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Flying Out Of LGA On Saturdays  
User currently offlineHagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 168 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

Hello A.net fellows,

I have an AC flight out of LGA next Saturday with the following schedule:

LGA - YYZ: 11:30 - 13:04
YYZ - YWG: 14:50 - 16:20

My concern is the short connecting time at YYZ (1h46min) to clear Canadian customs and switch from terminal 2 to 1 to get in the plane to YWG.

I've experienced some delays at LGA on weekdays. Can anyone tell me his experience with LGA on Saturdays? I can't afford any delay in my departure this time out.

Thanks a lot.


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User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 954 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

There is a lot LESS volume on Sat/Sun so delays are less to none.

Barring and weather problems you should be fine.


User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
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As stated, the weekend schedule at LGA is much more manageable... the shuttles operate every other hour, and many express/connection flights do not operate on weekends.

User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

LGA is so dead on Sat, that usually only one rwy is used for both arrivals and departures without any delays or long waits on the ground. You should be fine.


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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Not to disagree with some of the above posts but due to Runway construction on Saturdays (13-31 has been closed the last two) there can be delays and some long waits for takeoff. Hagic you will still probably be fine, I just checked AC's website and there are 4 later flights that day from YYZ-YWG, worst case scenerio you take the next flight out of YYZ at 1605. My free advice, as you are about to board your flight in LGA if it is running late and or they are annocing runway delays ask the gate agent if they can protect you on the 1605 departure out of YYZ (which keeps your original booking and also gives you a seat on the next one). This is very common practice and will give you a little piece of mind. Enjoy NYC and LGA.

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Slightly off topic, I was just wondering why are flights to destinations over 1500 miles allowed only on Saturdays, and do any airlines operate Saturday only flights from LGA to the West?

User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5339 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Quoting Hagic (Thread starter):
I can't afford any delay in my departure this time out.

Then don't fly from New York. Any airline enthusiast should know that delays happen, particularly in the Northeast, and you can't predict when they will happen. Also, just because you don't go right from the gate to the runway doesn't mean that you're "delayed". More often than not, LGA flights have built into their schedule a big hunk of taxi/sitting time.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 5):
I was just wondering why are flights to destinations over 1500 miles allowed only on Saturdays, and do any airlines operate Saturday only flights from LGA to the West

There are lots of threads on this, and it's easy to look up on Google, too. But the bottom line is that because traffic at LGA is so much lower on Saturday, there is no need for the restriction. ATA did a LGA-SFO flight for a while, with some great loads and some not-so-great loads. That stopped a while ago. Although your question was about the West, I should also say that USAirways often runs/ran trips to places like Aruba (about 2000 miles) on Sat-only as well.


User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 5):
Slightly off topic, I was just wondering why are flights to destinations over 1500 miles allowed only on Saturdays, and do any airlines operate Saturday only flights from LGA to the West?

DL also has Sat only flights to LAX from LGA.



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User currently offlinePhllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3664 times:

US operates flights on Saturdays to AUA, STT and SJU

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