SemperFidelis wrote:Must have been MANY years ago to be diverted to Idlewild Field. Last time I heard it called that was when Kruschev was due there on Car 54.Also off topic, but the reason JFK was originally called Idlewild Airport was that it was built on the site of the old Idlewild Golf Course. And before that, there was an amusement park on the site, which was at that time owned by the Steinway family, the piano builders.
I would imagine a direct link between the two would benefit the PA as the two fields could then operate in conjunction with one another. Having flown into both, I'd imagine having those aircraft with shorter landing and takeoff requirements routed via LGA would be beneficial, leaving more slots for the heavies at JFK.
Just a bunch of little historical tidbits that you can trot out at cocktail parties to impress the hoi polloi...