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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 traveling 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 traveling to New Jersey or Philadelphia If you are flying United. As a United hub, it ...


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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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As a New Yorker, the subject line alone made me cringe. That is not a transfer I’d be happy to attempt. And doing it the Sunday after a Friday New Year’s? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. Realistically, four hours should be enough time, for either option, but when customs and checked luggage starts cutting into that time, and you have holiday ...


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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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The $5 surcharge of the AirTran is only collected at the terminal stops, so when transferring to the Subway or entering the airport. If you're looking to avoid that charge, you can take the AirTran to the car rental exit (at no cost) and hop on the free shuttle bus to Jamaica station. There you can take the E, J or Z which serve southwestern Queens, Brooklyn ...


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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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Nothing in the Port Authority's JFK parking rates and information page says anything about parking being reserved for passengers; certainly, I have never seen or heard of anyone being asked to present a boarding pass or other proof that you are there to do business at the airport. But if you're coming from Virginia to go to a show in Manhattan, parking at ...


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How does it work? You go and stay in the queue for the taxi, usually just outside the terminal. When it's your turn, you get inside the taxi and tell the driver your destination. And than you ride in (sometimes smelly) taxi for a while (for a long while) and eventually you get to your destination. How can I recognize it? You won't miss it. There will be ...


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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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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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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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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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Don't worry! Loads of people fly the same route every day, and there are people who can help you at JFK if need be. Before you travel you should apply via "ESTA" which is like a visa. If your travel dates are fixed, you should apply now, here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ When you fly from the UK to the US: During flight, you will probably be handed a ...


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Yes, it's totally doable, I walked it on Friday night from Howard Beach subway-A to Airtrain Lefferts Boulevard: ~30min. Nice Christmas houses at Howard Beach, but: It's much quicker to step down at Aqueduct/Conduit subway-A and walk to Airtrain Lefferts Boulevard. ~20min walking which saves the $5. Depending on the Airtrain/Subway frequency, that might be ...


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Several hotels in the area listed on Trip Advisor as "pet friendly" but only accept dogs. Blatant discrimination! La Quinta JFK accepts cats and there is no surcharge.


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It was fairly widely reported that fuel costs made the flights uneconomical. The maintenance of the A340-500s SIA retained specifically for the flight also contributed, as they only had five A340-500s. Sample quotes: It is widely known in the industry that SIA’s A340-500 non-stop flights to the U.S. are unprofitable, because of the four-engined ...


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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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Yes, airline staff in general will do a check that you have the necessary documentation to enter your destination country. This is because they are subject to costs if they fly a person who is not permitted to enter the country. So if you do not have the necessary documentation you will not be permitted to board the aircraft. On the other hand, just because ...


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Google is giving me public transit times ranging from 1h 30min to 1h 55min for a trip from JFK to Newark, arriving at 5:30 pm this Sunday. If I were you I would look very seriously at the latest allowable arrival time in Newark. If you have checked bags, you will have to be there earlier. Checked bags will also delay you at JFK. In my experience, no ...


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The cheapest option to get to the city is to take an MTA bus directly from the airport. You can transfer for free to one other bus line or, if you use a prepaid MetroCard "gold", to the subway. The fare is currently $2.75, but depending on which MetroCard you buy, you may spend slightly less. JFK is served by five MTA bus lines, all of which have a free ...


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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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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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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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The train route is longer and requires multiple transitions but is much more predictable for time. ETS could be faster and you have no connections to worry about getting to EWR. If you go with ETS, I would recommend an earlier shuttle, there are way too many pinch points for traffic on the route from JFK to EWR. Backups at the bridges and traffic ...


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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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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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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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No. The only way to get from one terminal to another is to exit the terminal and take the air train or a shuttle bus. A possible exception to this is for Delta, which operates in Terminals 2 and 4. They apparently have a bus that connects the airside areas of these terminals. See the map here: ...



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