You’d think that flying out of LaGuardia very early on a Tuesday morning would be a low-hassle affair, at least by LaGuardia standards. Reconsider. Reconsider.
The ease of getting a pre-dawn cab on the Upper East Side — and the light traffic to the airport –had lulled us into a sense of complacency. (We will ignore the rib-rattling ride along the devastated pavement of Queens.)
We arrived to find a line through security a mile long and an hour long. TSA Precheck was closed. (Not enough personnel, a harried TSA employee told us.) And although there were lots of screening lanes, only two were open.
LaGuardia is rated the second worst airport in America. Better alternatives from New York are limited, however. Newark was the worst.
P.S. — There was no free Wifi in the airport. Now using JetBlue’s Fly-Fi.
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