By Nahrain John @karryontravel10 Jul 2017Say the word ‘flight’ followed by the word ‘delays’ over the loud speaker at an airport anywhere around the world and you can practically hear the rage bubbling inside thousands of travellers. Flight delays are one the more irritating aspects of air travel and will often be met with hostility. Unless, the reason for the lengthy wait is that there’s turtles on the runway. Turtle migration slows things down at JFK https://t.co/iKsAp0wN4M pic.twitter.com/pEChCAjbi4 — Rachel Riederer (@readerer) July 8, 2017 That’s one of the things the Internet learned over the weekend when 40 diamondback terrapins crawled out of Jamaica Bay and onto JFK’s airfield. According to reports, the pack of turtles were crossing the runway as part of their annual migration and were ushered along by Port Authority wildlife specialists who helped round them up and safely released them on the other side. Despite causing “brief” flight delays, their migration was welcomed by flyers and social media, including Kibblesmith who was more than happy to wait until they’d safely crossed the runway: Currently stuck on the JFK tarmac for the only acceptable reason a pilot has ever announced. https://t.co/nOONzAEeFU — Kibblesmith ⚔️ (@kibblesmith) July 7, 2017 While David couldn’t believe it was actually happening: Now approaching hour 3 of my flight delay at #JFK because apparently there is a turtle orgy on the runway. I wish I was kidding — David Schwartz (@schwartzstop8) July 8, 2017 And Mostafa saw humour in the situation: My flight has been delayed on JFK because of turtle crossing. I guess Ninja Turtles have arrived in New York — Mostafa Salah (@Mooose22) July 8, 2017 However, not everyone was pleased, like Gareth who said he had ‘no turtle love’: Caught me – 5 hours sitting on the runway at JFK😡 No turtle love here https://t.co/gu54hJ92jj — Gareth Bailie (@bailiegareth) July 9, 2017 What are some of the oddest reasons you’ve ever received for flight delays? Other stories you may like RYANAIR BOSS ADMITS MASS CANCELLATIONS ARE “CLEARLY A MESS” WATCH OUT QANTAS, AIR NEW ZEALAND IS EYEING NEW YORK FLIGHTS TOO HOW LONG ARE YOU WILLING TO FLY ON A PLANE NON-STOP?