Delta JFK T4X opening party: fashionable wife invited, not husband

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On May 1 Delta is holding a gala party to open T4X in Soho , a preview space of the soon-to-open, remodeled JFK Terminal 4.

My wife tittered with delight that she was invited and not me. After the smug laughs she deigned to permit me to be her guest. Unfortunately, due to some last-minute business commitments we cannot attend.

We both are Delta Diamonds, have a similar mix of business and leisure travel. I fly about 75% more than her, and already have qualified for 2013 Diamond. For business we are both generally business class international and economy class domestic, though she gets business on transcontinental flights. We both fly SkyTeam partners a bit. For leisure we are in economy or on awards.

I had the opportunity to meet the Delta team at the Randy Petersen Executive Travel Summit and had a good laugh. They, too, were curious what landed her the invitation and not me. I said whatever it was, it gave us such a fun moment that the formula worked. Who can blame them for inviting the glamorous traveler who turns breakfast buffet into spa treatment and giving her dowdy husband the brush off?

Postscript: both of us, as medallions, have also been invited to visit T4X sometime May 1-22 to receive a free lunch. So at least I am worth a ham sandwich. 🙂

Tours are open to the public, medallions get one free meal:

Join us for a preview of our $1.4 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 (T4, opening May 24, 2013) at T4X, a unique experiential pop-up space highlighting the new terminal. Here, you can preview JFK T4’s new state-of-the-art features, book a reservation with Delta representatives, and enjoy $4 lunch items inspired by international destinations serviced out of JFK T4! Plus, take advantage of impromptu travel surprises and rewards.

376 West Broadway at Broome Street

T4X will be open Tuesdays – Sundays, May 1-22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., in SoHo, at 376 West Broadway at Broome Street.   Check out this exclusive experience to preview JFK T4’s distinct enhancements, including:

  • The Delta Sky Priority® check-in process
  • Our new flagship Delta Sky Club®
  • The Sky Deck™at Delta Sky Club, a stylish outdoor terrace

You also can enjoy:

  • Lunch fare representing Delta’s international destinations for just $4
  • A space to work, relax or re-charge
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[…] I didn’t get the formal invite to attend the kickoff party in the middle of the week like Mrs Rapid Travel Chai did, but I’ll have a first hand report for Points, Miles & Martinis readers soon […]

9 years ago

Very cool. I’m a Delta PM and didn’t know about this. Thanks for sharing.

Rapid Travel Chai
9 years ago

@WanderingEntrepreneur – let me know how it is, I have a chance to visit May 9…I spend all my time trying to be out of NYC but for sure have a day there then.

9 years ago

That is really interesting. Do you think it’s because Delta wants 50/50 ratio on males and females? I’d imagine most of the elite flyers on any airline are males and if it’s to be a good party, there should be good mix of females present as well!

Rapid Travel Chai
9 years ago
Reply to  Joey

@Joey – good point, she might have been swarmed by flyers bearing Biscoff.