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British Airways to move into Terminal 8 at JFK in 2022

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced yesterday that British Airways is to move from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 at New York JFK in 2022.

British Airways moving to Terminal 8 JFK

This is part of a $13bn improvement project at the airport.  Low cost carrier JetBlue will be expanding from Terminal 5 to cover the space currently occupied by Terminal 6 and Terminal 7.  British Airways and American Airlines will be operating out of Terminal 8, which is to be expanded at a cost of £250m.

This isn’t going to happen overnight, clearly, but it is a little odd that it is happening at all given that BA is in the middle of spending $65m upgrading its facilities in Terminal 7, soon to become a heap of rubble.  See the image above of the new passenger area.

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  1. OT – has anyone stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South? It’s 3-4 miles from the city centre but looking an absolute steal at 10,000 points per night in December. At that price a taxi ride to and from the city each day would still work out much better value than staying somewhere more central.

    • Yes we stayed there a couple of years ago in November. We were on a budget so we used public buses to get to and from the city and Christmas Markets which worked well and had good frequency. We weren’t given an upgrade as Gold but the free breakfast from really good with a great omelette station and sparkling wine as well.

      • Thanks Sanya – bubbles at breakfast will definitely swing it!!

        • Stayed there 1 night last January. Arrived late, checked out early, so not used any hotel facilities (was told at check in there was a sauna). Good breakfast. Not sure if it isstill operating, but they had free shuttle to city center. Definitely a steal at 10k points.

    • It’s 10000 points all year, until the next devaluation.

      There’s a sort-of shopping centre nearby.

      Tram 1 to the last southerly stop then a 5 min bus 65A ride (comes every 10 mins) will get you to the hotel. Also 6 min ride on bus 7B brings you to Meidling station (for trains to Prague, Munich, Salzburg etc). €17 ticket for 72 hours transport, or don’t pay and hope you don’t get caught.

      If you want a free suite upgrade stay in the doubletree Bratislava and take the €5 bus to Vienna

  2. OT – can anyone confirm that the the Ts&Cs are the same when booking a reward flight with a partner airline via the BA website as when booking a BA rewards flight, in particular the ability to cancel until 24hrs before and just pay the admin fee? Thanks

  3. Mikeact says:

    No messing around in the US….’ let’s spend €13bn and get the job done’… refreshing compared to the UK.

    • If you’ve seen the state of the NY subway recently you’ll realise there is definitely not a magic money tap for infrastructure projects.

    • the_real_a says:

      NY subway resembles something form the third world. Try taking a public lift in the subway – never again.

      • Well so does the London tube, but metros in the “third world” are actually quite nice.

        • The London underground is technically rubbish but quite pleasant in terms of station quality and indeed train quality these days. When you’re waiting 15 minutes for a train you’re waiting somewhere fairly decent most of the time.

          In general I find other subway systems in Europe are technically better in terms of punctuality but far dirtier / smellier!

        • Dear God, London Underground is like Buckingham Palace compared to many decrepit stations on the Paris Metro

      • Chrisasaurus says:

        Lady fell down the stairs and died at a lift-freestation just last week, carrying a pushchair down a flight of stairs. (Fall hasn’t been shown to have been the initicause I should say, it’s possible she became l and then fell)they are planning to spend something in the order of $17 and that will only get them to the point where you are ‘only’ 3 stops from a step free access station.

        • Although even at stations that have lifts it seems lots of them are out of order requiring either the use of another station or a massive detour to another entrance – was with an elderly relative and found it a pretty poor system cf London Underground!

  4. OT, Quick Q; can I refer from a plat to any Amex card? For example can I refer someone to the ARCC? Without any signup bonus of course… Thanks!

  5. OT: Qantas cancel A380 order

    “Following discussions with Airbus, Qantas has now formalised its decision not to take eight additional A380s that were ordered in 2006,” a Qantas spokesman said.

    “These aircraft have not been part of the airline’s fleet and network plans for some time.”

  6. OT – when do the Amex referral bonus post?

    • Normally around the time the new card is dispatched. Most of the time I know the card is on the way because the points arrive in my account.

    • Within 48 hours of acceptance usually.

      • @Rob I’ve called them and they’ve ‘accepted’ the application early this week. Haven’t heard correspondence from them since, still no points though,

  7. Quick Qs:
    1) With the AMex Travel Spend £200 get £50, does it have to be one transaction or cumulative?
    2) How long from application acceptance for Amex Platinum does it take for Priority passes to arrive, travelling on in a couple of weeks?
    3) Anyone managed to get madlives booking with Marriot points on the 5 night for 4 offer? IF so which one?

    • 1. Cumulative.
      2. Very quickly. Sometimes before the Amex arrives.
      3. Can’t help with that one.

    • 3. Yes, spent this Christmas at W Maldives with points, booked for next Christmas at Westin, all with 240k points.

      • Thanks Lee – did you book the Westin/W online or via the phone?
        Also, how was the W Maldives? DId you get much of an upgrade there? Also is 5 days enough to enjoy or not much else beyond sand, snorking, relax and eat?

        • Online, get upgrade from beach villa to overwater villa as PPE. 5 days was okay for us as combined with spent New Year at Dubai. Snorkelling was amazing at W, way better than Conrad and Six senses.

  8. OT – one of the cards linked to my Curve card has expired. I’ve received a new one, but can’t see any way to update the expiry date/CVC code in the Curve app. Is there a way to do this or do I need to remove the old card and add the new one (I’ve already tried adding the new one but come up against an error – presumably because the same card number is already linked).

    • i had to remove and add new one

    • Allycat says:

      I’ve had the same issue, needing to update my debit card which was coming up for expiry and had received the new card. I tried deleting the old one and adding the new one, and it just pulls in the old expiry date. I then tried deleting it, rebooting the iphone, leaving it overnight and then trying again but got the same result. Seems like a bug to me. I will report it and see what happens.

      • Yeah it seems to not work if you have added the same card before and done a certain set of actions which I can’t figure out. This is a problem because Curve isn’t responding to emails (and the “support ticket” system isn’t working either)

        • Thomas Howard says:

          They’ve not even updated the website to reflect their recent issues, Metal cards are still being sold with Amex functionality.

  9. OT
    I recently asked whether Nectar points could be used in Sainsbury’s to buy other gift cards.
    The consensus was no, but I have just returned after spending my wife’s 24,000 from an Amex card. I bought a £50 John Lewis gift card with some other stuff and paid with Nectar points with no problem.
    Incidentally, you need to make a purchase at the store and flash the card before you can use the points for anything.

    • Interesting. Also been waiting to find a good use for my Nectar points. Any idea how many points were required for the £50 JL GC?

    • Consensus was wrong then Mark, this has never been a problem. The only issue is that it was necessary to have used your nectar card in the store in question before trying to redeem points for a giftcard.

      • Or redeeming points for anything.

      • you need a previous visit to the store before you can redeem for gift cards? has anyone experienced it not working and then worked on the second visit in that case?

        • Shoestring says:

          I think it’s to hinder/ slow down somebody from spending your Nectar points when you accidentally drop the card – gives you more time to report the card lost

          in effect, a Nectar card with points on it is a form of cash, no checks done or passcodes needed to spend the balance

        • Yes, told it was in T&C by staff but did not check. Actually for any purchase using points inc petrol.

        • Thanks for clarifying

  10. OT – Plat charge card, does anyone have the link to apply for the Plat credit card (Spend £500) get 2,000 MR I think it was.

  11. BSI1979 says:

    How long should it ordinarily take for Tier points earned via QR to credit to my BAEC account? I made sure to include my BAEB number at the time of booking and am not a privilege member….


    • roberto says:

      TP’s on Partner Airlines can take up to four weeks according to the BA blurb.

    • It only happens on Wednesday. So if it didn’t happen yesterday, it will happen next Wednesday.

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