HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
It seems like so far the past few weeks while looking at passur.com for LGA that the majority of the time the flights were arriving from the south and passing over Manhatten Island at about 5,000 ft then circling over that bay north of LGA and landing on that runway that lands to the west northwest, don't know the runway number (31?)
Captaink From Mexico, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 5093 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
I have only flown into LGA from PIT.. and both times the place to sit was on the right side of the aircraft as u walk in... where are coming from? who are u flying with? What eqquipment are they using?
777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2669 times:
I remember two flights I took into LGA.
The first one we took the route (not sure about N/S) up Brooklyn and Queens, parallel to Manhattan. On this flight I was on the left of the plane and we got a GREAT view of Manhattan for quite a long time. I remember felling like I was almost level with the Twin Towers. This was especially neat because that trip we were staying at the World Trade Center Mariott.
The second trip I took a seat on the left, remembering the first flight's great view. This plane was a 767 from CVG, and I didn't really see anything from the left side. However, people on the right seemed to be oooh and awing. I, of course, couldn't see across those 6 seats all the way to the right window, so I didn't see any part of the skyline. I did see parts of what I think were the Bronx, though. It seemed like the approach described earlier of flying over Manhattan then circling back to land.
AA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 803 posts, RR: 14 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2640 times:
Runway 31: If it is really windy the day you are coming (and it is very windy at LGA a lot) you will, most likely, come in on 31. The 31 approach really has no views of NYC or anything that might be of interest. Although you might see Shea Stadium when you are on final, but then again who wants to see a purple stadium?!!!
Runway 4:If you are coming into runway 4 you want to be on the captian's side of the aircraft. You will come along the East river with great views of NYC
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 996 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
If you're coming up from the south or west, and you land on 31, you get a pretty good view of the city. First off, if they're using Expressway Visual RWY31 then sit on the left side as you fly parallel to LGA over BK and QNS at about 2,000'. If they're using LOC 31, then still sit on the left, as you'll get a view of NYC from about 4,500'.
Here's what you do. Usually late afternoon arrivals will come in on the LDA RWY22, in which case you usually fly up the Hudson. If it's windy or rainy, then sit on the left side.
Anyway, if it's bad weather, you probably won't see much at all depending on ceilings and visibity. The odds of them landing on 4 and 31 seem a lot greater in winter than in summer, so I'd sit on the left.