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User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Im flying CVG-EWR in Oct and was wondering which side of the aircraft usually provides the best views on approach. Obviously on the day it depends on weather tec, but would you reccoment i pre-book an A, or F, window seat.
Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Depends on what you like to look at..If you want views of NYC you will have to know what the prevailing wind will be that day if the wind is out of the south you will want an "A" seat (left side) or vice virsa if the wind is out of the north. Unless you want to see the terminal on the approach then it would be the opposite. I have found with all the times I flew into EWR that it was about 50/50 either it was RWY 22L or 4R. Twice I landed on 29 but it will still follow the 22 approach NYC on the left side..Check the weather history maybe you can find a trend of winds and hope for the best...Don't know if this helps but I gave it a shot...Have fun.


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User currently offlineJkj777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

i flew in to EWR four times over the last month and we have made the same approach every time. Sit on the left side of the aircraft for the highest chance of NYC views.

User currently offlineAA87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Agree w above. Sit row A, if you land to the south you'll get the city view. If north, you'll see the cloud factories ... but anecdotally chances seem 60-40 southbound approach.

User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Thank you guys... an A seat it is, and fingers crossed! My 1st time flying into the NYC area and its only a transit as connecting onto either LH, SK, LX or OS back to Europe on staff tickets! I wanted to spend approx 30hrs in NY but we cant find a hotel room under $368 in a convenient downtown location... what a shame! Maybe next year............. Big grin Another excuse to visit my favourite holiday destination!

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6767 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

You'll almost certainly be tracking the BWZ 302-degree radial inbound

http://www.myairplane.com/databases/...pproach/pdfs/00285WILLIAMSPORT.PDF

as you cross the Delaware River into New Jersey, so with a look at the maps ahead of time you can get oriented, if the weather's clear. The river will stand out plainly; a few minutes after the river you'll either make a big turn NEward, about toward Dover, which means you'll land runway 22L-- or a right turn off the radial suggests 4R.

If you are sitting on the left, and you do turn toward Dover, might as well keep an eye out for the JFK arrivals from the west, maybe 13000 ft above you.


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