Port Authority launches investigation into water pipe break at @JFKairport. https://t.co/jOZVppTdAN pic.twitter.com/qgYb8xgrx2
— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) January 8, 2018
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.
Flooding at JFK airport adds to misery after flight delays https://t.co/QJBNpWg5qm pic.twitter.com/uKEli4fLWf
— Reuters Science News (@ReutersScience) January 8, 2018
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:
We are monitoring a weather system expected to bring mixed precipitation to parts of the U.S. Southeast & Northeast on Monday. A winter weather waiver has been issued for ATL & airports across the Northeast to allow customers to adjust their travel plans. https://t.co/fclvtySdQy
— Delta (@Delta) January 8, 2018
As always, be sure to check with your airline to see what’s up before heading to the airport. And stay safe.