Water pipe break at JFK piles on the misery

As if the flight delays, diversions and cancellations from last week’s nor’easter weren’t enough to ruin a gazillion travel plans into the middle of next week for travelers hoping to fly into and out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, on Sunday afternoon a water pipe burst at JFK Terminal 4, sending  several inches of water into the arrivals area of Terminal 3, which serves Delta, Virgin Atlantic and more than two dozen other international airlines.

For safety reasons, electricity to the terminal was shut down, and that meant delayed flights, stranded passengers, diverted flights  – and a big pile-up of baggage.

To make matters worse – there’s more bad weather on the way and some airlines have issued a new round of change fee waivers and cancellation alerts for Atlanta and some northeast and mid-Atlantic airports.  Here are links to some of the alerts posted by airlines late Sunday evening:

Delta Air Lines

JetBlue

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

As always, be sure to check with your airline to see what’s up before heading to the airport. And stay safe.

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