Stunning Footage Shows JFK Terminal 4 Flooded After Water Main Break, Int'l Flights Halted

With airports across the northeast still catching up after more than 4,000 flights were canceled earlier this week during Winter Storm Grayson - more popularly known as the #bombcyclone - a water-main break in JFK International Airport has left Terminal 4 completely flooded, forcing a shutdown of international flights.

Footage of the incident is circulating on social media. The footage shows several feet of water flooding the terminal, with water pouring down from the ceiling.



The airport first announced that flights would be delayed - then that international flights were canceled - on Twitter this afternoon.





The flooding is exacerbating an already difficult situation at the airport. Two days after the last flake fell, JFK was reeling from the first snowstorm of 2018 with equipment malfunctions, dozens of delayed flights and scores of unhappy customers, the Daily News reported.

"We’ve been here since 8 a.m., and our flight keeps getting pushed back," Leah Golubchick told the Daily News Saturday. "At first they said the baggage machine was frozen, so they were unable to take the bags off the plane. Now they said that the plane is snowed in at the hangar!"

According to the News, fights were breaking out between angry travelers who have been stranded at the airport.


peddling-fiction MagicHandPuppet Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Are they covering for 1,000 Sr. commercial pilots that are now flying for the Air Force? Were those collisions in Toronto and JFK on purpose, or because Jr. pilots are flying now? Anybody know something?……

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philipat 847328_3527 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

You can add to that list our Asian airlines (Singapore, Thai, Malaysian, Cathay Pacific, ANA, Asiana etc) and Hotels, all of which still provide friendly and professional SERVICE within thoroughly modern infrastructure and with state of the art airports(Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Incheon (Seoul) and all major Chinese Cities, all connected with modern transportation systems and highways.

Ironic isn't it that the great "Services" economy isn't able to provide any service?

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richsob 847328_3527 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:13 Permalink

What you say is true; I've seen it myself many times.  So why don't people from all around the world want to flock into those countries instead of the U.S.?  It's got to be more than just the EBT cards that we hand out like Chiclets here in Uncle Sucker.  Whatever the reason is, we're likely going to lose it in the future.

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Maghreb 847328_3527 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:18 Permalink

Demographics and traditional cultures. Working women in those countries do not need to become hookers for social mobility. The corporate system and the benefits still beat the hell out of Magic City and Spear Mint Rhino or Pattaya Red Light district. 

I won´t knock the unions but the system is the old ones can go and work in the offices. Even if let go there are options.

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SilverDOG vortmax Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:14 Permalink



Back in the US 

Back in the US

Back in the USSA !


Was not the Soviet Union infrastructure performing similarly...

while in Afghanistan

while currency was fading 

while bridges crumbled

while damns failed

while military accidents increased etc ?


Oh, but we(USSA) laughed because they(USSR) did not seem to care, and trudged on.

The Jailer does become the Jailed.


BACK in the USSA !





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Déjà view pynky01 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:35 Permalink

2018 Atatürk lnternational Airport remenants will be donated to JFK!

Istanbul’s third airport will welcome its first plane before February of next year, according to Ahmet Arslan, Turkey’s transport, maritime and communications minister.

“We will land the first plane at Istanbul’s third airport before February 2018,” said Arslan, speaking at the Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk in Ankara on Oct. 6.

The first phase of the official opening of the new under-construction airport in Istanbul will be on Oct. 29 of next year, he said. Oct. 29 is the day Turkey marks Republic Day, commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

Around 68 percent of the airport construction has been completed, Arslan added. “Workers are working day and night to finish the project on time,” he said.

When it is completed next year, the new airport will assume most of the passenger traffic from Atatürk International Airport, hosting 250 airlines flying to more than 350 destinations, making it one of the world’s largest transport hubs.

When the first phase is completed in 2018, it will have the world’s largest terminal under one roof, with a gross floor area of nearly 11 million square feet and the ability to serve 90 million passengers a year.

After the completion of all phases, the airport is expected to be the one of busiest ones in the world, with flights to over 350 destinations and, eventually, an annual capacity of 200 million passengers.…

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847328_3527 yellowsub Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:36 Permalink

I avoid ALL NYC and New-ark airports and LA completely even if I have to take a more circuitous route. I am not going to screw up my trip dealing with savages and problems before I even get to my destination.

Once I took an Air Canada all the way out of my way to get overseas but people were polite and the total cost was about the same. yes, a few hours longer but I was not totally stressed when i got to my end point.


If the pollution was not so bad in China it would not be a bad place to live imo. And yes, everywhere you go you are surrounded by what seems like a million people. And better not talk politics ever, there. Other wise it's not bad.

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Cluster_Frak Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:40 Permalink

winning, let's start another war and kill some brown people to distract public from real issues, such as crumbling infrastructure, horrible schools, and corrupt politicians.

insanelysane Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:44 Permalink

Jet Blue cancelled my early morning flight out a Boston.  The flight was cancelled at 1pm the prior day.  It didn't start snowing in Boston until 2 hours after my flight was scheduled to take off.

Jet Blue can go fuck themselves.  You can cancel flights because of inclement weather but it is ridiculous to cancel flights because of the forecast of bad weather.  There was no need to cancel that early.  The evening forecasts had the timeline of the snow not starting until mid-morning.

JOHNICON Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

Infrastructure bill?  What, spend more money?  For what?


Over the past twenty-five years at least $15 billion has been sunk into JFK airport and this ridiculousness is what we have to show for it.  Terminal 4 alone cost $1.5 billion 15 years ago plus another few hundred million when Delta paid to add some additional gates.

This is not about spending it is about competence...something we no longer have in this country, for various reasons.  We have replaced competence with social promotion, virtue signaling, and social justice.


Forward comrade!!

mrvco Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:04 Permalink

I took the Acela to Philly on Friday to catch a flight home.  Would have still been in NYC waiting if I didn't.  What a mess, even at the best of times.