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Why No International Flights Out Of LGA?  
User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7300 times:

Hello all


Why are there no international flights out of LGA beside Canada? I know Newark is a designation international along with JKF. any comments please.
I guess the state of New York can't handle 2 international airports.

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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7289 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Thread starter):
Why are there no international flights out of LGA beside Canada?

Because you totally forgot about those flights to the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Aruba?

Besides those, however, there is no sizeable customs and immigration facility/presence at LaGuardia. As a result, only those places that have pre-clearance facilities can have flights that go to LGA.

Furthermore, there is a 1500 statue mile perimeter around LGA for all days except Saturday, which is why there are no flights to LAX, PHX, SFO, SEA, and the only SLC flights are on Saturday.



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7268 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Thread starter):

Why are there no international flights out of LGA beside Canada?

There are a few more as SHUPirate1 said, it's simply because LGA doesnt have the facilities to cater for large amounts of international passengers!

I would love to see BA operate a LHR-LGA daily 763/752 service or a US 752 service to LGW, i'm sure the route could be very profitable!

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 1):

Furthermore, there is a 1500 statue mile perimeter around LGA for all days except Saturday, which is why there are no flights to LAX, PHX, SFO, SEA, and the only SLC flights are on Saturday.

Why is this?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7248 times:

Thanks all. I didn't know about that. I just finished checking out the LGA site and yeah I guess I can see why they don't support much of international traffics. Didn't know they fly to few places in the caribbeans.

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7233 times:

But added to that, LGA doesn't have any big customs and immigration facility. The international destinations out of LGA all have pre-clearance, the passengers clear US immigration and customs in that country prior to leaving, eg NAS and BDA.. Am I not correct?


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16858 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7186 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 4):
The international destinations out of LGA all have pre-clearance, the passengers clear US immigration and customs in that country prior to leaving, eg NAS and BDA.. Am I not correct?

Only flights that have been pre-screened can arrive at LGA, same with DCA.



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User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7138 times:

that being said wouldn't it be cool if they had SNN-LGA saturday only service?

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7063 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
I would love to see BA operate a LHR-LGA daily 763/752 service or a US 752 service to LGW, i'm sure the route could be very profitable!

I was using Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 about two years ago, and had installed some British Airways AI traffic and amazingly, I saw a BA 767-300 at LGA! I thought it was cool, but I removed that traffic because I was aiming for realism...



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User currently offlineRAMPRAT980 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7054 times:

CO flies LGA to Aruba

http://www.continental.com/fSearch.a...06FDB&FS=RT&AF=0&PS=US&SS=TB&ST=LF



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