FLYING OUT OF NEWARK LIBERTY

It had been a long time since the Sports Diva had flown out of another airport other than LaGuardia or JFK.

The last time I flew out of Newark Liberty was maybe two years ago on an American Airlines flight from where else, Las Vegas to Newark Liberty with a stop in DFW, that’s Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Texas.

On that trip, I arrived back in Newark but stayed at the airport until a halfway decent hour because since I live in New York City, the Long Island Railroad and the New Jersey transit trains had stopped running.

Even though JFK is in my backyard, (no really it is), for some unknown reason, fares are higher than normal and this was way before we had this gas thing going on.

So since the Sports Diva is all about getting the best bang for her buck, you betcha I’m going over to New Jersey for a really cheap flight no matter if it’s American, Delta, Southwest or Spirit Airlines.

Don’t care, it’s all about the cheapness.

Besides if it gets me from point A to Point B, you have a seat on your airline, the Sports Diva will travel .

Coming back, I have a return from Las Vegas Harry Reid Airport(the new name of the airport, by the way)back to Newark Liberty.

Unlike my outbound flight, which left at 6pm EST, my return flight leaves at 9:20am, Vegas time.

Once again, even with paying for a carryon, I still came out cheaper than if I had flown out of JFK.

That’s what it’s all about , saving money my peeps, so that I can go on even more 30 Plus Teams Tours .

RIDING ON THE NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

When I go to a New Jersey Devils hockey game like I did last night, October 1st, I normally take the New York City subway, F train from Queens to 33rd or 23rd street and take the PATH train to Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey, which is across the street from Prudential Center.

This time, I tried something different.

I took a Long Island Railroad train from my station, Locust Manor to the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York and took a train that I haven’t taken in years.

It was a New Jersey Transit train and the final stop for me was Penn Station in Newark.

The train is cheaper than taking the PATH train and it’s faster.

I was able to get a senior rate, something that I really don’t get on the PATH Train.

It was $2.45 each way and as I said it’s faster.

Roughly 15-20 minutes from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station, with a stop in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The PATH train takes about an hour, making many stops in New York City on the way to Journal Square in Jersey City.

After that, you have to change and take the train to Newark, with a stop in Harrison, New Jersey before you even get to Newark.

Don’t need to tell you how tiring that is.

Plus it’s $2.75 each way, without a senior rate.

It stops at the same place as the New Jersey Transit train does, but whereas the PATH train’s final stop is Newark, the New Jersey Transit train’s final stop could be ANYWHERE in New Jersey or even Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Both trains stop at tracks next to each other, so don’t get confused.

Now that I have a new and faster way to do a 30 Plus Teams Tour of the place they call, “The Garden State”, I’m surely going to take advantage of it.