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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yes there are a number that allow small pets in the JFK area. Try Travelocity which has a 'Pets allowed (conditions apply)' check box. Be sure to check the conditions- in my experience some hotels levy exorbitant 'cleaning fees' when a pet stays- for that price the pet could have dysentery and be doing somersaults and they'd still come out ahead.


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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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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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Since you're all on one ticket, you don't need to worry. I wouldn't plan anything right after your scheduled San Diego arrival, but I wouldn't worry too much Finnair use the American Airlines terminal in JFK, terminal 8, which should help a little bit. When you get off the plain, look for a member of AA staff (may also be dressed as OneWorld), who'll ...


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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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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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Paid: Free 30 Minutes of Wi-Fi Source Pay as you go: $4.95 per hour Day Pass: Unlimited access for a 24-hour period, $7.95 Unlimited Access: Unlimited access for a month, $9.95 per month Paid Wi-Fi available is some gates. Free (Work In Progress): Terminal 4- Jetblue offers free Wi-Fi (sometimes) Terminal 4- Terminal 5- Jetblue offers free Wi-Fi



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