Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3838 times:
What do you consider "flagship services"? At the moment, I don't recall any airline "over here" marketing their services to JFK any differently than their services to NRT, SIN, LAX, SFO, GRU, SCL or anywhere else...
As for your question - favorite airport where? Just in NYC? Or anywhere?
P.S.: Wouldn't this be better placed in "Polls & Prefs"?
Edited: I see you've clarified the Topic - in that case, I can only say EWR... I've not flown into JFK that often these past years, but when I was there, it really didn't seem all that pleasant. And while EWR really isn't all that great either, it sure beats JFK.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 31 Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3772 times:
EWR, so I can spot more international heavies there.
Most people don't realize how easy it is to get to midtown Manhattan from EWR. Just take AirTrain to the train station and hop on NJ Transit or Amtrak. (My suggestion, go Nj Transit; they are a lot cheaper and trains run more frequently. Just my $.02 ).
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 31 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3731 times:
Again personally I like JFK better because of the special International atmosphere!
That is true, I really get the feeling it's a big international gateway when I go to JFK. When I go to EWR, it just feels like another airport that happens to serve a lot of international traffic, probably because of the large CO presence. Either that or I just go there too much.
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3664 times:
Why would I be joking?
Simple. It is a fact that JFK has more international heavies than JFK. Thus, your statement about liking EWR because you can watch more international heavies is contradictory.
What about Lufthansa's all business class service between EWR and Dusseldorf and Munich?..
Or Swiss's all Business class service to Zurich?
Simple. There is a demand for those speciality services; I would wager there is demand for it on some domestic routes even. However, most of those speciality services are complemented by a First Class product into JFK.
If you compare major European carriers service JFK vs EWR, who wins STT?
Singapore Air's Flagship International route, EWR-SIN (Longest Nonstop in the World) with their expanded Business class.
STT, you know as well as I do why this flight goes to EWR. SQ was operating EWR-AMS-SIN and JFK-FRA-SIN. JFK-FRA-SIN was higher yielding and making more money, so they decided to scrap EWR-AMS-SIN and replace it with the nonstop. EWR got the flight because the JFK flight was doing so well!
Flyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1711 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3658 times:
Well the proof is in the #s
JFK-LHR 20x per day
EWR-LHR 5x per day (+CO to LGW)
JFK-CDG 9x per day
EWR- CDG 4x per day
JFK-FRA 5x per day
EWR-FRA 2x per day
JFK-NRT 6x per day
EWR-NRT 1x per day
These are all for summer 2005, peak day operations.
Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6443 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3655 times:
EWR is home for me, but in a way so is JFK (living in NJ.)
EWR is much more convienient and has come a hell of a long way over the past five years. However most terminals at JFK are architectural marvels. AT Kennedy you have the TWA terminal, terminal 7, the worldport, the new international terminal, and soon the new AA terminal.
I rank EWR and JFK pretty high, but I REALLY cannot stand LGA.
"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16555 posts, RR: 52 Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 3603 times:
"STT, you know as well as I do why this flight goes to EWR. SQ was operating EWR-AMS-SIN and JFK-FRA-SIN. JFK-FRA-SIN was higher yielding and making more money, so they decided to scrap EWR-AMS-SIN and replace it with the nonstop. EWR got the flight because the JFK flight was doing so well!"
The only place I've seen that comment is here on these boards, and that comment was made by Concordeboy. Now while I enjoy his posts, what basis did he come up with that?.. I've never seen anything published..
Listen we keep retreading the same topic:
Yes JFK gets more International Airlines, they are in the top tier with MIA and LAX. However EWR is in the next tier with ORD and SFO, EWR gets more of the Business traffic. JFK caters to alot of tourists from Europe to Manhattan and immgrants visiting Queens/Brooklyn etc.. From Russia, Guyanna, Trinidad, Hati, Africa etc..
However there are alot of International service at EWR which cannot be found at JFK:
Belfast, Glasglow, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Singapore (nonstop), St.Johns, Halifax, Quebec City, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Los Cabos, Cozumel, Dusseldorf, Freeport, Ottawa.
There are carriers that serve both EWR and JFK:
British Airways, Czech Air, Lot Polish, Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Air India, Air Jamaica, El Al