|Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 44):|
My 2 peeves....that EWR is a NYC airport(it's NOT)...
I'm aware that many of the cities / boroughs / counties in the area have very strong identities and people are very proud, even patriotic to be from a certain locale.
Is this the real reason why many don't, or simply won't consider EWR to be a New York airport? IATA's city code "NYC" specifically includes EWR with JFK and LGA.
I appreciate that it isn't in New York city or even state, but I don't really buy that as a reason given that:
LGW is not within the boundaries of Greater London
CDG is not within the boundaries of Paris (as far as I can tell - please correct me if I'm wrong)
YYZ is not within the boundaries of Toronto (again, please correct me if I'm wrong)
EWR is closer to New York City than any of the above three examples but yet the opinion above persists.
Can anyone explain the reasoning behind this conflict of opinion?