LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 3826 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.
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.
TinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 3664 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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