Transportation

New York's Idlewild Airport (IDL)
(now JFK International)
Idlewild Airport

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 12:52 pm (PDT) on Fri April 22, 2016   
She actually served the Beatles there.


That is cool! What were her impressions, if you recall?
Posted by John Jensen at 12:00 pm (PDT) on Wed April 20, 2016   
I also remembered going up on the roof at Idlewild airpot. I also remember when the TWA terminal was actually a terminal, and as I recall, the American Airlines terminal was like all colored mosaic tiles on the front. My mom worked at the International Hotel, which was the only hotel actually on airport property, but now just an empty shell, as a waitress. She actually served the Beatles there. At the international arrivals building you could look down at the passengers going through customs, from above.
Posted by freddo30 at 11:22 am (PDT) on Wed April 20, 2016   
The Pan Am "worldport" - man was that style !  I hoped as a child that's what the new lunar port would look like in a few years. What a disappointment the "future" became. Except for Concorde, and that's gone too.
Posted by chrisbroz at 9:30 am (PDT) on Sat May 16, 2015   
Yeah...wouldda made the lyrics to the theme of "Car 54 Where Are You???"  totally different....non baby-boomer gots NO IDEE who the HADES Khruschev was either...or what Communisn was (or STILL IS)
Posted by Wingslinger at 8:15 am (PDT) on Sat October 18, 2014   
I have a new split windshield, but my insurance company insists I'm not covered for that.
Posted by chrisbroz at 8:40 am (PDT) on Fri October 17, 2014   
My late brother, Tim, was one of those Ireland orphans adopted to American families in the 50s...we picked him up ay Idlewild in Nov ofr Dec of '54 when he was 2 1/2 years old...That's prolly WHY that airport holds such a special place in my memory...the image in my mind's eye of my dad carrying him to our car on his shoulder....the car was a '51 (IIRC) blue Dodge Coronet...with the old split windshield
Posted by Ricke711 at 4:04 am (PDT) on Fri October 17, 2014   
There is a Idlewild golf course in Greater City of Sudbury Ontario Canada!!!!!
Posted by Wingslinger at 8:40 pm (PDT) on Thu October 16, 2014   
Oh yeah, Idlewild lost in time!  I remember that episode of The Twilight Zone.  When they tried to land, the place was covered in dinosaurs.  Starring John Anderson.
Posted by POOPSIE at 7:11 am (PDT) on Mon October 6, 2014   
Idlewild, is such a lovely name   too bad its lost in time
Posted by chrisbroz at 5:59 pm (PDT) on Fri September 19, 2014   
"There's a scout troop short a child...Khruushchev's due at Idlewild...There's a whole BUNCH of generations that have NFI WHAT "Idelwild" is or was!!!
Posted by John Jensen at 8:39 pm (PDT) on Tue September 16, 2014   
I remember being able to go up one the roofs of the terminal buildings to watch the airplanes.  Yes, it was legal then.

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