News Americas, NEWARK, NJ, Fri. April 29, 2011: Three hundred passengers on two Caribbean Airlines flight had to endure being stuck on the planes for six hours at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The planes were diverted to Newark from JFK by bad weather and passengers ended up parked on the tarmac there after the pilot could not get a gate to park.
“I felt like I was claustrophobic,” 11-year-old Jasmine told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis.
“They didn’t have any food per se on the plane,” Nikita Job, of Somerset, New Jersey, added.
Pilot Paul Beston told CBS Newark Airport does not service Caribbean Airlines – no computers, no staff, no customs paperwork and no gate and despite new federal rules that feature a passenger Bill of Rights, the measure does not yet apply to international flights.