KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12022 posts, RR: 43 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
For the same price, I can fly either a COEX ERJ-145, a NW DC9-30 or a CO 737-500. Which is the better choice? I tend to like the solo seat on the ERJ, but service wise, is there any difference? I'm connecting to CO EWR-AMS as a side note...
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 53 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
You won't have to change terminals (not that big of a deal... you just hop on the AirTrain) if you take the CO or COEX flight whereas you would have to go from Terminal B to Terminal C to catch your AMS flight if you take NW.
Raybolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
CO will be in terminal C at EWR, while NW is in B. Not a big problem to transfer between the two, but you will def. have to leave secure area from B-C. On CO, they usually have a cold sandwich on the MSP-EWR route, while NW will have a beverage and bag of pretzels (or similar).
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2519 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
It's very easy to transfer between CO's international flights and their Domestic/CoEx gates... Basically you just have to walk over a concourse... However going from International to a NW flight is a bit more tricky as you would either have to take the monorail to Term. B or you can also walk (don't walk ).
Personally I recommend the ERJ, I find the seats in them so much more comfortable than mainline seats, as well as the single "A" side of the plane
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12022 posts, RR: 43 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
Boeing757/767, several reasons,
1. Been there, done that
2. I rather sit in a 777 with PTVs than an old DC10
3. I've never flown CO, other than COEX IAH-ELP-IAH. Heard good things about them
I've also looked at doing NW DTW-AMS and then KL AMS-JFK. I know KL keeps their beverage/snack cart out during the flight. NW still doesn't do this do they? Do KL serve free beer on longhaul? I know I got a free Heineken onboard an F70 TRF-AMS the last time I flew.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1973 times:
EWR is an exceptionally easy airport for connections if you are only flying on CO. They have one terminal at EWR (Terminal C) that is connected entirely post-security. If you are arriving COEx, you have a maybe 5-8 minute walk to get to your mainline gate, and if you are on mainline, it could be right next door up to ten minutes away. Take a look at their terminal map:
The curved area where ticketing is highlighted in purple is where dropoff occurs. The ticket counters are all along this curve, international upstairs and domestic downstairs. Security is behind the ticket counters, with stations in front of the entrances to C-1 (on the right, mainline), C-2 (in the middle, COEx), and C-3 (on the left, mainline - the newest one). Behind the security screening stations is one long hallway lined with glass that goes between the three concourses, with a hallway extending off of the corridor into each concourse. The map doesn't show it very well - the rather large rectangle in front of C-3 extends all the way between the three concourses. It couldn't be easier for connections.