‘Near Riot’ at delay-plagued JFK Airport

(NY DAILY NEWS) – Travelers at JFK Airport were getting snow where fast Saturday.

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.

A Delta spokeswoman said Saturday night that no additional flight cancellations were expected, and crews were focused on reuniting passengers with their luggage.

Kenneth Watson, an Army vet and graduate student from St. Cloud, Minn., showed up early for his 10:30 a.m. Sun Country Airlines flight to Minneapolis. He left the airport seven hours later — but he wasn’t flying.

Travel woes continued through Saturday night, with Port Authority police officers being dispatched to break up a “disturbance” over a cancelled flight in Terminal 4, according to Virgin Atlantic.

After being shut down for nearly a day as 8 inches of snow covered the airport, JFK reopened at 7 a.m. Friday. It didn’t take long for the problems to pile up.

But Kennedy was alone in its misery. Airport traffic was running smoothly at LaGuardia Airport Saturday, according to sources.

The only problem at Newark Liberty International Airport was the AirTrain, which went out of service Saturday. Nine people had to be evacuated from a stalled train, but no injuries were reported.

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