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Contrary to popular belief, JFK and Newark (EWR) are just about equivalent, for all intents and purposes, as long as you're travelling to Manhattan. Reasons to prefer Newark: It is slightly more convenient to the West side of Manhattan It is way more convenient if you are travelling to New Jersey or Philadelphia If you are flying United. As a United hub, ...


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Getting in to Manhattan and back during peak traffic hours is a lost cause and you'll have to settle for the airport lounge or something less exotic. JFK is a scant stone's throw from the Boardwalk on Rockaway Beach however. While it does not have a Tiffany's or a Times Square, it might do as a bit of 'niche Americana'. It's a civilized locale with ...


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They are both really easy to get to. As Artem noted, you can take NJ Transit from Newark to NY Penn Station, which is more comfortable than the subway. You can actually do an almost identical trip from JFK: you take the AirTrain from your terminal to the Jamaica stop, then you can transfer to any Penn-Station-bound Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train. You ...


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The good news first - Delta do "interline" bags with Aeroflot, so she will be able to check the bags all the way through to Moscow. If the two flights are booked on the one ticket this should happen automatically. If they are on different tickets, then you will need to show a printout of the e-ticket when checking in with Delta. Either way, be sure to ...


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There is no safe way, as there is a high fence that bars access from the long-term parking lot. To save money, I would take the Q10 bus from terminal 5 and transfer to the A train at Lefferts Blvd or the F train at Kew Gardens. There are other buses (B15 to the 3 Train at New Lots, Q3 to Locust Manor LIRR or F Train at Jamaica), but I am not familiar with ...


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Realistically, probably nothing beyond the airport - at least not unless you want to pay for taxis. The most obvious place to visit in New York is Manhattan, whether that be Times Square, Central Park, The Empire State Building, or pretty much any of the other major travel destinations. Public transport from JFK to Manhattan is relatively easy, but it's ...


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You likely don't have enough time to make it to Manhattan and back in time unless you want to really stress. If your 99-year-old grandma lived in Manhattan, I'd say get in a cab, get there, and bite your nails in traffic on the way back. It's probably worth it. But since your question implies there's nothing particular you'd like to experience, it probably ...


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There's also an option of a direct shuttle connection. ETS Air Shuttle has scheduled minibuses between JFK and EWR. The cost is $32 each way and, depending on the traffic, it takes 60-90 minutes. It may seem expensive, but it's a direct terminal to terminal connection without any additional transfers or requirements to drag your luggage around.


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I think JFK is considered to be a nicer airport, but I find it awkward to get to. If I remember correctly, you can take the subway, but you will have to transfer and it might be difficult with luggage. The advantage of Newark is that you can take a NJTransit train right from the airport to Penn Station in NYC (around 33rd and 7th, so pretty well located in ...


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Fastest JFK AirTrain to Jamaica Station ($5, ~15 min) Inbound Long Island Rail Road service to Atlantic Terminal ($6.25, ~20 min) Cheapest JFK AirTrain to Howard Beach Station ($5, ~15 min) A Train (NYC Subway) to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station ($2.25, ~30 min) Well, that's not entirely true. The truly cheapest options are to take the B15 bus and ...


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There is good news and not so good news. The good news is that because Delta and Aeroflot codeshare your daughters bags will be checked in directly to the destination. The not so good news is that Aeroflot is located in Terminal 1 and Delta flight will likely to arrive to Terminal 3. Delta does have a shuttle running between the terminals it operates in ...


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For the life of me I could not come up with a single itinerary that will fly Miami to JFK then LaGuardia to Zurich. So if this is the case there are 2 different itineraries in play then you will need to collect your luggage and re-check it at the next airport to your final destination, which has been discussed in many forms on this site already: ...


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When you fly from the US to Europe, the bag could be checked through to its final destination except if you have an airport change e.g. from LGA to JFK or EWR. If you have an airport change, then the baggage label / ticket is not for the final destination. It is generally not worth doing an airport change. First you have to pick your luggage up and then you ...


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Your luggage will be checked through to China as American Eagle and American Airlines are code share flights assuming you booked it on the same itinerary. If not, you can request them to check it through to the final destination. Since all the flights except the last one are local flights, you will not need to collect and recheck in your baggage after ...


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Personally I prefer United to American though American is now trying to get more competitive while trying to merge. Now here for some pros and cons: Infant Friendliness This has been discussed on the forum ad nauseam so I won't repeat this but just refer you to the question asked previously on this forum: Which are the best airlines for travelling with ...


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For international flights I usually try to be at the airport 2-3h before departure. So adding approx. 45min for EWR - Manhattan and approx. 45min for Manhattan - JFK, there wouldn't be much time left for to eat anything besides a quick meal in McDonald's.


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You can find complete information on the LIRR and subway at http://mta.info. Generally, the LIRR is faster, more comfortable, and more expensive. The LIRR takes 20 minutes from Jamaica to Penn Station. It is a commuter train with regular coach cars; there is a seat for every passenger and overhead racks for small bags. The regular adult fare is $9.50 ...


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I discovered that option by reading this website: airport lounges sometimes offer good and reasonably priced solutions to rest. Two questions could have relevant answers: one about what the different lounges offer and one about how to get there for cheap EDIT: with the PriorityPass, as you mention you have it, the KAL lounge requires you to have a boarding ...


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My experience with traveling in the morning (any day of the week) has fairly decent; airports in New York seem to be less busy in the morning than in afternoon / evening. It's only 2 minutes on the AirTrain for every Terminal stop, and it runs every 10 minutes. (Warning: you do have to do a lot of walking within each terminal, though!) You probably won't ...


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I suspect that you'll get a better exchange rate in England, for the reason that currency exchange is much more common there than in the US (given its proximity to other nations with different currency). But changing physical currency is a bad idea anywhere, at least for more than say $50 to get you through the airport. The reason is that you're dealing ...


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There are sightseeing buses but they hardly leave Manhattan, much less stop at JFK. However, if you are very adventurous you could still do it. You won't have a lot of time, but can see a few of the most popular sights: Either take the subway (metro) 1 hour for $8 to Manhattan, or a taxi half an hour (outside rush hours!) for $60. Go to Times Square, ...


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I've traveled through Newark in spring of 2010 and through JFK in spring of 2011 and immigration took a lot less in EWR, but as others say it probably depends on the number of plains landing at the same time as yours more than on anything else. Also you mention "we" in your question but don't mention how many persons that "we" is. The more people you have ...


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10:27am to 11:54am is insanely tight. The domestic to international MCT at JFK is 1:15 so I think the booking is possible but JFK is notorious for issuing impossible MCTs (at one point United was selling a ticket with a transfer time of 30 minutes to a different terminal!). So you are a full 12 minutes above the official unrealistic MCT. Nope. You land at ...


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You can certainly stay at the airport airside or landside as long as you have your belongings and boarding pass available for inspection. This topic has been discussed on Flyer Talk before. Personally the comfort level in both LaGuardia and JFK overnight is about the same for my liking but I'd just stay put just so I don't have to pay for the cab or a bus. ...


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You shouldn't have too many issues getting to JFK via points North - your route doesn't really intersect with any of the main routes into Manhattan, which is where the NYE traffic will be headed for the most part. That said, you may want to take the Throggs Neck instead of the Whitestone - check traffic while heading south on 1010 or 880 or your resource ...


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When leaving JFK, get the free Airtrain shuttle to the Lefferts Blvd station stop then get off and get the Q10 bus to Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd subway station where you can get the A train to the city. Transfers are free between bus and subway when you use a metro card. Do the reverse to get to the airport.


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In addition to what Choster has described there may be a way to do it without the transfer from Bus to Subway. There is a long term parking adjacent to the Lefferts Blvd Airtran station and Howard Beach A train station. This used to be serviced by the free shuttle for all the terminals though it was running not as often as others. So if you take that ...


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Thought'd I'd post what happened as an answer... When we arrived at Durham/Raleight Airport (this is where the connecting flight was leaving from) we mentioned that we were flying on to South Africa from JFK at which point the attendant, after inquiring about the time of the flight out of JFK said we must have our luggaged booked through to SA - which she ...


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If you contact BA to cancel ths Newcastle leg, they will reprice the ticket out of London at the fare that is avaiable that day, which likely will be higher, plus a change fee. If you skip the first flight without notifying them, then all subsequent flights will be cancelled. If the fare is that much better, why not take the train to Newcastle and fly from ...



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