Adam T.
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DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:02 am

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!!
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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:03 am


Seeing the Capitol, Mall, and Smithsonian, on approach is very nice.
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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:33 am

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.

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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:38 am

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.

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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:40 am

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.

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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 11:12 am

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.
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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 12:38 pm

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.

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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 12:51 pm

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.

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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Fri Jan 18, 2002 1:55 pm

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.

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RE: DCA,PIT, Or LaGuardia

Sat Jan 19, 2002 12:34 pm

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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