Amorous Couple Caused Chaos at Newark Airport
Posted on Jan 7, 2010
We’re betting this scenario will wind up in: (a) a romantic comedy, and/or (b) a “ripped from the headlines” TV show at some point in the not-so-distant future. Last Sunday’s temporary terminal shutdown at Newark Liberty International Airport didn’t stem from an attempted terrorist attack or something similarly sinister; rather, it occurred after a loved-up couple attempted to go in for one last snuggle before an airplane whisked one of them away. —KA
AP via the Houston Chronicle:
The video shows a man embracing a woman before she enters a secured, passengers-only area of the terminal.
The man stations himself near an exit lane, where departing passengers pass a security guard to leave the terminal. A minute or so later, after the guard leaves his podium for several seconds, the woman comes back toward the exit and motions to the man, who ducks under the rope and walks into the passenger-only area.
[...] One of Newark’s terminals was closed for six hours Sunday night, stranding thousands of passengers and wreaking havoc on flight schedules around the world for more than a day.
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The area outside Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, shown in 2006.