11/25/14 8:00am
This doesn't have to be your problem.

This doesn’t have to be your problem.

Yes, Thanksgiving week is the busiest, most hassle-filled travel time of the year. It’s just part of the holidays, like that cranberry jello salad your aunt always makes, or the tense mood that strikes the table whenever your cousin’s awful boyfriend opens his mouth. For New Yorkers, getting to the airport is either expensive, time consuming, or both, even in the best of traffic conditions. All three of our major airports, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark rank at the very bottom of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Airport Frustration Index, with LaGuardia receiving the lowest marks of any airport in the country in almost every category.

We can’t magically get you to your gate without delays or irritation, but we do have a few suggestions for saving time and money on the way to the airport, including a ridesharing app that could be your Uber replacement, and some public transportation tricks. (more…)

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08/08/13 12:00pm
A new startup Bandwagon uses apps and ride sharing to reduce the cost of cab rides to and from LaGuardia Airport. Photo: Bandwagon

A new startup Bandwagon uses apps and ride sharing to reduce the cost of cab rides to and from LaGuardia Airport. Photo: Bandwagon

We’re all taught in kindergarten that sharing is important, but a $10 cab ride from Brooklyn to LaGuardia Airport is a much better incentive to play nice with others than any toy ever was, which is why Bandwagon is the new best friend of anyone with a flight to catch from Queens. The startup company is running a special summer deal that will get you door-to-door for $10 bucks, as long as you’re willing to share the ride with someone else. Bandwagon is still a steal even at its regular rate–it can get you from anywhere in NYC to LGA for as little as $19. In addition to being good for your bottom line, Bandwagon is also good for the environment. So far the startup has saved passengers over $10,000, two tons of CO2, 200 gallons of gasoline and over 25 hours of waiting in line.