As a current New York City resident, I’m constantly barraged with warnings of “Don’t fly out of Newark, it sucks” only to hear a week later “Don’t fly out of JFK, it sucks” and then usually “Don’t fly out of Laguardia, it sucks.” All my options are bad. But there are those of us near little regional hubs that have it…
The idea of all the security we put up with at airports—the lines, the scanners, the bullshit—is so that when there’s an attack, we’ll all be orderly protected. On Sunday night at JFK Airport, we found out how wrong that is. Cheering for Usain Bolt at the Olympics appears to have been mistaken for gunfire and complete…
I don’t know how any of your lives are going at the moment, but I’m pretty confident in saying that, whatever’s happening, you’re doing better than this poor pathetic Dutch guy, 41-year-old Alexander Cirk, who almost died while waiting ten days in a Chinese airport to meet a girl he’d been talking to online. Alex,…
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We have this macabre ballet we do in the airport. We stand in agonizingly long lines, winding around stanchions as our boarding times tick ever closer. It’s a routine borne of tragedies that could hypothetically happen, and we have cast the Transportation Security Administration as our stage directors. Airports are…
Shots were fired early this afternoon near the baggage claim area at the Dallas Love Field airport after a police officer intervened when a man was assaulting a woman, according to news reports. Access to Love Field was shut down following the incident.
Saint Barthélemy Airport is widely known as being one of the most extreme airports with regular commercial service in the world. As such, it is an unlikely place to see WWII fighters tearing up the overhead pattern and doing high-speed, ultra low-level flybys, but the Texas Flying Legends did just that back in 2011.
You haven't really lived until you've landed at one of these airports.
Read these ten horror stories of everything from getting sent back to the country you came from, to an airport with no water or available power to losing your entire plane. You will never complain about your flight delays again.
Ok, so maybe 51-year-old Craig Gallo deserves to lose his motor vehicle and boating licenses for crashing his fishing vessel into the runway approach lights at Laguardia Airport. But at least he had a good reason.
Train service continues at Chicago's Blue Line with "minor delays" after a train totally, like, jumped off the tracks at O'Hare and careened into an escalator, injuring 32 people this morning.
In quite possibly the worst flight delay in history, passengers of Ryanair (big surprise) Flight 8347 had to call the police on their own plane after being stuck onboard for four hours without food or water. [UPDATE: Ryanair responds.]
It's okay to complain about airports. Between the TSA, the incomprehensible terminal layouts, and the bored staff behind the counter, they often suck. According to Jalopnik readers, these ten airports seem to be the biggest pain in the ass.
This footage was shot on a LaGuardia runway. Yes, two kids just hopped a fence and started filming right on runway 31 back in 1968. Airport security has changed a bit little since then.
In the aftermath of a massive fire that gutted the main hall of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, officials are investigating whether the airport was looted by first responders. Worst firefighters ever? Maybe.
Humans like to be able to reach every point of the planet, don't we? That sometimes means going by car or, even, by foot with a machete. To go further into the globe we still have to use some trusty (and often old) planes, which means we need remote airports.
The torrential rain comes in on its little cat feet, completely engulfing the Hong Kong International Airport.
On July 23, a drunk Norwegian took a nap on the baggage inspection conveyor belt in Terminal 3 of Rome's Fiumicino airport. He slept right through the x-ray. Look at all those drunk organs.
We are always warned not to shine a laser at a plane as it's flying overhead. In case you didn't know why, it's because it's dangerous.