toddy333
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BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:13 am

hi guys
I am going to boston and new york over the holidays, flying in and out of boston from LHR.
But what is my choice of airlines from BOS to NY airports? any low cost carriers to look out for? or should is it cheaper/easier to take the train? so far i can only find flights with american or united.
 
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:20 am

As far as BOS-NYC goes, no chance of a low fare carrier on this route yet (maybe once B6 gets the Embraers). You can fly AA, US (who probably operate the UA flight) DL and CO. They all fly BOS-NYC (JFK, LGA or EWR depends on the carrier). The Amtrak acela express is also fast and generally competes with the airlines on price. If you are going to be inside Boston, it will probably be better to go to South Station and take Amtrak, as it is really cheap and easy to get to BOS by the T but it is more expensive to get into Manhattan (though easy now) from the NYC airports.
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:53 am

If you have the extra time, I'd take the train too. You can get on right near Logan and it will drop you off downtown NYC. Most of the way down it follows the New England coastline with some great views.
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:16 am

It costs about $150 for an offpeak Delta/US Airways Shuttle ticket or an Acela ticket. About $125 for a regional train ticket.

If this is a leisure trip, take the train. It's a nice comfortable ride, and the scenery is great. Plus, if it's timed right (as it was for me), you'll get a nice view of LGA arrivals. If it's for business take the Shuttles. On US Airways, it's standard domestic US service, on Delta, it's more of a European business class style.

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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:24 am

It's a nice scenic trip from Boston to NYC, train route follows the Connecticut shoreline. There are two levels of service, Acela Express or Northeast Regional.

Check out Amtrak's website..

http://www.amtrak.com

There's only one NYC inter-city train Station, NY Pennsylvania Station. Boston on the other hand has a couple, if your going to take the train you might want to find out which station is close to where your coming from. The two main Boston stations for the Northeast Corridor route to NYC are Boston South Station and Boston Back Bay station.
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:34 am

I believe the discontinued the Shuttle pack. There is a youth fare for 22 and under for around $78.,,,but if you're going to JFK you might almost do just as well buying a OW 14 day advance to JFK on a regional jet.
 
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:50 am

I have had a good experience with Continental, BOS-EWR. And Delta Shuttle to LGA. But I think that the train might be a great experience!
 
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:12 am

Well, Independence Air also flies between Boston Logan and New York JFK, and if you join i-club, you can get a $25 off on your first RT.

I personally like ACELA Express -- downtown Boston to Manhattan New York... Unlike regular Amtrak, ACELA is pretty pleasant.

If you insists on flying, I prefer DL Shuttle over US Shuttle -- DL Shuttle has an open seat policy and the service is nice with snacks (real snacks, unlike pretzels served by US Shuttle). Seating is nicer than US's regular Y.

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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:19 am

Independence Air does not fly between BOS and JFK (that is, unless you want to transit IAD, which is adding about 750 miles to the trip).

It does appear you qualify for the Shuttle youth fare...it comes out to about $160 round trip after taxes, and allows you to go on any non-peak (weekdays from 6-9 AM and from 4-8? PM); it is an M class ticket, so it does have the nice bonus of 1.5x MQM. Basically, you just show up to the counter with one of these vouchers and say you want to get on the flight.

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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:36 am

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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:18 pm

If you're going to fly into the NYC area, EWR has the best connections in/out to Manhattan.

But I agree with this group - as much of an aviation enthusiast as I am, Amtrak is definitely the best. No 2-hour advance check in, spectacular views, many different levels of service (at reasonable prices!!), and downtown to downtown service.

Keep us informed of how everything goes!!
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:01 pm

If you want to go cheap, I's suggest you take the bus.
You can get the bus from Chinatown Boston to Chinatown NYC for $10. It's a pretty comfortable ride and they have hourly departures during the day. Since there are multiple bus companies there, you're pretty sure to get a ticket. But I'd still buy it online and show up half an hour before the bus leaves.

 
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I Apologize

Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:12 pm

Oops... I apologize... I mix up a few things in my mind... yes I-jet only flies between IAD and JFK... But of course, you can always fly JFK-IAD-BOS... oops...

But Acela Express is pretty cool... of course, Chinatown bus services are the most popular... If you want to save money, I agree with Hawaijahz about the Chinatwon Bus services...

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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:41 pm

The Chinatown bus is dirt cheap but will also take forever. Much like Eurostar, taking the Acela saves you time not because it gets there faster, but because you save a lot of time on transit. Also, you can add up the extra 5 dollars in each direction you will pay on the JFK/EWR AirTrain, the NJtransit fare from EWR to Penn station or the cab/bus ride from LGA to take more off the premium for taking the Acela. Also, Amtrak.com is offering a 10% discount right now on online bookings. Taking into account airport check in times, flight times and transit times, the Acela express at 3 hours 22 minutes is faster and even the regional at 4.22 is probably faster. Ticket prices are not much different, especially when you consider the extra price of transport
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RE: BOS-NYC?

Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:19 pm

Student tip, Chinatown or Greyhound is best, i did it 3 weeks ago and didnt relish the thought of the journey but it was great, the Greyhound takes about 3.5hours-4hours max and the train takes practically the same unless you get the rediculously expensive Acela. Cost me $30 return and there are departures practically every hour, some on the half hour Boston South Station Bus Terminal > Port Authority Bus Terminal right on 42nd St. in the big apple!

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