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September 20: Big Day For LGA  
User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 44
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

The past year has actually played host to an onslought of new sights and sounds at New York's La Guardia. Song began daily services to Florida on August 4, and it was one of the first airports to cater (for however long) to the A318 last September. Bomb scares to F14s to a Southwest business flight, the best is yet to come.

THREE new airlines begin service within three (hah!) days of eachother at LGA this September.

  • jetBlue, 9/17

  • WestJet, 9/20

  • JetsGo, 9/20


  • All the bases have been covered, yes. I find it a bit hard to believe that the inaugural flights were slated for these dates by coincidence, though. What's up with two Canadian LCCs starting on the same day? That brings the total to FOUR Canadian airlines with multiple flights each day to Toronto. It's a little disturbing to think of how long all this may last.


    Scotty: Sorry you were banned, but dude, we already know that all this is good for LGA, jetBlue, WestJet, and JetsGo. Thanks anyway.


    Brian


    What the FUTT?
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    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

    I find it a bit hard to believe that the inaugural flights were slated for these dates by coincidence, though. What's up with two Canadian LCCs starting on the same day?
    Two theories: The Jewish holiday might provide a great time for people to take a quick vacation, and LCCs would be prime for this (or at least as the public sees it). The second theory is that the airlines figure because of the holiday, not many people will travel, and it is a good time to guinea-pig flights (meaning that if something goes wrong, it would not be as bad as other weekends).

    Also, I believe that those dates are the start of the fall season, so some summer frequencies might be cut down.

    Here is my question: Can I book the jetBlue JFK-LGA flight?  Big grin

    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

    dude... you have way too much time on your hands. find a woman!
    I actually found it to be an interesting observance and quite fascinating.

    I suggest that you have a look at this topic regarding "Rule 3": http://www.airliners.net/discussions/site_related/read.main/24742/.

     Smile
    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

    safetydude, yes you can as jetblue just took delivery on 50 out of 100 B1900Cs to serve JFK-LGA. they're going to have 50 daily departures daily from each airport. and they don't have to worry about slots because they'll be taking off from the taxiways.


    "...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
    User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

    i'm not saying he's irrelevant, he just needs a woman!


    "...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

    safetydude, yes you can as jetblue just took delivery on 50 out of 100 B1900Cs to serve JFK-LGA. they're going to have 50 daily departures daily from each airport. and they don't have to worry about slots because they'll be taking off from the taxiways.
    Perhaps you did not understand that I was joking when I put in this smiley:  Big grin

    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

    i was joking too .


    "...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
    User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

    The RNC will be just a bit bigger for JFK, & LGA... I'd post a link to the site, but it's irrelevant as it's all Kerry bashing and nothing about thier own Convention.


    Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

    The RNC will be just a bit bigger for JFK, & LGA
    Excellent point, although the routes are not exactly prime for Republican representatives.

    i was joking too .
    Bad joke.

     Smile
    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 44
    Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

    Hey, Mr. D70, shut the blabber before you hurt yourself.

    SafteyDude: I don't know many Canadian Jews, but yeah, I hear the Gefilte fish is great up by the 'falls. As for booking JFK-LGA, you can't do that online, but I'd imagine that you can call up and book a connecting flight via BUF (shortest routing?). Being serious, of course.

    Actually, since the first scheduled B6 flight with LGA is a departure to FLL, no one knows yet what the deal is with a ferry flight. It may be an empty plane from anywhere between BOS and LGB, or it could just be a little hop 'cross Queens from JFK to LGA--it's actually possible, considering fuel. Not sure about aircraft availability. That'd be cool! Keep tabs on NYCAviation's news page for updates.


    AviationWiz: The RNC doesn't seem like a cause for this. Besides, it's been established that LGA's been on the radar for these three guys for some time already, so (actual) politics probably had little to no influence. Even with these three airlines, there are no new destinations; just more flights to FLL (B6) and YYZ (WestJet, JetsGo, plus CanJet and Air Canada [and subsidaries]).



    Brian



    What the FUTT?
    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

    I don't know many Canadian Jews, but yeah, I hear the Gefilte fish is great up by the 'falls. As for booking JFK-LGA, you can't do that online, but I'd imagine that you can call up and book a connecting flight via BUF (shortest routing?). Being serious, of course.

    My point was that people (non-Jews who wanted to take advantage of the weekend, or some of the not-so-religious-Jews) might want to take a quick vacation, and might just splurge on whatever they find from a LCC, believing that they would be the cheapest.

    book a connecting flight via BUF (shortest routing?).
    All of B6's LGA flights are to FLL (right?) so JFK-LGA would only be possible through FLL.

     Smile
    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 44
    Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

    All of B6's LGA flights are to FLL (right?) so JFK-LGA would only be possible through FLL.

    Why do I make such stupid comments? WHY? lol



    What the FUTT?
    User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
    Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

    JFK-LGA...... I can do that for a spotting trip when I'm in NY  Big thumbs up

    If there will ever be such a route, what will the price be? $30 R/T??  Smile Nice shuttle too for anyone wanting to shop down at KJFK from Queens!



    Chelsea Football Club supporter.
    User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

    maybe they'llopen the flight for employees at LGA...they can park at JFK and fly to work!

    IF you want to go JFK-LGA and connect to FLL you are 1) crazy or 2) desperate!


    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

    IF you want to go JFK-LGA and connect to FLL you are 1) crazy or 2) desperate!
    Originally it was a joke, but then we started to get technical.  Big grin

    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 44
    Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

    Hey, it's practical. Just for the sake of flying, you can do JFK-FLL-LGA on, for instance, 9/18/04, for $165.20 or LESS. That's $79 and $69 one way plus taxes, but it's as low as $49 each way. Yummy.

    [Edited 2004-07-27 04:27:25]


    What the FUTT?
    User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13004 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

    I think that JetsGo has been operating from EWR for a while (I saw one of their a/c this morning while on the NJ Turnpike this am). This would be a significant expansion of service. I also believe Air Canada also serves LGA (and EWR) with a number of daily flights too.

    User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

    Yeaaaa, thats great to hear, but I wonder who will be the best and lowest to fly with.....I hope we get JetBlue here in YYZ, then it will be even better.

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