LGA has been known for a couple years to be fairly boring. Since the downturn in the industry, traffic became 50% regional jet, and DL
was the only airline sending in heavies. Even DL
's 764 service from ATL
is only down to one a day now.
Things have changed lately, though. In the Spring, Canjet appeared which brought 732s back in here.
JetBlue started ops on 9/17, bringing in all those nice tails and a nice new look for LGA
9/20 saw the start of both JetsGo and WestJet, which brings in 737s with winglets and more 732s (westjet) and the option for Fokker 100s (jetsgo) to appear at LGA
again as well.
US Airways has now painted three of its A319s in Star Alliance colors, one (N702UW) showing up this morning. Nice options for new paint schemes.
All good timing as the nice weather is starting to roll in.
Other nice schemes include Air Canada's Tango and Horizons still flyin around and their Jazz on their BAe-146s. The American 738 retrojet, and the hunt for more United new colors. When the snow starts up, Air Canada will bring in 767s a little to make up for the previous day's cancelled flights, and AA
might do the same.
I'm expecting a fun season from LGA
, with this also being the first fall/winter that Brian Futterm and myself have DSLRs.
I hope Anet is ready.
Phil Derner Jr.