First Bite at the Big Apple

Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
Trip End Dec 05, 2010

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Flag of United States  , New York
Friday, July 9, 2010

Off I went on another BA flight to Heathrow which I was particularly looking forward to because of the free biscuit. Oh how BA spoils me :-). Heathrow terminal 5 is quite nice now that they have sorted out all the baggage issues the had when it first opened.

The flight to New York was also with BA and they had Video on Demand which is thankfully becoming more common on a lot of flights which means you can select films from a reasonable size library whenever you feel like watching them. That makes flights go so much more quickly than in the olden days and since I'm a bit crazy about films I'm happy to watch endless films until the plane lands.

After arriving at JFK, I got on a shared shuttle bus which kept going around JFK's eight terminals until the bus was nearly full, so I didn't actually leave JFK until around an hour after getting on the bus, but at least I'm now I'm an expert on all the terminals at the airport if the next pub quiz I go to has a section on JFK terminals.

I was the last to get dropped off since my hostel was the furthest uptown at Amsterdam Av. and 103rd St. Although quite far north it was quite close to Central Park and close to the subway to go anywhere I wanted. It only cost 38 USD per night which is really good for New York. Even though it was close to midnight I could see lots of people just heading out for the night. After all it is the city that never sleeps.
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