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JFK Security Guards Fired for Sleeping on the Job

JFK Security Guards Fired for Sleeping on the Job

At least nine private security guards have been fired by a Port Authority contractor for sawing wood when they were supposed to be patrolling the airport. The guards were union employees for Covenant Aviation Security, and...

Christmas Snow: Coke Smugglers Arrested At JFK

Christmas Snow: Coke Smugglers Arrested At JFK

Thanks to a DEA tip, authorities busted two men bringing $3 million worth of cocaine in on a flight from Puerto. According to the Post, Emanuel Rojas and Israel Rodriguez had 92 pounds of coke in...

JFK Would-Be Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

JFK Would-Be Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

Abdul Kadir, one of the two men who were convicted on charges of trying to blow up fuel lines at JFK airport, was sentenced to life in prison today. Kadir, a former member of Guyana's parliament,...

Kevin Smith Has Another Airline Horror Story For You!

Kevin Smith Has Another Airline Horror Story For You!

Oh goody, it's another entertaining flight story from filmmaker Kevin Smith, who really needs to do a movie about commuter air travel, and call it I Can't Get Up in the Air (or Aircomplane?). You may...

Something About PA Cop's Overtime Just Doesn't Add Up

Something About PA Cop's Overtime Just Doesn't Add Up

Port Authority Police Department Sgt. John Farrell reportedly earned almost $30,000 extra in 16 days, which is causing some confusion. Inspector Kenneth Honig reportedly signed off on 227 hours of overtime for Farrell, which averages to...

OMG Leonardo DiCaprio Was On Delta Flight 30

OMG Leonardo DiCaprio Was On Delta Flight 30

Thank goodness everything turned out ok during yesterday's emergency landing of Delta Flight 30, because one of the 193 passengers happened to be none other than Leonardo DiCaprio! DiCaprio, who was on his way to the...

France: One Of US-Bound Mail Bombs Was About To Explode

France: One Of US-Bound Mail Bombs Was About To Explode

At JFK Airport last night (WABC 7) Last night, the DHL cargo facility at JFK Airport was evacuated due to a suspicious package. The package, which had a cellphone and paperwork, was ultimately deemed safe, but...

Junk-Revealing Body Scanners Make JFK Debutgallery

Junk-Revealing Body Scanners Make JFK Debut

Yesterday, a few lucky travelers going through JFK security were chosen to leave their shoes on and enter the giant "backscatter" X-Ray machines for a full body scan (and possibly cancer). Signs reportedly warned that anyone refusing...

Seat-Switching JetBlue Passenger Yanked From Plane At JFK

Seat-Switching JetBlue Passenger Yanked From Plane At JFK

Our only question—how would Steven Slater have handled this passenger? Yesterday evening, a passenger was removed from Tampa-bound JetBlue Flight 21 last night. His removal was described as being due to a "security concern" but not...

44 Pounds Of Heroin Flew Into JFK In One Week

44 Pounds Of Heroin Flew Into JFK In One Week

Not dried milk but heroin! Just a regular week at JFK! In a recent six-day span, about 44 pounds of heroin, worth $1.5MM was smuggled in on flights from Ecuador. Reportedly, in two cases the drugs...

Diplomat's Aide Faces Assault Charges After JFK Scuffle

Diplomat's Aide Faces Assault Charges After JFK Scuffle

Let this be a lesson to all diplomatic attachés: Just wait for your gun to be processed at JFK Airport. The Post reports that a "man traveling with the president of the Central African Republic got...

Minka Kelly's Dog Almost Couldn't Fly First Class

Minka Kelly's Dog Almost Couldn't Fly First Class

Yesterday, a tipster told Gawker that actress Minka Kelly had "caused such a fucking scene about her dog not being able to be on seat w/ her that the pilot had to come out before we...

Threat Grounding JFK-Bound Flight Deemed

Threat Grounding JFK-Bound Flight Deemed "Non-Credible"

Police say the phoned-in hijacking threat that grounded American Airlines Flight 24, which was headed to JFK Airport, at San Francisco International Airport was "non-credible." The SF Chronicle says the call was made to an Almeda...

Make $80 a Day Hustling MetroCard Swipes at JFK!

Make $80 a Day Hustling MetroCard Swipes at JFK!

Flickr user phrenologist Hey tourists, want to send a roundabout boost to New York's economy? Leave your MetroCards at the door. "Swipers" at JFK claim to be able to make up to $80 a day taking...

Jet Blue Flight Attendant Pushed To Edge By gallery

Jet Blue Flight Attendant Pushed To Edge By "Malicious" Passenger

Yesterday a JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater, made a dramatic departure from his job after a passenger on his flight refused to follow the rules. The meltdown occurred when Slater told a passenger not to remove bags...

Scanners Coming to Airports Next Month, With Longer Waitsgallery

Scanners Coming to Airports Next Month, With Longer Waits

Got your Flying Pasties? In September the full-body imaging scanners will arrive at last at JFK, La Guardia, and Newark airports. And along with the knowledge that a TSA worker is leering at your naughty bits, you...

Heroin In Hangers Found At JFK Airport

Heroin In Hangers Found At JFK Airport

From Homeland Security 1010WINS reports that $56,000 (street value) worth of heroin was seized from a shipment at JFK Airport. Described as a "garment sample," "The shipment arrived Tuesday from Ghaziabad, India and was destined for...

Belgian Artist Jan De Cock Lives Up To His Name On Plane

Belgian Artist Jan De Cock Lives Up To His Name On Plane

Visual and installation artist Jan De Cock—the first living Belgian artist to get an exhibition at MoMA—was detained for unruly behavior after his flight landed at JFK Airport yesterday. According to the Post, during the flight...

Screener Finds Gun In JetBlue Passenger's Bag At JFK

Screener Finds Gun In JetBlue Passenger's Bag At JFK

The JetBlue Terminal at JFK Airport was closed for 30 minutes on Wednesday morning when an airport security screener noticed a gun in a passenger's bag—and then the passenger fled. And that caused six flight delays...

JFK Bomb Suspect Unimpressed by Female Fuel Tank Guard

JFK Bomb Suspect Unimpressed by Female Fuel Tank Guard

A convicted drug trafficker the government recruited to infiltrate a ragtag terror cell testified in court yesterday against Russell Defreitas, a former JFK baggage handler who's accused of plotting to blow up the airport. Defreitas was allegedly...

4 Glocks Gone After Airline Loses Netanyahu Security Luggage

4 Glocks Gone After Airline Loses Netanyahu Security Luggage

Some lucky gun aficionado has four 9mm semi-automatic Glock handguns to add to his collection today, thanks to a screw-up at JFK airport yesterday, where American Airlines workers lost luggage belonging to security officials for Israeli...

Are JFK Cops Classifying Theft as Lost Property?

Are JFK Cops Classifying Theft as Lost Property?

Last month a Port Authority cop filed paperwork stating that a traveler at JFK airport was a victim of a petit larceny after his $700 Dell laptop was "taken while he was checking in for his...

JFK Airport Evacuated For Two Hours Last Night

JFK Airport Evacuated For Two Hours Last Night

Talk about timing: JFK Airport's Terminal 1 was evacuated for two hours when an anonymous caller said there was a bomb at the facility—just as airport security found an unattended bag. Port Authority spokesman John Kelly...

"Morally Right" Postal Service Worker Stabs Boss

A disgruntled mail-handler at Kennedy Airport stabbed his supervisor several times utilizing both scissors and moral certitude yesterday afternoon. David Barnett, 55, a 16-year postal working veteran, had a long-standing beef with supervisor Doris Lloyd, 65,...

Fake Training Bomb Flown From Israel To JFK With No Problem

Fake Training Bomb Flown From Israel To JFK With No Problem

A realistic-looking but harmless plastic explosive device wound up on an El Al flight from Israel to JFK Airport after it was accidentally left on board by security forces who were using it for training. According...

NJ Terror Suspect's Mom Says He's

NJ Terror Suspect's Mom Says He's "Crazy"

The two NJ men accused of planning to join a violent extremist group in Somalia to kill American troops were in court yesterday. Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 20, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, were assigned lawyers and will...

Two Men With Alleged Terror Ties Arrested At JFK Airport

Two Men With Alleged Terror Ties Arrested At JFK Airport

Last night, the FBI arrested two NJ men who were about to board separate flights to Cairo at JFK Airport for "conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism" with a Somalian group connected to al...

JFK Airport's Bay Runway Renovation On Schedulegallery

JFK Airport's Bay Runway Renovation On Schedule

Unlike your flight to visit grandma in Boca Raton, the huge $376 million project to renovate JFK Airport's busiest runway is running right on schedule. Jim Steven, the Port Authority manager in charge of the project, took us on a tour of the job on Wednesday and seems very optimistic the Bay Runway will reopen on July 1st, just as planned. "They gave me 120 days, not 121 days," says Steven bluntly. He isn't the only one motivated to finish on time, as contractors will earn bonuses if they complete the job early—or face stiff penalties for every hour they're late once the calendar hits July.

Man's Cocaine & Chocolate Mixture Caught At JFK Airport

Man's Cocaine & Chocolate Mixture Caught At JFK Airport

Customs Dept. A Connecticut man was caught at JFK Airport with $500,000 worth of cocaine stuffed in chocolate truffles and pistachio shells. Robert Lopera, a seemingly unemployed US citizen, flew into JFK from Medellin, Colombia, (best...

"Recurring Issue" May Have Caused United Cockpit Fire

The NTSB says that the cockpit fire that forced a United flight from JFK to LAX to be diverted to Dulles on Sunday may have been caused by a "recurring issue" in Boeing 757 planes. Investigators are...

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