January 8, 2018
People who have not traveled outside of the United States probably don’t have much of an appreciation for how horrible our airports are. I’ve done a fair amount of travel and this country has a a number of major cities that are served by airports that are entirely inadequate for the 21st century.
New York City is one of the primary examples. Both JFK and LaGuardia, the two major airports that serve the city, needed an overhaul 30 years ago.
With that said, it was not a surprise to see how the bomb cyclone storm that hit the region a few days ago ended up causing all sorts of chaos at JFK. If things aren’t handled 100 percent perfectly at these airports, you are going to have major problems. This is what happens when you have a combination of dated infrastructure and a workforce that is becoming increasingly third world.
Let’s review some of the chaos.
For starters, you had two planes that collided with one another on the runway.
It was a rough morning at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday, after two planes clipped one another and passengers nearby complained of extensive delays and seemingly endless taxiing in the wake of this week’s winter blast, CBS New York reports.
The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association said the right wing tip of a China Southern aircraft struck the tail end of a Kuwait Airways plane, causing damage to both aircrafts near Terminal 4 around midnight.
Officials said passengers aboard the Kuwait Airways aircraft were deplaned without incident. The China Southern 777 had no passengers on board at the time of the collision, according to the Port Authority.
Travelers who were stranded at the airport for the past couple of days started to get into fights prompting police to intervene. And if that wasn’t bad enough, a pipe burst causing one of the terminals to flood.
Police were called in to break up ‘disturbances’ caused by furious passengers who have been stranded at the John F Kennedy International for nearly two days as a terminal is evacuated due to flooding.
A portion of JFK was evacuated around 1.30pm on Sunday due to a massive water break. The water rose quickly as passengers fled the terminal.
Video and photos showed dozens of suitcases on the floor of the terminal as water spewed from the ceiling and onto computers and other technology in a arrivals area.
Airport employees were seen desperately trying to clean up the area.
The airport has been rife with chaos for the past weekend as many passengers remained stranded from canceled or delayed flights from Thursday’s ‘bomb cyclone’ snowstorm.
JFK Terminal 4 is experiencing a slight flood as the result of a broken water main. Many flights may be slightly delayed as a result. pic.twitter.com/QQooTVLogk
— Ray [REDACTED] (@rayjwatson) January 7, 2018
The Port Authority has said that they’re launching an investigation as to what caused the water pipe break. If I had to guess, it was probably a non-White laborer that decided not to install weather protection on the pipe.
— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) January 8, 2018
I get that we’ve had some fairly extreme weather in the Northeastern part of the United States, but what’s happening at the JFK airport should be an embarrassment to all Americans. There should not be this amount of dysfunction at an airport that is supposed to serve the largest city in the country. It’s a totally unacceptable situation.
While the boomer generation focused their energies on fighting endless wars for Jews and flooding our country with subhuman filth in the name of diversity, the nation’s infrastructure has decayed into ruin. This story is just another example showing how things have been neglected. It’s literally going to take many years and trillions of dollars to fix all of the infrastructure issues we have in our country. We’ve inherited a disaster.