Having recently fathered a child at a very advanced age, he was bemoaning the fact he was at La Guardia and not with his child.
Delta flight 6195 did leave Syracuse eventually—it took off at 8:47 a.m. and landed at La Guardia at 9:50 a.m., 145 minutes late.
Favre began his Aw Shucks, Huck-Finn-in-shoulder-pads routine from the moment he stepped off the plane at La Guardia.
A real world of upheaval was also unfolding, in which, for example, a 1976 bomb at La Guardia airport had killed 11 people.
And he said, “I want to spend as many of those days with my kid and not in La Guardia.”
La Guardia, JFK, and Newark airports have also intensified checking procedures for the weekend.