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7 JFK Baggage Handlers Accused Of Lifting Cash, Electronics & Jewelry From Customers’ Luggage

The thing about owning expensive jewelry, watches and pricy electronics is that if any of it goes missing after it’s been placed safely in your luggage, you’re going to notice. There’s no Bermuda Triangle of personal possessions that can be blamed for vanishing items, only human beings. In one recent case at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, seven baggage handlers have been accused of forming their own force of nature designed to disappear valuables and cash. [More]

140 Passengers Get Stranded On JFK AirTrain, No One Notices

140 Passengers Get Stranded On JFK AirTrain, No One Notices

I once got stuck in an elevator with a few other people, several of whom began to panic after not getting an immediate response. So I can only imagine the panic felt by some of the 140 people stuck for nearly two hours on the AirTrain elevated rail system at JFK International Airport before anyone at the airport did anything about it. [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]

RIP Jack.

Jack The Cat Has Died

Jack, the cat lost at JFK and then found two months later, has died. [More]

TSA Gives Breast Cancer Survivor Invasive Patdown After She Goes Through Scan

TSA Gives Breast Cancer Survivor Invasive Patdown After She Goes Through Scan

A breast cancer survivor says she was forced to go through a patdown where TSA agents touched her breasts, even though she had already gone through the backscatter body scanner and had an ID card explaining the tissue expanders in her chest. [More]

Passenger Goes Through JFK Security With 3 Boxcutters In His Bag

Passenger Goes Through JFK Security With 3 Boxcutters In His Bag

A JetBlue flight from JFK Airport to the Dominican Republic was grounded for three hours over the weekend after a flight attendant discovered three boxcutters in the carry-on bag of a passenger — three boxcutters that no one at the security checkpoint seemed to notice. [More]

Feds Find $9 Million In Opium Inside Adorable Acrylic Kitty Cats At JFK

Feds Find $9 Million In Opium Inside Adorable Acrylic Kitty Cats At JFK

Customs agents at JFK International Airport in New York City have seized $9 million of pure opium hidden inside a shipment of acrylic cats. [More]

TSA Screeners At JFK Admit To Stealing $160K From Passengers

TSA Screeners At JFK Admit To Stealing $160K From Passengers

It must be tempting to be a TSA screener, seeing bags full of expensive goodies going through your scanner and knowing how easy it would be to make those bags disappear. Two TSA agents at JFK Airport in NYC gave into that temptation, swiping at least $160,000 from travelers. [More]

Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin To Go Up For Auction, Minus Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin To Go Up For Auction, Minus Lee Harvey Oswald

If you’re searching for the perfect holiday gift for the conspiracy nut in your life, here’s a deal for you — The first coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald, the most famous of the dozen or so men who shot John F. Kennedy, is going to go up for auction in L.A. [More]

PETA Ad Nixed By Airports & In-Flight Magazines

PETA Ad Nixed By Airports & In-Flight Magazines

On the heels of Scottevest CEO Scott Jordan’s rant about Delta denying his ad in their in-flight literature comes news that PETA is having trouble finding airline magazines and airports that will run the ad seen here. [More]

VIDEO: Watch Sparks Fly During Emergency Landing At JFK

VIDEO: Watch Sparks Fly During Emergency Landing At JFK

Over the weekend, a Delta flight en route from White Plains, NY, to Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing that had the plane’s wing dragging on the runway in a shower of sparks. Luckily, the whole thing ended safely for all on board — and it was caught on video. [More]

JetBlue & American Trade Landing Rights To Expand Routes

JetBlue & American Trade Landing Rights To Expand Routes

American Airlines announced a deal with JetBlue today that would significantly increase their presence at JFK Airport in New York. Meanwhile, JetBlue will now have the ability to offer service to and from Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. [More]

American Airlines, Jet Blue, Delta Seek To Delay Tarmac Imprisonment Rule

American Airlines, Jet Blue, Delta Seek To Delay Tarmac Imprisonment Rule

You know that new rule that says airlines have to let passengers off the plane if it’s stuck on the tarmac for more than 3 hours? It’s supposed to go into effect in April, but at least three airlines are hoping to delay it because they say runway repairs at JFK Airport will interfere with schedules. [More]

VIDEO: Inside The 16-Hour Flight From Hell

VIDEO: Inside The 16-Hour Flight From Hell

This weekend’s torrential downpours in the New York City area wreaked havoc on air travel, as flights were canceled, airports closed and planes rerouted. One such flight was Virgin America Flight 404, where passengers were kept cooped up in the plane, nibbling on rationed Pringles and sipping water, while it sat on the tarmac for nearly 7 hours. [More]

AUDIO: Listen As A Kid Directs Air Traffic At JFK

AUDIO: Listen As A Kid Directs Air Traffic At JFK

We know that JFK is woefully understaffed in the air traffic control tower, but this is downright silly. The FAA has confirmed that a newly uncovered audio file is indeed that of a young child controlling air traffic over the radio to planes waiting to depart the busy NYC airport. [More]

JFK Runway Work Forces 20% Cut In Flights For Next Four Months

JFK Runway Work Forces 20% Cut In Flights For Next Four Months

Today marks the beginning of what could be an ugly four months at JFK International Airport, as the NYC-area travel hub loses its busiest runway for renovation work. This move has forced the airport to reduce the number of flights going in and out by 20% during this time. [More]

Security Breach At JFK Airport Leads To Delays, Evacuations

Security Breach At JFK Airport Leads To Delays, Evacuations

Thousands of passengers were evacuated from the American Airlines terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport after an unidentified person opened a door restricted to airline personnel and TSA officers. Like the Newark incident of a few weeks ago, the offender was caught on camera but has not yet been found. It remains unknown whether he was a criminal or a moron. [Reuters] [NYDN] (Thanks, GitEmSteveDave!) [More]