A rare sunny winter day in Toronto after a record 22+ days of no sun. Mother Nature thought we were Vancouver for a hot minute. The check in area of the terminal was a ghost town and we were helped immediately at the AC counters. Security and US immigration was also a breeze and we were at the lounge within 15 minutes of walking into the terminal. Note to all – catch an afternoon flight if you are flying out of Pearson as mornings and evenings are a bit of a gong show.
The AC US lounge was a bit of a gong show but we managed to get seats in the middle of the floor. After some work was completed, we made our way to the gate area. Boarding was really quick and the plane ended up being less than half full. We were upgraded to J around 4 days prior to departure after using AC eupgrades.
After take off, we were served a quick meal consisting of smoked salmon and cold potatoes which was tasty. The flight was uneventful overall and we arrived on time at LGA. With our bags collected, we hopped into a taxi and eventually arrived at the Courtyard Marriott near Times Square. Check in was efficient and we were assigned a base room with 2 queen beds and no upgrade.
The wife and I were working during our two days in NY but we did make time to go around the area and catch some of the sights and sounds … and smells. The pictures will do the talking.
Empty check in area
Peace out YYZ
A tasty meal
Breakfast at Berlina Cafe
Whitecastle next to the hotel – the OG slider is the best
Dinner at Urban Hawker – a NY take on Singapore hawker joints. While the food was fantastic, my only gripe is that it was $20 for each dish and everything else was extra.
Roti Prata with Daal
Nasi Ayam Curry
Radio City – Walking off the food afterwards