BUFJets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2243 times:
I'm looking at booking a trip that consists of flying two airlines with the change between airlines at LGA. The itinerary would involve 1 hour to change between USAirways and American. Is that enough time to transfer between terminals and clear security? I would not be checking any bags.
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
Hey... you can walk it.. it's not far, but there is also a bus.
Everybody is saying to give more time at airports for security checkin and all, but there are never any lines anywhere on the security lines, at LGA at least. You should be fine. The only problem you may encounter, is if you're USair flight is late, then you cut the AA flight close.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
Jcxp15 wrote: but there are never any lines anywhere on the security lines, at LGA at least
Not necessarily. Just like any other airport located in any metropolitan city, LGA has its peak times for flying. And when its peak time at LGA, trust me, you'll notice it. It gets crowded and lines are long. Further, security at LGA is almost always tight and thorough. Of all the domestic airports I've been to after 9.11, I've found LGA to have the slowest-moving security lines. And when I finally got to the Xray machines, I figured out why. It's because they don't mess around - they check everyone with complete thoroughness and vigilance. Compared to other domestic airports I would say LGA is pretty tight. Of course, it also doesn't help that they only have a max of two security lines going during peak time.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!