emfizz.com
emfizz.com January 19, 2018


JFK water main break at Terminal 4 causes further flight delays

08 January 2018, 06:35 | Jan Cross

JFK water main break at Terminal 4 causes further flight delays

Workers sweep water from floor of the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International airport's terminal 4 in New York

Kuwait Airways tweeted in Arabic that their plane was made inoperable due to the crash.

JFK Airport is the busiest airport in the Northeast, and the fifth-busiest in the United States.

Both planes sustained damage but no passengers on the Kuwait-bound flight were injured.

Extreme cold and ongoing recovery from Thursday's brutal winter storm that snarled air traffic to the airport "created a cascading series of issues for the airlines and terminal operators over the weekend", the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which manages the airport, said in a statement earlier Sunday. "Customers may experience residual delays, particularly for global flights".

The airport was shut down following Thursday's blizzard and reopened on Friday morning.

One passenger described Saturday's incident as a "near riot" to the New York Daily News.

JFK was one the parts of NY that saw record lows for January 7, including four degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15.5 degrees Celsius).

Haley's Iran Session at UN Turns Into Defense of Nuclear Deal
The emergency meeting, requested by Haley on Tuesday, was a misstep for the Trump administration, said Iran's foreign minister on Twitter following the meeting.


Secret SpaceX 'Zuma' launch scheduled for Sunday
Both of those will launch on used Falcon 9 boosters, as SpaceX continues to re-fly rockets it has landed on previous missions. SpaceX on Sunday night picked up where it left off in 2017, its best year yet with 18 launches and no failures.


More than a dozen dead as powerful blizzard batters U.S. east coast
The cold has been blamed for at least nine deaths over the past few days, including those of two homeless people in Houston. Nearly 80,000 homes and businesses in the Northeast and Southeast, where the storm struck on Wednesday, were without power.


The Port Authority told the Daily News that much of the chaos is affecting the worldwide terminal and Terminal 4.

When operations resumed on Friday, the backlog led to hundreds more delays or cancellations, crowding the terminals with stranded passengers. People are getting angry. "We're frustrated. We didn't get any sleep and we still don't know where our bags are".

Katherine Rosenbert and her granddaughter Rebecca, both of Paris, walk in Battery Park City, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in NY, after their return flight from JFK airport, scheduled for Friday, was canceled due to bad weather.

Litvin said he and his wife were leaving the airport eight hours after their flight landed - with only half their luggage.

'After 25 minutes we were informed it could be another 50 minutes it was actually another two hours plus'. "Our flight is operating and our teams are now moving our customers through the gate so they can board our aircraft".

American Airlines officially said that the plane, a Boeing 738, needed to land due to a "possible mechanical issue".

What was already a chaotic situation at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport just got worse.



Other News

Trending Now

Iranian Oil Tanker Still Ablaze After Collision Off China's Coast
The Iranian tanker was carrying 136,000 tons of gas condensate, worth about $60 million based on current crude oil prices. Thirty-two people are missing after an Iranian oil tanker collided with a Chinese vessel off Shanghai late on Saturday.

Debra Messing Calls Out E!...on the E! Golden Globes Red Carpet
However, Messing reminded those tuning in to the awards show that harassment isn't the only issue facing working women. And discrimination I'm wearing black to stand in solidarity with my sisters all over the globe.

At Last, Barcelona Agree To Sign Liverpool's Coutinho
Coutinho was spotted in London on Saturday as he jetted off to Spain ahead of an expected medical on Monday. Coutinho had hoped to move to Barcelona last summer following Neymar's departure.

'Fire and Fury' Is 'Grotesque' and 'Fiction': Stephen Miller
Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller waits to go on the air in the White House Briefing Room on February 12, 2017. When Tapper asked about Trump's fitness for office, Miller responded "Well, I'm getting to the issue of your fitness".

Airtel and Idea revamp their plans to compete with Reliance Jio's offers
The same service will now - after the plans get updated - post-Jan 9 - be available at Rs 50 cheaper price of Rs 449. In percentage terms, the rate cut ranges between 8 on the 91-day validity pack to 25 on the 28-day validity pack.

'Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Drunk and Disorderly During Pool Game
The 31-year-old is seen pushing the person away from him as the latter tries to talk some sense into the star. At first, the actor left the bar but returned again after a while only to be dragged out.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions re-introduces anti-marijuana laws
She said Sessions' directive "simply gives prosecutors the tools to take on large-scale distributors and enforce federal law". In some states, recreational marijuana use has been legal for five years, and those states are vowing to fight this new memo.

Acer launches a new Chromebook 11 with USB-C
Alongside that processing power, the Chromebox G2 packs up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and either a 32GB or 64GB SSD for storage. The Chomebox G2 has a microSD card slot, a single HDMI port, a USB-C port, 3 USB 3.0 ports, and an Ethernet hookup.

Imran Khan has proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka: PTI
I had categorically denied the veracity of this planted gossip to Cheema. "I will not say anything on this matter". Khan's spiritual guide, who is now rumoured to be his wife had filed for divorce from her husband few months back.

Franco turns bad into gold with Globe for 'Disaster Artist'
When James Franco won his acting award, he immediately said, "The first person I have to thank is the man himself, Tommy Wiseau ". Alas, it happened when James Franco won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for The Disaster Artist at the 2018 Golden Globes .