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JFK Security Workers Threaten To Strike If They Don’t Get Better Winter Coats, Other Equipment

When you’re standing outside on a windy, wintry tarmac, having the right equipment is pretty much essential, and that includes outerwear. A group of security guards at John F. Kennedy International Airport have voted to go on strike starting Dec. 20 if their employers don’t take action to improve their training and equipment, which includes proper winter coats. [More]

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Thieves Make Off With $1.5M In iPad Minis From JFK Cargo Hold Using Airport’s Fork Lifts

It’s so convenient when you don’t even have to provide your own tools during a heist, isn’t it? Two thieves made off with about $1.5 million in Apple iPad Minis from a cargo building at John F. Kennedy International Airport using the airports very own forklifts to load the loot onto a truck. In another twist made for headlines, it’s the same building featured in the big $5 million heist in Goodfellas. [More]

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TSA Lets Sickly Taiwan-Bound Cat Loose In JFK Airport

Xiaohwa is a pretty ordinary 4-year-old tabby who lives in Queens. Her owner had to temporarily move back to Taiwan to care for her ailing father, and misses her cat, so a friend traveling there agreed to bring Xiaohwa along. Their flight took off a week ago, but there was no cat on it. During a TSA check, she escaped from her carrier. Now she’s been on her own at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport for seven days. [More]

American Airlines Catering Truck Drivers Allegedly Skimmed More Than 100,000 Mini Liquor Bottles

American Airlines Catering Truck Drivers Allegedly Skimmed More Than 100,000 Mini Liquor Bottles

Remember the movie “Office Space,” where the conspiring co-workers wrote wrote a banking program to take a fraction of a cent here, a fraction of a cent there until they amassed a small fortune? Some employees of Sky Chef, the catering contractor for American Airlines, did that at New York’s JFK Airport. Except instead of a massive ill-gotten fortune, the 18 current and former truck drivers ended up with hundreds of thousands of tiny liquor bottles. Which they sold, instead of just having a few really amazing parties. [More]

JFK Airport's $100 Million Security System Thwarted By Lone Jet Skier Swimming Ashore

JFK Airport's $100 Million Security System Thwarted By Lone Jet Skier Swimming Ashore

Security is taken very seriously at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, to the tune of $100 million to make sure the state-of-the-art system keeps unwanted intruders out. But all it took was one man on a jet ski in Jamaica Bay seeking dry land to throw a major kink into that elaborate set-up. [More]

Report: TSA Has No Idea How To Screen A 7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy

Report: TSA Has No Idea How To Screen A 7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy

The tiny (potential) terrorists of the world continue to wreak havoc at airport security checkpoints. We already brought you the story of the 4-year-old who dared to hug her grandmother in view of TSA screeners, and now comes the tale of a 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy whose crutches and leg braces reportedly confounded security personnel at JFK Airport. [More]

Would Undercover Agents Prevent Baggage Theft At The Airport?

Would Undercover Agents Prevent Baggage Theft At The Airport?

After yesterday’s report that airport and airline staff are allegedly stealing more than 200 bags each day at JFK International, Senator Chuck Schumer has come up with a possible solution: Put undercover FAA agents in the bellies of those jets. [More]

Report: More Than 200 Items A Day Stolen From Passengers At JFK Airport

Report: More Than 200 Items A Day Stolen From Passengers At JFK Airport

JFK International in NYC isn’t just one of the busier airports in the country, it’s also reportedly the place in the Big Apple for passengers to have stuff stolen out of their bags. [More]

NYC Airports To Penalize Passengers Who Cause Flight Delays

NYC Airports To Penalize Passengers Who Cause Flight Delays

In an effort to recoup costs resulting from flights delayed by passengers — and to discourage certain behaviors that cause these delays — the operators of the three major NYC-area airports plan to begin fining travelers who cause planes to stack up on the tarmac. [More]