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#11 cristinimartini

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    Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

    OMG, Jenise!!! That's nuts!!!!! I'm flying during the week too, but haven't heard anything about cancellations...They did change my departing flight (on Wednesday, May 19th) to the later morning one about a week after we booked it. It's still non-stop though...we'll just arrive later.

    I HOPE they're keeping the non-stops from EWR during the week...the majority of my family is leaving from there and with kids, connections could be a nightmare!

    IF you do have to fly out of JFK, it's really not a terrible place. I flew to Mexico on JetBlue and it was a fabulous terminal! I drove myself, parked in an economy lot (for $18 a day, ouch!) and it was easy. The drive was hairy because I ended up at LGA on accident. I was following the airport signs thinking I would end up at JFK, buuuut apparently not!

    I agree with the post saying to have a car pick him up. That would be an ULTRA surprise!! I think it's $100 each way, plus tip and tolls, so it IS a little pricey. If parking there will cost a lot you might want to look into a car service to save on trouble and convenience.

    I'll keep my eye out for notices from Continental...I will be one unhappy camper if they cancel these flights.

    Eliana, what a fabulous gift $5 parking would be :-) The three of us definitely need to get together for some conversations!! Jenise and I were talking about getting together with the FIs at a cigar bar. My grandfather passed away on Thursday and her FI's birthday was coming up so we figured we'd make plans after all the commotion was over. This weekend I'll be in Chicago, but I'll be free next weekend (as of now anyway!). Let me know what you girls think! Maybe we could even meet up at the Marriott and have a drink!

    If I hear anything about this Continental situation, I'll be on top o informing you both!!

    #12 JENISE

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      Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:39 PM

      Thanks Jerseykitten for still giving me hope.

      Maureen, thanks for double checking for me. That was sweet.

      Eliana, thanks for the $5 offer. If I don't take a car service there, I will def take you up on that offer :)

      Cris-I'm so sorry to hear about your gramps I'm sure you could use a drink as could I! I'll email you guys by the end of the week so we can make plans! I hope what happened with me and Continental doesn't happen to you but you're leaving in a different season so hopefully you're safe. My fingers are crossed for you.

      Does anyone know how much a car service is from let's say Newark Airport to JFK? A ballpark at least would help me as I've never taken a car service that way.

      #13 Eliana

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        Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by cristinimartini
        OMG, Jenise!!! That's nuts!!!!! I'm flying during the week too, but haven't heard anything about cancellations...They did change my departing flight (on Wednesday, May 19th) to the later morning one about a week after we booked it. It's still non-stop though...we'll just arrive later.

        I HOPE they're keeping the non-stops from EWR during the week...the majority of my family is leaving from there and with kids, connections could be a nightmare!

        IF you do have to fly out of JFK, it's really not a terrible place. I flew to Mexico on JetBlue and it was a fabulous terminal! I drove myself, parked in an economy lot (for $18 a day, ouch!) and it was easy. The drive was hairy because I ended up at LGA on accident. I was following the airport signs thinking I would end up at JFK, buuuut apparently not!

        I agree with the post saying to have a car pick him up. That would be an ULTRA surprise!! I think it's $100 each way, plus tip and tolls, so it IS a little pricey. If parking there will cost a lot you might want to look into a car service to save on trouble and convenience.

        I'll keep my eye out for notices from Continental...I will be one unhappy camper if they cancel these flights.

        Eliana, what a fabulous gift $5 parking would be :-) The three of us definitely need to get together for some conversations!! Jenise and I were talking about getting together with the FIs at a cigar bar. My grandfather passed away on Thursday and her FI's birthday was coming up so we figured we'd make plans after all the commotion was over. This weekend I'll be in Chicago, but I'll be free next weekend (as of now anyway!). Let me know what you girls think! Maybe we could even meet up at the Marriott and have a drink!

        If I hear anything about this Continental situation, I'll be on top o informing you both!!
        Cigar bar sounds great! My FI will love it!

        Def. park you car here too!!! I love to park my car here because then we just the shuttle to the terminals.

        #14 Eliana

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          Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

          Here are some of the vendors I use for transportation:

          - Park Plus (347) 582-0494 Anthony Pressa- (prezavalet@aol.com)
          - NY Commuter (201) 339-2381 NY Commuter - Home

          #15 *Meagan*

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            Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:09 PM

            Hey Jenise!! When I lived in CT I would drive to JFK for all of my direct flights to SLC and any other direct flight I wanted. We connected in JFK to Turks and everything went very well and smoothly.
            Its not a bad drive and I think it is totally worth it. It will all work out in the end. No worries!!!

            #16 cristinimartini

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              Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:05 PM

              Not sure if this is something you'd be interested in, but I know my FI and I will be doing it at some point...but they offer a HELICOPTER service from EWR to JFK for $60 each way! How freakin' cool would that be?!?! A helicopter ride AND first class?! WHOA...

              A drink (or two) is definitely in order...and I know my FI could use a good cigar. How does next weekend look for you ladies? I don't come back from Chicago until Monday (the 22nd). Let me know what your weekends look like, ladies!

              Eliana, could I use the $5 parking pass for this weekend's trip? Can you PM me details? :-)

              Thanks for the condolences, Jenise...it doesn't seem real yet. :-(

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              #17 dolfinluck

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                Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:12 AM

                I would be annoyed too! I have only gone to JFK once and it wasnt too bad but my flight was one of the last flights for the night so there was hardly any traffic. I prefer to go to Newark as well as its only 20 mins away. If you get a car service i would say do it, i love using a car service for work since i dont have to pay for it and makes the trip easier.
                Continental also canceled my flights for the wedding about month ago but luckily they they had 2 flights down and 2 flights to up to punta cana for both days so I just got switched to the earlier flights but had to go online to re-do my seating as they put my FI and I sitting several rows apart.

                #18 brandonsbride

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                  Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:23 AM

                  JFK is not that bad, I say go for it! You worked hard on your surprise and he will love it! It will probably throw him off a little when he wonders why you are headed to JFK :)

                  #19 Sheree10

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                    Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:07 PM

                    Oh no! I hope it all works out for you. We're also flying on Continental out of Newark in July. I think a straight flight may work better for you. JFK is not too bad, I usually fly out of that airport when I travel. Just get there early.

                    Good Luck!!
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                    #20 tracy0716

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                      Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:38 PM

                      Jenise- Your post has me freaking out. I'm flying out of Newark in July on Continental on a Monday! We're doing the first class upgrade too- it was a Christmas present from my parents. I just looked at the Continental website and our flight is still listed as a direct flight. I've never been to JFK but I would def. do the direct flight rather than a lay over. Good luck!!!




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