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Farewell, MDW-LGA on ATA

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 4, 2008 4:30PM


Planning on flying to New York on the cheap this year? You won't be going easy, going ATA (or Southwest). The low-cost carrier will no longer be flying to New York.

As of January 6, ATA is eliminating its flights to and from LaGuardia. A spokeswoman for the airline said that the decision to eliminate NY-area service was "very regrettable but purely economic strategic decision." Southwest doesn't actually operate their own flights to LaGuardia--ATA did as part of a "coshare," so now that ATA isn't flying to New York City anymore, neither is Southwest.

On a personal note, this means my perfect mastery of the MDW-LGA jaunt is now worthless. Thanks for nothing, college.

Joseph P