Address

6 Central Terminal Avenue, JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430

Phone Number

(212) 806 - 9000

Date Visited

08/15/2019

Website

Link to Website

Connie Cocktail Bar, at TWA Hotel

Description

Connie Bar is located at 6 Central Terminal Avenue, JFK Airport. Valet parking is available directly at the hotel.  Validation is available for patrons of the Connie Bar. Self-parking is available in the yellow lot between JFK Terminals 5 and 7. I have been unable to find out how many handicapped spaces are available here.  In order to get to the Connie it is necessary to walk through the lobby and follow signs to get there.

There are two staircases to enter the plane. The forward set has 15 steps. The rear set has 10 steps. The entryway is not high. A very tall person may need to duck to get inside.

There are twelve airline seats as well as long couches with cocktail tables for drinks and snacks.  The attendants are all very pleasant!

There are no restrooms here.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Transportation to venue offered:  no, but valet parking is available at main entrance
    Terrain:  flat
    Doors:  open entry into plane
    Number of floors:  one - this venue is outdoors
    Elevators:  none
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  two staircases - one has 15 steps, one has 11 steps
    Width of aisles:  adequate
    Places to sit:  airline seats, couches
    Location of restrooms:  there are none
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  drinks and snacks
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and efficients
    Notes:  * Valet parking is available at the main entrance of the TWA Hotel. Parking is validated for Connie patrons.Self-parking is available in the yellow lot between Terminals 5 & 7.We do not know the number of handicapped spaces here.

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“Connie welcomes you aboard her newly-renovated cabin, where vintage inspired cocktails and snacks are served with a smile. Don’t forget to pop into her cockpit and navigate the original controls.” (website) This was what I read about this venue.


Before we go any further, we must tell you that the only way in and out is up and down one of the Connie’s two flights of stairs (15 in front, 11 in the rear.) Also note that there are small entryways and no restrooms aboard.


If you can manage the steps, you are welcome to step inside an actual 1950 Lockheed Constellation – only one of four remaining in the world. Sitting on the tarmac behind the new TWA Hotel, it  has been refigured as a cocktail lounge, with twelve, actual arline seats, and the rest, long couches and cocktail tables. Gracious servers in TWA uniforms serve drinks, which come from actual TWA menus, Snacks are also available.  You can also visit the cockpit and play with the controls. Everything comes from actual parts of planes.


We did not have any trouble getting in and being served. We even had our choice of seats!  We have been told that it gets quite busy – but – you can make reservations! This is a “must visit!” We are so glad we went!


Valet parking is available at the main entrance of the hotel. Self-parking is located in the yellow lot between Termainals 5 & 7. We could not find out how many handicapped parking spaces are available. 


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.twahotel.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”



Location


Nearby

TWA HotelJFK Airport