LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Laguardia Airport, East Elmhurst
  • Meri S.
    "Then, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight."(181 Tips)
    Jonathan V.
    "Best places to grub: 5 Guys at D terminal, Crust in Delta Terminal"(79 Tips)
    Heidy M.
    "Artichoke pizza in terminal c is the best evvvverrrrr!!!"(68 Tips)
    Stephanie R.
    "Delta terminal D! The best service & pizza!"(40 Tips)
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  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJune 27, 2014
    Protip: pillows stay on your bed at home. Stuffed animals also stay at home when they're large enough to warrant their own seat. And it's ok to bring a neck pillow if no one but your seat mate sees it
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Precious C.
    Very spacious! Go early for the TSA screenings. There's a new virus daily lines can be long. The airport food options are ok. I went to Pizza Hut. Wifi is available and charging stations for phones.
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Christine W.
    Christine WagnerAugust 21, 2014
    The staff for Delta were incredibly nice. I had never flown before and was nervous. Everything was clearly labeled and there were kiosks everywhere for people just to help if you had a question.
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PhillipsAugust 19, 2014
    No wifi and very little in terms of amenities while waiting for your flight. This is an airport that doesn't think delays happen and, if they do occur, are best handled by stoic, solitary reflection.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Liz Z.
    Liz ZaleApril 18
    For an am flight out of Terminal B, get there on the early side so you can grab your breakfast at Dunkin Donuts or Au Bon Pain before security, there's only one place for coffee on the other side
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Nirmal D.
    Nirmal DeshpandeApril 26, 2013
    If in terminal B, grab olives and an honest tea at Cibo - a good, healthy salty snack before a flight. If you have time, the spicy chicken pizza at that upscale pizza bar in the food court is tasty
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Brandon M Q.
    Brandon M QueenOctober 10, 2010
    If you ever get to the airport like 2:30 early, you don't have to rush to your terminal, take some time to walk around and enjoy yourself. If you are with family and friends, just have a blast!!
  • Klaus F.
    Klaus FeldamJune 17, 2014
    Terminal D (Delta) is one of my favorite US terminals; great food choices, contemporary layout and iPads for everyone - whether you are in the gate area or in a restaurant. Superior experience.
    Upvoted May 21
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 3, 2012
    TSA TIP #3 Remove your laptop(s) and shoes/belts while waiting in line for the x-ray machines and carry them in your hands to be ready for the bins, remember laptops are placed in a bin by itself.
  • Shalet V.
    Shalet VargheseNovember 21, 2013
    IPads available to everybody for browsing. A nice touch. Although most of be people carry their own device. A lot of electrical outlets for charging. Excellent!Seats at the waiting area is not comfy.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 11, 2012
    Top dining options: Five Guys pre-security at term B, and term D has some great options like A Taste of Pat La Frieda, Crust, Taste of Bisoux and Taste of Taglaire. Read more
  • Nakisha
    NakishaMarch 17, 2013
    There are multiple taxi stands. Everyone from your flight will go to the nearest one and stand in line for an hour. Be savvy and take a 5min walk to the *next* stand which will usually have no line.
    Upvoted May 11
  • Dexter M.
    Dexter MullinsFebruary 3, 2014
    Now that Delta has renovated their terminal, it is by far the best one! Lots of food and drink options after security, plugs everywhere and free WiFi! They all need to do this (ahem UNITED)...
  • City Food Tours
    City Food ToursMarch 20, 2012
    Whether u r a local or visitor there's plenty 2 do in the Big Apple! Consider City Food Tours 4 a fun & filling way 2 explore. If ur stuck at LAG, make ur own mini-tour @Papaya King & Joey's NY Pizza
  • Betsy P.
    Betsy PaynterAugust 29, 2013
    "Empire Tavern" is conveniently located right near gates 15-24. Be warned their menu consists pretty much of cold pre-made sandwiches. If you just want a drink it doesn't get much more convenient
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 19, 2014
    Amazing airport for 1684. The place is in dire need of a controlled implosion so it can be rebuilt from the ground up. Maybe in that process, they'll fix their rodent issues at Dunkin Donuts.
    Upvoted May 11
  • Tim O.
    Tim O'NeillMarch 18, 2013
    Transport into Manhattan is easy...take the M60 bus from LaGuardia to 125th St, and grab the green line subway downtown. Each leg is $2.50 with a Metrocard -- beats paying $40 for a cab!
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaOctober 8, 2014
    You know those survival-horror video games? The ones where all humanity has been stripped from the skeletal remains of places that once were teeming with life?Terminal B is pretty much like that.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LariNovember 27, 2013
    DID YOU KNOW that you can bring nips (the little airplane-sized bottles of alcohol) through security? Yep. As long as each bottle is 3oz or less & they fit in your liquids bag, you're good. Mind BLOWN
  • Emily L.
    Emily LoweNovember 16, 2013
    If traveling on a Delta flight and deciding between the red or white wines, go for the red. Although a Merlot, the red is medium bodied and surprisingly tart. The white is barely palatable.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MJune 25, 2013
    If you're looking for a seat at your gate, too bad. There's a giant expensive restaurant right in the middle that you can't sit at unless you buy their $15 sandwich. Great use of space, profitable.
  • Meredith A.
    Meredith AAugust 21, 2011
    Good chance your flight will board close to on time...don't get too excited, be prepared to sit on the tarmac for awhile. This is one airport you definitely DON'T want to be one of the 1st to board.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RuddDecember 30, 2011
    Delta Terminal has a great breakfast/ lunch buffet & Salad bar! U can sit at gates 1 & 2 to eat & charge all ur stuff before or after ur flight:) they also serve from "Crust" at these gates!
  • Ken L.
    Ken LukMarch 5, 2014
    After experiencing Pearson on a regular basis, it's very strange to see an airport with regular height ceilings (12ft). Looks like the lower level of Union Stn.
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    Taking a taxi to Midtown Manhattan? At the rates as of this posting, it will cost about $30 to $37 metered fare—plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 20 to 25 minutes. Info: 212-NYC-TAXI
  • Riley the Aussie
    Riley the AussieJuly 20, 2012
    Despite it costing $150 to travel with a pet on most airlines, at least this airport is very pet friendly. Lots of space to rest, outside of the bag of course.
  • John P.
    John PasierbowiczJanuary 3, 2013
    look for the priority line at each security checkpoint as it will save you time if you qualify. Especially if someone breaches security so everyone there has to go through security a second time!
  • cwh
    cwhNovember 4, 2014
    have always preferred LGA over JFK/EWR. a little bit closer and a little bit smaller. it's no nonsense. centurion lounge (even though it's pre-security) is a nice new addition.
  • Steven G.
    Steven GodlewskiOctober 3, 2014
    Five guys burgers over in terminal b before you go through security is great. First time having one and it's in the top 3 of my fav fast food burgers now. Get it with the works
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Dan M.
    Dan MurphyJanuary 27, 2011
    TIPTOP TIP; Food Court food is better with more variety. If you are passed security and can stow your luggage, get a 'pink card' as you leave security, get your food and walk by the 30' long line!
  • Carly C.
    Carly Chan LiuAugust 8, 2014
    Crust, located in the gate C area, serves excellent breakfast options. Personal iPads are avail for use at each table. Perfect for solo dining.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LinkApril 14, 2011
    Airport smaller than expected, but big enough to miss your plane if you're not there early. The food is great and the shops have last minute stuff to buy for family and friends looking for Big apple m
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoeftApril 6, 2012
    The CIBO express food markets (spot the blue and white logo) sells terrific grab-n-go. Really. Fresh and tasty with variety and decent prices. I now look forward to that when I fly.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MullettDecember 6, 2013
    Grab a seat at your terminal and use the free iPads to surf, plus order food, water, whatever and they will bring it right to you with no surcharge! No free wi-fi for your stuff though.
  • Anne W.
    Anne WSeptember 21, 2013
    Bisoux is fantastic food and adult-beverage wise. Just make sure you don't get too caught up in sampling the goods or else you might get paged for your flight. Not that I'd know. ;-)
  • Danielle
    DanielleOctober 16, 2014
    The M60 bus picks up and drops off here. Cheapest way to get into or out of the city ($2.75 - one swipe on the metro card!) Allocate at least an hour to get to or from the airport.
  • Anuj S.
    Anuj ShahaniSeptember 14, 2012
    Don't always enter the priority line. Sometimes the security line is longer for priority, go in the general line - it may be faster. You can see the line so it's not that you are betting blind.
  • Kareemah B.
    Kareemah BattsJune 7, 2013
    Physically disabled, you better speak up and walk to the front of the line. There is no medical assist or family line in this airport. no one will offer you a chair while you wait for bomb check
  • Dane K.
    Dane KantnerMay 28, 2010
    The "welcome center" takes a cut of shuttle bookings--if you are a party of 3 a cab may be less, and for 2 its not much more since the shuttles charge per person while cabs are per ride.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.August 13, 2012
    If you're flying on Southwest, be advised they do not assign seats. Head directly toward the middle of the aircraft and grab an emergency exit row. This way you're guaranteed an aisle or window seat.
  • Anna-Liisa B.
    Anna-Liisa BenstonOctober 25, 2011
    Au Bon Pain is the only place with multiple outlets. So if your stuck here waiting for your luggage because Spirit Air is shit... You can go there and get good food and get some work done
  • Dani
    DaniFebruary 25, 2013
    LaGuardia Airport was the first airport in the U.S. to be built on partially reclaimed land, which was also used in Tokyo and Hong Kong. LGA has outgrown its capacity, terminals feel a bit cramped.
  • Helen
    HelenDecember 7, 2014
    If someone is picking you up, I recommend they come get you at the departures/passenger drop off rather than arrivals. Traffic is a nightmare and if you have to go around again, it'll take forever.
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiNovember 25, 2014
    They've really improved LGA since I've flown out of there last! It looks very nice. Baggage claim however is still slow as hell! They do check your baggage claim slips now which is an improvement
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AlrehanAugust 15, 2013
    The people who work here are rude in general, I don't know why but I think work environment is not good. WiFi is limited to 30 minutes.They have cool place that have a lot of tablets for people to use
  • Dan
    DanJanuary 21, 2015
    Taxi's are always waiting if you go all the way to the end of baggage claim and just after you turn the corner. Facing the doors turn right and walk all the way to the end.
  • charles m.
    charles macintyreJanuary 23, 2012
    Air Canada is placed at the a**end of concourse B. Its a wasteland both in look and amenities; compared to least civilized airports that exist in the remotest of 3rd world countries, LaGuardia SUX!
  • Jen L.
    Jen LFebruary 27, 2012
    Dial 7 car service is great. It maybe a tiny bit more expensive than a cab (or maybe less during rush hour) but you will have a peace of mind knowing they will be there at your convenience
  • LC A.
    LC AresJuly 4, 2014
    To Go from terminal A to C was an ordeal. No indications, personnel is hard to understand. You have to leave security, take the "B route bus" at ground transportation. Reenter security again at Term C
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