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TSA: Sorry About All That Holiday Granny Stripping!

TSA: Sorry About All That Holiday Granny Stripping!

88-year-old Ruth Sherman says the TSA strip searched her at JFK last year—and who wouldn't want to check out her colostomy bag? (WCBS). The TSA, flush with change from your pocket, has finally gotten around to...

Safety Isn't Free: TSA

Safety Isn't Free: TSA "Screened" Us Of $409K In Change

"We're sorry ma'am that roll of quarters is going to have to come with us for questioning" (Carolina K. Smith, M.D. / Shutterstock.com) It turns out that dignity isn't the only thing lost at TSA screening...

Customs Collects $300,000 In Counterfeit Cash At JFK

Customs Collects $300,000 In Counterfeit Cash At JFK

That's a lot of fake cash (CPB). Some criminals did not get their Christmas present this year. Last week Customs and Border Protection say they found nearly $300,000 in counterfeit $100 dollar bills in the bag...

Third Older Woman Says She Was Stripped By The TSA At JFK

Third Older Woman Says She Was Stripped By The TSA At JFK

Another day, another older woman comes forward with tales of woe from the TSA! Say hello to Linda Kallish, 66, of Boynton Beach, Florida, who says that she too was forced to take her clothes off...

TSA To Grandma: Get Naked And Show Us Your Colostomy Bag

TSA To Grandma: Get Naked And Show Us Your Colostomy Bag

88-year-old Ruth Sherman says the TSA strip searched her at JFK last month (WCBS). Seems like somebody at the TSA had some issues to work out with Grandma over Thanksgiving. After this weekend's revelations regarding an...

TSA Strip Searches 85-Year-Old Grandma At JFK Airport

TSA Strip Searches 85-Year-Old Grandma At JFK Airport

A woman being patted down in Seattle in 2009 (Carolina K. Smith, M.D. / Shutterstock.com) Oh, TSA. Today, the Daily News reports that an 85-year-old woman was strip-searched earlier this week right before a flight to...

Bag Check: Are There Smuggled Drugs Stashed In Your Luggage?

Bag Check: Are There Smuggled Drugs Stashed In Your Luggage?

Does your suitcase look like the Fear & Loathing board game? Drug traffickers, apparently tired of storing their stash in hangers, saris and sneakers, have found a new place to hide the goods: your luggage. So...

Jack The Cat, Lost Then Found At JFK, Is Dead At 5

Jack The Cat, Lost Then Found At JFK, Is Dead At 5

Jack the Cat in happier times (Facebook). Sad news to start your week: Jack the Cat, the heralded feline who was lost by American Airlines at JFK and then found, at JFK, two months later was...

TSA Agents Get 6 Months For Stealing $40,000 From Checked Bag

TSA Agents Get 6 Months For Stealing $40,000 From Checked Bag

(bullet71/Shutterstock) The TSA: When they're not hiding creepy notes in your luggage they're just straight-up stealing stuff. Two former TSA workers at JFK Airport pleaded guilty yesterday to grand larceny after they were caught swiping $40,000...

Photos: Inside The TWA Terminal At Open House New York

Photos: Inside The TWA Terminal At Open House New Yorkgallery

Last week, Open House New York announced a special last-minute addition to their schedule—JFK Airport's fabulously modern, Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal. Architecture and aero-buffs were thrilled at the announcement, since the much-loved terminal has been closed to...

TSA Finds Brass Knuckles, Stun Guns, Dagger And Sword In Checked Luggage

TSA Finds Brass Knuckles, Stun Guns, Dagger And Sword In Checked Luggage

Sure, the TSA's list of prohibited items for carry-on and checked luggage might say that brass knuckles, stun guns, daggers and swords are allowed in checked bags, but when TSA agents find "four sets of brass...

TSA Apologizes For Handling Of Breast Cancer Survivor's Pat-Down

TSA Apologizes For Handling Of Breast Cancer Survivor's Pat-Down

(Svetlana Privezentseva/Shutterstock) By now you may have heard the galling story of Lori Dorn, the breast cancer survivor who was subjected to a humiliating pat-down at JFK airport last month. Dorn wrote about the experience on...

British Anti-Airport Expansion Activist Denied Entry At JFK Airport

British Anti-Airport Expansion Activist Denied Entry At JFK Airport

Yesterday, the FBI met a Delta flight that landed at JFK Airport from London. Why? Because of a suspicious passenger An early report said that a passenger or group made threats against President Obama, but MyFoxNY...

Drug Mule Busted Carrying

Drug Mule Busted Carrying "Confessions Of The Mule" Notes On Flight

Okay, you got me, I'm guilty. (PerseoMedusa/Shutterstock) It's unclear whether Jose Acosta was working on his memoirs or simply begging to get busted when he boarded a JetBlue flight from St. Lucia to JFK carrying handwritten...

TSA Catches Saudi Arabia-Bound Traveler With Stun Gun At JFK

TSA Catches Saudi Arabia-Bound Traveler With Stun Gun At JFK

Where the magic happens, via Baloncici / Shutterstock They're all just thieving, gropey-handed perverts until they actually catch someone: TSA agents at JFK airport nabbed a 54-year-old man yesterday with a battery-powered stun gun, three "electric...

Plane Forced To Land After Engine-Killing Bird Strike

Plane Forced To Land After Engine-Killing Bird Strike

This morning, a Delta flight that took off from Laguardia Airport, headed toward Boston, was forced to land after a bird strike. NYC Aviation reports, "A Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 suffered an engine failure after...

JFK-Phoenix Flight Diverted Because Of... Backgammon-Playing Israelis?

JFK-Phoenix Flight Diverted Because Of... Backgammon-Playing Israelis?

2d-3d_molier / Shutterstock This morning, a flight from JFK Airport, headed to Phoenix, was diverted to St. Louis' Lambert Airport. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the diversion was "for security reasons after three male passengers...

Airports Getting Back On Track After Hurricane Irene

Airports Getting Back On Track After Hurricane Irene

JFK Airport (Flickr user luluinnyc) The city's three major airports are resuming and rescheduling the hundreds of flights cancelled by Hurricane Irene, though officials warn that not everything is hunky dory just yet. LaGuardia Airport reopened...

Hurricane Irene Wrecks Travel As NYC Area Airports Close, More Flights Cancelled

Hurricane Irene Wrecks Travel As NYC Area Airports Close, More Flights Cancelled

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, airlines cancelled hundreds of flights yesterday. Now, the Port Authority is closing its three airports—Newark Liberty International, JFK International and Laguardia—starting at noo

Hundreds Of NYC Flights Cancelled Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

Hundreds Of NYC Flights Cancelled Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

Unhappy campers at JFK Airport (Flickr user hmmlargeart) Airlines have begun cancelling hundreds of flights to and from New York-area airports as Hurricane Irene draws closer—bad news for travelers trying to get the hell out of...

Drunk Plane Pisser Was Drunk Before He Got On Plane

Drunk Plane Pisser Was Drunk Before He Got On Plane

Robert "Sandy" Vietze (via USSKITEAM.com) The saga of the 18-year-old who, during a drunken stupor, then urinated on the 12-year-old girl on his flight continues. Robert "Sandy" Vietze was hit with a federal indecent-exposure charge. The...

Fashion Fix: 3 Pounds Of Heroin Found In Sari Hem At JFK Airport

Fashion Fix: 3 Pounds Of Heroin Found In Sari Hem At JFK Airport

Sorry, sari—you're under arrest Sneakers are popular for smuggling drugs, what with their thick soles, but who knew that saris were also used in drug trafficking? Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious when a package...

Drunk Airplane Pisser Could Have Been Olympic Contender

Drunk Airplane Pisser Could Have Been Olympic Contender

Turns out that Robert Vietze, the 18-year-old who allegedly got drunk and peed all over a sleeping 11-year-old girl on a JetBlue redeye to New York earlier this week, is a member of the US Ski...

Drunk Teenager Pees On 11-Year-Old Girl On Worst Flight Ever

Drunk Teenager Pees On 11-Year-Old Girl On Worst Flight Ever

The JetBlue redeye from Portland to JFK made a strong bid for Worst Flight Ever yesterday, when a drunk 18-year-old boy allegedly peed all over a 11 year-old girl in her seat, which did not go...

Pack Light: Theft On The Rise At JFK Airport

Pack Light: Theft On The Rise At JFK Airport

Sitting ducks? (Flickr user luluinnyc) Just one more travel-induced headache: luggage-related larcenies are up almost 30 percent at JFK airport, so maybe think twice before checking that bag. And don't expect to get it back once...

JFK TSA Agent Allegedly Steals Teen's $100 Gift From Grandma

JFK TSA Agent Allegedly Steals Teen's $100 Gift From Grandma

via If you can't cop a feel, you may as well steal. Back in February, two TSA agents at JFK airport were busted for stealing $160,000 in cash from various travelers, including one $39,000 heist. Now...

Flight From JFK Crashes Into Two Pieces In Guyana, No Fatalities Reported

Flight From JFK Crashes Into Two Pieces In Guyana, No Fatalities Reported

A Guyana-bound plane that departed from JFK airport yesterday carrying 140 people crashed and broke into two pieces around 1 a.m. this morning, seriously injuring four, but miraculously caused no deaths. A woman on the plane...

Man Who Funneled Illegal Ivory Through JFK Arrested Today

Man Who Funneled Illegal Ivory Through JFK Arrested Today

As any billionaire mayor will tell you, having dead animals on your walls really classes up the joint. If it happens to be parts of an animal that are illegal to kill, all the better. But...

UWS Lawyer Left Bag That Shut Down JFK Terminal

UWS Lawyer Left Bag That Shut Down JFK Terminal

So, you know how JFK Airport's Terminal 8 was partially evacuated for 1.5 hours while the authorities—complete with the bomb squad and K9 dogs—investigated a bag left in a lounge? A bag left by a passenger...

Man Leaves Bag In JFK Airport Lounge, Causing Partial Evacuation

Man Leaves Bag In JFK Airport Lounge, Causing Partial Evacuation

A black suitcase found in a business class lounge at JFK Airport prompted the Port Authority to bring in the bomb squad and canine units—and even evacuate part of Terminal 8, resulting in a 2.5 hour...

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