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LaGuardia Airport Construction Causing Massive Gridlock and Delays

LaGuardia Airport Construction Causing Massive Gridlock and Delays

Travelers flying in and out of LaGuardia Airport in New York City are facing mounting delays as the construction project that is intended to replace the aged terminals, which Vice President Joe Biden once likened to a “third-world country,” gets underway.
The delays are unsurprising given that the city is building a new airport while tearing down the old one at the same time. Traffic has become so bad at times …

Delta to Launch New Flights to Mexico

Delta to Launch New Flights to Mexico

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to begin three new routes to Mexico come December. The carrier will begin New York-Cancun, Los Angeles-Los Cabos, and Kansas City-Cancun service all on December 17.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport daily at 8:55 a.m. and arrive at Cancun International Airport at 1:13 p.m. Return flights will depart at 2:10 p.m. and arrive at 5:57 p.m.
Flights from Los Angeles …

Dept. of Homeland Security to Investigate JFK False Alarm

Dept. of Homeland Security to Investigate JFK False Alarm

The Department of Homeland Security plans to investigate the response to last week’s evacuation of three terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport after false reports of shots fired.
The incident revealed a lack of coordination between federal and local agencies including the New York Police Department, Transportation Security Administration, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport.
Raucous noise from people watching the Olympics was …

Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

NEW YORK—A power outage at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, operated by American Airlines, caused delays for some passengers on Monday.
The outage took place at 1:50 p.m. local time. After workers managed to restore power, there was a partial blackout. Power has since been fully restored and American reported that its systems are fully up and running.
The problem stopped escalators and elevators in the …

JFK Gun Scare and Evacuation: My Evening at Terminal 1

Check-in counter in Terminal 1 at JFK

After an unfounded report of shots fired resulted in an evacuation of three terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, passengers found themselves in a chaotic scene.
I was there and witnessed the terrifying evacuation of one of the terminals.
To recap, around 9:30 p.m. EDT, police received a report of shots fired in Terminal 8, American Airlines’ facility at the airport. Two witnesses told Port Authority police that they heard loud …

JFK Terminals 1, 8 Evacuated After Reports of Shots Fired, Hundreds of Flights Delayed or Cancelled

JFK Terminals 1, 8 Evacuated After Reports of Shots Fired, Hundreds of Flights Delayed or Cancelled

Two terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport were evacuated Sunday night after police received a report of someone with a gun and, later, of shots being fired.
The first report that shots were fired in Terminal 8 at JFK occurred around 9:30 p.m. One traveler told police she had seen a man with a gun while several others reported having heard two shots fired. No one else including police officers in …

Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year

Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year

Delta Air Lines announced plans to discontinue service from New York to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport this fall. It also plans to end service linking Tokyo-Narita with Osaka and Bangkok.
The move follows the awarding of slots for daytime service from Los Angeles and Minneapolis to Tokyo Haneda Airport, which is located in the city. Delta will end flights from Minneapolis to Narita once Minneapolis-Haneda route goes operational.
The determination to drop …