Flights Make It To NYC But Get Stranded On Tarmac - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Flights Make It To NYC But Get Stranded On Tarmac

NEW YORK (AP) - Passengers on three flights arriving at New York's Kennedy Airport say they spent hours on the tarmac waiting to disembark.

A passenger on one Cathay Pacific flight says travelers were still on one plane at 1:15 p.m. nearly eight hours after landing. Travelers on another Cathay Pacific flight say they waited 10 hours on the tarmac before leaving the plane Tuesday morning.

Cathay Pacific did not return calls seeking comment. A British Airways flight spent more than seven hours overnight on the tarmac. Airline spokesman John Lampl says the flight had to
wait for an open gate. A spokesman for the agency that oversees the area's airports says Kennedy is pulling workers off snow removal duty to help the plane that still has passengers on it.
      
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