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US Airways Announces LGA-AUA/STT  
User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Beginning June 12, US Airways will operate Saturday service LGA-AUA and LGA-STT, as well as adding a 2nd Saturday flight LGA-SJU. (These flights can operate on Saturdays because the LGA perimeter rule is not in effect then.)

From LGA, US currently serves NAS (8x weekly), FPO (Sat. only), SJU (Sat. only), and BDA (seasonal daily).


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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

I wonder if this will disappear as quickly as the announced BOS/LGA-LAS weekend service which disappeared before every operating...

User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Haveric:
I never even knew those services were to start. When was this slated to begin?



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

My only question is, where do the AUA passengers clear customs? I know that YUL, YYZ, BDA, NAS, etc. have pre-clearance, thus allowing flights into LGA, but I wasn't aware that AUA did. Does anyone know if they do?


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User currently offlineSebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Yes, Aruba has preclearance.

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3402 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Great move: start to expand to the caribbean from cities rather than the hubs. Now BOS has a decent operation and LGA has one too, shame it's mainly on Sat. though

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Thanks, Sebwhite. Good to know.


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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Smart decision, better use of assets (aircraft). These are the kinds of things that US needs to do to strive to become profitable again. They have so many strengths (major market share in many hefty markets). It's still a long road ahead, but at least there still on it! Maybe Saturday only to FLL and/or SJU from PVD could work??

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
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From LGA to these destinations they need very little if any connecting traffic to fill these flights, and if passengers do not want to stay 7 nights to return on the Saturday non stops they do offer connecting service via there hubs an different days of the week.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

shame it's mainly on Sat. though

It has to be. SJU, AUA, and STT are outside the perimeter.



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User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Bring it all to STT baby, yeah! The more the merrier!


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I know that YUL, YYZ, BDA, NAS, etc. have pre-clearance, thus allowing flights into LGA,

Not that it really matters.... even pre-cleared flights must still operate to airfields with C&I processing capability, which LGA is.


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3402 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

MAH4546: yes i know it has to be because they are all outside the perimeter. I was just noting that it's a shame they can only fly on Sat. because these routes would do well daily, especially LGA-SJU.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Not that it really matters.... even pre-cleared flights must still operate to airfields with C&I processing capability, which LGA is.

Well, actually it does matter. LGA has that technical capability, but on a limited scale--meaning that airlines cannot simply fly there from anywhere they want. Yes, there are Customs/INS agents on staff at the airport, for private aircraft or emergencies, but the airport is not set up to handle planeloads of international arrivals on a regular basis--the passenger terminals are domestic only. When you arrive at LGA from a foreign airport with preclearance facilities, it is no different from arriving on a domestic flight--you just step off the plane and are free to go wherever you want. So, the reality is that airlines can operate international nonstops to LGA only from those locations with preclearance facilities (including, as I learned today, AUA).



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User currently offlineJfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3448 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

This is very interesting news. USAirways is really pushing these out-of-perimeter flights--something that most other airlines have left for JFK and/or EWR. Then ATA announced (and cancelled) service from LGA to SFO. I wonder what the desire is to do this.
Even in USAIRs heyday at LGA, they never pushed the perimeter rule. The rule was put in place to force traffic to JFK. In theory, it's a dated rule. LGA is now filled up and there is a need--drastic need for JFK even without the rule.
Does anyone else see the possibility of a breakdown of this rule and LGA and JFK operating as two stand-alone airports because I sure do.

Any thoughts?

PJ


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

I can't see the perimeter rule being scrapped as long as LGA is still slot-controlled. The reason is that US (and to a lesser extent everyone else) would use many of their slots to fly to outside-perimeter destinations, in the process decimating service to smaller communities. And Congress loves service to small communities.

What I can see happening is the creation of a limited number of outside-perimeter slot exemptions, à la DCA. However, US lobbied incredibly hard for those to be included in the Vision 100 bill, but they were unsuccessful.



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