LaGuardia is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens. The airport is on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Astoria, and Jackson Heights. The New York City metropolitan area's JFK International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports combine to create the largest airport system in the United States, second in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and first in the world in terms of total flight operations.
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What a mess
Arrived at LaGuardia from a domestic cross country 6 hours flight at around 6 pm at Terminal B. This is my first visit to this airport. Had to take Lyft from the airport across town. At first you leave the jet bridge and enter the gate area you face a stuffy and overcrowded Terminal. The Terminal was small; the ques of passenger to board at gates were extending onto the terminal walkways and thus making really hard to walk the area. No to mention that on my way out of the airport the fire alarm wen of for whatever reason but it seems as if no one noticed it or rush to exit the building and I heart neither anyone to give such instructions. When managed to get out of the terminal building ended up to an even more crowded ground transportation pick area. At terminal 8 there are 3 traffic lane island where you wait for either a cab, a hotel shuttle, or share ride of Lift or Uber. It was just unbelievable and surreal to see so many cars honking, a police officer yelling, and people on the phone trying to connect with their shared ride drivers. Had I little known that soon I had to do the same? Soon after requesting my Lyft ride I had to spend almost 10 min on the phone with my driver simply to find the car among the maze of cars and people. I mean, what a nightmare I ended up after 6 hour flight. The alternative is to use public bus transit from the airport. I am sure I am not coming back to this airport anytime soon.