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Old 09-27-2015, 03:52 PM
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My brother and I might fly to NJ, (barnegat) to look at boat he is interested in buying. I looked at the map and it seems flying to Phily is a better choice than flying to Newark. (55 miles versus 78).

We'll be flying a redeye and arrive in the early AM before going to the boat. We plan to be there for 3 days to close the sale and take another redeye flight home.

What do you guys think?
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by saltwaters View Post
My brother and I might fly to NJ, (barnegat) to look at boat he is interested in buying. I looked at the map and it seems flying to Phily is a better choice than flying to Newark. (55 miles versus 78).

We'll be flying a redeye and arrive in the early AM before going to the boat. We plan to be there for 3 days to close the sale and take another redeye flight home.

What do you guys think?
I'd fly into Philly before Newark. You might want to see if you can get a flight into Atlantic City.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:00 PM
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2nd the AC Airport
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Depending where you are coming from, you may consider flying into Atlantic City with spirit Airlines.
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Atlantic city with spirit is the best option. Philadelphia is second do not go through Newark.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:22 PM
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If you gamble enough, the casinos may give you a free flight into AC.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:25 PM
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Not sure where your coming from but Mercer County Airport may be another option.

Frontier Airlines now serving Trenton-Mercer Airport with regular non-stop service to:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Chicago
Detroit (Seasonal)
Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Myers
Minn./St. Paul (Seasonal)
Orlando
Raleigh
St. Augustine
Tampa
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:28 PM
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If you can fly into mercer it will be the easiest of all
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Depends where you're flying from.

I wouldn't fly Spirit if someone gave me a free ticket. Their planes suck, their service is spotty at best and you can get stranded in AC if anything goes wrong. Not to mention that they charge for everything including life vests and seat belts lol!

I did 75,000+ miles a year out of Newark and still find it one of the best for the number of flights and ease of getting there and back with fewer issues that other tri-state airports. They all suck.

Newark airport to NJ Turnpike, Exit 11 to NJ Parkway, Parkway South to Long Beach Island…ezpz.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:34 PM
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Depends where you are flying from.
I would avoid EWR; PHL is a better bet.
ACY is a great airport but Spirit? ARRRGH!^%@##$^@^#@
Frontier to TTN is also an option.

Depending on where you are coming from, and depending on how you guys are with small plains, twin engine Beech Baron, I may be able to fly you much closer to the boat, just help with some avga$.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:35 PM
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Do you have a boat and engine surveyor that is ready should you decide to buy the boat. Many surveyors are scheduled out a few weeks.
Are you going to leave the boat where it is currently moored?
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It doesnt really matter. Either way you are going to rent a car. Fly to the airport where you can get the best price for the flight.
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As mentioned AC would be best if you can swing it otherwise Philly over Newark is a no brainier. PHL is just a few miles from the AC expressway so it's a very easy drive.

I too would not step on Spirit but that's a personal preference.
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Do you have any eyes on it before you actually buy it yet ?

I live somewhat close to Newark... It's about 1.5-2 hr drive south to barnegat (where my boat is...and I do it every weekend)

I say acy is better and closer (exit 38 on parkway, and the exit for lbi/barnegat would be 63-69 ish.

Philly js good , but a longer drive.
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Originally Posted by saltwaters View Post
My brother and I might fly to NJ, (barnegat) to look at boat he is interested in buying. I looked at the map and it seems flying to Phily is a better choice than flying to Newark. (55 miles versus 78).

We'll be flying a redeye and arrive in the early AM before going to the boat. We plan to be there for 3 days to close the sale and take another redeye flight home.

What do you guys think?
Fly to the airport that offers the most frequent service to and from your destination using full size jets with non stop flights.

Small airports that are close sound good but if you are making a connection to use them, relying on regional jets or banking on only 1 or 2 flights per day, your odds of getting to and from where need to be, when you want to be there go way down.

An extra hour or even 2 in the rental car beats the snot out of not getting there on the day you wanted to be there because the one flight that serviced the small airport cancelled....
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Baltimore's only an hour further from Barnegat than Newark is and it's the major EC hub for Southwest, tons of flights from all over. Rather than change planes to fly to a small airport maybe consider Baltimore. But keep rush hours in mind for sure.
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