We picked up our bags at the Etihad baggage claim after a worryingly-long wait at the carousel. JT’s bag was one of the last to come out and most of the other passengers had cleared out of the area before his finally came out. This could have been due to the “Fragile” sticker attached to the bag.
|JetBlue Terminal 5 check-in / bag drop|
After checking our bags and going through Pre-level security (thanks to our Global Entry passes), we headed to the end of the terminal to an empty gate that had a good view of runway being used for landings. It seems another runway was being utilized for takeoffs, as we only saw landing and taxiing aircraft. At one point, we could see three British Airways 747’s! Ends up two of them were both departing for London within 30 minutes of each other. There must be some really strong demand for transAtlantic flights at this time!
|Two British Airways 747’s twins on the tarmac at JFK|
John F Kennedy International (JFK): Terminal 5, Gate: 14; Scheduled: 9:06p; Push-back: 9:00p; Takeoff: 9:25p
Austin–Bergstrom International (AUS): Gate 19; Scheduled: 12:26a; Landing: 11:46p; Arrival: 11:54p
Flight Time: 3h 21m; Actual miles: 2,125
Seats: 8D-aisle (JT) & 8F-window (Katie), coach