Which airport in NY

Nov 11th, 2002, 11:17 AM
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Which airport in NY

We are spending a week in NYC during the Christmas holidays, probably in a hotel located in midtown. We can fly into either JFK or La Guadia. Which airport is best? Should we also consider Newark?
 
Nov 11th, 2002, 11:42 AM
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Personally I would choose LaGuardia because it is a shorter and less expensive taxi ride into Manhattan than JFK.
 
Nov 12th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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LaGuardia.
 
Nov 12th, 2002, 08:03 AM
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Everyone I talk to says LaGuardia is #1 in delays, congestion, screw-ups, etc. Is this just legend, or is it that bad.

I have flown in and out of Newark, and esp. with the new train/shuttle right into the airport, it's a breeze to get to, even w/ lousy traffic on the roads. You catch a regular NJ commuter from Penn. Station and connect with no hassle at all to the shuttle right from station-to-station.

 
Nov 12th, 2002, 08:39 AM
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La Guardia is your best bet and closer to the city for taxi fare. It's true, pre Sept. 11th, La Guardia was a nightmare, but I have found it to be less so now. Of course, weather is always a factor, but that's true for all NYC area airports. Newark is less crowded, yes, but harder to get to from the city. It's a $50 cab ride or lots of time consuming transfers to buses or trains to get into the city. Not to mention the NJ tunnel traffic!
 
Nov 12th, 2002, 09:13 AM
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The Newark plan is ok if you don't have a lot of luggage. But if you do, then I don't think you want to have to transfer your stuff if possible. I haven't taken the train/shuttle as described above so I don't know how much walking or transferring there is between connections. But you still have to take a taxi between Penn Station and your hotel (i.e., exit the train, get to the street, catch a cab).

LaGuardia can be a mess, sure, but I haven't noticed JFK to be that much better, personally. LGA is my best bet for point-to-point speed and cost.
 
Nov 12th, 2002, 11:26 AM
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After everyone has said use LaGuardia you want to ask but? Please go ahead and use Newark. You will be one less person I will have to deal with at LaGuardia.
 
Nov 12th, 2002, 11:30 AM
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Yes, please use Newark. All airports will be a mess during the holidays.
 

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