John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA:JFK), serving New York City, USA.

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New York airports: JFK or Newark Liberty International?

we're traveling to New York for a week in February for my birthday. It's my first trip to the US. :-) We will be flying with Lufthansa but we can't decide to which airport should we land: JFK or ...
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Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?

The last time I flew into JFK, I took the "free" AirTrain from the terminal out to the subway. I was rather surprised and annoyed, on getting to the subway transfer, to discover that it wasn't free ...
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Arriving at JFK Airport; how does the taxi queue work?

I'm planning a trip to NYC in a month from now, and was looking for a taxi from JFK to Manhattan. I've read that there's a queue for taxi in every terminal. How does it work? How can I recognize it? ...
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Is there a JFK airport hotel which allows cats?

There are a number of hotels in a group (Hampton, etc) by JFK airport. Is there one which allows pet cats (cat travelling in a cat box) to stay overnight with human guests? (Whether in the room or ...
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I've got five hours in NY, what places can I visit in that time?

My flight lands around 3PM at JFK and my connecting flight departs to Orlando at 8PM in the evening. Will that give me enough time to visit one/any places in New York City?
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Daytime airport hotel at JFK?

I have a 9-hour layover at New York JFK. From 10am until 7pm (although I have to checkin at 3pm for personal reasons). This being in the middle of a 2-day travel, I would love to take a break to ...
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What is the schedule of the free 'car rental shuttle' at JFK?

An answer on the question "Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?" suggests that there is a free shuttle between the car rental parking lot at JFK and ...
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Options for JFK to EWR transfer

So I am flying home (Minneapolis) from London after Christmas, and I realized too late that my ticket has me flying into JFK then out of Newark. I land 2:50 pm on Sunday (Jan 3rd), then my flight out ...
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Changing airlines at JFK (enroute to Moscow)

My daughter will be flying from Atlanta to JFK via Delta. Then from JFK to Moscow via Aeroflot. Will she have to go through security checkpoints again when she switches over from domestic to ...
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Solo traveller from UK to JFK

I'm a single traveller going to JFK for my 70th Birthday. I'm very anxious. I have no idea of the protocol on landing, what happens and where do I go first, will I be told, I have baggage to collect. ...
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Connecting time at JFK

We have an International flight leaving JFK at terminal 4 (South African Airways) at 11.40am... and our connecting flight arriving on Delta arriving at 8.55am at Terminal 3 (there are 2 of us ...
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How to transfer from JFK to Newark using public transportation?

In a couple days, I will be flying into JFK, then I'll have to catch a connecting domestic flight at Newark. The duration between scheduled landing at JFK and departure at Newark is 4 hours and 50 ...
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Why did Singapore Airlines decide to discontinue the longest non-stop flight in the world?

As many of us know, the longest non-stop commercial flight in the world operated between Singapore and New York with flight number SQ21. This flight was operated by Airbus A340-500 and the flight ...
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At JFK, can you move between terminals airside on domestic flights?

When arriving at JFK (or any US airport) on an international flight that didn't have pre-clearance, I know that you have to clear immigration, collect your bags, clear customs, re-drop bags, change ...
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Where to get free WiFi access at JFK, landside and airside?

In Terminal One, there is a hotspot, but it requires registration. In Terminal 7, (If I recall), British Airways have WiFi for their travellers. Where at JFK, can one get free Internet access, and in ...
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Can I park at JFK and use AirTrain if I am not flying?

I'm seeing a show in NYC on Sat. (driving in from Virginia) and looking for the best place to park, i.e. not NYC. My husband suggested parking at JFK Airport. Can I park there and take AirTrain to ...
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What happens with checked luggage with an airport change?

I'm considering two Miami - Zürich flights, which connect at New York. Both start MIA - JFK, but one continues with JFK - ZRH and the other with LGA - ZRH. If I check my luggage at Miami, and take a ...
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Driving from Cape Cod to JFK for an evening flight - feasible?

On a Thursday morning in August, I will set off from Cape Cod. I want to get to JFK at 16.00h (my flight to Europe departs 19.25h, but I like to be early). Google says I can drive it in a little over ...
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Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight

I have a connection flight HEL-> JFK (3:50PM) JFK(5:20PM) -> SAN (San Diego) So it means I have a layover of 1.5h. How does it work? Can I get any wristband/permission to skip immigration line? ...
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Midnight public transport options from JFK to Marlton, New Jersey (greater Philadelphia area)

My international flight arrives at JFK ~ 00:00 on the 4th of September (Friday) and I need to get to my friend's place in New Jersey. From the little research I did, most options are closed till ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it between Washington, DC and and Shanghai?

My flight is from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, operated by American Eagle) then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, operated by AA) and then to ...
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Will British Airways agents do due diligence before letting me board the plane?

I am traveling from NY to Mumbai via London, on H1B visa. If I am allowed to board at NYC, will I be sure I will not be troubled at London for immigration reasons? In other words with the British ...
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How to get from JFK to Brooklyn NY 11217, USA by public transport?

I have to get from the JFK airport to Brooklyn NY 11217, USA on a Wednesday afternoon by public transport. What are the fastest and cheapest options using public transport? I need to go back the ...
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Connecting flights between Newark Liberty and JFK — what to do with layover?

I have 4.5 hours between when my plane lands at EWR (domestic) and departs JFK (international). Google Maps says the train trip from EWR to JFK is about 1.5 hours. Do I have enough time for a quick ...
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Abu Dhabi: Transit time and US pre-clearance question

My parents will be traveling to the US (JFK) from India (BLR) and I am planning to buy their tickets on Etihad. I have a few questions regarding the transit and the US pre-clearance: The flights I ...
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Connecting time ay JFK

I arrive at JFK on a Delta flight in terminal 4 at 3:00 pm. I need to catch a Lufthansa flight in terminal 1 at 6:00 pm. Do I have enough time?
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JFK outbound International connection time (separate tickets and terminals)

I'm a US citizen flying on a Wednesday from ABQ > JFK (not yet booked) then taking a 7:20pm JFK Terminal 1 > TXL (Berlin) on Aeroflot. Before booking my ABQ > JFK flight I want to make sure my ...
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Short sightseeing trip from JFK airport

My flight from Europe to South America includes 10 hours of transit time in New York (JFK). Is it possible to do a short sightseeing trip? Are there any city tours by bus that include the airport?
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New York airports: JFK or EWR for brief stopover

We are travelling with an 11 month old from MAN (manchester UK) to SFO and looking at a brief 1 night near airport hotel stopover so baby can get some sleep. What would be best in terms of: airline ...
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Heathrow change in terminal flight UK Border control check?

I am traveling from NYC to Mumbai via London. Assume my connecting flight belongs to different terminal. If I have to change terminal at Heathrow, do I need to go through UK Border control ?
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Why are some shops duty free and not others at JFK international airport?

Flying to Dubai from JFK, I went to a shop with only $14 left so I decided to spend it. Then the tax was added on afterwards. I thought all shops in the international lounge were duty free world wide. ...
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Through checking bags on BA1 - Do you have to collect and re-check?

Every day, BA flies about a dozen flights from London to Terminal 7 in New York's JFK airport. London Heathrow doesn't offer US pre-clearance, and based on lengthy discussions on flyertalk, won't be ...
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Overnight layover in New York airports

I have a flight with Iberia from Spain coming into JFK (New York - JF Kennedy) Terminal 7 at 9:15pm, and because of a change of plans I need to book a flight to Atlanta from there. However, there are ...
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Flight connections in JFK

I have read on other questions, that you can get vouchers in JFK to make the immigration process easier and quicker. I come from a Lebanon which I think is more suspicious then others. My first ...
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Travel into NYC on New Years Eve

Does anyone know when the traffic into NYC from the north (eg i 95) starts to get heavy on New Year's Eve? I am actually going to JFK for an evening flight via the Whitestone Bridge.
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Eithad preclearance at Abu Dhabi, landing at JFK, connecting flight at LGA and checked in baggage

I'll be doing US customs preclearance at Abu Dhabi airport and landing at JFK airport. But my connecting flight is at LGA. Do I have to claim my checked in luggage at JFK and then recheck it at LGA or ...
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Refused boarding with Lufthansa because I didn't have a valid return ticket. Any chance of getting my money back?

I was flying from JFK (New York) to Casablanca, Morocco on Lufthansa with my dog. The only reason I was flying on Lufthansa, is they have the best track record for handling pets out of any of the ...
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International flight - Changing airport and airline in New york

I'm looking at an international flight and the return segment involves changing airports from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The airline changes as well, from British ...
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Where to meet travel partner at JFK (Terminal 4 arrivals)

I'm flying in to JFK on a Delta International flight, which I believe lands at Terminal 4. My partner is also flying in on a COPA International flight (and lands at around the same time). I believe ...
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Help re protocol on landing at JFK? [duplicate]

im a single traveller going to NYC for an adventure and landing at JFK in three weeks. Im a complete novice and have no idea what to expect when I land, what do I do first? what security do I have to ...
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Accomodations/lodging upon arrival at JFK?

We are having a family member fly into JFK at roughly 23:00 on a Friday evening, but due to a transportation/logistics mix-up we're forced to wait until roughly 16:00 the next day to actually pick ...
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Do I get a better deal if I buy USD (using GBP) in the US or outside?

I will be travelling to the US (JFK arrival) next month and trying to find out what the best option is for me to buy USD. I am planning to exchange around £400 worth of USD. Should I buy it outside ...
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USA immigration JFK or Seattle?

I am an Indian living in Belgium. I am travelling to Seattle via New York JFK airport from Brussels. I am travelling with Delta for both the legs. I have 4 hours(3hr 54min) of stopover time at JFK. My ...
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Flying from UK to US via 3 flights. Do I need to claim and recheck baggage at each connection?

I am flying from Birmingham (BHX) > New York (JFK) and then a connecting flight to Phoenix (PHX) and another connection to San Francisco (SFO) All 3 flights are with same airline (US Airways) and are ...
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Returning to UK from JFK

I would like to know what the procedures are on departing JFK. I'm allowing 3hrs before my flight. Will that be enough? What do I do then? Where do I find check-in?
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Minimum time between international-international connection in JFK?

I will be traveling to Iceland in September from Latin America and will be arriving to JFK before embarking through IcelandAir at ~8:40, the two options that I have for that day arrive either at 2:10 ...
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How much transfer time for domestic flight arriving in LGA, transferring to JFK for an International Flight?

I am planning a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Manila, departing Monday, March 13th. I want to catch the flight to Manila at 11:54 am out of JFK. The earliest flight i could find getting into jfk ...
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JFK Airport to a hotel in NJ, Newark with my luggage? How to get there cost effectively and easily?

I am traveling to JFK New York airport from Dubai and need to go to a hotel in Clark, NJ. Please tell me what is the cost effective and easiest mode of transport as I will have my luggage with me too. ...
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Booking two separate return flights home from the United States?

I'm off to the U.S. next month from the UK and have already booked my return flight home for October 2014. Now I'm trying to book my flight from the UK to the U.S, as it works out way cheaper to book ...
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Using 2 different airlines for outbound & return flight to U.S?

I'm travelling to the U.S, am i allowed to go with 2 diffent airlines? For example fly out wit BA & come back with Virgin Atlanctic? or do i have to come back with the same company? I will be ...