A power outage at JFK's Terminal 8 left hundreds of travelers in the dark, shut down elevators and escalators, and knocked out checked-bag screening machines and baggage claim conveyor belts on Tuesday. The outage lasted throughout the afternoon and into the evening, and was coupled with weather-related flight delays. The ordeal also came just a few days after Terminal 8 was evacuated for a false-alarm bomb threat that was actually just people cheering for the Olympics.

A spokesman for American Airlines, which runs Terminal 8, confirmed that a power surge impacted three of the terminal's transformers around 2:00 p.m., prompting the outage. href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/16/jfk-airport-power-outage/">CBS reports

that the power was back up and running by 8:30 p.m.

The checked-bag screening system was reportedly back online by 7:45 p.m., allowing plenty of time for a sea of bags and suitcases to flood the check-in area. According to CBS, American Airlines resorted to manual screening. Many flights were canceled, and some passengers were re-routed to other airports.

"I was supposed to fly out of JFK about 9 p.m. and they transferred me to LaGuardia at 6 o'clock in the morning," one hapless passenger told the outlet.

Lights were out across most of the terminal as well. Also, no air conditioning!

The American Airlines spokesman said that there are "scattered delays" due to weather as of Wednesday morning, but all of the power outage-related issues are resolved. As a courtesy, he added, the airline is offering to waive ticketing fees for travelers scheduled for flights yesterday or today who would prefer to fly out of a different New York or New Jersey airport.