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Posted at 2:09 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Travelers stuck on JFK tarmac

By Associated Press and Staff Reports

NEW YORK -- Passengers on three flights arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport have spent hours on the tarmac waiting to disembark.

Travelers on one Cathay Pacific flight said they waited 10 hours on the tarmac before leaving the plane Tuesday morning. A passenger on a second Cathay Pacific flight said it was still waiting to deplane at 1:15 p.m., nearly eight hours after landing.

Cathay Pacific did not return calls seeking comment.

A British Airways flight spent more than seven hours overnight on the JFK tarmac. Airline spokesman John Lampl says the flight needed to wait that long for an open gate at the terminal.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman said the airport was pulling workers off snow removal duty to help the planes.

According to the FAA arriving flights at JFK are now being delayed five hours and 32 minutes. Additional delays are being reported at other New York area airports: Newark, eight hours and 12 minutes; La Guardia, two hours and one minute.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  | December 28, 2010; 2:09 PM ET
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Comments

Yet a flight that is supposed to land in half an hour is showing as "on-time". Good thing we have this on-line flight monitoring.

Posted by: slar | December 28, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

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