HVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 440 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
What are DL's plans for their LGA Marine Air Terminal? They've operated only Shuttle flights out of there for a while, but Connection service to DFW and ORD is now scheduled out of the MAT. And I noticed today that my flight to SRQ is leaving out of the terminal tomorrow.
Is DL going to push more mainline or Connection flights over to the terminal? They have six gates over there, so they have the room. While I like flying out of the MAT - the fast, easy departures and the various other perks, I'm worried that would all go south if more DL traffic is added to it.
SBN580 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
Quoting B4real (Reply 6): I couldn't easily find one on a.net, but here's one in general:
That's the way a terminal ought to look! So many airports built since the "golden era," (to what, the late 80's?) have zero architectural style inside and out. Too bad the clock is still not above the entrance. As a fan of mural art too, that WPA work is great! Now, if Delta can just get Boeing to build another flying boat...
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LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
To answer a few questions, there are Shuttle busses operated for DL between the MAT and the regular DL terminal. There are also airport operated Shuttle busses (Route A) between the MAT and all other LGA Terminals including DL's. And HVNandrew your LGA-SRQ flight is operated by a DL Shuttle MD88 that would otherwise be idle on a Saturday. In the past DL would taxi the aircraft over to the Main DL terminal on Saturday morning, I guess now DL is trying this method instead. My guess is many of the SRQ passenger will be at the wrong terminal and come running over to the MAT !
For anyone who has never seen the inside of the MAT it is a real step back in time and worth a visit. All the original historic area's are before security so you do NOT need to fly the DL shuttle to see that part !
BestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7264 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
The Marine air terminal is one of the best ways to fly into and out of NYC. When flying through there, it reminds me of how flying used to be....
Quoting LGA777 (Reply 11): For anyone who has never seen the inside of the MAT it is a real step back in time and worth a visit. All the original historic area's are before security so you do NOT need to fly the DL shuttle to see that part !
Couldn't agree more LGA - the landside area in the MAT is superb.... and easily missed if one is in a hurry. Once airside, the Marine air terminal is just concrete...
Positiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Quoting Ezra (Reply 15): Quoting Quickmover (Reply 14):I can't really tell from the pictures, but do those jetways ramp up from the ground level instead of coming out from level 2? Looks like it.
The jetways connect to level 2.
Once you clear security you walk up a gently sloped ramp to the gate area which is elevated. Downstairs are the crew lounges, etc.