November 16, 2005

At last, a jaunt to NYC is possible!

Finally, a non-stop flight between Madison and NYC:
The flight will leave La Guardia at 3:40 p.m., arriving in Madison at 5:10 p.m.. The flight is then to leave Madison at 5:40 p.m., arriving at La Guardia at 9:01 p.m.
This might make a quick weekend trip to the city attractive. Having to pass through O'Hare, with all the potential for delays and missed flights, takes all the fun out of the idea. Thank you, American Eagle!

6 comments:

me said...

The non-stop to DC is great. In the time it takes you to drive to Chicago you are in DC. Let's just hope the airlines don't go bankrupt.

Matt Ailey said...

Now you can present us with a speech in Hanover! There's a flight into Lebanon (~10 minutes away) from La Guardia. The plane is a B11, which is a frightening idea and a terrifying experience (trust me), but it works.

tcd said...

Professor,
If you do go, please post pictures and send my regards to Broadway!
I love weekend trips more than weeks long vacations. Just got back from a 4 day stay in Scottsdale, AZ. (Boy, what a difference btw there and here(MI)!) Had enough time to visit Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Perfect!

brylin said...

But if you go to NYC now, you will be very disappointed in the hotel room prices! How about the fabulous Hotel Pennsylvania for the low price of $499 per night on Expedia? What a deal!

Joel Gratz said...

Why does everyone think the only place to get a connecting flight is thru the nightmare of O'Hare. I regularly fly (about 25 weeks a year) and almost always go effortlessly thru the beautiful new Northwest terminal in Detroit. Rarely face delays or any trouble there at all. Certainly not the canceled flights and bus trips back from O'hare.

It is nice that AA is offering this flight, but it's not the greatest and I will still take the connection on Northwest or one of their other partner airlines. The American flight is on a pretty small plane and I don't mind them for shorter flights, but almost 2 1/2 hrs is pretty long on the smallest of regional jets. Also this goes to La Guardia which is not the easiest airport to get into Manhattan from. Newark is a quick train ridge to Penn Station and your beloved Hotel Penn.

Ann Althouse said...

Joel: I found Newark really inconvenient. LaGuardia is a quick, cheap cab ride.