Aa777dr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 994 times:
Hey everyone. How is it going?
I have a quick question about LGA. Has a 747 ever landed @ LGA? It's something that got my attention this morning because i know Delta flies 767s into LGA and this is a fairly large aircraft. They also used to fly L-1011s into LGA (I believe the L-1011 is bigger than the 767).
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 972 times:
No 747s at LGA, the runways are too short. LGA also did not handle 707, DC-8 or 720 aircraft. National (1st), American, and others all flew DC-10-10s into LGA, and DL L1011-1 and later 767-200/300, but these aircraft need less runway than a 747. As a matter of fact, one of the design criteria of the DC-10/L1011 was its ability to land at LGA. Back in the early 70s, it was much more common to see wide-body aircraft on domestic routes; for example, National was all wide-body between NYC and Florida at one time. Hubs and increased frequencies have of course changed all of that. Also, remember that LGA is limited to flight of approx 2000 miles or less - you can fly from LGA to Denver, for example, but not to Salt Lake City (much to DL's annoyance!).
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 963 times:
Why are flights from LGA limited to 2000 miles or less? Although I always realized that there were no transcontinental flights from there, I never realized it was an imposed restriction. (actualy, I never thought about it at all). Obviously since DC-10's, L1101's and the like can land there, flights of longer duration must be possible. Who set's the limits?