How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from New York
Travelers going to the New York area have several airports to choose from. LaGuardia Airport (airport code LGA) is the smallest, and it is situated on the waterfront of Flushing Bay. It was voted the “greatest airport in the world” in 1960, but it is unlikely that it would land anywhere near the top of such a list today.
LaGuardia might be the smallest of the New York City area’s airports, but it is popular with travelers because it is the closest one to Manhattan. It serves as a focus airport for Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and US Airways, so check those airlines for special travel deals. While LaGuardia does have the facilities necessary to process customs and immigration for international flights, it does not have the capacity to serve a high number of passengers, which is why most international flights will not be routed through LaGuardia.
For a list of all the airlines serving LaGuardia, go here. Flight schedules can be found here, and you can track individual flights here. The airport is large enough that the choices for dining, shopping and the various other passenger services are both plentiful and spread out. You can find what you are looking for listed by terminals here. Ground transportation options can be found here, and the page includes warnings about using unauthorized taxi services. If you are driving to LaGuardia, directions to the airport can be found here, and you will save time and money on New York airport parking by booking in advance.
The New York City area is also served by John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), which is technically in New Jersey, but do not be confused by that. If it were not for New York City being so close, pretty much no one would fly to Newark anyway.
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