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Another Beloved Cat Disappears At JFK Airportgallery

Another Beloved Cat Disappears At JFK Airport

JFK Airport: Where beloved KITTEHS go to vanish. At the end of August 2011, Jack the Cat was lost by American Airlines at JFK and didn't turn up for two months—by then his internal injuries were so...

Report: Post-Flight Security Inspectors Paid $8 An Hour To Do Half-Assed Job

Report: Post-Flight Security Inspectors Paid $8 An Hour To Do Half-Assed Job

It does seem like a lot of work. (Jordan Tan / Shutterstock.com) The people responsible for conducting post-flight security inspections of airplane cabins are often forced to do a rush job to prevent flight delays, according...

"Hand Of God" Saves Plane From Crash Landing At JFK

There was a close call on a flight coming into JFK airport from Rio de Janeiro this morning. According to FAA officials, a TAM Airlines flight had what officials described as "twisted front landing gear," Which...

Hair Weaves, Cocaine Smuggling's New Territory

Hair Weaves, Cocaine Smuggling's New Territory

Is that dandruff or just a kilo of cocaine? Two women were arrested for smuggling about one kilo of cocaine each by hiding it with their weaves. According to the Post, "The powdered cocaine was found...

Man Called In Fake Explosives Threat About Planes At JFK Airport

Man Called In Fake Explosives Threat About Planes At JFK Airport

Via WCBS 2 Yesterday afternoon, just before 3 p.m., a man called the Port Authority Police and claimed there were explosives on two flights coming into JFK Airport. But, after an investigation by the Port Authority...

18 JFK Airport Workers Accused Of Stealing 100,000 Mini Liquor Bottles

18 JFK Airport Workers Accused Of Stealing 100,000 Mini Liquor Bottles

Above are some of the more than 100,000 mini bottles of liquor - and duty-free items -- that were allegedly pilfered from John F. Kennedy International Airport during the last five months by airport workers. Every...

Laser Pointer Jackass Strikes Plane Cockpit, Then Police Helicopter

Laser Pointer Jackass Strikes Plane Cockpit, Then Police Helicopter

It's against federal law and any sense of human decency to shine a laser pointer at an aircraft, but this is a big world with many wondrous a-holes in it. Last night one of them decided...

JetBlue JFK-LA Flight Diverted To Denver Due To "Unruly Passenger" (Updated)

JetBlue JFK-LA Flight Diverted To Denver Due To

Via KABC 7 A JetBlue flight from JFK Airport to Los Angeles had to land in Denver, because of an "unruly passenger." Images from a cellphone video shows a male passenger being led from the plane...

Bomb Threat Diverts JFK-Moscow Plane To Iceland

Bomb Threat Diverts JFK-Moscow Plane To Iceland

Christopher Parypa / Shutterstock.com An Aeroflot plane headed to Moscow from JFK Airport was diverted to Iceland over a bomb threat today. The plane, an Airbus 330 carrying 256 people, is at Keflavik International Airport where...

Soggy Jet Skier Inadvertently Thwarts $100 Million JFK Security

Soggy Jet Skier Inadvertently Thwarts $100 Million JFK Security

Casillo was wearing a bright yellow life jacket like the one above (Shutterstock/greenland) Diseases and heroin hair treatment products aren't the only thing that can slip into JFK Airport undetected—so can soggy, bright-yellow life jacket-wearing jet...

[UPDATE] AirTrain To JFK Airport Shut Down Due To

[UPDATE] AirTrain To JFK Airport Shut Down Due To "Unknown Liquid"

(Flickr User Pro-Zak) [UPDATE BELOW] It sounds like there's a major headache for some commuters trying to get to JFK airport this morning. The AirTrain that runs from Jamaica station to the airport has been shut...

JetBlue Passenger Accused Of Fondling Sleeping Seatmates's Junk

JetBlue Passenger Accused Of Fondling Sleeping Seatmates's Junk

A Queen s man has been charged with sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger on a JetBlue flight to JFK airport earlier this month. According to a Brooklyn Federal Court complaint obtained by the Daily News, one Othniel...

Were Wires Found On Evacuated JFK Flight A Bomb-In-The-Making?

Were Wires Found On Evacuated JFK Flight A Bomb-In-The-Making?

ronstik / Shutterstock On Thursday night, a Delta flight from JFK Airport to Madrid had to return to JFK for an emergency landing. An air marshal apparently found some wires threaded through a drinking straw in...

JFK Flight Searched For Explosives After Mysterious Wires Found In Bathroom

JFK Flight Searched For Explosives After Mysterious Wires Found In Bathroom

(Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.com) A Delta Airlines flight bound for Madrid out of JFK airport was brought back for an emergency landing last night around 8 p.m., and the entire plane was subsequently evacuated while investigators...

Pilot Kicks Singing Passenger Off Flight Because She JUST WOULDN'T STOPvideo

Pilot Kicks Singing Passenger Off Flight Because She JUST WOULDN'T STOP

Yesterday, there was a report about a disruptive passenger on a flight from JFK Airport to Trinidad, requiring the plane to go back to JFK. Now we know that disruptive means refusing to stop singing! According...

Photos: Space Shuttle Enterprise "Demated" From Plane Overnight

Photos: Space Shuttle Enterprise gallery

While you were sleeping, the Space Shuttle Enterprise was "demated" from the NASA 747 that brought her to NYC. Sometime around 3 or 4 a.m. Sunday morning, the shuttle was separated from the plane she piggybacked here...

Murder-Suicide Near JFK May Have Been A Business Affair

Murder-Suicide Near JFK May Have Been A Business Affair

(tonyz20 / shutterstock) Yesterday New York briefly turned its attention to the Hilton Garden Inn near JFK Airport when, a little after noon, a man at a meeting in the hotel's lobby suddenly shot one of...

How The Port Authority Keeps JFK's Airspace Safe By Keeping Winged Animals Away

How The Port Authority Keeps JFK's Airspace Safe By Keeping Winged Animals Away

(Eric Demarcq) Ever since a few Canadian geese unwittingly tested the piloting skills of Captain Sullenberger, the Port Authority has stepped up its wildlife management and bird depredation efforts. A team of wildlife supervisors drive around...

Old Man Caught At JFK With Knife Hidden In Walker

Old Man Caught At JFK With Knife Hidden In Walker

(Courtesy TSA) The TSA has long been criticized for what overly-invasive security theater, particularly when it comes to elderly travelers. But the next time Grandma's crying about how she had to strip naked and show her...

Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter

Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden"

Dina Frank: Adorable 7-year-old girl or dangerous terror threat? A TSA agent at JFK "started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me," says a Long Island man who used his cell phone to videotape...

Traveller Says TSA Told Him,

Traveller Says TSA Told Him, "GO TO HELLLLLLL"

[UPDATE BELOW] Want to file a complaint against the TSA? No problemo, just fill out this simple form with the handwritten instructions to "GO TO HELLLLLL" (and be sure to eat sh*t and die)! Manhattan-based graphic...

Video: Delta Passenger Captures Bird Strike That Forced Emergency Landing At JFKvideo

Video: Delta Passenger Captures Bird Strike That Forced Emergency Landing At JFK

A man aboard a Delta flight out of JFK yesterday afternoon decided to videotape the takeoff with his iPad, and managed to capture harrowing footage of the bird strike that forced the pilot to make an...

Only You Can Help Prevent Airport Taxi Scammers

Only You Can Help Prevent Airport Taxi Scammers

We know when the line gets long like this those guys are tempting. But don't do it! (Pazzia's flickr) After a long, unpleasant flight you've landed at one of our local airports and just want to...

Man Tries Sneaking Knife On Plane By Stashing It In Prohibited Mayonnaise Jar

Man Tries Sneaking Knife On Plane By Stashing It In Prohibited Mayonnaise Jar

Yesterday a man tried to smuggle a knife onto a flight from JFK to Mexico City—and he might have gotten away with it too had he not decided to hide it inside another item he wasn't...

[UPDATE] JetBlue Passengers: Unhinged Pilot Screamed About Iran, Iraq, And Group Prayer

[UPDATE] JetBlue Passengers: Unhinged Pilot Screamed About Iran, Iraq, And Group Prayer

(Christopher Parypa / Shutterstock.com) [Update below from another passenger who was in the eighth row.] Grant F. Heppes, a Brooklyn-based marketing director, was seated about halfway back during this morning's crazy JetBlue flight from JFK to...

Video: JetBlue Captain Has Mid-Flight Meltdown, Gets Locked Out Of Cockpitvideo

Video: JetBlue Captain Has Mid-Flight Meltdown, Gets Locked Out Of Cockpit

Christopher Parypa / Shutterstock.com A JetBlue flight from JFK airport to Las Vegas had to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas this morning after the captain had some sort of "meltdown." Initial reports from Fox...

Gawker Employee Freaks Out On Plane [UPDATED]

Gawker Employee Freaks Out On Plane [UPDATED]

If you See Something, Say Something on as many social media platforms that your little hands can muster, and your friends will get in touch with the authorities for you! A Facebook status update from a...

Lady With Dagger In Bag Gets Past TSA AT JFK Airport

Lady With Dagger In Bag Gets Past TSA AT JFK Airport

Example of an antique dagger A woman with an antique dagger in her bag managed to get past TSA screeners at JFK Airport—and then the TSA took 10 minutes to call the Port Authority police. The...

JFK Airport Headache After Security Breach

JFK Airport Headache After Security Breach

Sherri Shepherd Tweeted these photos Chaos at JFK Airport! An individual who had been flagged by the TSA and was asked for a secondary screening apparently walked away around 5:20 a.m., causing security to shut down...

When It Comes To Bad Airports, NYC Is #1!

When It Comes To Bad Airports, NYC Is #1!

When it comes to bad airports, New York is number one! At least that's what a story in Frommer's would have us believe. In a list of the ten worst airport terminals in the world, the...

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