“Welcome to NY,” was what one women grumbled on a drizzly day last summer dragging herself from JFK’s Terminal 2/3 arrivals up to the AirTrain.
With Delta moving into a rehabbed Terminal 4 on Friday, and me about to board in Shanghai for a flight to JFK, I thought back to to this woman capturing my sentiment of the many times I have wished there was a proper arrivals or perhaps a tow rope. I was always embarrassed as an American to see international visitors shocked at the decrepitude. There are people who will miss these terminals, Flying With Fish movingly recounts his memories. For me, I can’t think of a positive JFK memory outside of Terminal 4 Oasis Club meals, so I bid a nice kick in the rump to Terminal 3 on its way out. Hopefully as Delta shifts to refitting Terminal 2 it will be possible to offer luxuries such as walking on level ground and even staying inside.