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    Question The UN General Assembly 2014

    Dear friends,

    First post here, a small introduction is due: airline piloto based in South America, flying freighters for a living with quite a few flights to Southern Florida per month, avid spotter and enthusiast (since the early 90's) and currently a Nikon guy. Always ready for a good banter, some friendly chat and a pint or two of Sam Adams (when in the States).

    So, for this year vacations I am planning a trip to New York area and I have been scheduled to take them around September, which I understand is roughly when the UN General Assembly takes place, and, therefore, a interesting array of traffic is expected in JFK. Now the main question is, when are the best days, or best week, traffic-wise, it seems to be the last week of September, is this correct? I have to combine my NYC trip with another part of the trip, so knowing the exact days is a good start.

    Thanks for any help and time permitting, I will try to be a regular visitor around here

    Stay safe chaps
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    BF

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    This years UNGA is scheduled for Sept 16-29, 2014

    Opening date of the General Assembly is Sept 16, 2014
    Opening date of the general debate is Sept 23, 2014

    So, plan accordingly.
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    With the General Debate opening on the 23rd, that means that the bulk of the traffic will arrive between the 20th and 22nd. Some will arrive the week before as well, but those three days will give you the best bang for your buck if you have limited time to spend here.
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    Thanks for the very informative answers so far.
    Will indeed plan accordingly and hopefully will be able to make it work.

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    Just a slight update on the UN Website. Wonder what day Putin and Obama are speaking.

    69th session
    Tuesday, 16 September
    3 p.m.
    Opening of the 69th session
    Monday, 22 - Tuesday, 23 September

    High-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (Resolution 66/296)
    Monday, 22 September
    1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Special session of the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development
    (Resolutions 65/234 and 67/250)
    Tuesday, 23 September "Climate Summit 2014" convened by the Secretary-General (for information - non-GA meeting)
    Wednesday, 24 September to Friday, 26
    September and Monday, 29 September up to
    Tuesday, 7 October
    General debate
    General debate [8] (decision 68/512)
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    So...how does that affect what the best traffic days will be? Will it still be the 20th-22nd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Just a slight update on the UN Website. Wonder what day Putin and Obama are speaking.
    Arent they having a boxing match at MSG?

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    I hear you, GErard. I think it should be a Poker Match a-la Casino Royale.

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    I've already requested off of work September 19-22 just in case anything extravagant shows up - I should be out most of the weekend. Can't wait!

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    Change of heart if the weather forecast is to my liking I will be up that weekend to pay my dues to JFK and hope for the best.

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    21st I'll be out there.
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    Let's get this thing planned!!! I went through and took some information others have posted, if it's changed, let me know!

    I really like shooting with others, and I haven't gotten out much lately, so I'd love to meet up with a decent group. One year we had close to 30 people at the mounds, but last year people split up into a lot of smaller groups and I always think that's a shame.

    I've told all my friends/family that I am unavailable this weekend - spotting galore!

    WHO'S SHOOTING WHEN:
    Saturday, September 20
    ANITIX87 - all day with friend
    MSN007 - conditional on weather forecast
    NIKV69 - sunset

    Sunday, September 21
    ANITIX87 - all day
    Delta777LR - all day
    MSN007 - per forecast
    NIKV69 - sunset

    Monday, September 22
    NICKV69 - all day

    I assume the rest of you guys will be out, hope to see some familiar faces and meet some new people!
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    WX permitting I will be out at sunset Sat and Sun and all day Monday prob.
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    I'll be out all day Saturday and Sunday and possibly Friday afternoon if anything is coming in. I'm looking to stay late on Saturday and do some night shooting.

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