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Ashley Olsen, <em>Hangover</em> Guy On Diverted United Flight

Ashley Olsen, Hangover Guy On Diverted United Flight

So that United JFK-LAX flight that was diverted to DC last night due to a fire (possibly electrical) in the cockpit? The celebrities on board include Ashley Olsen and her boyfriend, Justin Bartha. But don't fret—they...

Cockpit Fire Diverts JFK-LA United Flight To DC

Cockpit Fire Diverts JFK-LA United Flight To DC

Last night, a fire broke out in the cockpit of a United Boeing 757 headed to LAX from JFK Airport. The plane landed safely at Dulles at 9:36 p.m. Passenger Phil Lobel, told the AP that...

Checking Weapons Cache Okay, As Long As It's Declared

Checking Weapons Cache Okay, As Long As It's Declared

Finally, the TSA is weighing in on the Egyptair passenger who, after a flight from JFK Airport, was detained at Cairo's airport because of his two 9mm guns, ammunition, swords, daggers and knives in his baggage....

UPDATE: JFK Passenger Detained In Cairo For Weapons

UPDATE: JFK Passenger Detained In Cairo For Weapons

If you're traveling with numerous weapons, should you just assume you'll be questioned? The AP reports that an American-Egyptian man who arrived in Cairo from New York was detained "as he tried to pass through customs...

Emirates Airlines Flight Asked To Return To JFK Gate

Emirates Airlines Flight Asked To Return To JFK Gate

An Emirates Airlines flight which was on a JFK Airport taxiway was asked to return to a gate. NBC New York says, "Senior government officials confirm that authorities are responding to security incident at John F....

Terror Suspect Shazad On No-Fly List But Got On Plane

Terror Suspect Shazad On No-Fly List But Got On Plane

As the authorities continue to understand the plans behind the attempted car bombing in Times Square, there's relief that suspect Faisal Shahzad was arrested just before his flight to Dubai took off but there's concern about...

Port Authority Head: LaGuardia Airport Should Be Torn Down

Port Authority Head: LaGuardia Airport Should Be Torn Down

Photograph by Tien Mao/Gothamist Yesterday, Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said at a Crain's event, "La Guardia Airport should not be the gateway for domestic flights into New York City. It should fundamentally be torn...

Showers, On 18-Wheelers, Arrive For Stranded Travelersgallery

Showers, On 18-Wheelers, Arrive For Stranded Travelers

Flights are slowly starting to resume for volcanic ash-troubled travelers to and from Europe, which has brought some hope to those stranded. But know what was also pretty good for folks at JFK Airport's "cot city"? The...

Laser Pointed Into Cockpit Of JetBlue Plane

Laser Pointed Into Cockpit Of JetBlue Plane

A JetBlue pilot, preparing to land the plane at JFK Airport, was momentarily blinded by a green laser pointed inside the cockpit. WABC 7 reports, "The plane was approaching JFK over Breezy Point in Queens around...

Iceland's Volcanic Ash Creates Air Travel Problems

Iceland's Volcanic Ash Creates Air Travel Problems

Ash from an Icelandic volcano has drifted across the Atlantic Ocean, forcing flights in and out of London's Heathrow Airport to be stopped. Travelers arriving to JFK Airport for British Airways flights found their flights cancelled...

JFK Sees Increase In Delays With Runway Construction

JFK Sees Increase In Delays With Runway Construction

So how is this whole shutting down the longest runway at JFK airport thing going? Last month delays were up by 613 even with decreased arrivals and departures. According to the NY Post, the airline industry...

JetBlue Stays In NYC, Thanks To Some Sweet Tax Breaks

JetBlue Stays In NYC, Thanks To Some Sweet Tax Breaks

Even though Orlando tried to tempt it away, JetBlue announced it would keep its headquarters in Queens yesterday. At a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson, JetBlue CEO Dave Barger said, "The city is...

Queens Assemblywoman Puts Half-Million Into Empty Lot

Queens Assemblywoman Puts Half-Million Into Empty Lot

A Queens nonprofit connected to Assemblywoman Vivian Cook spent $560,500 in cash to buy a vacant lot containing nothing but "a decrepit shed, a beat-up picnic table and a dirty paint can"—even though the property's value...

Memo: Kiddie Air Traffic Controllers

Memo: Kiddie Air Traffic Controllers "Unauthorized, Unprofessional"

Fisher Price air traffic control tower (available here) Forget how cute and official the air traffic controller's children sounded: An internal memo calls their stints "unauthorized and unprofessional. CNN reports that the JFK Airport facilities manager...

Air Traffic Controller's Kids Feel Guilty for Getting Dad in Trouble

Air Traffic Controller's Kids Feel Guilty for Getting Dad in Trouble

Glenn Duffy The JFK air traffic controller who got busted for letting his young twins clear planes for takeoff on two consecutive days in February is caught in a media frenzy. TV crews staked out controller...

Smaller Airports Mean Fewer Headaches, But Also Fewer Flights

Smaller Airports Mean Fewer Headaches, But Also Fewer Flights

As flying out of Newark Liberty, Kennedy, and La Guardia airports continues to get more and more tedious, some passengers are turning towards smaller airfields where even at busy travel times like the day before Thanksgiving...

JFK Back to Normal Holiday Travel Hell?

JFK Back to Normal Holiday Travel Hell?

There haven't yet been any reports of police dispatched to JFK for crowd control today, so perhaps things are back to their normal level of infuriation. The Sunday snowstorm really created a nightmare for holiday travelers,...

Police Called to Quell

Police Called to Quell "Unruly Crowd" at JFK Delta Terminal

The scene at Delta's JFK terminal an hour ago, courtesy joelrclare's Twitter [UPDATE BELOW] There's probably some sort of holiday travel nightmare situation unfolding everywhere today, but we're hearing that the Delta terminal at JFK airport...

Flashback: The JFK Express

Flashback: The JFK Express

An express train that'll take you from Midtown to JFK Airport, with specially installed luggage racks and a conductor punching tickets, all for just $3.50? That would probably come in handy for many people today, but...

FAA Computer Glitch Leads To Nationwide Flight Delays

FAA Computer Glitch Leads To Nationwide Flight Delays

1959 Life photograph of planes waiting at an airport Technology! The FAA says that a computer glitch has affected its "ability to process flight plans electronically"—which is now resulting in flight delays across the country. The...

Plane From JFK Drops 20-Pound Engine Part On L.I. Yard

Plane From JFK Drops 20-Pound Engine Part On L.I. Yard

On Thursday, a 20-pound engine tail cone fell from a Boeing 777 plane headed from JFK Airport to Tokyo and onto the front yard of Michelle Russell in Roosevelt, Long Island. The Delta crew only realized...

JFK Passenger's Thick Soled Shoes Reveal Cocaine

JFK Passenger's Thick Soled Shoes Reveal Cocaine

Add this to the list of the ways drugs are smuggled into the JFK Airport: WABC 7 reports that earlier this month, "A Worcester, MA resident apparently tried to stroll past U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Smoke, Electrical Smell Plagued Two JetBlue Flights

Smoke, Electrical Smell Plagued Two JetBlue Flights

According to the Post, two JetBlue flights had issues after take-off from JFK Airport last week, requiring both to return to the airport. On Monday, "smoke seeped into the cabin of JetBlue Flight 654, which was...

Plane Sat On JFK Tarmac For 6 Hours Before 2 1/2 Hour Flight

Plane Sat On JFK Tarmac For 6 Hours Before 2 1/2 Hour Flight

Photo: JetBlue's 2007 mess On Friday, a Sun County flight to Minnesota from JFK Airport—usually a 2 1/2 hour journey—was stuck on the tarmac for six hours before take off—and now Senator Chuck Schumer and NY...

Man Flies Into JFK On Motorized Paraglider

Man Flies Into JFK On Motorized Paraglider

Joe Shlabotnik's flickr Don't want to risk sleeping in JFK to wait for your flight? Screw the man, pilot your own damn flight. Last Sunday evening a "wingnut pilot" flew into JFK airport, where he briefly...

Cab Driver Races Off With Woman's Change...and Her Baby

Cab Driver Races Off With Woman's Change...and Her Baby

A livery cab driver decided to keep the change when a foreign tourist didn't have anything smaller than a hundred and unwittingly ended up with a baby on board. 42-year-old Jean Pierre Lesly picked up a...

JFK Airport Workers Stole From Baggage, Queens DA Says

JFK Airport Workers Stole From Baggage, Queens DA Says

Not so shocking: Queens DA Richard Brown said that a TSA officer and contract baggage handler at JFK Airport were arrested for stealing a Macbook Air laptop and a T-Mobile Sidekick from checked luggage. As part...

French Tourists Dragged on

French Tourists Dragged on "Hell Ride" Get Fame, Gift Bags

The five French tourists who became unwilling passengers in a high-speed chase on Tuesday when police tried to bust an unlicensed livery van at JFK are getting a great taste of American instant-celebrity. Yesterday two of...

French Tourists Get High-Speed

French Tourists Get High-Speed "Hell Ride" In Van From JFK

Five French tourists got dragged on a crazy, high-speed chase after getting into an unlicensed livery van at JFK yesterday. The unwanted excitement started around 11 a.m. after Port Authority police spotted Ian McFarland, 57, hustling...

No Airport Landing Slot Auction... For Now

No Airport Landing Slot Auction... For Now

A court order put a delay on the plan to auction off takeoff and landing slots at NYC's area airports. The Bush administration has said auctioning 10% of flight slots would help alleviate air traffic and raise...

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