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June InSight 2019

The Seat Beat – Part 2 of 3


In the second of our three-part series on airline seats, we look at the premium economy. This is a newer market segment in North America, but one that provides a great value option for many. We’ll differentiate it from economy seats with extra legroom and help you understand what it is and when you should consider it. See part 1 in the series for our overview of seat terminology.

Click here to read the inside scoop on Premium Economy.


Starting this month, United is operating from new gates at the renovated eastern concourse of LaGuardia’s Terminal B.  Along with this change, they have opened a new United Club that is 30% larger that the previous club at LGA. The new gates and facility should provide for an improved and more efficient experience when traveling on United from LGA.

This is one of several steps in an $8 Billion redevelopment of LaGaurdia airport that includes Delta’s $4 Billion replacement of Terminals C and D with a new Terminal C in 2021.

During the LaGuardia redevelopment process, always plan to leave extra time to arrive at the airport in case of any unexpected construction delays.


Connect with Comfort


For many travellers, the connecting airport process can be either a point of stress or boredom.  If the connection is short or the airport is difficult to navigate, you can feel rushed to make your next flight while missing a chance for a decent meal. If the connection is too long, you are faced with the challenge of how to occupy yourself for several hours.

On many itineraries, you have limited options as to where and how you connect. If you have the choice, we strongly recommend Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for connections in Europe.

For those with tight connections, Schiphol's single terminal design makes for seamless connections limiting the need to re-clear security. If clearing passport control is required, lines are generally efficient and there is a lane for those with short connections. 

If you have time during your connection, Schiphol has several great ways to spend your time, in addition to the variety of quality restaurants and shops. In the area between Piers E and F, there is an airport library, a grand piano available for use and an outpost of the Rijksmuseum (the national museum of art of history located in Amsterdam), with collections from the Dutch Masters.