The new TWA Hotel at JFK cracks down on miserly aviation hobbyists; ‘it was getting crazy crowded’.  At the rooftop pool bar at the new TWA Hotel, nobody watches as the sun sets over the distant Manhattan skyline.

But when a British Airways 747 takes off, a half a dozen heads turn in unison to admire a rare retro paint scheme on the jumbo jet: a midnight-blue belly and the airline’s coat-of-arms emblazoned on the tail.

“All the action is right in front of you,” says Eric Dunetz, who has whiled away several weekends at the pool bar since the hotel opened in May, sometimes for upward of 10 hours at a time. “It’s a good place to relax and just watch planes.”

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