Ezra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 476 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
To the AA experts --
Why do so many AA planes overnight at LGA? Every time I fly into LGA around 10:00pm, there are at least 10 AA planes around the airport -- some in the hangars, several parked outside the hangars, and several more at the AA gates. Can there be that many morning departures?
Why does AA have so many planes at LGA, yet their operations there are still smaller than DL's, who always seems to have fewer aircraft at their terminal than AA does in its areas?
AluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Both A and B checks are done at LGA. With around 22 terminators and most of them S80s, it is an ideal place to get MX as there are quite a few aircraft to chose from. Anyone ever seen AA try and put a 757 in the hangar? The nose of the aircraft has to be lifted into the air so that the tail dips low enough to get through the door.
Ezra, AA has many originators out of LGA. There are several ORD, DFW, MIA trips as well as a YYZ, FLL and MCO to name a few. Gates 3, 5 and 7 are easy to tow up to from the mx line (that is where you see all the parked aircraft) but 2, 4 ,6, 8 and 10 are harder as traffic tends to be a problem for towing into the throat between the D and C Concourse.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7836 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1722 times:
AA has 99 daily departures from LGA.
Reason for so many departures, is all the morning departures:
5:55am DFW 757
6:00am XNA ER3
6:00am ORD M80
6:07am STL 757
6:30am ORD M80
6:38am MIA 757
6:50am RDU ER3
7:00am ORD M80
7:00am DFW 757
7:15am MIA 757
7:30am DFW M80
7:30am HOU M80
8:00am ORD M80
8:00am DTW ER3
8:00am TPA M80
8:10am FLL 738
8:15am RDU 100
8:25am CLE ER3
8:30am YYZ M80
8:36am STL 757
8:40am PWM ER3
8:45am DFW 757
8:58am BNA 100
9:00am ORD M80
9:10am MIA M80
9:10am CMH ER3
9:25am ORF ER3
9:30am ORD M80
9:45am MCO 757
10:00am ORD M80
For the most part, the first mainlines from hub cities and points west don't arrive in the morning until 10am. Thus all the other aircraft overnight in LGA for the most part. They basically have 30 depatures between 6-10am.
Keep in mind, JFK gets much larger a/c than LGA.
LGA gets a ton of MD-80's, 738's, 757's, and of course its buzzing with all those jungle jets.
JFK's ops lean toward the larger aircraft...the get a ton of A-300's, 757's, 767's, and 777's, only a handful of 738's & MD-80s...Eagle ops are nearly 50/50 Saabs and ERJ's.
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3492 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
Delta and US are the largest airlines at LaGuardia. Delta mainline has 70+ departures including shuttle flights, and US (who's presence has considerably diminished) had well over 100 flights before September 11th. Those numbers however, have decreased since then.