New York’s LaGuardia will be shuffling things around, as six airlines move terminals, with one of the biggest being Delta Air Lines. Earlier this year, we saw a major terminal move at Los Angeles International Airport, as 21 airlines moved terminals, now New York’s LaGuardia will be having their own move this weekend.
When compared to the LAX move, that was a Delta initiated move for the airline to gain more gates as well as well as to set the airline up for their two new state of the art terminals to be redeveloped. With the LaGuardia move, we’re told this isn’t so much a Delta initiated move, however Delta flyers can expect to see some added benefits included Sky Club access, and more connecting flight options.
When asked if Delta will gain more gates from this move, it’s hard to say exactly as Delta will be welcoming both Frontier and Spirit to their current home at Terminal D, so overall it’s pretty equal, and as the airport is already slot restricted, even adding an additional gate or two wouldn’t necessarily mean more flights.
- Delta will co-locate its LaGuardia operations in Terminals C and D by relocating its Delta Shuttle to Chicago and Washington, D.C. from Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) to Terminal C
- American will consolidate its operations – including American Airlines Shuttle – at Terminal B, ceasing its flights at Terminal C
- JetBlue and Alaska will move its operations to Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) from Terminal B
- Frontier and Spirit also will move from Terminal B and begin operations at Terminal D (Departing passengers, however, must check in at Terminal C.)
- Beginning Dec. 9, Delta Shuttle flights to Chicago and Washington, D.C., will relocate from the Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C, where customers will enjoy enhanced amenities while retaining the distinct Delta Shuttle product. Shuttle flights from LaGuardia to Boston already operate from Terminal C.
More Booking Options for Passengers
For those not familiar with New York’s LaGuardia, Terminal A, also referred to as the Marine Air Terminal is completely separate from the other terminals. Previously if you were flying in from Washington (DCA) or Chicago (ORD), you wouldn’t be allowed to connect to another Delta flight on the same ticket, however with this change you’re now able to book connecting flights and the functionality is already in place as shown in the example below.
As a Delta flyer, I’m pleased to see that their shuttle flights to Washington DC and Chicago will now be at Terminal C. By consolidating from the Marine Air Terminal, eligible passengers will now have Sky Club access, as well as the ability to connect to all other Delta flights at LaGuardia seamlessly on one ticket, as the airline wouldn’t sell these two cities as connecting options, due to the difficulty to having to reach the other terminals.
Delta already moved their Boston Shuttle service to Terminal C a few years ago, allowing these customers to connect through Delta’s LaGuardia hub for access to 64 additional cities
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