Some People Spent Valentine’s Day with JetBlue

Some people apparently spent a snowy Valentine’s Day inside of JetBlue planes at JFK Airport in New York:

JetBlue Airways tried to calm a barrage of criticism after passengers on several planes at a New York airport were left waiting on the ground for as long as nine hours [ed. !!!] during a snow and ice storm.

…According to [a JetBlue spokesperson], the jam arose as the airline sent outbound flights to the runway — so as to be ready to leave immediately if the weather let up — while incoming flights arrived and filled up the departure and arrival gates.

The problem grew worse as some equipment used to tow planes away from gates froze to the ground, he said.

[via CNBC]