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NYC natives, Airport choice .. VANITY
self ^ | October 5, 2011 | knarf

Posted on 10/05/2011 11:42:30 AM PDT by knarf

Which one is best, La Guargia, JFK or Newark ?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: airport
Destination, 500 block of 6th Ave,

It appears La Gauardia is the more efficient, but I have no idea how it all plays against the unwashed on wall street, etc.

This is a one day affair, get in in the AM and fly out in the PM

1 posted on 10/05/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT by knarf
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To: knarf
Julliet, Foxtrot, Kilo...........

No debate needed.

2 posted on 10/05/2011 11:43:55 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: knarf
5TH AVE ....NOT 6TH

oops ... sorry

3 posted on 10/05/2011 11:43:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

traffic to and fro JFK can be a horror...its also a longer trip...there is a tram but it can take a while to get to...

LGA is easier to get to but then again the delays for planes in/out are usually longer...


4 posted on 10/05/2011 11:46:14 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: knarf

Newark most conveniently located if Manhattan is your destination. Shuttles run from the port authority within walking distance of Times Sq.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 11:47:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: knarf

For national flights use LaGuardia.Kennedy is only for International flights.At least it was a one time.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 11:50:42 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: God luvs America
A plane delay is not too much of a problem (I don't think), my concern is getting to the Philippine Consolate without getting ripped off by a hack whom decides to give me a tour.

Shuttles and trams work for me ... two adults, no baggage, in and out (after a few hours, I'll assume) and back home the same day.

7 posted on 10/05/2011 11:51:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

JFK...take air train $5 bucks to Jamaica station LIRR to Penn station.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 11:53:04 AM PDT by NYKbyD (I will Never Forgive, I will NeverForget)
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To: knarf

Ride the Amtrak Acela to National...


9 posted on 10/05/2011 11:53:38 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: knarf

What do you need to do at the consulate?

And where are you flying from?


10 posted on 10/05/2011 11:55:22 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: knarf
Please bring me back a pastrami sandwich, slice of pizza, dirty water hot dog and a bagel. I'll pay you when I see you
11 posted on 10/05/2011 11:57:40 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Renew Ph passport and report marriage, passport renewal no longer available by mail, must be in person


12 posted on 10/05/2011 12:09:06 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Go instead to the consulate in Wash DC. Much easier trip. Fly into Reagan National, then take the metro or a taxi for a short ride to the Philippine Embassy (or whereever the consulate is located). Basically a hassle-free journey — unlike ANY venture into New York — with probably 1/3 or less of the time that will be consumed by your ground transportation.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 12:14:36 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: knarf
Destination, 500 block of 6th Ave

I say, use LGA, especially if you plan on using cabs. (I mostly use EWR as there are $25 dollars less in bridge tolls for me.) When taking a cab from Manhattan to EWR you have to pay double because your destination is outside the City. I don't know about the cabs from EWR to Manhattan. To and from LGA to Manhattan, you just pay what it says on the meter, and they all take credit cards.

ML/NJ

14 posted on 10/05/2011 12:25:28 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: knarf
And BTW, I agree with the Reagan National suggestion.

ML/NJ

15 posted on 10/05/2011 12:28:15 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: knarf

I live in Manhattan and I fly for a living. To that destination, assuming you are taking cabs, probably either LaGuardia or Newark. EWR is closer as the crow flies, but the Holland Tunnel is dicey (15-30 min. delays typical during rush). LGA is further, but sometimes if you’re lucky you can get in and out without significant traffic during rush hour. JFK is a nightmare from Manhattan at rush hour.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 12:33:28 PM PDT by Sky Slug
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To: knarf

You mean 5th Avenue, right?

I’d use Newark.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 12:40:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: knarf

LGA has express busses and shuttles that go right from the airport to Grand Central Station- very easy and i’ve taken them before...you can get the info right on the LGA site...if departure/arrival delays are not a concern definitely go with LGA- and i’ve flown from both a zillion times..

JFK is best for direct, long distance flights...


18 posted on 10/05/2011 12:44:41 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: knarf

I’d nix JFK. LaG is quicker in by cab, but if you’re leaving from it take offs can be exciting. The rail from Newark is a no transfer ride while the so called train to the plane from JFK requires a multi stop ride on the F Train or a ride on the LIRR to Penn Station. For Manhattan I’d take Newark.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 12:54:09 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: Hawthorn

I’m in PA, DC not my region (I tried) .. gutt’a do NYC.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 1:05:01 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf
The American Airlines terminal at LaGuardia was/is a beat down when it is busy... however, they're renovating now.

My last "wonderful" experience there: garment bag I had no issue with (size-wise) traveling from Dallas/Fort Worth to LaGuardia ... I could carry on. When I was at LaGuardia traveling back to D/FW the pre-security "guard" told me it was too big and that I'd have to check it... what the heck!

So I had to go back to the check-in line and showed the clerk it fit into the test box... the clerk then said it goes beyond a piece of tape that's on the box (great (I've been rolled ... check the damn bag and charge my credit card $25).

21 posted on 10/05/2011 1:31:08 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: God luvs America

Where’s GCS in relation to 500 block 5th Ave?


22 posted on 10/05/2011 1:31:24 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Never mind .. I found it


23 posted on 10/05/2011 1:43:22 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: puppypusher
Kennedy is only for International flights.

I fly into Kennedy all the time . . . from Florida.

24 posted on 10/05/2011 1:49:02 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: knarf

never heard of 500 block 5th avenue...but 500 5th Avenue is 3 blocks from Grand Central....


25 posted on 10/05/2011 1:49:22 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Gettin Betta
...bring me back a pastrami sandwich, slice of pizza, dirty water hot dog and a bagel...

and a knish!

26 posted on 10/05/2011 1:50:28 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: God luvs America

I assumed 556 would be 500 block, I see on a map GCS is a short walk ... thanx


27 posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:55 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

The most comfy and consistently ontime way to do this is the Coach Bus out of EWR, get on at terminal arrivals doors, get off at the Bryant Park (42nd Street & 5th Avenue) stop. Walk about 3 blocks to your destination. Walk back after and jump back on a return bus to EWR.
http://www.coachusa.com/olympia/ss.newarkairport.asp
Map from Bryant Park to Consulate,
http://g.co/maps/vb9va
$27/roundtrip/person though maybe cheaper if you look around.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 2:07:17 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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