Drove down to my parent's house the nite before as they live only 6.5 miles from LGA. Arrived at 9am with plenty of time for the 10am shuttle to Boston.
Checked in at the Eticket Kiosk, very simple and quick. I chose seat 1a, why not go for the best!?
I was the only one through security at the time and made it though fine.
First thing to do in the USAirways shuttle terminal is go get all those free magazines! I picked up about 10.
Scheduled Flight was 6134 an A319 N754UW
Photo © James Reppucci
At 9.45 they announced that N754UW had a bird strike on landing at LGA and it would take the crews 45 minutes to check the aircraft. 10 minutes later they cancelled it altogether and told everyone to take the 11am just one gate over. They also announced open seating and no need to get new boarding passes.
I knew this would make for a very hectic boarding process to i took a seat very close to the jetway. After going through the trouble of arriving early to get seat 1a, i didn't want to get stuck in the middle seat of row 22!
While waiting at our new gate the flight to DC was boarding there. Observed and VERY irrate woman going through a random security check. We all know that when the computer selects you, you get checked multiple times. She was crying and saying this was the 3rd time. She started throwing everything out of her bag onto the floor. Then she was like "my husband's a very important actor and I have to be at the White House at 4pm, and my uncle just died." Port Authority cops came over and tried to calm her down. They told her that if she didn't calm down and let security screen her, she wouldn't be allowed on the plane. She kept going on about having to be at the White House and how she was going to sue the airlines. Some people are just really stupid. Just go through the process and be patient!
Our new plane was an A320 instead of A319.
Boarding came and I was on almost first, and got 2a, not to bad. Since the 11am was now two combined flights, it was pretty full. We pushed back a few minutes late an taxied right out to runway 13.
Service was a full can of juice / soda and a very tasty cheddar snack mix.
Sunday was a very cloudy and foggy in the Northeast and we had a very bumpy landing on to 22L.
Flight was a quick 30 minutes and I was outside on the curb at logan for my co-worker to pick me up even before my scheduled arrival of noon.
And all this fun for $52!
Too bad I'm getting a ride back to NY, no return flight