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  • New York's LaGuardia 'wins' title of the worst airport in the United States, according to a new…

    09/22/2017 11:02:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:05 EDT, 22 September 2017 | Abigail Miller
    New York City’s LaGuardia Airport has been ranked the worst large airport in the United States, according to a new survey. The notoriously unpopular facility, which is located in Queens, came in last among 21 airports in its category. Even more surprising is that LaGuardia came in last despite this year having an all-time high traveler satisfaction rating. The ranking was conducted by JD Power and asked about customer experiences. New York’s other major airport also scored noticeably low — it was ranked fourth worst among the country’s mega airports. Among those that also received a poor score were Newark...
  • Port Authority vehicles at LaGuardia airport honor Trump’s plane with ‘water salute’

    11/10/2016 12:07:35 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | November 10, 2016, | adam edelamn
    Firefighters at LaGuardia Airport gave Donald Trump's plane a two-hose "water salute" as it departed for Washington, D.C. Thursday morning - a gesture typically reserved for the President, not the President-elect.
  • President-Elect Trump Saluted by Firefighters as He Leaves New York for Meeting with President Obama

    11/10/2016 9:39:52 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    President-Elect Donald Trump flew out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning aboard his private jet Trump Force One. As the plane taxied for takeoff firefighters paid their respects to Trump with a traditional water cannon salute. Nearby, a group of firefighters and officials enthusiastically waved to Trump as the plane rolled by them.
  • Plane carrying Pence skids off runway

    10/27/2016 5:07:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2016 | Karl De Vries
    <p>Washington (CNN)A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday night during landing.</p>
  • Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off Runway While Landing At LaGuardia ["no injuries were reported"]

    10/27/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 27, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The plane of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport Thursday night, CBS News reports. No injuries were reported.
  • Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

    <p>NEW YORK An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.</p> <p>Pence has told reporters he's fine and no one on board appears injured.</p>
  • Epic Gridlock Prompts Travelers To Drag Luggage Along Grand Central Parkway To LaGuardia

    08/24/2016 6:29:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    CBS News NYC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    If you thought trips to the airport were tough enough, now it seems flyers have been forced to drag their bags along the side of the road just to get in and out of LaGuardia. Was it a case of poor planning by the Port Authority? And will things gets worse as construction clogs the airport? As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, building the new airport at the old airport was bound to cause problems, but no one was expecting this kind of trouble.
  • D.C., New York area airports put flights on hold [problems with air traffic control]

    08/15/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2015 | Lynh Bui
    Washington area airports and others along the East Coast are reporting flight delays due to an issue with the system that routes air traffic, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control Web site. “The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Va.,” according to a statement from the agency. “Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed.”
  • LaGuardia Airport to Receive a $4 Billion Facelift

    07/28/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Reem Nasr
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a plan to completely overhaul LaGuardia Airport that comes with a $4 billion price tag for the first part. He made the announcement Monday at a luncheon detailing new infrastructure plans for his state. Vice President Joe Biden was at the meeting. Biden, who last year compared the airport to something found in the "third world," fully supports the plan which will break ground next year. Total construction will take about 18 months, Cuomo said. "It is actually happening," said Cuomo. "LaGuardia Airport is un-New York."
  • Jet skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport

    03/05/2015 10:36:36 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | march 5, 2015 | Philip Messing, Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Kirstan Conley, Erin Calabrese, Sophia Rosenbaum and B
    A passenger plane skidded off a snowy runway at LaGuardia Airport​, smashing its nose through a seawall fence​ and breaking off a wing Thursday morning. Everyone on board is “safe” and there were no serious injuries, but some of the 13​5 passengers and five crew members on board suffered “bumps and bruises,” sources said. At about 12:30 p.m., a middle-aged black man who appeared to be in shock was seen getting wheeled on a gurney through Terminal D, where the passengers were being examined and treated. Fuel was leaking from the MD-88 jet and emergency responders were spraying foam to...
  • Delta flight skids off LaGuardia runway

    03/05/2015 9:31:21 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies ^ | March 5, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia airport, its nose breaking through a fence before skidding to a halt. Video from CNN affiliate WABC shows people walking off the commercial jetliner and onto snow-covered ground at the airport. Emergency vehicles could be seen then around the MD-88 aircraft, which Delta said had 125 passengers and five crew members aboard. The incident didn't cause any known injuries, according to New York's fire department, which indicated that all passengers were off the aircraft about 30 minutes after it landed. Delta said in a statement that...
  • Plane skidded off the runway at New York City airport

    03/05/2015 8:33:16 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 21 replies
    WABC Radio
    Just came over the radio. not sure if it was LaGuardia or JFK. Believe the plane was from Atlanta. no reports of injuries
  • Landing Gear Comes Off Southwest Jet At LaGuardia Airport

    07/22/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 104 replies
    business insider ^ | July 22, 2013
    Runways at New York's LaGuardia Airport have been closed down after the front landing gear on a Southwest Airlines plane came off
  • Pawlenty rejects summit invite with a jab at DFL

    08/12/2009 12:32:26 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies · 717+ views
    MPLS star & sickle ^ | 8-12-09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    In a sarcasm-laced letter, Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday brusquely rebuffed DFL legislative leaders' invitation to a summit meeting that would address the state's ongoing financial crisis. Late last month, Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller and House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher invited former governors, speakers and majority leaders to a "Minnesota Leadership Summit." In Tuesday's letter to Pogemiller and Kelliher, Pawlenty declined the invitation. "The state already has a 'Minnesota Leadership Summit,'" he wrote. "It's called the legislative session and it lasts approximately five months."
  • Concourse at NY’s LaGuardia Airport evacuated

    08/01/2009 4:32:43 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 38 replies · 3,719+ views
    NEW YORK (CNN) — Authorities have evacuated a concourse of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a port authority official said Saturday.
  • VID: Sotomayor Fractures Ankle At NY Airport, Now In Crutches

    06/08/2009 11:27:12 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies · 998+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 8, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble on her way to Washington to meet with senators who will vote on her confirmation.
  • Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Fractures Ankle in Airport Stumble

    06/08/2009 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies · 1,476+ views
    foxnews ^ | 6/8/2009 | Staff
    Banner Headline only Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Fractures Ankle in Airport Stumble
  • Sotomayor breaks her ankle

    06/08/2009 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 223 replies · 8,777+ views
    Fox news ^ | June 8, 2009 | N/A
    Just heard on FNC. Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor fractures her ankle.
  • Plane Having Landing Gear Problem At LaGuardia Airport

    03/03/2009 4:37:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies · 1,658+ views
    On Fox right now, live. Airplane having problem with rear right landing gear. Doing a fly around the airport.
  • BBC: Airbus crashes in New York river ( Video )

    01/15/2009 3:55:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 2,547+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 15 January 2009 23:19 GMT, | BBC Staff
    See link for Video:Passengers are rescued from the plane's wingsA US airliner on a domestic flight with at least 152 people aboard has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City but with no loss of life.All 148 passengers and the crew of at least four were rescued from the sinking plane, with some suffering injuries on impact. The US Airways Airbus A320 crashed just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport heading for Charlotte, North Carolina. Officials believe the plane may have collided with a flock of geese. "There is no indication that the incident is security-related," a homeland...