The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29208   Message #367885
Posted By: SINSULL
03-Jan-01 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Airline Nightmare.
Subject: RE: BS: Airline Nightmare.
It is the Port of Authority and the lack of growing room around LaGuardia Airport. Too many flights scheduled; too few gates. Keep in mind that LGA is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. I sometimes think that it will take a huge loss of life on the ground before the City does something about the situation. Several planes have fallen into the bay. And yes, money is at the heart of it. Read your tickets carefully and the disclaimers preventing anyone for suing regarding the cattle cars and lateness. Remember - LGA scheduled two 6:15PM flights (Delta and AA) that I know of for last night out of Portland and into LGA. Why? If there were only nine people flying? There used to be a fine to the airline for leaving a gate outside a given time range related to the scheduled time. I don't know if that is still the case. According to news reports, LGA has the worst on-time record of any airport in the country. The only apparant solution - don't fly into or out of LGA.