flights from IAH
are on ERJ aircraft, and thus you will depart via Terminal B. Your NYC flight will arrive Terminal C or E. Thus, you will have to connect between terminals, and though there is a skytrain and a bus, it can actually be quite a walk to get to from certain gates.
Returning, I think the ERJ flights come into Terminal D gates and then they move the plane, so on your return, you'd clear customs in the new facility, and then be closer to your connection back to NYC if it was from Terminal E, but a LONG walk to the connection if it's in Terminal C.
There is one MTY
flight a day that I can see that is a 737-500, and this would arrive in Terminal E.
If you decide to go CO
, your flight will be better if you try to get on that 735. Flight number 574/775.
And there are also some 767s that run EWR
, which have PTVs, so that might be a connection to look at too.
Flights 49 and 63 going south, and 40 and 152. CO775 has a legal connection with both 762 retrun flights, so you could do 735+762 on the return if you don't mind getting up early. CO775 should arrive into E and CO40 and CO152 should depart from Terminal E.
I'm not a big DFW
fan, as even this new skytrain doesn't have so many stops that you won't have to walk a LONG way depending on your gate. That's always been the problem with DFW
. Designed for airplanes and O&D traffic, not for connections, but is used as a mega-hub.
Either way, both airports are nice enough, but you have the possibility of mega-hikes to connect, or you could get lucky and not have much of a walk at all.
I like to walk. I don't like to carry heavy stuff long distances, so my advice is to make sure your carry on has wheels or is very light. And then, have fun.
And have some BBQ at the airports. AA
has Dicky's, and CO
has another franchise, and both are pretty darn tasty if you like roasted meats...
Oh, and as for service, CO
is better domestically.
[Edited 2007-03-24 01:38:46]
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