Hello a.netters, and welcome to Part 2 of my trip to New York in May 2012. I'm sorry that I've been so slow at posting this part, but I've been quite busy lately. Shortage of time is also the reason that there won't be as much commentary in this report as there was in my last one, since I want to get done with this report before my next one.You can find Part 1 here:
To New York With AC & SAS: CPH-LHR-YYZ-LGA - Pt. 1 (by Pelle Jun 14 2012 in Trip Reports)
As you might have read in Part 1 of this trip report, my girlfriend and I landed in New York (LGA) on May 16th 2012. We had 10 amazing days in New York, where we visited a friend, saw all the sights, had great food. walked many miles and destroyed our credit cards shopping.
I will spare you for the non-aviation stuff since New York is fairly covered on this forum, but below are some pictures of a helicopter tour we took (highly recommendable, by the way):
One of the days we went to see the USS Intrepid, an old aircraft carrier that is now docked at Manhattan and functions as a museum. The museum has a British Airways Concorde at display, and for a small extra fee you can get a guided tour inside it. Guess what I did, whilst my girlfriend was outside, waiting in the sun..?
May 26th 2012
Our 10 days in New York passed all too fast. We spent the afternoon of the 26th in a park (Prospect park) in Brooklyn, before rushing to our hotel just checking out in time, and then heading straight to LGA via the NYC Airporter bus service.
We arrived at LGA at about 2 PM, where we checked in using the AC self-service machines. The machine printed our boarding passes, one for each segment. Comparing with SAS, SAS's solution is definately smarter, using the "proper" boarding-pass paper, and printing multiple legs on one boarding pass. I found that the thin paper ones from AC get scrunched up too easily..
After printing our BP's we got our bags checked in at the desk, and since there was no queue at all it was a very quick job.
We then cleared security, and headed to our gate where we watched an episode of How i met your mother on one of our newly purchased iPads.
LaGuardia seemed a bit small, as we didn't see any big "airport-like" open spaces with dining/shopping etc. It was mostly narrow hallways.
Date: May 26th 2012
Flight # & Route: AC0717 LGA-YYZ
Seat & Class: 25A, Y
Aircraft: C-FMZW, Embraer ERJ-190 from 2007
Date: May 26th 2012
Flight # & Route: AC0882 YYZ-CPH
Seat & Class: 38A, Y
Aircraft: C-FMWP, Boeing 767-333ER from 1993
Conclusion: A decent flight back home with AC. The staff were friendly and service was good, although the atmosphere wasn't as relaxed as it was on the way to YYZ from LHR.
I would definately fly Air Canada again, I think they offer a very fair-priced product.