John F. Kennedy International Airport

More robots to assist hold vacationers secure and sanitized

We adore the rolling little “Ask me!” robots some airports have hired to answer questions and help passengers discover their manner around.

But they appear more enjoyment than vital.

But way to the pandemic, robots have become a advertising at many airports – as remarkable cleaners.

Robots clean up before we fly

Airports and airlines are scrambling to get the present day era in location to keep terminal spaces and airline cabins disinfected and clean upd.

And robots are doing their part.

In May, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Pittsburgh-based totally Carnegie Robotics put a pair of self-driving, robotic ground scrubbers on obligation.

In July, JetBlue kicked off a ninety-day pilot application at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to assess Honeywell’s UV Cabin System.

These robots use ultraviolet mild to easy an plane cabin in approximately 10 minutes.

Other airports and airways have deployed robot-like equipment as properly.

And now San Antonio International Airport (SAT) enters the photo with its shiny new buy: the Xenex LightStrike robotic.

This robotic is billed as “the best ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection generation tested to deactivate SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that reasons COVID-19.”

SAT says the LightStrike uses environmentally-friendly pulsed xenon and may disinfect a place in less than 10-15 minutes without warm-up or cool-down time. They plan to apply it quite much everywhere inside the airport, such as jet bridges, gate areas, ticketing counters, baggage claim, concessions, elevators, and restrooms.

And it looks as if the LightStrike robotic is here to live. SAT airport plans to have a contest to offer the robotic a call.

The Beatles and JFK Airport

(Re-posting 2/7/12)

Thanks to ThisDayin for the reminder that in this day, February 7, returned in 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with its unique cargo of Beatles.

According to

It became the first go to to the United States through the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days earlier than with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” At Kennedy, the “Fab Four”–dressed in mod suits and carrying their trademark pudding bowl haircuts–had been greeted through three,000 screaming enthusiasts who prompted a close to rebellion while the lads stepped off their plane and onto American soil.

Here’s a top notch video using clips from that day:

Two days after their arrival at JFK, the Beatles made their first look on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Even more airport freebies for Thanksgiving tourists

In addition to the airport freebies I wrote about the day prior to this here at, we've got some more airport activities and giveaways to are seeking out throughout your Thanksgiving trek thru the airport:

Turkey with hat

If you’re touring thru Boston’s Logan International Airport or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today (Wed. Nov 25, 2009) go searching for the “Fareologists” from Bing Travel. They’ll be answering tour questions (try and stump them via asking in which the high-quality area is to shop for a further pair of underwear) and sudden a few oldsters (1,000 in all) inside the ticketing regions by giving them a $15 card redeemable for coins anywhere MasterCard is widespread.  Nice!


If you’re at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) Wednesday among 10 and eleven am look around for the world-well-known Radio City Rockettes, who might be performing -and no question posing for pix with vacationers – in the Baggage Claim area and at the Security Checkpoint in the Landside Terminal.

THANKSGIVING coin postcard

And among eight am and five pm these days (and on Saturday and Sunday; November 28-29, 2009) you may forestall with the aid of an “Airport Privacy Haven”  in Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport for a free rubdown and complimentary Wi-Fi between 8 am and 5 pm.