"Only a moron would fly all the way across country, to then connect to go back west. In this case, I don't think connecting traffic mattered much."
25% of the US population lives within 250 miles of the NYC Tri-State area, when talking about connection advantages at EWR
they would be to Washington National, Boston, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Hartford, Manchester NH
, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Montreal etc..
All major Northeast US/Canadian Cities with little or no service to JFK
Newark Airport is bordered by Interstate 95 (NJ Turnpike) and Amtrak's Northeast corridor, both of which serve as the main arteries of transportation of goods and people up and down the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington DC.
[Edited 2004-10-04 22:24:14]