LaGuardia Airport

Braniff, Awesome! Who Does That Overhead Bin Belong To? The Best Of The Rest on August 9, 2015

Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone. The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  Some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others.   This is your […]

Pizza Week In Review: May 31, 2015

Here’s a quick spin through the week of aviation, my week in review of miles and points from Pizza in Motion: The 747 used to rule the skies, but more and more of them are ending up in airplane graveyards.  As Virgin Atlantic continues eliminating them from their fleet, here’s a look at what their future fleet looks like. What happens when a mistake fare happens the other way? Meanwhile, is American Airlines going to stop awarding miles on mistake fares? Aer Lingus is returning to the oneworld alliance now […]

The Week of Awesome Fare Deals Continues With Brazil and Hong Kong. The Best of the Rest For Friday, May 29th, 2015

The awesome week of fare sales caps off with Brazil and Hong Kong added to the list. There’s news on more US customs pre-clearance airports in the works and the possibility that we may have a new LaGuardia before hell freezes over. The Best of the Rest….

Is New York’s Laguardia Airport Getting Ready For Longer Flights?

For as long as I can recall, Laguardia airport in New York has had a restriction on the length of flights permissible at the airport.  The “perimeter rule” restricted flights to a maximum of 1500 miles from Laguardia with very few exceptions, forcing longer flights to Newark or JFK. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, discussions are heating up to lift the ban on those longer flights: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls New York City’s three major airports, said it is studying the so-called […]

If These Pictures Don’t Make You Sign Up For Uber or Lyft…

A recent trip to New York’s LaGuardia airport provided me an acute reminder of the first day I decided I needed to sign up for Uber. I had flown into New York with my family late in the evening, landing at LaGuardia after 9pm because of departure delays.  We stumbled out to the cab line to find the line stretching endlessly, with no cabs in sight.  After about 30 minutes I was finally able to “convince” a Super Shuttle guy to squeeze us into one of his vans, our kids […]

Are NYC Airports Getting A Much-Needed Overhaul?

Andrew Cuomo announced a competition that will start in 30 days for the public to submit new designs for LaGuardia and JFK airports.  Seated beside him was Vice President Joe Biden, an intelligent politician in his own right, who frequently manages to stick his foot in his mouth.  It was earlier this year when he said the following at a speech about improving the transportation infrastructure in the US: “But if I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in […]

5,000 Bonus Dividend Miles For Every 3 US Airways Shuttle Flights

Talk about a solid bonus for those regional commuters in the Northeast.  US Airways has announced a 5,000 point bonus for every 3 shuttle flights flown between now and the end of May.  The 3 shuttle airports are BOS (Boston Logan), LGA (New York-Laguardia) and DCA (Washington, DC-Reagan). This bonus can be earned up to a maximum of 10 times or 50,000 bonus points.  The kicker here is the bonus is for every 3 segments, not round-trip flights. I checked the lowest prices for shuttle flights in the time period […]

Assorted Notables On A Sunday

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the American Airlines shopping portal bonus.  All the major airlines are offering roughly the same bonus.  So, if you’re “miles agnostic”, it makes sense to max out the AA offer first, since United and others have bonuses through the end of the year. Hack My Trip has a useful breakdown of how to get some SkyTeam status, which can be helpful for occasional travel on Delta.  It involves Aerolinea Argentinas.  For newbies, it may seem crazy to open an acount and […]