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Best airport to fly into?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by calvinandhobbes, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. calvinandhobbes

    calvinandhobbes Senior Member
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    hey y'all, another quick question.

    what's the best airport to fly into for Albert Einstein college of medicine?

    and which one is closest ot NYU?

    i'm trying to google map it, but my internet is going in and out right now.

    thanks!
     
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    lagaurdia is closer to both manhattan and the bronx (via TRIboro bridge).
     
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    thanks a lot....any ideas on how to get to AE after landing in JFK? looks like the only flight i can get is into jfk...damn
     
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    bumpy bumpity poo
     
  6. red dot

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    Ohh i was going to post something about this too! Does anyone know if Midway or O'hare is best to get to Rush in Chicago?
     
  7. Camillekc

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    AE is in midtown, right? I would really suggest flying into laguardia, but if you can't, go to JFK's webpage for transportation options, which pretty much narrow down to this:

    1) the airtran. It's a train that only runs to the airport. Once you get off, you can either get on the subway (I think the E) to get to manhattan, or the long island railroad, which will let you off at Penn station. I think the airtran is aroung 6-8 dollars, and the subway is 2. The LIRR will cost more, but I'm not sure how much

    2) Shuttles. Actually, check to make sure you're hotel doesn't have a free shuttle if you are staying in a hotel. Otherwise, there are a bunch of companies ( I think supershuttle is one of them) that run between the airport and the city. They drop off a bunch of people, so if you are the first one off, it's clearly the fastest, and if you are the last... well, that's what you pay for. Around 20 dollars.

    3) cab. you'll have to pay an arm and a leg, but it's probably the least hassle and if there's no traffic (and only then), it's probably the fastest.

    If you don't have much luggage and are arriving during the day, I would suggest the airtran. But at night, Queens is sketchy.

    Just as a note, keep in mind that this is advice from someone who almost always flies in through laguardia.

    Good luck.

    (In return, can I ask you when you were complete at AE and when you heard back for an interview? Damn, why have they not looked at me for 3 months?! And they refuse to talk to me on the phone and tell me. Shoot.)
     
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    La Guardia's closest to AECOM for cabs. JFk is best to go to NYU cause that's downtown.

    for einstein, get on the A or E, forget which. take it north. u can switch to a 5 or 6 at Fulton Street, or switch to the 2 if u take it to Times Square.

    If u're on the 2 or 5 train, take it to E 180th St., get out, cross street. u're in front of a police station. wait for the Bx21, and take that down Morris Park Ave until it reaches the school (it makes a right turn right after this stop).

    If u're on the 6 train, take it to Westchester Square (4th stop from end I think?). Then take the Bx12 or Bx21 to the school.
     
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    I flew into your mom once she seemed to enjoy it.... :thumbup: :thumbdown: :laugh:

    On a sidenote I hate LaGuardia...
     
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    really? I prefer it actually. less busy, less spread out, and has a nice Wendy's. Delta Terminal's not as great, though.
     
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    LaGuardia is a pretty good airport. Delta isn't too bad, I think; I was just there yesterday, actually. It's much, much better than some airports I've been to.

    In any case, From LGA to Einstein there are a number of ways. Of course what Rendar5 said (seeing as how he's an AECOM student :) ). Personally I never felt comfortable taking the subway to AECOM. From the airport it's really easiest to take a cab, though a bit expensive. Another option is to get into Manhattan and take the express bus to the Bronx, one of which stops directly in front of AECOM. I took that bus a bunch of times and it's always easy.

    If you fly into Newark you can take the New Jersey transit train straight from Newark to Penn Station in Manhattan. From there it's a few blocks to the express bus to the Bronx.

    All in all, though, as long as you aren't living on a shoestring, it's really worth it to spend the money and take a cab from LaGuardia. If you do this, make sure you know the exact address of the school and everything, because some cabbies might not know how to get there. Better yet, arrange for a car service before you go. The admissions office at AECOM may be able to give you the name and number for a car service; I know when I went there for summer research they provided us with contact info for a car service that knows how to get to the school, and it worked out nicely.

    edit: I lived in Midtown Manhattan (around 34th and Lexington) through college, and I ALWAYS flew into and out of LaGuardia. I only ever went to JFK once in my life, and that was for an international flight. Tickets to LGA are usually cheaper, and it's extremely easy to get to most parts of New York from the airport. I'm not all that familiar with JFK except that I remember not liking it too much (but that may be because I tripped on the stairs to their shuttle bus and almost broke my leg :p).
     

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