Status of AA Gate Changes at LGA

Old Apr 27, 21, 6:27 am
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Status of AA Gate Changes at LGA

I'm making a connection tomorrow at LGA. Not having been through there in several months, I'm curious where the construction is at and if the Admirals Club will be open. I'm coming into D6 and leaving from D1. Is this still the same AA concourse that has been around for the past 30+ years or is this new construction? If this is the legacy concourse, is the Admirals Club still open while the transition to the new LGA facilities is taking place?
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Old Apr 27, 21, 8:42 am
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D is still the legacy concourse and yes, the AC is open.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 9:28 am
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the poster above got it right, youíll be in the legacy concourse.

Iíd still check out the new concourse though, itís really quite swanky! There is a really cool fountain!
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Old Apr 27, 21, 9:38 am
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Iíd still check out the new concourse though, itís really quite swanky! There is a really cool fountain!
I never would have put LGA and anything other than ...... in the same sentence until I flew through the new concourse a year ago. They really have done a nice job.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 11:03 am
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I never would have put LGA and anything other than ...... in the same sentence until I flew through the new concourse a year ago. They really have done a nice job.
Unfortunately the time it takes to get from the gate to the curb has quadrupled :-(
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Old Apr 27, 21, 11:32 am
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Even though it's the old concourse, you can still access the new part of the terminal behind security with plenty of eateries.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
Unfortunately the time it takes to get from the gate to the curb has quadrupled :-(
The downside of swankiness!
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Old Apr 27, 21, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
Unfortunately the time it takes to get from the gate to the curb has quadrupled :-(
Indeed on departure, with the old LGA + Precheck I would feel comfortable arriving 35 minutes before a flight, and that is no longer possible without a significant amount of running. It feels even longer than JFK T8 curb to second pier.
On arrival, going from a D gate to getting an Uber/Lyft used to take 10 minutes, now takes at least 20 requiring a winding walk through multiple shopping areas.

It's a very pretty new terminal, with desirable food options that go beyond hudson news, auntie annes, or that diner-looking place that always had a huge line, but as a convenient airport getting from curb to gate, it fails.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
Unfortunately the time it takes to get from the gate to the curb has quadrupled :-(
Yes, itís quite ridiculous now to get to D, but when everything is finally finished and open it will be a bit longer than before, but maybe only an extra 5 min max? The route after security will be up the escalator, through the shop (the most annoying addition), over the to be built bridge and then down an escalator.
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Originally Posted by lrdpenn View Post
Indeed on departure, with the old LGA + Precheck I would feel comfortable arriving 35 minutes before a flight, and that is no longer possible without a significant amount of running. It feels even longer than JFK T8 curb to second pier.
On arrival, going from a D gate to getting an Uber/Lyft used to take 10 minutes, now takes at least 20 requiring a winding walk through multiple shopping areas.

It's a very pretty new terminal, with desirable food options that go beyond hudson news, auntie annes, or that diner-looking place that always had a huge line, but as a convenient airport getting from curb to gate, it fails.
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Yes, itís quite ridiculous now to get to D, but when everything is finally finished and open it will be a bit longer than before, but maybe only an extra 5 min max? The route after security will be up the escalator, through the shop (the most annoying addition), over the to be built bridge and then down an escalator.
Do either of you know if you can exit from the D gates by turning right when you see security before the escalator? I've been wondering that the past few times, but I've been a sheep for some reason and followed the signs instead of exploring.
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Old Apr 28, 21, 12:48 pm
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Do either of you know if you can exit from the D gates by turning right when you see security before the escalator? I've been wondering that the past few times, but I've been a sheep for some reason and followed the signs instead of exploring.
As of a few months ago the former areas (both the old security line and the down escalator to baggage claim IIRC) were cordoned off with the construction unfortunately
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Old Apr 28, 21, 1:48 pm
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If you donít want to eat or see the shops before departing, grab your luggage after it has been scanned and instead of making the left towards the up escalator, go through the doors that are straight ahead (there may be a sign that says ďAA personnel entranceĒ but no one cares or enforces it) instead of making the left towards the up escalator. That will save you the time of taking the escalator up, walking by the shops or restaurants and taking the escalator back down. It saves you a little time. Iím doing this from memory so I hope it is accurate. Itís been a month since I flew out of LGAís new AA terminal.
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Old Apr 28, 21, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
Do either of you know if you can exit from the D gates by turning right when you see security before the escalator? I've been wondering that the past few times, but I've been a sheep for some reason and followed the signs instead of exploring.
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As of a few months ago the former areas (both the old security line and the down escalator to baggage claim IIRC) were cordoned off with the construction unfortunately
I think donotblink was talking about exiting through the new security checkpoint (there's a staff-only looking door that appears to be intended as a shortcut for those going from security to the old D-gates). It's been propped open the last few times I walked past it but similar to you, have been too shy to try exiting through it versus continuing up the escalator.
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