ISP (Long Island) or EWR (New Jersey)?


#1

Due to crazy airfare costs in the RI / Boston area, I am going to leave from Islip on Southwest or EWR Continental. 3 or 4 hour drive but I save $$$$.
My question is how is getting to either one or leaving? I depart on 4/16 (Friday) return 4/24 (Sat). Anyone have any insight to these airports?

Thanks!


#2

Grew up less than 20 minutes from Newark and now fly in there regularly on business. I exclusively use Continental’s direct flights from Charleston,SC or Savannah, GA to EWR.

Continental has it’s own section of the terminal and lots of direct flights to Orlando. I have read other MB’rs who use EWR because of the direct flights. And my DW has flown into EWR and driven to RI to spend time w/ her parents (cheaper and quicker with changes).

Can’t speak for ISP, but EWR is great. Have you looked into Laguardia?
Also look into renting a vehicle to save parking $$$ depending on your trip legnth.


#3

The only thing with Continental is baggage fees add $200 round trip. I was planning on long term parking instead of rental but will check prices. You mentioned White Plains Jetblue to me in another post. Closer but fare was higher, I would have done that though.


#4

Mail a package down to the hotel ahead of your arrival. They will hold it for your arrival if you are staying onsite. If offsite call your hotel. You can ship a ton of clothes for $200.00. And you don’t have to lug all that stuff with you. Basic overnight bags w/ basic toiletries in the overhead compartments and off you go. Much easier.


#5

OK, here 's the deal on EWR. It is very convenient, with the only difficulty is the line for security is pretty long in the early morning – say 6 o’clock thorugh 8:30 or so… After that, you sail right through. It has very good parking and a lot of flights to MCO.

Getting to and around LI can be, well, a word I don’t like to use here. I have never used Islip, but I do know that Southwest is now operating out of LaGuardia, though I believe there are no direct flights to MCO from there.

*** Also check out White Plains/Westchester, which would be such an easy drive for you! Here is the site – maybe it has something that would work for you. I have heard nothing but good things about how easy it is to use this airport!
Westchester County Airport, Airlines, Arrivals, Departures, Delays


#6

We always fly out of EWR first flight out to MCO on Jetblue. We never pay more than $200 rt. We also use Skypark to park the car…pay online it’s cheaper.


#7

Thanks for the input.I would like to fly from White Plains but Jetblue is high. Islip on Southwest , no baggage fees, Continental EWR adds $200. All are better than RI rates as this is School vacation week in RI & MA. I have to pick one soon though!


#8

Looks like Jetblue from EWR is where we will leave from. I am going to get in the night before and do a Stay/Park/Fly Deal.About $150 for 1 night stay and up to 10 days parking included.The 4 r/t tickets on Jetblue cost $1158 from EWR. I wanted to tryto leave from HPN White Plains but talso too high. Better than $2500-$4000 from here!!!

Can anyone recommend a hotel near the airport?

Thanks,
Tony


#9

[QUOTE=XQIXX;1018933]Can anyone recommend a hotel near the airport?
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Check the ‘Newark Liberty Airport’ web site. They have all of the better ““SAFE”” hotels listed. There are a few flea bag hotels around the airport. It also lists which hotels offer a shuttle to EWR.


#10

Thanks Rich. Your trip is getting close! Have a great time!!


#11

Choice #1: Marriott directly in the middle of Newark Airport.
Choice #2: Sheraton at Newark Airport.

Really.


#12

Thanks. It is getting close.

If it was me I would go with one of Miss Disney’s selections if they are part of the stay/park/fly package you have. If not the web site should help steer you.


#13

[QUOTE=MissDisney;1019016]Choice #1: Marriott directly in the middle of Newark Airport.
Choice #2: Sheraton at Newark Airport.

Really.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I will check them out and see if they do a stay park fly deal.