The leak added insult to injury for hundreds of travelers whose flights were delayed or canceled by the recent winter storm.
Hundreds of bags have been lined up in rows on the floor in the baggage claim areas while travelers, sometimes sleeping next to their suitcases, wait to board flights.
The water leak flooded a baggage holding area in Terminal 4.
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Travelers had complained about delays and baggage problems even before the leak occurred.
“The luggage pile just keeps growing,” he said. “It’s a fire hazard now. New flights are coming in and there’s no space!” he posted on Instagram.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey tweeted that the leak has led to a shutdown of international flights coming into the terminal.
A water main break at Terminal 4 at JFK Airport has led to a shutdown of international flights into the terminal. Passengers are urged to contact their airlines for specific flight information.
— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) January 7, 2018