Kindly note: Although I tried to get as much pictures as possible, someone might think it's not enough for a report. Solution: See it as an addition to the first flight linked below.
Background: I flew to New York just for a night-stop to make some preparations focused on another, much longer stay there a few weeks later. Austrian Airlines flies to New York JFK and Newark.
The Newark terminal architecture is nothing exciting.
This is the drop-off zone where I entered the building.
Handling is performed by Lufthansa. There are lines for First, Business und Economy Class.
This is what the counters look like. There is almost nothing going on there. Probably because I arrived only at 16:10 at the airport (New York traffic :/ ).
My boardingpass is LH branded. Please explain to me what the green dot sticker and the handwriting mean.
Double-checking the gate number: B60. It is the same gate I arrived at the day before.
No daylight in this passage after the security check. BTW: Here you are not asked for feedback (see first flight). :P
A Bestbuy Express is available if you need to buy some junk just before leaving the United States.
The final picture before boarding. Guess the plane!
The aircraft was a Boeing 767-3Z9(ER)(WL) with the registration OE-LAE. In 2000 it entered service for Lauda Air and since 2005 it is part of the Austrian Airlines fleet. It is configured with 36 C-seats (1-2-1) and 178 Y-seats (2-3-2).
Boarding in progress. The pilots gave me a wave.
Just as I stored my bag and got seated the flying chef welcomed me and gave me the menus. I was told that there are no alcoholic pre-departure drinks in the US. I took a glass of apple juice.
For the breakfast service I was asked to make my selections.
Waiting for this United 757-300 to take off.
View of the airport just after take-off. There is Air Canada, British Airways, Delta Airlines, El Al, Jet Airways, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Airlines and US Airways.
Leaving our origin behind…
Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn
As it was a red-eye flight and I wasn't hungry I skipped the main service and went for sleep.
Just as the sun came up breakfast was served. I had ordered a hot chocolate and eggs sunny side up with crispy bacon, which was just being prepared at this moment. Try to make an egg just with a convection oven!
We landed about 25 minutes early.
Newark - EWR
Vienna - VIE
The fast lane at the security check in Newark shortened waiting time significantly. Fortunately I didn't need to walk too far to the gate. Unfortunately there was not a single seat emty.
It is super comfortable to have a full-flat seat on an red-eye flight. So I went for sleep and could not take pictures of what's happening in the meantime. Catering was by DO&CO, nevertheless it is not as good as when departing from Vienna. I have noticed that on multiple flights now. I love the 1-2-1 arrangement in the business class. You feel really private.
Passport control was not that fast this time. There were too little Just EU/Schengen citizens counters available.
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