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DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia  
User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

My Dad and I will be flying from GSO to BOS in April. Going there we will be flying direct, coming back my Dad is letting me have the choice of connecting in
Pittsburgh, New York LaGuardia, or Washington D.C.- Reagan.
Which one do you think would be the most interesting???
Doing this to see a new airport! Your help is appreciated!!
Thanks,
Adam Smile

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Reagan-DCA

Seeing the Capitol, Mall, and Smithsonian, on approach is very nice.



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4487 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 987 times:

I'd pick Reagan-DCA too. The view approaching the airport is breathaking, as PanAm 747 notes. DCA is also less likely to be congested than LGA, so there's less chance of getting delayed.

New York is incredible from the air too, but at DCA you literally fly through the middle of the city.

On the inbound flight to DCA, get a left-side window seat, which will give you the Monuments view if you approach from the north. On the outbound flight from DCA, get a right-side window seat, so if you take off northbound you'll get the Monuments view.

Jim


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1831 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Tough decision, but all factors being equal I'd go with DCA. The view when arriving from the north or departing to the north is tremendous. Hopefully you'll have good weather for the trip.

Have fun.



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User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 977 times:

If you like US Airways, go to PIT. one of the most beautiful airports in america! and if you do go to PIT try to get there around 5-7pm to see US Airways A330 Transatlantic flights.

D E L T A 7 7 7


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 961 times:

DCA might be cheaper since yoi'll probably be on the Shuttle flight to DCA. Since I live near DCA, I would pick DCA.

The best seat is on the right side if you're landing on 19. Big grin you can see my house and the views of Arlington, VA (where I live) of the Pentagon, Arlington Natl. Cemetary and much more. From the right, you'll be able to see Rosslyn and buzz right over the building at nearly breathtaking couple hundred of feet while making the first sharp right turn. Then the 2nd sharp right turn on a 1 mile final is like a roller coaster ride. It's fun.
When ya leaving fom BOS?

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 946 times:

The only thing I can say is I ANTI-recommend LGA. It is crowded and ugly.

PIT has a wonderful sky-mall, practically an entire shopping mall in the terminal. Though I don't know if you must exit secured areas to shop.

redngold



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User currently offlinePhilh83 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 941 times:

I have never heard of anyone willingly wanting to connect in LGA. Steer clear of LGA at all costs. You arent missing anything. Go for DCA instead.

-Phil


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Hey GoCaps16
We leave Boston on April 7th. I believe if we connect in DCA we will leave on the 1:00 P.M. Shuttle flight, and get into Greensboro at 5:30 P.M.

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions. I am leaning more towards DCA Smile.
I'll let you all know how everything turns out.

Adam Smile.


User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 899 times:

If you want to visit a truly magnificent airport connect through PIT. It's convenient, clean, not very crowded, lots of things to do on a layover not to mention lots of good aircraft to see. If you arrive after 4:00pm and before 7 you'll probably see the few widebodies that do the transatlantic runs.

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