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United Airlines begins flight operations at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Eastern Concourse on June 2

United Airlines has made this announcement:

This weekend United customers traveling through New York-LaGuardia Airport will experience new gates on the Terminal B Eastern Concourse, following the first phase of the $4 billion, 1.3-million-square-foot redevelopment project of Terminal B, operated by LaGuardia Gateway Partners. With soaring ceilings up to 55-feet high and plenty of natural light, customers will have thirteen new shops, restaurants and services in the concourse to visit; all inspired by the best of New York – from the iconic Shake Shack and local Irving Farm Coffee Roasters to an outpost of New York’s famous toy store, FAO Schwarz.

The new concourse features ample gate seating, with charging stations throughout the seating area along with free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, offered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Additional features include a “park area” complete with greenery and benches, an airport themed children’s play area which contains a 16-foot interactive display and restrooms with spacious stalls and above sink shelves that will keep belongings dry while washing hands.

As part of the terminal redevelopment, United will open its newest United Club on June 2. Conveniently located after security near United’s gates, the new club offers a private oasis of 10,500 square feet with sweeping views of the tarmac. The Club, which is 30 percent larger than the prior LGA United Club location, combines the sleek styles of New York City with the modern touches travelers desire and features more than 200 seats.

Customers can enjoy an expanded food menu including distinctly New York selections such as the iconic New York Bagel provider, Ess-a-Bagel, which will be paired with assorted cream cheese, jams and smokehouse salmon spread, a Greek salad bar and rotating hot foods including oven-baked Neapolitan ziti, fast-fired pesto and goat cheese flatbread, bite sized reuben corned beef with sauerkraut and more. Menu options will rotate throughout the day with hot and cold entrees available all-day. Additional amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, wellness rooms and phone booths.

All photos by United Airlines.

 

American Airlines celebrates unveiling of new concourse at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines on November 29 joined New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo; Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; representatives from LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) team members to celebrate the unveiling of a new concourse at LGA’s Terminal B. American will begin operating flights out of the new concourse December 1.

The construction of the new concourse is the first step in the reimagining of Terminal B, where American has exclusively operated since December 2017. The $5.1 billion transformation of the rest of Terminal B is scheduled for completion in 2022 and is led by the Port Authority, LGP, American and other airport stakeholders.

The new concourse is filled with world-class technology, innovation, best-in-class amenities and services, including notable brand names like FAO Schwarz, Shake Shack, and M∙A∙C, and provides a preview of what the completed project will offer.

Over the next few years, two new concourses featuring 35 gates will be built at Terminal B. The two concourses will be connected to the main terminal by dual pedestrian bridges spanning an active taxiway, allowing customers and aircraft to move about seamlessly. The project includes a new 840,000-square-foot main terminal with soaring ceilings and corridors filled with natural light.

LGA is not American’s only hub or gateway getting an extreme makeover. With its airport partners, American has spent and committed billions of dollars for projects at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Miami International Airport (MIA), Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where the airline recently broke ground on a $1.6 billion project.

All images by American Airlines.

American Airlines to consolidate operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines customers will enjoy an improved experience at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting December 9, 2017 when the carrier consolidates its operations to one terminal.

Upon the move, all American flights from LGA will be located in Terminal B. Since December 2013, flights have been split between Terminals B and C. This consolidated operation means all customers will check in at Terminal B and American will operate flights from each of the terminal’s four concourses.”

To ensure smooth travels for passengers, American’s customer assistance representatives will be stationed throughout Terminal B to guide customers and answer questions.

The terminal move at LGA is just another example of the customer experience improvements American is bringing to hubs across its network. Earlier this week, Philadelphia International Airport’s Terminal B debuted new food and dining options. Additionally, American is in the process of building five new gates at its Chicago O’Hare hub and is investing more than $1.6 billion to improve the experience at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Above Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-Envoy Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N543EA (msn 10323) LGA (Ken Petersen). Image: 924029.

American operates more than 170 daily flights to 41 destinations in the United States and Canada from LGA. In addition, the American Airlines Shuttle offers business travelers frequent and convenient access between LGA and Boston (BOS) and Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) with dedicated check-in areas, departure gates and baggage carousels at each airport.

With nearly 6,000 team members who live and work in New York, American proudly supports a variety of community and civic programs important to the city, including City Year New York, PENCIL and The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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JetBlue to move to the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia

JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline®, on October 20, 2017 announced it has reached an agreement with multiple parties to move its operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport to the historic Marine Air Terminal, bringing JetBlue customers greater convenience and an improved ground experience while the Central Terminal undergoes reconstruction.

JetBlue will be the main tenant at the Marine Air Terminal, an aviation landmark, occupying four gates once the transition is completed in December – just in time for the start of the busy holiday travel season. This move will alleviate traffic and congestion as construction on the Central Terminal gets underway. JetBlue plans to move back to the Central Terminal when construction is completed.

While honoring the historic design of the Marine Air Terminal, JetBlue will add its own modern touches creating an airport experience in line with the award-winning service its customers receive onboard. With the needs of both business and leisure travelers in mind, including customers traveling on JetBlue’s popular Boston-LaGuardia route, customers can:

  • Avoid the congestion of the Central Terminal area
  • Request pick-up and drop-off points right at the Marine Air Terminal curb
  • Secure taxis with shorter lines and less congestion
  • Park conveniently next to the terminal
  • Access multiple city bus services

Once the move is completed, JetBlue customers arriving at the Marine Air Terminal, the airport’s closest terminal to Manhattan, will be welcomed by hospitality-trained crewmembers in an open concept, self-service focused lobby, designed to provide personal, helpful and simple touches.

The Art Deco Marine Air Terminal is one of aviation’s most historic landmarks. When it opened in 1940, it housed operations for seaplane service with aircraft departing from the East River. Over the years it has also served as a private jet terminal.

Map Above: LaGuardia Airport.

Below Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N569JB (msn 2075) (10th Anniversary) LGA (Ken Petersen). Image: 924210.

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Video: The vision for the comprehensive redesign of New York’s LaGuardia Airport

A presentation that details the redesign, led by Dan Tishman, CEO of Tishman Construction Company and Chair of the Governor’s airport master plan advisory panel.

American Eagle to add four regional routes

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is adding American Eagle ERJ 145 service (operated by Envoy Air) on the Charlotte – Springfield, Missouri route on November 5. The new route will operate daily according to Airline Route.

 

Additionally the carrier is also adding three American Eagle routes from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Akron/Canton and Memphis will be added on November 5 followed by Jacksonville on December 17 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Envoy Air’s Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N609DP (msn 145069) arrives at Baltimore/Washington.

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NTSB Issues its latest update on the accident of Delta flight 1086 at LaGuardia Airport

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) (Washington) has issued this update report on Delta Air Lines flight DL 1086 at LaGuardia Airport in New York on March 5, 2015:

As part of its ongoing investigation into last week’s accident at LaGuardia Airport where Delta Air Lines flight 1086 veered off the runway shortly after touching down, the NTSB on March 9 released its second investigative update.

On Thursday, March 5, 2015 at approximately 11:18 A.M., Delta flight 1086, a Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) MD-88 flying from Atlanta, GA to LaGuardia, NY exited the runway and came to rest with its nose on an embankment. There were 127 passengers (including 2 lap children) and 5 crewmembers on board the flight. Twenty three passengers received minor injuries, and others were transported to the hospital for evaluation. All passengers have been released from the hospital. Since arriving on scene, the NTSB, with assistance from the FBI, has documented the runway markings and the airplane. Investigators have determined:

1. The airplane departed the left side of runway 13 about 3,000 feet from the approach end of the runway. The tracks were on a heading of about 10 degrees from the runway heading.
About 4,100 feet from the approach end of the runway, the airplanes left wing initially struck the airport’s perimeter fence, which is located on top of the berm, and the airplane tracks turn back parallel with runway 13.

2. About 5,000 feet from the approach end of the runway, the airplane came to rest with its nose over the berm,. The left wing of the airplane destroyed about 940 feet of the perimeter fence.

3. Significant damage to the airplane was noted, including:

A. Damage on the left wing’s leading edge slats, trailing edge flaps, and flight spoilers.

B. The breach of the left wing fuel tank was noted in the area of the outboard end of the outboard trailing edge flap.

C. Damage to the front radome, weather radar and to the underside of the fuselage from the front of the airplane all the way back to the area of the left front passenger door.

D. Damage was also noted in the nose landing gear well and main electronics bay.

4. The tailcone handle in the main cabin was actuated.

5. The autobrake selector switch in the cockpit was found in the “max” position.

As part of the investigative process, the following investigative groups have been formed: Operations and Human Performance, Airworthiness, Airports, Flight Data Recorder, Cockpit Voice Recorder, and Maintenance Records. Below is a summary of some their work, to date.

1. The Maintenance Records group began reviewing the maintenance records on Saturday and that work is ongoing.

A. Delta Air Lines is the original owner of the accident airplane and took delivery of it on December 30, 1987.

B. The aircraft had 71,195.54 flight hours and 54,865 flight cycles at the time of the accident.

C. The last major maintenance visit took place on September 22, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. This visit was part of the airplane’s regularly scheduled maintenance program, and included tests of the auto brake, antiskid and auto spoiler systems.

D. The last overnight service check was completed March 2, 2015 in Tampa, Fla.

2. Investigators with the Airworthiness group will continue to examine and test the antiskid, autobrake and thrust reverser systems today.

3. The Operations and Human Performance groups interviewed the flight crew on Saturday in Atlanta, Ga. The crew stated:

A. They based their decision to land on braking action reports of “good,” which they received from air traffic control.

B. That the runway appeared all white when they broke out of the overcast, moments before landing.

C. That the automatic spoilers did not deploy but that the first officer quickly deployed them manually.

D. That the auto brakes were set to ‘max’ but that they did not sense any wheel brake deceleration.

E. The captain reported that he was unable to prevent the airplane from drifting left.

4. An NTSB air traffic control specialist has gather the following information: another Delta Air Lines MD-88 airplane landed on runway 13 about 3 minutes prior to flight 1086 (the FDR has been sent to the NTSB recorder lab and investigators will interview this flight crew in the coming days) and confirmed that air traffic controllers relayed the braking action reports to the flight crew of 1086,which were based on pilot reports from two other flights that landed several minutes prior to flight 1086. Both earlier flights reported the breaking action on the runway as “good”.

5. A preliminary readout of the Flight Data Recorder found:

A. That the autopilot was engaged until the airplane was about 230 feet above the ground.

B. That the airspeed during the final approach was about 140 knots and touchdown occurred at about 133 knots.

C. That the airplane’s heading deviated to the left and it departed the runway shortly after touchdown.

D. That there are degradations in recorded signal quality around the time the airplane departed the runway and extraction and verification of the data is continuing.

6. The quick access data recorder on flight 1086 was also recovered and that recorder is being readout at NTSB headquarters on March 9.

7. An NTSB meteorologist is examining the weather conditions at the time of the accident.

8. The Cockpit Voice Recorder group plans on convening at NTSB headquarters Tuesday, to begin developing the CVR transcript.

The investigation is ongoing and any future updates will be issued as events warrant.

Delta Air Lines MD-88 N909DL skids off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport

Delta MD-88 skids off runway at LGA 3.5.15

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) flight DL 1086 from Atlanta to New York’s La Guardia Airport skidded off the runway this morning while attempting to land at LGA in winter weather conditions. The McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (N909DL, msn 49540) with 127 passengers and five crew members was attempting to land on runway 13 at approximately 11:05 am. The aircraft veered off the runway to the left and came to a stop up on a berm with the nose penetrating the security fence (approximate position marked X below). The right wing appears to have sustained some damage although this is unconfirmed. There was a minor leak of fuel.

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Map Above: FAA.

According the NYNJPA, two aircraft had just landed on the same runway before DL 1086 and reported “good braking action”.

Below Photos: New York Fire Department: The nose and underside of N909DL also sustained damage.

Delta N909DL Nose (NYPD)

Delta N909DL overhanding the berm (NYFD)(LR)

All passengers and crew members safely exited the aircraft from the over-the-wing exits. Two passengers have been transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

LaGuardia Airport was closed but has now reopened runway 4-22.

Delta issued this statement after the accident:

Delta employees, including volunteers of the Delta Care Team in and en route to New York, are assisting passengers of Delta flight 1086. Aircraft maintenance technicians, investigators and other Delta specialists also will arrive in New York shortly to assist with the investigation.

Delta Air Lines Flight 1086, a MD-88 en route from Atlanta to New York-LGA, exited Runway 13 during landing. The incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. local time Thursday. There were 127 passengers and five crew members on board. Passengers deplaned and moved to the terminal on buses. Minor injuries have been reported.

The MD-88 involved in today’s incident was delivered new to Delta in 1987. The aircraft last had a major maintenance overhaul in December 2010. These overhauls are performed every seven or eight years, depending on aircraft type. Its most recent maintenance service check was March 3, 2015.

Delta has had approximately 230 cancellations today at New York-LGA as a result of winter weather and the closure of one runway. The airline is proactively assisting customers with their travel.

On March 6 Delta issued this update:

The aircraft (MD-88 N909DL) of Delta Air Lines Flight 1086 on March 5 has been moved to a hangar where investigators continue their work. Delta is fully cooperating with the National Transportation Safety Board who is leading the investigation.

Delta is restricted from commenting on the investigation in order to ensure that this important work goes unimpeded.

Delta teams have worked through the night to begin returning belongings to customers. Road conditions are gradually improving in New York City which will speed up this effort. In the meantime, Delta has refunded each customer the full price of their airfare and remains in touch to assist customers with any other immediate needs.

Top Twitter photo by Sarah Wagner.

 

Delta N909DL at LGA

 

Are nonstop New York LGA-California flights a possibility?

According to this report by Dan Reed of Forbes, the Post Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages LaGuardia Airport (LGA) along with John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), is considering lifting the perimeter rule at LGA that restricts nonstop flights over 1,500 miles.

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Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. If the rule is lifted, the landing and takeoff slots at LGA will become more valuable. Airlines will likely move some JFK-West Coast flights to LGA. The loser in this possible rule change may be the small communities with their current flights to LGA with smaller aircraft. The number of 50-seat regional jets is likely to decrease with any rule change at LGA. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N278SK (msn 145370) climbs away from the runway at LGA.

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Delta to expand its customer Porsche service at LaGuardia, SeaTac and Detroit

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Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will expand its customer Porsche service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport this month. Through its pioneering partnership between a U.S. airline and automotive manufacturer, Delta and Porsche have transferred more than 35,000 high-value customers in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and New York-JFK in the last year.

The program began as a trial at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2011 and expanded to Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2013. During a typical day more than 100 high-value customers are transferred from gate-to-gate at Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta. Transferring select SkyMiles Diamond Medallion customers with Porsche vehicles is just another way that Delta delivers exceptional customer service for its most valuable flyers while providing a unique travel experience.

There are 19 Porsche vehicles used across the Delta system to whisk customers quickly between connecting gates. Follow a behind-the-scenes video experience with 19 year Delta employee, Dawn, as she transfers three of Delta’s customers at its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub:

The service cannot be requested or reserved but is provided to Diamond Medallion customers based on a number of factors including the day’s flight operations, connections times between flights for customers and a member’s status. Once customers are added to the priority list for the service by Delta’s Elite Services team, they are greeted at the aircraft boarding door and escorted with their baggage to an awaiting vehicle and on to their connecting gate.

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines.

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