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'I Couldn't Believe We Were Alive': Extreme Turbulence On JFK-Bound Flight Injures Dozens Of Passengers

'I Couldn't Believe We Were Alive': Extreme Turbulence On JFK-Bound Flight Injures Dozens Of Passengers

A Turkish Airlines flight (not this one, pictured in Germany) experienced severe turbulence on its way into JFK on Saturday, injuring 30 of the passengers and crew. (Mauritz Antin/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) An aircraft coming into JFK from Istanbul...

The TWA Flight Center Will Be Home To Retro 'Sunken Lounge'

The TWA Flight Center Will Be Home To Retro 'Sunken Lounge'

The Sunken Lounge circa 1962. (Photo by Balthazar Korab) The iconic TWA Flight Center will finally reopen its doors this year, after 18 years of languishing in abandonment like a mid-century time capsule. The good news...

Check Your Flight Status: Snow Storms Wreak Havoc On Area Airports

Check Your Flight Status: Snow Storms Wreak Havoc On Area Airports

Apologies if you find yourself stranded inside one of our local airports, just like these travelers weathering a January 2018 snowstorm. (Julie Jacobson/AP/Shutterstock) I am pleased to report that, for the first time this winter, a...

The Iconic TWA Flight Center At JFK Is Now A Hotel (Opening In May)

The Iconic TWA Flight Center At JFK Is Now A Hotel (Opening In May)gallery

Yes, the sleek, iconic old TWA Flight Center—which has been sitting abandoned like a 1960s time capsule at JFK Airport since 2001—will be opening its doors as a hotel soon. Fine. If we couldn't move this thing...

Kitten Rescued From Car In JFK Parking Lot

Kitten Rescued From Car In JFK Parking Lot

As part of our ongoing and heartwarming coverage of humans saving felines in distress, we turn to Queens, where a kitten was removed from a car left in a parking lot at JFK Airport—after apparently spending days...

JFK Airport Banking On New Emergency Operation Center To Prevent Weather Related Chaos

JFK Airport Banking On New Emergency Operation Center To Prevent Weather Related Chaosgallery

After JFK Airport bungled its handling of flight schedules and separated passengers from their luggage for days, even weeks, in the wake of a "bomb cyclone" Nor’easter on January 4th, The Port Authority of New York and...

Purrfect Ending: Pepper The Cat Rescued From JFK Airport

Purrfect Ending: Pepper The Cat Rescued From JFK Airportvideo

A cat who escaped her carrier at JFK Airport was rescued after more than a week of roaming Terminal 4. Port Authority police spent days trying to find and catch Pepper, and in the end all it...

JFK Security Worker Claims Male Supervisors Turned Airport Into Abusive 'Sex Fest'

JFK Security Worker Claims Male Supervisors Turned Airport Into Abusive 'Sex Fest'

JFK, which one former security official claims ran rampant with sexual harassment. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Security guards at JFK ran a culture of routine sexual harassment and degradation of their female co-workers, according to a new...

17 Arrested In 'Massive Takedown' Of Alleged Drug Trafficking Ring Operating Out Of JFK

17 Arrested In 'Massive Takedown' Of Alleged Drug Trafficking Ring Operating Out Of JFK

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Over a dozen members of a "major narcotics organization" have been arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine and heroin through JFK airport, and "pump[ing] huge quantities" of the drugs into New York and the...

Photos, Videos: Baby Terrapin Turtles Have Hatched After JFK Airport Mating Ritual

Photos, Videos: Baby Terrapin Turtles Have Hatched After JFK Airport Mating Ritualgalleryvideo

Earlier this summer, flights at JFK Airport were delayed due to the mating habits of terrapin turtles who cross the runway and to lay their eggs. Now the eggs are hatching, and the babies are adorable! Last...

Two Fancy New Terminals Landing At NYC Airports

Two Fancy New Terminals Landing At NYC Airports

A shiny new LaGaurdia future is closer than ever. (Governor's Office) Major additions are coming to both LaGuardia Airport (America's nicest place to catch a flight) and JFK Airport. The LaGuardia improvements, a long-awaited $4 billion...

Turtles Delay Flights At JFK Airport With Mating Ritual

Turtles Delay Flights At JFK Airport With Mating Ritualvideo

One of the turtles in 2013 (Port Authority) Airline passengers flying from and to JFK Airport faced some delays when dozens of turtles decided to leave Jamaica Bay and take to the runways. Why? To lay...

Rideshare Drivers Score Sweet Relief In Form Of Porta-Potties For JFK Parking Lot

Rideshare Drivers Score Sweet Relief In Form Of Porta-Potties For JFK Parking Lot

Pee at last! (Independent Drivers Guild) The Port Authority has installed porta-potties at John F. Kennedy Airport in response to a nearly yearlong campaign by rideshare drivers seeking a place to relieve themselves while waiting on...

Customs Inspectors Find 27 Pounds Of Coke Hidden In Wheelchair At JFK

Customs Inspectors Find 27 Pounds Of Coke Hidden In Wheelchair At JFK

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection) A woman riding a wheelchair stuffed with six bricks of cocaine was busted by federal agents at JFK airport earlier this week, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Yoncela...

Coke Legs Again: Two Men Arrested At JFK For Taping $380K In Cocaine Around Their Legs

Coke Legs Again: Two Men Arrested At JFK For Taping $380K In Cocaine Around Their Legs

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection) After two incidents last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have once again found cocaine-taped to travelers' legs at JFK Airport. This time, two men on the same flight...

Dog Used As Drug Mule: $1 Million In Heroin Found In Dog's Crate At JFK Airport

Dog Used As Drug Mule: $1 Million In Heroin Found In Dog's Crate At JFK Airport

(Queens DA) A dog shipped to the United States from Puerto Rico was stopped at JFK Airport after authorities found 10 bricks of heroin worth $1 million inside its crate. Two men were arrested. "It’s alleged...

Livery Cab Driver Allegedly Stole John Legend's Luggage Worth $30,000 At JFK

Livery Cab Driver Allegedly Stole John Legend's Luggage Worth $30,000 At JFK

John Legend, owner of some very expensive cufflinks. (Tommy Jackson/Getty) Police arrested a purported scofflaw livery cab driver on Thursday for allegedly making off with John Legend's Louis Vuitton luggage at JFK Airport. The theft occurred...

UPDATES: New Trump Travel Ban Bars Citizens From Muslim Countries, Refugees Starting March 16th

UPDATES: New Trump Travel Ban Bars Citizens From Muslim Countries, Refugees Starting March 16th

(Julius Motal / Gothamist) President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Monday instating an updated travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries, according to multiple news reports. The new order has been anticipated...

Report: Flying Into LGA And JFK Still SUX

Report: Flying Into LGA And JFK Still SUX

Traffic in and out of LaGuardia has been so bad at times that many have gotten out of their vehicles and walked. (Courtesy @sammdavison) The verdict is in, again: LaGuardia Airport still has the most delayed...

Abba Tor, Engineer Who Helped Make TWA Terminal At JFK Soar, Dies At 93

Abba Tor, Engineer Who Helped Make TWA Terminal At JFK Soar, Dies At 93gallery

The majestic mid-century TWA Terminal at JFK Airport is considered to be one of architect Eero Saarinen's masterpieces of design. But the building might not have had its signature swooping lines without the help of engineer Abba...

Phase One Of JFK's Animal Terminal 'The Ark' Is Now Opengallery

Phase One Of JFK's Animal Terminal 'The Ark' Is Now Open

The world’s first privately owned, 24-hour animal terminal has opened at JFK Airport. The first phase of The Ark features a pet oasis, an equine and livestock export center, and aviary in-transit quarantine. The 178,000-square-foot facility is...

Lawyers Continue Working At JFK Airport To Free Remaining Detainees

Lawyers Continue Working At JFK Airport To Free Remaining Detaineesgallery

A rotating team of lawyers has remained at JFK Airport to help travelers caught in the crosshairs of President Trump's ban on foreigners from seven Muslim majority countries. "We're keeping the presence at all the different terminals,"...

4 More Detainees Released From JFK Airport As Fight Over Muslim Ban Continues

4 More Detainees Released From JFK Airport As Fight Over Muslim Ban Continuesgallery

After a federal judge issued a stay on President Donald Trump's order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, four more detainees were released overnight from John F. Kennedy Airport, where thousands had been protesting the order....

Photos: Hundreds Protest Trump's  Immigration Ban At JFK Airportgallery

Photos: Hundreds Protest Trump's Immigration Ban At JFK Airport

[Update below] Protests that began shortly after news reports revealed two Iraqi refugees, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, were being held at JFK Airport because of Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven...

Port Authority Increases Security At Local Airports After Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Port Authority Increases Security At Local Airports After Fort Lauderdale Shooting

JFK Airport (Getty) The Port Authority has ramped up security at local airports after a gunman killed five people and injured at least eight others on Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida....

Anti-Gay Hate Mail Sent To Professor Involved In Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

Anti-Gay Hate Mail Sent To Professor Involved In Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

At the end of December, a couple was kicked off a JetBlue flight before it left JFK after they expressed their displeasure with fellow passengers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Since then, one half of the couple,...

'Right Wing Millennials' Start Petition To Fire Professor Involved In Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

'Right Wing Millennials' Start Petition To Fire Professor Involved In Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

Last week, a couple was kicked off a JetBlue flight before it left JFK after they expressed their displeasure with fellow passengers Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Now, a group of "Right Wing Millennials" has...

Witness Describes Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

Witness Describes Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

Yesterday, a couple was kicked off a JetBlue flight before it left JFK after they expressed their displeasure with fellow passengers Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Brooklyn lawyer Dan Goldstein and his husband Matthew Lasner,...

JetBlue Passengers Kicked Off Ivanka Trump's Flight For 'Expressing Displeasure'

JetBlue Passengers Kicked Off Ivanka Trump's Flight For 'Expressing Displeasure'

A couple was reportedly kicked off a JetBlue flight before it left JFK this morning after they allegedly harassed Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. You can see three now-deleted tweets about the incident from Matthew...

A Look Inside The Empty 60s-Era TWA Building And At Its Future As A Hotel

A Look Inside The Empty 60s-Era TWA Building And At Its Future As A Hotelgallery

The landmark TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport has been closed to the public (except on special occasions) since 2001, but its return is getting a little closer: Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo joined the developers...

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