I arrived at LaGuardia airport en route to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl. I didn’t see the homeless people who, till recently, had made LaGuardia their home. One report said that there were people showering in the bathrooms and another said they brought their cats.
The Mayor of New York said it was the Port Authority’s problem. The Port Authority didn’t seem eager to address the problem until recently when the problem received media exposure. The in-fighting among government agencies over a humanitarian problem shows the dysfunctionality of bureaucracy. Even Joe Biden compared LaGuardia a third world country.
As a traveler, I was surprised that there isn’t TSA PreCheck in Terminal B for Southwest flights. How is it possible that Flint, MI has TSA PreCheck but an airport in New York doesn’t? There is no justification for this so don’t bother providing one.
There is an Amex Centurion lounge but it located before security which is why I skipped it. Without the safety net of expedited screening, how comfortable can anyone be in an airport lounge?
The airport terminal is ugly and dated. I can’t imagine what international travelers who transit through LGA think when they come here. “This is the airport for the capital of the world? If I had to judge a city by the airport, I’d rather live in Newark.”
Road warriors deserve a better airport. Tourists deserve a better airport. New York deserves a better airport.