Sun, 22 Mar 2009
at La Guardia Airport,
LaGuardia has customs available for general aviation, but unlike EWR and JFK, it doesn't have a separate international section with customs lines, etc. As a result, it handles only domestic U.S. scheduled airline flights, as well as a few from Canadian airports that have U.S. customs preclearance facilities. A lot of its traffic is shuttles up and down the east coast and out to Chicago.
It was a huge deal for me when Ottawa added customs preclearance in the late 1990s, because then I could fly from YOW straight to LGA and take a cheap, fast taxi ride into midtown for business meetings, instead of having to fly to Newark and take a long, slow cab ride in, then try to bribe a NYC cabbie to take me all the way back out to Newark for a late afternoon flight home.
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