WearyBizTrvlr From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3081 times:
My transatlantic experience is mostly C-class, so I'm not sure how relevant this will be... If you fly before the end of June, you can take the SQ flight to EWR (my favorite AMS-NYC flight). I haven't flown the new KLM 777's yet, but they're supposed to be very nice, and I'll give those a shot soon. I've flown both CO and DL too, which were better than KLM's pre-777 WBC. Service was generally somewhat better than KLM, and food seemed a tad better too, but there was no huge difference. There's also the question whether you have a preference for an airport in NY. I like EWR better than JFK, but opinions are divided on this. JFK it no longer the dump it used to be...
If you want a direct flight, I think your best bet is KLM 777's. All new aircraft, with IFE and such. No hassle with connecting flights (unless you like that sort of thing ).
GlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
As a KLM agent and a non-rev passenger I flew the Amsterdam New York Area route (EWR or JFK) many times when I could not get a flight directly to my home on the Dutch island Aruba. After that I continued on with either CO, AA or DL to Aruba.
I flew Delta Airlines 767 AMS-JFK,
AA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 611 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
EWR is not very far from Downtown. Especially now that you can take the Newark AirTrain to Penn Station. Go with Singapore! Unless you live in Asia you really don't get to fly them much...which is a shame!!
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
Everyone's got their own airline to upsh..it's funny!
KLM is very good.
He asked about AMERICAN CARRIERS?
Since when is BA or SQ American.
Delta does to JFK as does Continental.
I have no experience with either; but I've heard bad things about Delta; but I know that KLM is superb
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13334 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
You may want to travel to EWR as this airport has probably the largest variety of aircraft of NYC area airports. EWR and JFK are about the same cost and distance from mid-town Manhattan by train services.
Check with the airlines or travel agents for hotel/flight packages as hotel prices in NYC are quite expensive. I would make hotel arrangement before you arrive as we do not have in the US the assistance for last minute hotel arrangements from the tourist authorites here. You may be able to stay in hotels in NJ, near NYC, only a 25 minute bus ride away, which offer far more reasonable prices than NYC. I live near NYC, and found many non-US travelers using the NJ hotels along my bus route. If you are under 26, maybe you could take advantage of 'student' fares like with STA.
Be careful as to the dates you want to travel. I would go sooner, in June, rather than in July, August and to mid-September. July and August can be very hot and humid in the NYC area. Do not even consider the last week or so of August into the first week of September due to the Republican Party (President Bush's party) convention in NYC and the attendent securty nightmare it is going to cause as well as no hotels available.
Do you plan to travel to other places in the USA or only in NYC? As not a US national, then you may be able to get special fares for travel within the USA.
Hope you enjoy yourselves when you are here in the USA.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17015 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2606 times:
EWR and JFK are both 16 miles from Mid-town Manhattan, EWR's closer to Lower Manhattan (Greenwich Village, Tri-Beca, Soho, Wall Street, World Trade Center etc.).
I would fly into one airport and out the other, than you get to see two airports and can decide which works best for you for future trips.
With regards to SQ's EWR-AMS flight, SQ is launching nonstop EWR-Singapore (longest nonstop in the World!) this Summer with the A340-500. That will mean the end of their one stop flight from EWR-SIN via AMS with the 747-400, the JFK flight will continue to stop in AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA.
Targowski From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
i would fly into EWR. if you are like me, and like trains/subsways/good public transportation as much as you like avaition, then you should explore the new skytrain out of EWR, which makes it much better than JFK for PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION hookups into manhattan.
i am not a new yorker, so correct me if i am wrong on that point, but i am just repeating some common themes about EWR vs JFK that appears on a.net