Arriving: Newark airport, New Jersey
Dates: January – February 2017
Airline: United Airlines
United have in-seat entertainment and power in Economy and the first checked bag up to 23kg is free. As United departs from T2 in Dublin Airport, you will avail of the pre-clearance facilities. One thing people often don’t like however is that the flight is operated normally by a 757 which is a narrow body aircraft (there is only one aisle). However, United are temporarily using a 777 on the Dublin – Newark route so you should be on the larger aircraft. Perhaps this excess capacity is whats causing the special price.
Newark airport to Manhattan takes around 35-55 minutes in a Taxi/Uber and UberX costs around $55. There is also the a AirTrain which costs $12.50 from Newark airport to Penn St Station in Manhattan. This involves connecting but is straightforward and takes around 30 minutes.
Arriving: Bali, Indonesia
Dates: April – June 2017
Airline: KLM & Xiamen
Stops: Amsterdam & Xiamen
I’ve never taken this route so don’t have much I can add unfortunately. Xiamen is one of the cities that has the 72 hours visa free transfer policy so you will not need a Chinese visa.