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Does anyone know the best airport to fly into if you're coming in from out of town? I don't know if LGA or JFK is closer to Radio City by a significant amount.
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Does anyone know the best airport to fly into if you're coming in from out of town? I don't know if LGA or JFK is closer to Radio City by a significant amount.

It takes about the same time to get to midtown from LGA, JFK, or EWR.  Give or take some depending on traffic.  I say go with whatever flight is the cheapest or timing or whatever suits your needs.

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Does anyone know the best airport to fly into if you're coming in from out of town? I don't know if LGA or JFK is closer to Radio City by a significant amount.
It takes about the same time to get to midtown from LGA, JFK, or EWR.  Give or take some depending on traffic.  I say go with whatever flight is the cheapest or timing or whatever suits your needs.
If it makes a difference, Newark and JFK are better if you prefer transit to a cab -- both have an AirTrain connection to commuter rail (NJ Transit and Long Island RR, respectively) that will take you to Penn Station.  LaGuardia, you'll want a cab unless you're excited to take a bus to a subway...
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I'm flying into EWR, it was cheap and the train aspect was appealing.  I haven't been to Manhattan since '93, so I'm pretty excited.
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Does anyone know the best airport to fly into if you're coming in from out of town? I don't know if LGA or JFK is closer to Radio City by a significant amount.
EWR has always been my airport of choice. It's a quick shot to the train station and the airport itself isn't that awful. I've also never sat on the tarmac 18th for departure there, which I've heard does come up sometimes at LGA or JFK.

Proximity to RCMH is irreverent. You're going to ride a train and likely several subways any way you slice it.
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Does anyone know the best airport to fly into if you're coming in from out of town? I don't know if LGA or JFK is closer to Radio City by a significant amount.
EWR has always been my airport of choice. It's a quick shot to the train station and the airport itself isn't that awful. I've also never sat on the tarmac 18th for departure there, which I've heard does come up sometimes at LGA or JFK.

Proximity to RCMH is irreverent. You're going to ride a train and likely several subways any way you slice it.

I always fly out of EWR, just because its only 30 minutes from me.... but I don't think I've ever heard "airport itself isn't that awful" because it is pretty awful.  Usually ranked near the bottom in US airports. 

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Does anyone know the best airport to fly into if you're coming in from out of town? I don't know if LGA or JFK is closer to Radio City by a significant amount.
EWR has always been my airport of choice. It's a quick shot to the train station and the airport itself isn't that awful. I've also never sat on the tarmac 18th for departure there, which I've heard does come up sometimes at LGA or JFK.

Proximity to RCMH is irreverent. You're going to ride a train and likely several subways any way you slice it.

I always fly out of EWR, just because its only 30 minutes from me.... but I don't think I've ever heard "airport itself isn't that awful" because it is pretty awful.  Usually ranked near the bottom in US airports.

Beats the hell out of LGA.
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Yeah, I would never use LGA either. I was pleased with Newark both times I used it, so good luck getting me to change that, what with my fear of flying.

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Yeah, I would never use LGA either. I was pleased with Newark both times I used it, so good luck getting me to change that, what with my fear of flying.
Funny. The only time I've ever thought there was a good chance I might crash and die was on final at EWR the day of the Score show. Thirty knot crosswinds gusting into the 40s with a light drizzle. I enjoyed the experience of a crab landing, but I wasn't hugely confident about making the show alive.  :lol

And I chose the words isn't that awful rather deliberately.
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Oh my...  :lol 

I don't know how people travel on a monthly basis without taking years off their life.   :eek

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Having a relaxed attitude towards dying certainly helps.  :lol

In my case, having a good understanding of what it takes for a plane to crash, and how terribly unlikely it is, leads me to have very little concern about safety. I rather enjoy the flying part of it. I just dislike being crammed into a small seat surrounded by annoying strangers. The rewards of going to neat places invariably trumps the 3-10 hours of suckiness, though.
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And I chose the words isn't that awful rather deliberately.

I know you did, so did I  :lol

In reality, EWR has been getting a make over and the food/drink is much better and also every seat has an Ipad to order what you want, at least in Terminal C where United operates.  Parts are still under construction, but it's definitely improved.

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Having a relaxed attitude towards dying certainly helps.  :lol

In my case, having a good understanding of what it takes for a plane to crash, and how terribly unlikely it is, leads me to have very little concern about safety. I rather enjoy the flying part of it. I just dislike being crammed into a small seat surrounded by annoying strangers. The rewards of going to neat places invariably trumps the 3-10 hours of suckiness, though.

That's just the problem. I'm acrophobic and claustrophobic. I know how rare it is for a plane to crash. I know I'm technically safer in a plane than in a car. This isn't about logic for me.  :lol

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Spared no expense last night boys. Bought a couple of tickets for solid seats, bought a couple of plane tickets, and got a hotel room only a few minutes walk from Radio City. This is going to be an awesome mini-vacation!
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That's awesome. At what hotel are you staying?

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Nice, I got a hotel room too, even though I don't live that far away like the rest of you.

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That's awesome. At what hotel are you staying?

I believe it's called the Warwick.
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Oh my...  :lol 

I don't know how people travel on a monthly basis without taking years off their life.   :eek

Valium works....  :hat  My ex was NOT a fan of flying, we just valiumed her up.  She did end up doing some hypnosis sessions for it, and it worked.

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I use zquil to pass out when I fly.  My boss uses zquil and a whiskey.

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That's awesome. At what hotel are you staying?

I believe it's called the Warwick.

That's a nice looking hotel.

Valium works....  :hat  My ex was NOT a fan of flying, we just valiumed her up.  She did end up doing some hypnosis sessions for it, and it worked.

I use zquil to pass out when I fly.  My boss uses zquil and a whiskey.

I used xanax when I flew. It takes the edge off and I'm somewhat bearable to the people around me.

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LOL. After touting myself as the fearless flyer, I'm stuck trying to decide if I want to save a bundle by flying a discount Mexican carrier operating CRJs built by Sukhoi down to DF. Honestly, the Sukhoi superjets sound rather intriguing to me; I don't mind smaller airplanes. However, my knowledge of global hiring practices makes me a wee be skittish about the carrier.
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You mean, like those scenes from a movie where there's just one parachute on board and the pilot is doing lines off the stewardesses back?  :lol

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You mean, like those scenes from a movie where there's just one parachute on board and the pilot is doing lines off the stewardesses back?  :lol
Eh, depending on the quality of the stewardess that probably wouldn't trouble me much. My concern is basic stick and rudder skills, which a lot of the newer pilots lack.
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I'm getting anxiety thinking about this. I could never get on some double engine aircraft.  I get what you're saying though. Most pilots can't handle anything other than full-size planes.

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Anybody still looking for tickets?
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If I knew they were going to have an orchestra for this show I'd buy a pair right now! Any news on an orchestra show yet?
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If I knew they were going to have an orchestra for this show I'd buy a pair right now! Any news on an orchestra show yet?

Not that I heard and honestly doubt it would be this show since that's been done before at this venue.

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But this could also be an especially special night.

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But this could also be an especially special night.

Could be?  It BETTER be!!!!    ;D  Starting to get pumped up for the cross country trek!  :metal :metal :metal

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For how long are you staying on the right coast?

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I arrive Friday afternoon and return to LA on Sunday afternoon.  I have a whirlwind turnaround, I fly out Tues. morn to Cozumel for 18 days of glorious diving and relaxation.  I want to make the most of what lil time I'll have in the City.  Haven't been to NYC since '93.

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I arrive Friday afternoon and return to LA on Sunday afternoon.  I have a whirlwind turnaround, I fly out Tues. morn to Cozumel for 18 days of glorious diving and relaxation.  I want to make the most of what lil time I'll have in the City.  Haven't been to NYC since '93.

Well, I plan on making the day of the concert a whole day in the city, so if there's somewhere specific you want to go, maybe we can gather a few others together. After that you can sneak me on the plane to Cozumel.   ;)

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I arrive Friday afternoon and return to LA on Sunday afternoon.  I have a whirlwind turnaround, I fly out Tues. morn to Cozumel for 18 days of glorious diving and relaxation.  I want to make the most of what lil time I'll have in the City.  Haven't been to NYC since '93.

Well, I plan on making the day of the concert a whole day in the city, so if there's somewhere specific you want to go, maybe we can gather a few others together. After that you can sneak me on the plane to Cozumel.   ;)

Sneak me in as well  :lol  I will probably get to the city mid afternoon. 

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I arrive Friday afternoon and return to LA on Sunday afternoon.  I have a whirlwind turnaround, I fly out Tues. morn to Cozumel for 18 days of glorious diving and relaxation.  I want to make the most of what lil time I'll have in the City.  Haven't been to NYC since '93.

Well, I plan on making the day of the concert a whole day in the city, so if there's somewhere specific you want to go, maybe we can gather a few others together. After that you can sneak me on the plane to Cozumel.   ;)

Sneak me in as well  :lol  I will probably get to the city mid afternoon.

 :lol

Just to show how much of a geek I am, I'd probably pass up the vacation so I could be home to watch Game of Thrones that weekend. Or maybe that just makes me a jackass.  :lol