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HUNDREDS of JetBlue passengers were left stranded for hours on the tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport.

Around 20 inbound flights were unable to park at the gates at one point on Sunday.

Hundreds of JetBlue passengers were stranded at New York's JFK airport on Sunday (file pic)


Hundreds of JetBlue passengers were stranded at New York’s JFK airport on Sunday (file pic)Credit: AP
Around 20 flights were unable to taxi to jetways at one point on Sunday


Around 20 flights were unable to taxi to jetways at one point on SundayCredit: Flightradar24

Some flights diverted to Newark airport amid the travel chaos, according to aviation expert Jason Rabinowitz

Bianca Peters, a Fox5 news anchor, tweeted: “What in the heck is happening at JFK… no flights able to pull up to gate because of ‘personnel’ issues?!??”

Frustrated passengers took to social media to complain about their delays.

One said: “JetBlue continues to be a total nightmare – strands us in NYC after taxiing for 3.5hrs and will not book us hotel or reschedule flight for tomorrow. JetBlue can I get some help here?”

Another posted: “After a 2 hour delay, we’ve been stuck on the tarmac at JFK for 2.5 hours and have been told there’s no timeline on when we can get off.

“So far many screaming children and one passenger had a panic attack.”

Some claimed that passengers were “urinating” in their seats after their flight had been diverted to Newark.

Twitter users shared videos of passengers waiting by baggage carousels while inside the terminal building.

JFK airport reported disruption to its AirTrain service on Sunday but it has now been restored.

The travel chaos came as winter storm Kenan pummelled the East Coast, causing at least 50,000 people to lose power.

Some neighborhoods in Queens, New York City saw as much as 12 inches of the white stuff.

And, around 24 inches fell at New York’s Islip airport on Saturday.

Around 1,500 flights were axed at both JFK and La Guardia airports combined on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, 15 percent of JetBlue’s schedule was canceled on Sunday at Boston’s Logan airport.

JetBlue issued waivers to passengers traveling from several East Coast airports so they could rebook flights without having to pay any difference in cost, according to CNN.

The latest travel chaos comes just weeks after around 20,000 flights were axed during the holidays amid staff shortages and the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron Covid variant.

The Sun has approached JetBlue for comment.

Source: thesun

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