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

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New York airports: JFK vs. EWR/Newark?

We're traveling to New York for a week in February. We will be flying with Lufthansa, landing on a Saturday evening around 20:00 and staying in Manhattan. The flight times and prices to John F. ...
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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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Does JFK offer gate passes to pick-up/drop-off unaccompanied minor?

I am picking up my 12-year old niece on a jetBlue flight that lands at JFK then dropping her off at JFK a couple of days later for her return flight. Does JFK offer a gate pass so that I can pick her ...
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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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In practice, is travelling from Philadelphia to JFK by rail for a flight connection as easy as doing the same by air?

Looking at connection times on paper, a trip by rail from Philadelphia to JFK to catch a connecting flight to Amsterdam seems as good as a catching a flight from PHL-JFK-AMS. The journey time seems ...
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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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Any daytime airport hotel at JFK airport (New York)?

I have a 9-hour layover at JFK (New York). From 10 am until 7 pm (although I have to check in at 3 pm for personal reasons). This being in the middle of a 2-day travel, I would love to take a break ...
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Why isn't there a direct train from JFK to Manhattan?

The current public transport system in JFK requires that you take a train ('AirTrain') to Jamaica Station and then switch there for a train to downtown New York City. This makes it quite inconvenient (...
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Options for JFK to EWR transfer

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 2:50pm on Sunday (Jan 3rd), then my flight out of ...
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How to get from Manhattan to JFK by subway?

How can I go to JFK Airport from the Greyhound station in Manhattan by using the subway? What are the subway stations called at the Greyhound station in Manhattan and at JFK Airport?
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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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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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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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JFK to New Jersey on a student's budget

I am traveling to New Jersey on the 4th of November, but unfortunately my air ticket is booked via JFK. There were no direct flights to EWR from where I live. Which is the best possible way to ...
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Traveling from JFK to Manhattan with 6 bags

Me and my friend will be relocating to US. We will land at New York City JFK at about 8am and our destination is in Manhattan. I am aware of transportation options like Yellow Taxi, Uber, Metros. ...
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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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Solo traveller from UK to John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY

I'm a single traveller going to JFK for my 70th Birthday. I'm very anxious. I have baggage to collect. I have no idea what to do after landing. What happens and where do I go first, will I be told?
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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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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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Which is the NYC airport with the quickest customs operations?

I'll be flying into NYC from London and I wonder which among the three area airports (JFK, LGA and EWR) is the quickest for custom operations. I generally fly through JFK but operations are often ...
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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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Allowed Baggage size in emirates between India and USA

My journey is from Bangalore, India (BLR) to New York, USA (JFK) via Dubai in Emirates (Economy Flex). I have an American Tourister bag and the model is same as this [Link]. The Length + Width + ...
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Travelling from JFK to Jersey City

How do I get from JFK to Jersey City NJ 07305 USA , What are the fastest options using Public Transportation ?
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Is there any relatively fast yet cheap way to reach the Bronx, NYC, from JFK?

In about 12 days (on Wednesday 30th) I'll be travelling to New York City and I'll arrive at JFK around 4pm. I will stay in an AirBnB that's located in the Bronx (Neill Avenue), and I'd like to be ...
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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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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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Who else to contact about missing luggage?

I flew JFK-->AMS-->HER. The first leg was operated by KLM and the second by Transavia. I bought my ticket through Delta. At JFK, they checked my bag all the way to HER, even though my layover at ...
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Transfer from LGA to JFK with a stop in Manhattan

I have a layover on a Sunday from 9:00 am to about 5:30 pm (the first leg is a domestic flight with AA arriving at LGA, the second leg is an international flight with Finnair departing from JFK). So I'...
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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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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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Transfer from JFK Terminal 4 to Terminal 7

Do we take "The All Terminals" JFK AirTrain inside Terminal 4 or do we have to go outside and go through security again to get to Terminal 7?
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Transfer from JFK Terminal 2 to Terminal 4

I have family who does not speak English. They are changing planes in JFK Airport and will most likely be transferring from Terminal 2 (Delta) to Terminal 4 (China Southern Airlines). At first I ...
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JFK by Public transportation

The map indicates there are two routes from Manhattan to JFK: E-Train to Jamaica Center, then transfer to AirTrain to JFK A-Train to to Howard Beach, then transfer to AirTrain to JFK My reading ...
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How to go from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1 at JFK?

I am travelling solo to JFK and I will be landing at terminal 4 at 6am. I have to get my connecting flight at terminal 1 at 1:30pm on the same day. I need to know how to get from T4 to T1 in good time,...
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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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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? If ...
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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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Arriving from Florida into JFK and waiting time to international flight over 10 hours.

My niece is doing a birth rite trip to Israel. She flies into JFK in the early afternoon. Her connection isn't until 2 am. Is it possible for me to meet her and wait with her so she isn't sitting in ...
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Domestic to international at JFK

I have a flight from Raleigh-Durham via JFK/New York to Incheon, South Korea. It's JetBlue from RDU to JFK and Asiana from JFK to ICN. I only have 2 hours layover in New York and I was worried about ...
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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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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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Customs and luggage clearance, international flights via USA

I have been checking for similar questions for the past 2 hours but I could not find a reply. I am really sorry if this has been asked before. With the following itinerary: Cancun, Mexico (CUN) to ...
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JFK Alaska Lounge time limit with Priority Pass

I have close to a 9-hour layover at JFK (I'll be meeting a friend and we'll take the next flight together.) I'll be arriving and departing from Terminal 7, which has the Alaska Lounge. However, the ...
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Using a different terminal (post security area) at JFK

We have a fairly long connection coming up at JFK, and we thought we'd like to have a leisurely meal at the airport. However, we depart from T7, and I'm told that it has the poorest restaurant ...
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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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Is this connection through JFK airport doable?

I'm currently deciding whether to book this flight, the only doubt I have is the return flight. Delta DL6304 - Toronto (YYZ) to JFK @ 8:24PM 51 minutes wait Delta DL409 - JFK @ 9:15PM to Edinburgh (...
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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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Will flights get cancelled or delayed at JFK because of 1-3 inches of snow?

Flying into JFK on Monday evening and also leaving out of their same day. It is now supposed to snow and they are saying that area could get 1-3 inches (2.5 to 8 cm) of snow. Who has had experience ...
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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 ?