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Passengers on Flights Arriving in NY Stranded for Hours on Tarmac

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Passengers on three flights arriving at New
    York's Kennedy Airport say they spent hours on the tarmac waiting
    to disembark.

    A passenger on one Cathay Pacific flight says travelers were
    still on one plane at 1:15 p.m. nearly eight hours after landing.

    Travelers on another Cathay Pacific flight say they waited 10
    hours on the tarmac before leaving the plane Tuesday morning.

    Cathay Pacific did not return calls seeking comment.

    A British Airways flight spent more than seven hours overnight
    on the tarmac. Airline spokesman John Lampl says the flight had to
    wait for an open gate.

    A spokesman for the agency that oversees the area's airports
    says Kennedy is pulling workers off snow removal duty to help the
    plane that still has passengers on it.

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