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Airline Accidentally Lets
Passengers Skip Immigration
Apr 7, 2023 2:50 PM CDT
Airline Accidentally Lets Passengers Skip Immigration
Norse Airlines tells customers to come back to JFK the next day
- A week into its Paris-New York service, Norse Atlantic Airways suffered what it calls a "disembarkation issue"—in which arriving passengers were able to step off their plane, walk through JFK, grab their luggage, and leave without going through customs. The April 5 flight evidently was treated as...
2 JFK Construction Workers
Buried Under Rubble, Killed
Apr 4, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
2 JFK Construction Workers Buried Under Rubble, Killed
Airport is undergoing $18B overhaul
- As part of an $18 billion overhaul of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, workers were moving utility lines near a power plant at the airport Monday when two of them were buried under construction rubble and killed. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which...
JFK Has a Close Call:
'Cancel Takeoff Clearance!'
Jan 15, 2023 4:25 PM CST
JFK Has a Close Call: 'Cancel Takeoff Clearance!'
American plane taxied across runway in front of departing Delta 737
- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after an airliner crossed the path of another about to take off Friday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The crew of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 was able to abort takeoff, CNN reports, and the plane stopped less than 1,000...
Passengers Slide Off Plane as
Phone Charger Starts Smoking
Dec 25, 2022 2:05 PM CST
Passengers Slide Off Plane as Phone Charger Starts Smoking
No one is seriously injured in evacuation of JetBlue flight at JFK
- Passengers took to the emergency slides Saturday after a smoke was reported on a JetBlue plane just after it landed in New York. Seven people sustained minor injuries in the evacuation. The smoke was reported shortly just before 9pm, after Flight 662 arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport from Bridgetown,...
Hidden Cocaine Hindered
Nov 19, 2022 12:50 PM CST
Hidden Cocaine Hindered Wheelchair: Agents
JFK passenger's wheels weren't turning, agency says
- Something seemed to be keeping the wheels on an arriving passenger's wheelchair from turning, Customs agents noticed at Kennedy Airport in New York. So they X-rayed the wheelchair and reported they found the problem: 28 pounds of cocaine stuffed into the wheels, ABC7 reports. The stash has a street...
Viral Post About $27 Airport
Beer Spurs Big Changes
May 17, 2022 8:07 AM CDT
Viral Post About $27 Airport Beer Spurs Big Changes
NYC transportation authority is cracking down on food, drink prices at area airports after complaint
- Almost $28 for a 23-ounce glass of Sam Adams summer ale? If that seems pricey, you're not the only one who thinks so. But that's how much it was on the menu at an eatery in New York City's LaGuardia Airport when Cooper Lund was waiting for...
Cops: JFK Baggage Handler
Swiped $300K, Called in Sick
Sep 27, 2019 6:40 AM CDT
Cops: JFK Baggage Handler Swiped $300K, Called in Sick
Missing cruise ship cash has not been recovered
- A Delta Air Lines baggage handler at New York City's JFK Airport who allegedly swiped around $300,000 from a cash shipment Tuesday became a suspect after he called in sick, law enforcement sources say. Quincy Thorpe, 40, was arrested at his Brooklyn home Thursday morning, ABC7 reports. Sources...
Plane Clips Sign
on Takeoff, Turns Back
Apr 11, 2019 12:14 PM CDT
Plane Clips Sign on Takeoff, Turns Back
American Airlines flight clipped runway sign at JFK during takeoff
- At least it wasn't a stop sign. An American Airlines flight had to return to JFK airport in New York late Wednesday after it struck a sign by the runway during takeoff, reports CNN . The plane continued on its flight for about 15 minutes before the pilot announced they...
This Airport Shuttle Service
May Be Pricier Than the Flight
Feb 19, 2019 11:37 AM CST
This Airport Shuttle Service May Be Pricier Than the Flight
Blade helicopter ride starts at $195 per person, plus $350 fee
- Why drive to the airport and stand in line when a helicopter can pick you up and drop you off one step from the gate? If you don't mind paying more than the cost of an economy seat on the flight you're arriving for, American Airlines makes it...
Vanilla Ice Was
Plane, Says It
Sep 6, 2018 11:21 AM CDT
Vanilla Ice Was on Quarantined Plane, Says It Was 'Chaos'
'At that point, I was like, "OK, now I'm getting nervous"'
- The story of an Emirates plane quarantined at JFK airport Wednesday was an attention-grabbing story all its own, but the discovery of a famous passenger on board ensured it made headlines.
reports Robert Matthew Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) was trapped on the plane with about 500 others,...
Emirates Flight Quarantined
at JFK After Reports of Illness
Sep 5, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
Emirates Flight Quarantined at JFK After Reports of Illness
Port Authority, CDC personnel on the scene
- Something unusual may be afoot on Emirates Flight 203, which landed at John F. Kennedy airport in New York Wednesday and was quarantined, per NBC New York's sources. They say roughly 20% of the 500 passengers on board the flight, which departed from Dubai, reported feeling sick. Sam Sweeney...
Pilot's Mistake Triggers
'Nightmare' for Passengers
Jun 27, 2018 11:40 AM CDT
Pilot's Mistake Triggers 'Nightmare' for Passengers
JetBlue flight's hijack alarm traced to incorrect code
- Some 150 passengers waiting to take off from New York's JFK Airport got quite the scare Tuesday when a pilot accidentally triggered a hijacking alarm. "Woah. My worst nightmare," passenger Alexa Curtis tweeted alongside photos of authorities surrounding and searching JetBlue Flight 1623 ahead of departure to...
After Week on Lam
at JFK, Sly Cat Is Busted
Apr 29, 2018 9:03 AM CDT
After Week on Lam at JFK, Sly Cat Is Busted
Pepper got loose as owner was about to board flight to China on April 20
- There's missing your flight, and then there's the tale of Pepper the cat, whose weeklong romp at John F. Kennedy International Airport has now come to an end: The 4-year-old escaped her owner, who was about to board a flight to China as part of her move there,...
'Endearing' Reason for
Delays at JFK Airport
Jul 8, 2017 1:27 PM CDT
'Endearing' Reason for Delays at JFK Airport
Dozens of migrating turtles
- Bird strikes at New York City-area airports have been known to cause emergency landings, but a different type of creature kept some planes from even taking off this week, the AP reports. As part of their annual migration ritual, about 40 diamondback terrapin turtles emerged from Jamaica Bay Friday...
After Uber Kept
Giving Rides at JFK,
Jan 29, 2017 7:28 AM CST
After Uber Kept Giving Rides at JFK, #DeleteUber Surged
Ride-sharing app turned off surge pricing as taxi drivers protested
- New York City taxi drivers protested President Trump's immigration ban Saturday night with a one-hour work stoppage at JFK Airport—but Uber kept right on giving rides, reports Al Jazeera , even announcing that surge pricing had been turned off . That resulted in accusations of "strike-breaking," notes Mashable...
Man Accused of Attacking
Muslim Worker at JFK Airport
Jan 27, 2017 12:12 AM CST
Man Accused of Attacking Muslim Worker at JFK Airport
He told her Trump 'will get rid of all of you,' DA says
- A Massachusetts man is accused of attacking a Muslim airline employee at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, allegedly kicking and shouting obscenities at the woman and telling her that President Trump "will get rid of all of you," authorities say. The Queens District Attorney's...
Miracle on the Hudson
Legacy: 70K Dead Birds
Jan 15, 2017 6:37 AM CST
Miracle on the Hudson
Legacy: 70K Dead Birds
NYC airports kill the birds that were blamed for crash, with little evidence skies are safer
- Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An AP analysis of bird-killing programs at the New York City area's three major airports...
Uber Drivers Plead With
Airport for a Little Relief
Dec 19, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Uber Drivers Plead With Airport for a Little Relief
They'd like a port-a-potty at JFK
- Add this to the growing list of Uber controversies: drivers peeing into plastic bottles. Vocativ reports that fed-up Uber drivers in New York City are tired of improvising when forced to answer nature's call. A union representing them has begun an online petition calling on JFK International Airport to...
'Gunshots' at Airport May Have
Been Noise From Olympics Fans
Aug 15, 2016 12:33 AM CDT
'Gunshots' at Airport May Have Been Noise From Olympics Fans
Report of shots fired caused chaos at JFK
- These are tense times, so it's no surprise that reports of shots fired at New York City's JFK Airport caused chaos Sunday night: Two terminals were evacuated, an NYPD anti-terror unit rushed to the airport, and flights were stopped on the ground or diverted after shots were reported...
Guns on Planes:
Dec 23, 2014 1:25 PM CST
Baggage Handler Helped Smuggle Guns on Planes: Officials
4 arrested for alleged gun-running on Delta Airlines
- A baggage handler with Delta Airlines is one of four people arrested in an alleged gun-smuggling ring, ABC News reports. Investigators tracked down Delta employee Eugene Harvey through Mark Quentin Henry, who was arrested after landing in New York earlier this month while allegedly carrying 18 handguns, including seven that...
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