I flew through New York LaGuardia Airport for the first time since the completion of the multi-year renovation process and was so impressed at what a stunning transformation from a third world to first world facility.
Stunning New York LaGuardia Airport: From Worst To Best?
Many of you will remember what a travesty New York LGA was up until 2022. It was an embarrassment to New York City and an embarkment to the nation (even former President Trump mocked it in talking about US infrastructure).
But the new airport is nothing short of stunning.
I was in Manhattan and had plenty of time. Uber was surge pricing at $160 so I took the subway + bus for less than $4.00. From Bryant Park I took the subway to Jackson Heights.
From there, I took a free bus to LGA Terminal B. The entire process was very straightforward and I only had to wait a few minutes for the bus.
The new terminal B is sleek and modern, with a beautiful lobby with artwork, natural light, and high ceilings.
A central security checkpoint with TSA PreCheck made the security process a breeze.
Past security, a central food court offers all sorts of eating and shopping options. It was a bit of a hike to the gate area, but once again full of high windows and natural light.
The gate areas were spacious, even when crowded, and a number of trees and plants made the gate area all the more pleasant.
I know I’m late to the game with this, but as a United flyer it’s almost always Newark for me. I was very pleased by the new LGA airport and am so happy the airport is now no longer a national disgrace.