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British Airways to move into Terminal 8 at New York 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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Comments (171)

  • Mark2 says:

    I have just referred my wife for SPG from Platinum and only received 9,000 MR rather than 18,000. A gentleman in Manila assured me that this is a mistake, but it is hard to see how the system could make a random mistake like this. He is coming back to me tomorrow.

    Has anyone else had the same problem?

  • MDA says:

    OT: Near the end of curve annual limit
    The wording says last 365 days and has 10% left

    I had this curve for over a year now so it should be reset to 0

    Can someone clarify before i ask for a renewal?

    • RTS says:

      It’s a rolling limit.

      • MDA says:

        That sucks. Do they offer a higher limit upon request?

        • RTS says:

          You can ask! Some people have been successful, others haven’t. Think it depends what you have been spending your limit on. If it’s amex payments then they may refuse unless you get a friendly agent.

        • Waddle says:

          I nearly maxed out my monthly limit with more than 20 days left so I asked Curve to upgrade my limits and the monthly limit was reset to zero despite having spent nearly 2k during the period. Annual limit wasn’t reset but if you do get a bump for a month it could help carry you over until your annual limit resets.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Last 365 days means just that, rolling 365 window back from today

      • Genghis says:

        and it does work. I’m now having my available limits increasing as spend over a year ago drops off.

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      Recently requested increase to 50k annual limit and rejected. Catch22 – they want to see incidental spend – but with only 50k I want to preserve as much of it as I can to use on HMRC payments. Will have to work out how to stage payments to keep under the rolling window as old ones drop off.

      • Grant says:

        I’ve been using mine for nothing other than incidental spend – coffees, etc. Asked for an increase on the £2k daily limit so I could use it to settle the bill for an upcoming hotel stay (its in NYC hence the fee free FX is useful) – no dice.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          I’ve never had a problem paying bills part way through a stay. Just explain you have a daily limit if they question it.

  • adubya says:

    OT: looking to book a one way flight DTW-ORD and one of the few perks of BA Bronze (OW ruby) is a free checked bag for the entire party on AA.

    The flight would be in September and my status expires end of August, would I have to pay for the bags?

  • Anna says:

    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.

    • Sanya says:

      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.

      • Anna says:

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

        • APPL says:

          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.

    • John says:

      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

  • C says:

    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

  • Mikeact says:

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

    • Rob says:

      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.

      • John says:

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

        • Rob says:

          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!

        • Andy says:

          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.

        • Alan says:

          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!

  • MoJack says:

    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!

    • Nick_C says:

      If you just follow your own link, you will see what is available.

      ARCC is not.

  • john says:

    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.”