If you’re flying out of John F. Kennedy International airport between now and the end of 2015, then your flight is probably going to be delayed. And I don’t mean 30/45 minutes delayed, I’m talking about 2+ hour delayed. This is because there is a huge construction project happening to improve the runways and most of the runways are closed. There was only one open runway 5 days in a row this week. One Runway! For a HUGE international airport.
Also the worst part? The major part of the construction that is taking place right now is side by side with the JetBlue Terminal. NOO!! Say it AIN’T so!? NOT JetBlue!
JetBlue has this statement on their website regarding the construction process:
JFK Runway Construction Project
Last Updated: 3/19/2015 9:27:00 AM EST
“Beginning March 15, 2015, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will undergo a runway improvement construction project at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport through the end of 2015 as an infrastructure investment to handle more aircraft efficiently. During this construction period, JetBlue is committed to minimizing any disruption to our flight schedule. Customers are encouraged to check their flight status online or via the JetBlue app prior to leaving for the airport. For project details and updates, visit www.panynj.gov.”
And everyone is taking their frustrations out on Twitter as well. There is even a trending #JFKdelay going on:
— Jaime 'Himay' Zepeda (@theHiMay) March 15, 2015
— Adam Weeks (@AdamWeeks) March 12, 2015
— Adam De Beck (@adadebe) February 11, 2013
Stuck on the Tarmac at JFK? Anyone know the rules for going back to the gate? #jfkdelay
— jbest_2007 (@jbest_2007) July 26, 2012
Poor people! And that’s just some of the tweets! Moral of the story? Fly out of Laguardia (if possible). The food has gotten SO much better too.. they even have an Artichoke Pizza stand there! There’s also the more local airports- White Plains & Bradley International. You have plenty of options- no worries! Just don’t go to JFK
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