New York - USA (15.-20.03.2006) / New York - USA (March 15 to March 20, 2006)

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From 15th to 19th of March we made an city trip to New York. After check-in we had time to visit the business lounge.
Boarding for flight Austrian 87 was at gate C56, takeoff was at runway 29 at 11:30am. Our aircraft was an Airbus A340-211
OE-LAH. The route was from Austria over Great Britain and Ireland to America. During our final approach at New York,
we had an excellent view down to Long Island. Landing was at runway 31L.

Here some picture from flight Austrian 87 ...

After customs we took an airport shuttle to our hotel - The Warwick. After an short break in our room we continued to
the Rockefeller Center. On the observation deck at the 72th floor we had an marvelous view at New York during night.

Pictures from our first day in New York ...

On the next morning we travelled to South Ferry with the subway. On bord the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island you
could have a great view to the New York skyline - unfortunately without the World Trade Center. Then we walked to Battery
Park, the Wall Street and finally to Ground Zero. After lunch we continued to Queens by subway. We walked over the Brooklyn
Bridge back to Manhattan. The last trip this day was a short walk along the East River.

Pictures from our second day in New York ...

On the 17th we travelled to Battery Park in the morning. After we had bought the tickets for the Statue of Liberty we had to
wait aprox. 1 hour, before we could join the ferry to the island. We continued to Ellis Island. Back in the Battery Park we took
the subway to Grand Central - the largest railway station of the world. We also had our lunch in Grand Central. In the
afternoon we walked to the Chrysler Building at the UN-Headquarters. Then we walked along the East River to the 54th
street. At 17th of March the New Yorkers celebrate the St.Patricks day on the fifth avenue.

Pictures from our third day in New York ...

On the following morning we travelled to the Empire State Building - the highest building in New York. Fortunately our waiting
time to reach the observation deck on the 86th floor wasn't to long. The weather was also very good so we had an marvelous
view down to New York. We continued with the Intrepid Sea and Air Museum at the Hudson River. Along with a lot of
US military planes we could saw a Concorde from British Airways. Then we took the subway to St.Johns - the biggest
church of the world which is still under construction. On the way back to our hotel we walked throught the Central Park.

Pictures from our fourth day in New York ...

On the last day we visited Maddam Tussauds on the big store Macey's.

Pictures from our last day in New York ...

In the afternoon we took an airport shuttle back to the airport. After check-in we had time to visit the lounge.
Boarding for our flight Austrian 88 back to Vienna was at gate 8. We took of at runway 31L on schedule at
6:25pm. Our aircraft was an Airbus A330-223 OE-LAP.

Here some pictures from flight Austrian 88 ...

On the following map you can see all routes of the flights

Here are the links to all pictures I made at this trip

Vienna Schwechat International - March 15, 2006 (mehr)
Austrian 87 from Vienna to New York - March 15, 2006 (mehr)
New York John F. Kennedy International - March 15, 2006 (mehr)
Manhattan Downtown Heliport - March 16, 2006 (mehr)
Interepid Sea and Air Museum - March 18, 2006 (mehr)

New York John F. Kennedy International - March 19, 2006 (mehr)
Austrian 88 from New York to Vienna - March 19, 2006 (mehr)