B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2807 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 3): LGA is backed up so they land at another hideously congested airport? Wouldn't going to ISP have made more sense?
B6 doesn't fly to ISP so there is no staff, GSE, gate, etc. there. It can be a diversion airport, but you might as well go to a place that is manned by the airline if you're going to divert close to the destination. If, for example, there is an MX issue on the aircraft, or the crew times out, or situations like that arise when landing in an airport like ISP, now the plane is stuck in ISP until it can be fixed or replaced.
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