SingaporeFA From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
I really dont know how any1 can stand being in an aircraft for 18 hours or more.Personally i think i will go bonkers.I`d rather take the flight that stops in FRA or AMS..at least i get to breathe some fresh air and stretch my legs.As for shaving off 2 hours..is it really a big deal??i mean if someone cant spare 2 hours of their life....be it for work or whatever...
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2902 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2706 times:
The daytime flight from SIN to EWR sounds pretty convenient, but the redeye return sounds absolutely horrible! Can you imagine flying in darkness for 18 hours straight? How depressing! At least there should be a small bit of daylight over the Arctic in summer...
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 20 Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2422 times:
EWR traditionally attracts a higher percentage of the high-yield business travelers from Manhattan, which is the target of this new flight. I would imagine the direct rail link to Manhattan is helpful here, although JFK will soon have it's own connection instead of today's rather convoluted, time consuming service.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31722 posts, RR: 72 Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
although JFK will soon have it's own connection instead of today's rather convoluted, time consuming service.
I am pretty sure that the AirTrain to JFK opened. It started service 17 December.
Though you are right, Newark has a higher amount of business travelers. It is very convienent to Lower Manhattan, and northern New Jersey is home to a plethora of office parks and huge corporations. It is a major business centre. Plus, Newark allows greater domestic connections.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16545 posts, RR: 52 Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
There are several large Asian corporations with their North American headquarters in and around Ft.Lee New Jersey, companies like Panasonic, Samsung etc..
Ft.Lee is also home to CNBC, I've eaten at a diner across the street from their studios where Ron and Maria frequent. Ft.Lee is a popular business community in Bergen County because it's on the West side of the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
Interesting, EWR will have 2 ultra long haul flights, the SQ service discussed here plus the CO 777 service to Hong Kong.....and neither HKG or SIN are served from JFK on a nonstop basis - EWR has come a long way!
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
That's correct for the nonstop from EWR-HKG and also, UA was using with the nonstop from JFK-HKG flight already before 9/11 and but, it was dropped already. I am still hopefully will hear CX will began nonstop from JFK-HKG anytime soon in the future and is that still use with via to YVR flight?
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
777gk, it all depends on the market....I don't think either JFK or EWR wins handsdown for which airport attracts more business pax..As STT757 stated, there are lots of Asian corporations with headquarters in NJ.
But then look at AF, they have one daily A340 from EWR-CDG (the A340s are for their thinner yielding routes) while JFK has several daily 777/747 (I think 7 daily during the summer). It all depends on the route and the airline.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16545 posts, RR: 52 Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
AF used to fly 747s to EWR when they had the codeshare with CO, they even flew out of CO's Terminal C.
When CO joins Skyteam I would expect AF to again boost their capacity at EWR, CO will bring back their second daily nonstop to CDG this Spring. Also Air India has been doing very well with their daily 747-400 from EWR-CDG, so there's lots of lift on that route.