Jetblue 602 -
The Captain either wanted to complain about the flashing lights on the taxiway
which everyone was complaining about for 1/2 hour+ OR
he thought that the ground controller was making a pass at the female first officer OR
He wanted to complain that it took 1/2 hour to get to the gate OR
something totally unrelated to anything on the audio.
The flashing lights may have something to do with the following:
JFK Delay Reduction Program
With the upcoming awarding of the JFK Airport Runway Reconstruction Contract on June 26
and start of construction shortly thereafter, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will implement the second phase of its $376.3 million JFK Delay Reduction Program, a time-saving plan designed to provide easier access from taxiways to terminal gates.
- the work will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011. Runway 13R-31L, which is the airport’s main runway, will be closed for 120 days between March and June of 2010.
- the work is slated to be done between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize traffic disruptions.