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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2733 times:

Today in the NY area about 3 to 6 inches of snow fell, now at JFK they said there was no delays but at Newark and La Guardia they said those airports had 2 and a half hour delays.

Why is it that Newark and La Guardia always seem to have lots of delays when ever the weather is bad, but JFK doesn't?


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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2685 times:

my only thought of that would be because EWR and LGA have a hell of a lot more domestic flts in/out of the airport compared to JFK which is more just int'l flts. just more traffic there compared to JFK.

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User currently offlineJfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Actually, that is true to some degree.
JFK is the busiest airport in the region in terms of passengers because most of the aircraft using the airport are widebodies that carry 200+ people. This is not the case at LGA or EWR. They have more flights on a daily basis with smaller aircraft (although EWR gets its fair share of widebodies).
As a result, if the WX goes sour, there are more aircraft to shuffle at LGA and EWR.

HOWEVER, the real reason behind the delays lies with the airports themselves. JFK is much larger and the runway configuration is much better to handle a large amount of traffic. LGA is at capacity all day long; that's why it is slot restricted. EWR is near capacity at all times. Both airports have the worst delays in the nation even under normal circumstances.

PJ


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Both airports have the worst delays in the nation even under normal circumstances.
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I wouldn't say this is the case at EWR at all.

J


User currently offlineFLYGUY1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1736 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

I know LGA, and EWR generally use one separate runway for arrivals, and departures, while JFK uses both. This is also a contributing factor I'm sure.


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

JFK is the busiest airport in the region in terms of passengers because most of the aircraft using the airport are widebodies that carry 200+ people.

Less and less true with the growth of B6.



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