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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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Re: NYC's Laguardia gets builder for new terminal

DrFumblefinger ·
Estimated construction costs of $3.6 billion.... Shall we start a pool on what the real costs will end up being? I'd guess double that.
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Re: NYC's Laguardia gets builder for new terminal

PHeymont ·
So you're taking the low end of the pool? LOL! Actually, there is a smallish incentive to keep the cost low as possible, because the consortium's $2.5 billion share is meant to be made back out of operating profits once the terminal is open. So, if they run the cost up, it will take them longer to get their money back. On the other hand, my guess at the scenario is that they'll have arranged for most of any overrun to come from PA or state funds...
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Re: Laguardia Gets a Little Love from the Guv

PortMoresby ·
Good news! Please come back and let us know when it's done. By then Airbnb may have helped sort out the NYC short-term rental market confusion and I can begin planning a visit. I'd love to visit but dread both LGA & hotel prices.
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Re: As if you didn't know: NY Gov calls NYC airports terrible

PortMoresby ·
I'm going to have to agree with the Governor. One must acknowledge a problem before it can be fixed. I believe La Guardia is just about the worst airport I've had the misfortune to use in recent years. I include any number of developing nations in the assessment. Most countries try to encourage tourism by giving a good impression on arrival. Even in places where infrastructure as a whole is lacking, the airports are often clean and new. I sincerely hope the Governor succeeds in this.
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Re: As if you didn't know: NY Gov calls NYC airports terrible

PHeymont ·
Well, fortunately LGA hosts no international flights except to and from Canada, and hey, they're family, right? No need to do heavy cleaning. Seriously, though: It's actually my favorite of all the NY airports. It's compact, I can park easily across the road from the main terminal and the luggage comes faster than at either JFK or EWR. It's even got a Todd English restaurant and a few other amenities. It doesn't dwarf me or make me feel lost in future space. To me, it's like a pleasant...
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Re: As if you didn't know: NY Gov calls NYC airports terrible

PortMoresby ·
By "worst" I meant grubbiest. And crowded. I can certainly see how the convenience factor would temper one's opinion in the case of locals. But you, too, PHeymont deserve better.
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Re: As if you didn't know: NY Gov calls NYC airports terrible

GarryRF ·
When I was stranded in JFK for 3 days trying to get back to England I found the Staff there were extremely friendly. No...No... not the TSA. The folks who worked at Starbucks and BK. The Airline Reps and the Skycaps. All generous to all the young kids who were waiting to get back to England too. They'd all spent their last Dollar before we boarded our original flight home. Then we returned 6 hours later with technical problems. The cash machines soon ran out of Dollars. I even had time to...
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Thanksgiving Storm: Check with your airline!

PHeymont ·
As of Wednesday morning, airlines have cancelled over 200 flights in anticipation of a Noreaster that will hit the New York area and surrounding territory starting Wednesday afternoon. About half the cancellations involve New York Laguardia and Newark...
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NYC airports set records for busy...

PHeymont ·
The five airports operated by the Port Authority of NY and NJ (JFK, Laguardia, Newark, Stewart/Newburgh and Atlantic City) set a record for passenger traffic last year, with 117.1 million passengers, up 3 million from the year before.   And,...
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NYC's Laguardia gets builder for new terminal

PHeymont ·
New York's Laguardia Airport, my favorite (but it don't get no respect) has taken a big step toward its major upgrade with the selection of a developer consortium that will design, build and operate a new terminal to handle double the passengers with...
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NY's Laguardia to get total overhaul by 2021

PHeymont ·
New York's often-mocked but close-in and convenient Laguardia Airport will get a total make-over within the next six years, under plans announced yesterday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Essentially all the existing buildings will be shifted to allow better...
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Smaller airlines demand air (and ground) space

PHeymont ·
Laguardia taxiway, lined up for take-off: Is there room for more? Photo: Port Authority of NY&NJ A coalition of smaller airlines is stepping up pressure on the Department of Transportation to open up some landing and take-off 'slots' for them at New York's crowded airports, dominated by the 'Big 3' legacy carriers. Alaska, Allegiant , Frontier, Spirit and Virgin America call themselves "new entrants" in the business and the area, and are...
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Best and Worst airports list for 2015

PHeymont ·
Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Paris-Beauvais, France and Laguardia in New York City top (or is it bottom?) the shame list for airports in the world, Europe and North America this year on a recent survey. At the other end of the scale, congratulations to...
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Southwest, Virgin America buy LGA gates from AA, new service soon

PHeymont ·
Southwest, now the biggest U.S. domestic carrier, and Virgin America will expand service from New York's Laguardia Airport using gate slots bought from American Airlines. The sale was part of the requirement for merger approval of AA and USAir, which...
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Southwest Adds LGA, and more flights to other hubs

PHeymont ·
Southwest will add flights in the next months from its newly-acquired Laguardia slots, and add more service to San Diego, Houston and Portland OR, including several trans-continental non-stops. DETAILS
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Delta NY-BOS shuttle changes planes and LGA terminals

PHeymont ·
Starting in November, Delta's NY-Boston hourly shuttle operation is moving from the Marine Air Terminal, Laguardia's old terminal for the Pan Am flying boats of the 30s to Delta's main terminal at the far end of the field. It will no longer be able to...
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Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

PHeymont ·
ThePointsGuy crunches the numbers and finds the usual suspects at both the top and bottom of the U.S. airport list.
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LaGuardia rebuilding causes highway, airport chaos

PHeymont ·
Building the new LaGuardia is putting extreme pressure on getting to and from the existing terminals.
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LaGuardia rebuild may expand more than terminals

PHeymont ·
New York's LaGuardia Airport is getting a complete make-over, and deals for longer flights may be in the package.
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Laguardia Gets a Little Love from the Guv

PHeymont ·
New York City's Laguardia Airport, one of the nation's busiest despite its small size, has long been known as one of the most cramped and outmoded, with barely room for TSA and passengers to co-exist. Now NY's Governor Cuomo has announced that the...
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As if you didn't know: NY Gov calls NYC airports terrible

PHeymont ·
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is responding to long-standing criticism of NYC's bottle-necked airports with. He told a recent conference: "...LaGuardia and JFK are inexcusable, frankly, that they have not been redeveloped to keep pace with the best...
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Groundbreaking for NYC's 'new' LaGuardia

PHeymont ·
LaGuardia, one of the nation's busiest but most outmoded airports, is finally on its way to a massive make-over.
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Art at the Airport: New York's LaGuardia Terminal B

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L travels through the new Terminal B at LaGuardia and eyes its new design
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