsewhere for a variety of reasons. We won’t agree or disagree with his thoughts and opinions, but we will let you know of an alternative—old timey horseless carriages.

The New York International Auto Show is busy doing its thing, and as part of the show The Creative Workshop showed off a prototype of what it calls a Horseless eCarriage. There’s oversized wheels, room for up to eight tourists, a lot of shiny brass, and a really big battery—as the whole thing is electric.

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How to Get Last-Minute Tickets to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

April 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

Tomorrow the Tribeca Film Festival opens with a new mix of foreign films, documentaries, big budget movies, filmmaker talks, and indies including the Nas doc Time Is Illmatic and Begin Again starring Keira Knightly.

With only a few hours left until the start of the fest, tickets are running out quickly. Luckily, the festival has put together a daily list of screenings with limited tickets left to help fans navigate the packed schedule.

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Weekend Reads: From Pirates of the Caribbean to Pilots of the Basement

March 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Travel is a 24/7/365 business, so at the end of every week we'll share stories you may have missed.

· World’s Biggest Aircraft Is Funded by Iron Maiden’s Frontman [WIRED]

· Shanghai Disneyland will be home to first Pirates of the Caribbean-themed park [Shanghaiist]

· [Video] A look at the food service on Norwegian Air's 787 from New York to Oslo [InflightFeed]

· Style Blogger Meets Future Husband on Flight, Tweets AA to Help Her Find Him [Stylite]

· The Pilots in the Basement [NY Times]

· IFE on MH370 could have shown change of course [RunwayGirlNetwork]

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Airport Photo Shoot: Neil Patrick Harris Makes Big Moves to the Big Apple

March 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM | by | Comment (1)

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka were spotted arriving at JFK Airport on Tuesday but this wasn't just another flight from LAX, it officially marked their cross-country move.

Earlier that day Neil tweeted, “I’m officially heading East. My wonderful west coast days are done. #goodtimes.”

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Register Now to Actually Run on JFK Airport's Longest Runway

March 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

[Update: Your registration money goes to benefit the JFK Rotary Club, which donates to the Boy Scouts. Currently the Boy Scouts pursue a homophobic agenda, and we will not be running until this changes. Please consider this when deciding whether or not to run in 2014]

Have you ever wanted to walk on a major airport runway? Hopefully you never have to because of emergency circumstances (see an example of that here), but there is a legal (and safe) way to take a stroll one of New York-JFK's runways, and that's by registering for the JFK Runway Run 2014.

Okay, so its not so much a stroll as it is a full-fledged 5K race, but a portion of it does indeed include tramping on the longest runway at JFK, while aircraft are re-routed to land on a different runway during the race. Apparently the race has been around since the mid-1970s, which is pretty neat-o.

We did it ourselves in 2013. Why? Oh, just because it was, like, one of the coolest things we did all year (and we do some seriously cool stuff). See photos and read all about it.

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Fill Up for a Road Trip Out of New York with $1.98 Gas (Today Only!)

February 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

The price of gasoline is only going to keep going up, but, for at least a few more hours, New Yorkers can enjoy a break at the pump.

To promote the return of Dallas tonight on TNT, a Ewing Energies Flagship Station has popped up at 36th St and 10th Ave in New York City to offer gas for $1.98 a gallon, about half the current price of anywhere else in the city.

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How To Get Tickets To 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

February 18, 2014 at 2:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Jimmy Fallon officially takes over The Tonight Show this week, Seth Meyers is also prepping for his new new gig as the host of Late Night. Here's how you can get tickets to Seth's new show live in New York City.

Right now, free tickets for Late Night with Seth Meyers are only available by calling 212-664-3056. You can call the hotline frequently to see what tickets are currently available and what days the show is taping. Tickets are booked about 4 -6 weeks in advance.

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On the Trail of Emma Roberts in 'Adult World'

February 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

The quirky new movie Adult World is perfect for a Valentine's date night, and not just because it is a romantic comedy. It also perfectly captures the frigid upstate New York winter which will make you want to snuggle up even closer to your sweetie.

Adult World stars Emma Roberts as recent college graduate and aspiring writer whose student loan debt forces her to move back home with her parents and take a job at an adult bookstore.

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How to Get Tickets to 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

February 11, 2014 at 1:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show next week there will be plenty of changes. It will be the first time the show is back in New York City since 1972, the show will once again have an announcer/sidekick (Steve Higgins) and the new Tonight Show will have a brand new ticketing system.

Tickets for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon are now only available online. There are two ways to access the new ticketing system: from the Get Tickets tab on Facebook or at showclix.com.

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Super Bowl Hangover: How to Get Tickets to the NFL Draft

February 4, 2014 at 9:41 AM | by | Comments (0)

We totally understand if you’re feeling a little bit of football depression this week, as it’s going to be quite a few months until your NFL teams hit the gridiron once again. We realize that nothing can compete with a Sunday filled with a couple of games and plenty of snacks, but at least there’s the NFL Draft to keep you sane until the regular season rolls around.

You’ve still got a few months to go, as the first round of things kicks off at 8pm on Thursday, May 8. The fun takes place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, so it’ll be as of the Super Bowl never left the area. If you muss out on the biggest names and cheers of the first round—don’t worry—the second through seventh rounds take place over the course of the following days.

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Long Island's Hops and Props Beer Festival is an AvGeek Must-Do

January 30, 2014 at 3:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

The weekend after the Super Bowl is usually a little bit of a let down. There’s no parties, nothing on television, and you realize that it’s going to be a good chunk of time before the sun returns to welcome spring. That’s why we suggest drinking away the blues, and there’s no better way to do that than during the Hops and Props Craft Beer Festival on Long Island. They bring a great beer festival right into the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and what you get combines our love for a good beverage with our fascination of flying things.

The museum—and festival—does its thing in Garden City, and the fun is scheduled to start on February 8. There’s just one session on Saturday, and things will run between 7pm and 10pm. However, if you’re looking for a little more time with the planes and pilsners there’s a VIP session that will get you access to everything beginning at 6pm. Tickets are a little more than most beer festivals, as regular admission will set you back $65 if ordered ahead of time online—and $75 if obtained at the door. Just be assured that your admission does included unlimited samples in a two-ounce sampling glass, and of course you can bring home the glass as a souvenir.

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