Flights to New York

New York
If you came to New York back in 1969 - the year Austrian Airlines flew across the Atlantic to America for the first time - a trip to the Big Apple really only meant one thing: a trip to Manhattan. Manhattan was the epicentre of the world back then. Cool, vital, a place promising adventure, discoveries and a glimpse into the future. One would smile knowingly about "bridge-and-tunnel people", who would come visiting the island from the other boroughs, as the different districts of NYC are known, via the bridge and tunnel. They didn't really belang to the city.

Come to New York in 2018, though, nearly 50 years later, and you may well be tempted not to bother with Manhattan at all. Manhattan has got slightly boring. Much of what made it so mind-blowing has moved to Brooklyn in recent years. The creative types who keep New York's art scene moving; the hipsters who know where it' s at. The restaurants and cafes, trendy boutiques and wild clubs. While Manhattan is transformed into an island of the rich and a vast, glittering shopping mall, in Brooklyn you can still experience what was once so prized about the traditional centre: the energy, announcements of new trends, the desire for discoveries. Take a walk along Bedford Avenue on a Saturday or Sunday. You'll soon see what we mean.

Brooklyn is more than just Hipster Central, however. When visiting, you'l1 find everything you need here for an exciting city trip. Great museums, like the Brooklyn Museum. Bistros, gastropubs and farm-to­table restaurants like the classic Marlow & Sons. The Wythe Hotel, whose Reynard Restaurant and ldes Rooftop Bar are meeting points for the creative scene. Other boroughs have also become more desirable. Queens, for example. Two years ago, Queens was named "most important American destination of the year" by travel portal Lonely Planet. Those with an interest in art can visit PS 1, a satellite of the Museum of Modem Art that shows art potentially too modern or unusual even for that daring institution. Above all, though, Queens is the proverbial "melting pot", where you walk through Greek and Polish districts, then West African and Indian. That' s New York.

The Staten Island Ferry alone is reason enough for a day-trip to Staten Island, the island south of Manhattan. Not just for the view of the Statue of Liberty from the ferry, but also because the borough itself is worth a visit. Staten Island is quiet and peaceful, and has retained its suburban character. And that's a rather different New York.

Austrian Airlines flew from Vienna to New York for the first time on 1 April 1969. The American metrapolis was Austrian's first lang-haul destination, and the raute was ffown by a chartered Boeing 707, with a stopover in Brussels . The ff ight service was discontinued after two years. In 1989 the raute was opened again, using Austrian's own aircraft. Today Austrian serves the two New York airports of JFK and Newark, up to twice a day.

New York, the city that never sleeps. If you are into city-life, flashing lights, noise, activity and the metropolis feeling: New York is the place to be.

If you fly with Austrian Airlines to New York you can enjoy a show on Broadway, ride in a horse-and-carriage in Central Park, visit the Statue of Liberty, enjoy the outstanding view at the top of the 102-storey Empire State Building or simply grab a coffee and stroll downtown. Don't forget to have a bagel and some cheesecake, something that the city is famous for!

New York, the most populated US city, boasts not only touristy activities which are all too familiar and famous to the world, but can show you that city life is not just like in the movies. A cruise around Manhattan island or even a day trip to Long Island are also highlights that New York offers.
Worth knowing

Worth knowing

Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): The airport is located 24 km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.
  • Address: Jamaica, New York, NY 11430, United States
  • Telephone: (1) (718) 244 4444
  • Airport New York You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


Where to eat in New York

Where to eat in New York
Eataly
A steaming pizza lies on the TV host's plate. A housewife puts a bottle of red wine into her shopping basket and a construction worker bites into his fresh Focaccia. This is everyday life in Eataly. The slow food supermarket with restaurants and cafes on 5th Avenue opposite of the Flatiron building has been the pilgrimage site for Italophile gourmets for almost a year now. Some eat on the spot (there are 5 restaurants at choice), others take a piece of Italy home or to work. Or you learn how to transform the fine Italian ingredients into pasta at home with Eataly's cook Lidia Bastianich. The Eataly concept in New York comes from the caterers Mario Batali, Joe and Lidia Bastianich and Eataly-founder Oscar Farinetti, who also represents Eataly in Italy and Japan. From this summer onwards, Eataly guests will probably also have a few beers while looking at the wonderful skyline - La Birreria on the roof of the building is Eataly's newest addition. It follows the beer garden trend which is currently undertaking New York. Cheers! The supermarket is open daily. The restaurants as well. Opening hours vary.
Harlow
Pearl & Ash

What to see in New York

What to see in New York
Top of the Rock
The elevator shoots up 67 floors. Colourful lights are blinking through the glass roof and the hamburger you've just eaten will hopefully stay in your stomach. All around, excited guests are chattering and the first cameras are clicking. At the top, after just having arrived and still feeling jittery, there is only one goal: going even higher. The Top of the Rock, the highest of the three viewing platforms at choice, is located on the 70th floor - at a height of 853 feet, with a panorama view and a lot of fresh air. Needless to say, a lot of tourists will forge ahead, who wants to miss such a view, after all? Therefore perseverance is called for but thereafter you can fully enjoy the conquered view. Maybe strolling around a bit, then whipping out the camera and capturing the panorama: Central Park, the Empire State Building. Right over there, isn't that the statue of liberty? Top of the Rock is located on the roof of the General Electric-building which has been erected in art deco style between 1931 and 1933. After 9/11 it was closed for a considerable time. The ticket for the ride to the viewing platform costs 22 dollars for adults and 15 dollars for children.
The Museum at FIT
The Cloisters

Where to shop in New York

Where to shop in New York
Haute Hippie
When hippie fashion pairs with haute couture you get Haute Hippie. But apart from a symbiosis of fashion trends Haute Hippie is also the name of a fashion label in New York. Everything began in 2008 in a private apartment in Manhattan. The fashion label Haute Hippie was born. The team: five colleagues, an eight-year-old girl and a little dog. Later the small company rose to world fame. By now the number of employees has increased significantly, two more dogs have joined the family and the girl became a teenager. Just for your information. The fashion is rock 'n' roll and urban, yet glamorous - in accordance with the hippies who were known for loving music festivals. Thus with fashion by Haute Hippie you rock at every concert. No matter if it's with a fur vest and hot pants or with marabou feathers and a mini dress. Next to wearable outfits for daily use you also find long, flowing evening gowns for exclusive happenings.
Bergdorf Goodman
Century 21

Where to stay in New York

Where to stay in New York
Crosby Str. Hotel
Amidst Soho there is an eleven storey hotel with 86 rooms. On the roof: a garden with melons, tomatoes, herbs and four araucana hens that lay hazy blue eggs. Chef de cuisine Anthony Paris and his guests in the Crosby Bar are pleased, not only with the fresh ingredients that are used but also with the five o`clock tea - very british, isn`t it? Not only the bar but the whole Crosby Street Hotel was designed by interior architect and hotel owner Kit Kemp: coloured lampions, huge wing chairs and deep, candy-striped sofas, matching curtains, velvet and violet couches in the drawing room and classic white bedspreads. The latter remind of grandmotherly times in American country houses. Then there is the cinema with 100 seats, which screens selected films at 8pm on Sundays. Access is granted to hotel guests. Insider advice: Book a dinner-cocktail-film-combination!
Hotel Rivington
High Line Hotel

Top Questions

How big/heavy is the carry-on baggage allowed to be?
How can I check-in online with Austrian Airlines?
You can use the web check-in online via Austrian.com or the Austrian Airlines App. You need your last name in combination with the booking code, an e-ticket number or a frequent flyer program number.
How can I make a seat reservation?
You can make a seat reservation during the booking process or up to 48 hours before the planned departure time under “My Bookings”. You may also contact the Austrian Airlines Service Center and selected travel agencies.
How can I reverse a ticket?
Whether your ticket can be rebooked or reimbursed is dependent on the tariff you booked and its tariff provisions. You will get more information during tariff selection in your online booking and on your booking confirmation. You can reverse your ticket by phone with our Guest Service Team: Mo-Su: + 43 5 1766 1001 (in Austria) 08:00-20:00, or by using the contact form. Cancelling your ticket online is not possible.