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Feb 12th, 2013 11:39 AM
Maria rocks
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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Originally Posted by Maxxpowerr View Post
Hi Maria rocks I hope its ok that I 1.resurrected this thread and 2.bandwagoned your thread.

I am also attending the us open this year. I bought my plane tickets this weekend.

i have never attended any sort of professional tennis event and I am very excited. I am also grateful for the useful tips and information posted in this thread so far.
Hi yourself, and yes course it is Im just going to get the tennis tickets when they go on General sale in June.
Feb 11th, 2013 07:57 PM
LoveFifteen
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

If you're going to do an airport hotel, why not one near La Guardia ... you know, the airport that's one subway stop away from the US Open? Gurl, your decisions baffle me sometimes.
Feb 11th, 2013 07:55 PM
Sam L
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

I'm going too hopefully.
Feb 11th, 2013 06:07 PM
Maxxpowerr
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

Hi Maria rocks I hope its ok that I 1.resurrected this thread and 2.bandwagoned your thread.

I am also attending the us open this year. I bought my plane tickets this weekend.

i have never attended any sort of professional tennis event and I am very excited. I am also grateful for the useful tips and information posted in this thread so far.
Oct 16th, 2012 04:50 PM
Excelscior
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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For anyone that was concerned re me staying in Paris Suites there is good news ive changed hotels will now be staying in the Hampton inn by JFK Airport xx
OK. Lol.

If you can, try to stay by the Holiday Inn--in flushing, or the Crowne Plaza (or one of those hotels) near Laguardia Airport or the National Tennis Center.

They're closer.

They're also this big enough hotel on Queens Blvd (forgot the name, though it's not hard to find--The Skyline?), thats near the Subway and not to far from the 7 train.

At the Hampton Inn JFk, you may have to take a shuttle Bus to the airport (unless there's one directly to the Subway), to the Monorail, to the subway--enroute to the USTA. Not the worst thing to do (if that's the case). But certainly not the easiest. See if a shuttle driver can take you to the nearest subway (or a Cab or City bus). I did read on Trip Advisor, a very happy family that stayed at the hotel during the US Open (you may had as well). Alas, you can't have everything.

It's actually not that far from the Van Wyk, Jamaica--Vanwyk and Union Tpk/Kew Gardens subways stops via car or cab (and maybe bus).

But yes, it's a decent, spacious enough (and I'm sure reasonably priced) hotel--connected to it's sister Hilton JFK and it's restaurant.
Oct 16th, 2012 04:40 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

For anyone that was concerned re me staying in Paris Suites there is good news ive changed hotels will now be staying in the Hampton inn by JFK Airport xx
Sep 22nd, 2012 12:26 AM
Tennis Fool
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

^ No, we are talking about Flushing Meadows, the park.
Sep 21st, 2012 07:23 PM
shoparound
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

When people say go to flushing do they mean just take the subway one stop past Mets Willets (the last stop)?
Because as soon as I get off that last stop I'd have no idea where to go
Sep 21st, 2012 05:14 PM
kris719
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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People recommending taking the subway to Flushing to save money on food. (Maybe if it rains for two hours...)
how would you advise one get to flushing?
Sep 21st, 2012 05:07 PM
bjurra
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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To be honest i prob won't go for the really cheap seats but i can't afford mega expensive seats either. What are the price ranges? Does anyone know?
This year the cheapest AA tickets were 60 dollars, how close you get to the court is probably a matter of how early you buy them.
Sep 21st, 2012 02:40 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

To be honest i prob won't go for the really cheap seats but i can't afford mega expensive seats either. What are the price ranges? Does anyone know?
Sep 21st, 2012 08:21 AM
bjurra
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

This thread cracks me up!

The second poster replying recommends the Four Seasons and the OP proceeds to book a whore house in Flushing...

Booking a year in advance because hotels are selling out...

People recommending taking the subway to Flushing to save money on food. (Maybe if it rains for two hours...)

Some poster rejecting the USO because it is part of a police state...
Sep 20th, 2012 06:43 PM
duhcity
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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Originally Posted by shoparound View Post
It was the Venus - Kerber match
The official policy is that you can only sit there if you're ticketed. The ushers were probably leaving soon, so he let you go. At one point, and it's quite funny if you're looking for it, but they all just simultaneously leave.
Sep 20th, 2012 05:53 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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If you join the USTA, you get access to tix earlier. It's like $25 per year to join.
Ok, cool thanks for letting me know that
Sep 20th, 2012 02:37 PM
LoveFifteen
Re: Planning to visit US Open 2013

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Now just awaiting the tickets going on sale. Isaw on the official US Open site they do ticket plans i might see if i can get them from there. If not i shall just get them from ticketmaster. I hope i get to see Maria. Thats why im alternating between day and night on ashe to give myself the best possible chance.
If you join the USTA, you get access to tix earlier. It's like $25 per year to join.
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