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The 'Most Miserable' Airport in America Has Been Named

Steer clear of Newark International

(Newser) - If you have to fly this summer, a new ranking suggests you might want to steer clear of Newark International Airport. The New Jersey airport has been named the most miserable in the country by MilesCards.com , which has ranked the 50 busiest US airports since 2010, focusing on things... More »

Newark Planes Came Within 'Hair's Breadth' of Collision

One was taking off as the other was landing

(Newser) - Last month, two planes came within yards of a collision at Newark Liberty International Airport, the NTSB has revealed. United Express Flight 4100 was cleared for takeoff on April 24—but as the Embraer ERJ-145 was taking off, a Boeing 737 was landing on an intersecting runway, CNN reports. The... More »

Airport Officials: Who Returned Diamond Ring?

Newark passenger stunned to get her ring back

(Newser) - Return a diamond ring at Newark Airport on Valentine's Day? Then you're in luck, because airport officials want to reward you with free round-trip voucher from United Airways, the New York Post reports. Navneet Guleria, 52, dropped the ring from her 25th wedding anniversary while being screened for... More »

Plane Blows Tires, Veers Off Runway

No one injured in that Newark incident

(Newser) - A United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark and veered off a runway last night, authorities say. A Port Authority spokesperson says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing in New Jersey when several rear tires blew. He tells the Star-Ledger that the... More »

Newark Flight Lands on Belly in Warsaw

All 231 people aboard are safe

(Newser) - A tense but safe landing today at an airport in Warsaw: A Boeing 767 that took off from Newark, New Jersey, with 231 people aboard had to land on its belly when the wheels failed to deploy, reports CNN . The pilot of the LOT Polish Airlines flight dumped fuel and... More »

America's Worst Airport Is...

... Newark International Airport, take a bow

(Newser) - If you need to get somewhere on time, try not to fly through Newark. The Newark International Airport “has been the worst of the worst,” the Wall Street Journal reports, with a whopping 40 of America’s 100 most-delayed flights taking off or landing there, according to data... More »

Chicago-Bound Bombs Trigger Security Alerts

They're found in Dubai and England, prompt plane searches in US

(Newser) - Authorities in Dubai and England intercepted apparent mail bombs addressed to Chicago-area Jewish institutions, triggering a worldwide terror alert. Both were found aboard cargo planes, and both were mailed from Yemen. As a result of those scares, cargo planes at airports in the US, including Newark and Philadelphia, also were... More »

Most Delayed Flights Come From New York

Forty-one of top 50 start or end at LaGuardia, JFK, or Newark

(Newser) - A whopping 41 of the 50 most chronically delayed flights in the nation start or end at one of New York City’s three airports, according to data compiled from Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Though New York flights make up only about 12% of air traffic, they account for almost... More »

Newark Airport Suspect Called Harmless 'Romantic'

He faces trespassing charges and $500 fine after slipping security

(Newser) - Friends described the Chinese man charged with breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport as a romantic who just wanted to see his girlfriend off properly. Speaking outside Haisong Jiang's home near Rutgers University, Ning Huang said he's known the 28-year-old for several years and called him "a very... More »

Security Scare Closes Newark Airport Terminal

Screening resumes, but man who entered through exit still at large

(Newser) - A Newark Liberty Airport terminal has reopened after a man used a screening exit to enter the facility, setting off a massive manhunt and lockdown. The man had not been located as of around midnight ET. Screening of passengers in Terminal C, which mostly handles Continental traffic, resumed at 10:... More »

Airport Guard Arrested Over Obama Threats

Fellow NJ worker reportedly overheard him making remarks

(Newser) - A private security guard at Newark Liberty International Airport has been arrested on charges of threatening President Obama before the president was to fly there. A Continental Airlines employee reported overhearing John Brek make threatening comments at an airport coffee cart yesterday afternoon. The 55-year-old security guard was arrested several... More »

As Fewer Fly, Airline Delays Nosedive

Major airports see traffic fall 9%

(Newser) - With fewer travelers taking to the skies, airline delays have dropped significantly compared to recent years, USA Today reports. Delays topping two hours fell by more than a quarter this year from 2008 and 2007 levels, while traffic at big hubs has dropped 9% compared to last year. Traffic at... More »

Newark Tops Worst Airport List

(Newser) - With summer vacations increasing your chances of an extended stay at an airport, Travel + Leisure offers its annual list of airports likely to leave you grounded. The good news? Airports are getting better; even this year’s “winner” improved its delays by 3%. The list:
  1. Newark: That 3%
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FAA Covering Up Serious Flight Errors: Controllers

Federal agency not retraining pilots after redesigns

(Newser) - Air traffic controllers at one of the nation’s busiest airports are accusing the FAA of “covering up” potentially dangerous aircraft deviations on the tarmac, the Record of Bergen County reports. Newark Liberty International Airport recently redesigned the airspace in an effort to ease delays and increase efficiency, but... More »

Violinist to Serenade Taxi Driver

Concert at Newark airport for cabbie who returned $4M Strad

(Newser) - When violin virtuoso Philippe Quint left a 1723 Antonio Stradivari “Ex-Kiesewetter” in a New Jersey taxi two weeks ago, he was distraught: The $4 million instrument was not only irreplaceable, it was on loan. But the cab driver returned the violin next morning, and today, in gratitude, the Grammy-nominated... More »

Storm Snarls NE Flights

Snow falls from Ohio to New England; icy roads kill 5 in Missouri

(Newser) - A nasty winter storm swept across the country today, forcing major flight delays at New York City airports, closing schools from Ohio to Connecticut, and causing road accidents in Missouri that left 5 dead, the AP reports. Heavy snowfall in the New York metro area grounded 900 flights and led... More »

US Caps JFK Flights to Ease Delays

Move designed to keep airports elsewhere on time

(Newser) - Transportation officials today capped the number of flights per hour at New York's JFK airport in a bid to keep flight delays from cascading around the country, the New York Times reports. Starting in March, JFK will be allowed up to 83 flights an hour, down from about 100 at... More »

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