I appreciate that it isn't in New York city or even state, but I don't really buy that as a reason given that:
LGW is not within the boundaries of Greater London
CDG is not within the boundaries of Paris (as far as I can tell - please correct me if I'm wrong)
YYZ is not within the boundaries of Toronto (again, please correct me if I'm wrong)
EWR is closer to New York City than any of the above three examples but yet the opinion above persists.
Can anyone explain the reasoning behind this conflict of opinion?
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planeguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3446 times:
In some ways you answered your own question with these two bits:
1) opinion - people form beliefs from a variety of sources, facts are not required
2) states - pick any two neighboring states and people near the boundaries will tell you stories about folks from the other state. This is long established and traces roots back to the founding of the country (and before).
As one who lives in NYC (Manhattan) I consider EWR to be a NYC-area airport, just as I feel about IAD being a Washington, DC area airport (DCA is not in DC either). This is, of course, my opinion. I still don't fly to/from EWR (or JFK) all that often as it is easier to get to LGA from where I live (uptown), I don't mind connecting flights, and prices are often similar.
One last thing - when Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor of NYC he famously refused to leave a plane on arrival at EWR as he paid for a ticket to New York City and wanted to be flown to NYC. At the time Floyd Bennett field did not have commercial service.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8772 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
I fly into the New York City area 3-4 times a month and most certainly consider EWR to be a New York City airport. Using mass transit, it takes me as long to get to Midtown from EWR as it does JFK or LGA.
It's not convenient for people out on Long Island, but JFK isn't convenient at all for my family out in New Jersey.
PacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 839 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
Do the people who consider EWR not a New York City airport also consider that CVG is not a Cincinnati airport? CVG is certainly not in Cincinnati. It's not even in Ohio. It's across the river in Kentucky. To be consistent, anyone who does not consider EWR a New York City airport must not consider CVG to be a Cincinnati airport. It's only fair.
Rwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2158 posts, RR: 7 Reply 16, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
Argue all you want, EWR is not and will not ever be a NYC airport. It's a NYC 'area' airport. It serves NYC, but it's not actually in NYC. Yes, S.I. is closer to EWR than either LGA or JFK, but who wants to be from there, anyway? An airport in Central Park? It'll never happen. As to LHR and LGW (&LCY), The L in each of those names means LONDON. However, when non-reving, EWR is close enough to NYC to be a viable option to get home(and taking a shower ASAP). Which reminds me, they should use EWW instead of EWR.
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