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Does JFK offer gate passes to pick-up/drop-off unaccompanied minor?

In general, gate passes are issued by the airlines, not by the airports. JetBlue's website implies that they do generally issue gate passes to allow guardians to meet unaccompanied minors: Drop-off ...
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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?

In practice, you are better off booking a single ticket PHL-AMS with a connection at JFK or somewhere else. While it is certainly possible to take the trains from Philadelphia, you would have to make ...
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Why isn't there a direct train from JFK to Manhattan?

By the time air travel became economically accessible to the masses, such that high-classed public transportation to airports was on the political radar at all, New York City was already one of the ...
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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?

No, it is definitely not as easy. Aside from the 3 train rides and hauling baggage around on trains that others have mentioned, if you book by air, your bags will be checked through all the way to AMS ...
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Traveling from JFK to Manhattan with 6 bags

With that much luggage, the train or the subway isn't really practical; there's just no way to carry that much and lug the bags up/down steps and escalators. I'd probably just take a taxi. It's a ...
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How to get from Manhattan to JFK by subway?

When you arrive on Greyhound in NYC, you will be in one of the underground levels of the Port Authority bus terminal. From here, take the escalators one level up to the subway level. The lower level ...
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Arriving at JFK Airport; how does the taxi queue work?

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 ...
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JFK to New Jersey on a student's budget

While the train option outlined by mazeem is probably the best balance of time and cost for most people, there is a less expensive option for those who have more time. Namely, you can take the MTA ...
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How do non-English speakers navigate through JFK airport?

This is very dependent on what languages she does speak, and what her level of experience travelling is. In particular, if she speaks Spanish and is not completely new to traveling, she should be fine....
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Is there any relatively fast yet cheap way to reach the Bronx, NYC, from JFK?

You could take a taxi for the flat JFK-to-Manhattan fare to 125th St and Lexington Avenue, which would be about $65 including tip if you avoid tolls, and then take the 5 train from there to Morris ...
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Which is the NYC airport with the quickest customs operations?

Starting from London, the quickest option is to take BA1 from LCY to JFK on the "babybus". That undergoes pre-clearance at Shannon in Ireland whilst refueling, and so lands as a "domestic" flight. ...
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Options for travel from JFK Airport to Yonkers, NY?

The answer to how to do this trip by public transit is now improved! The MTA has finally opened its "Grand Central Madison" project, so some Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trips from Jamaica ...
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Why isn't there a direct train from JFK to Manhattan?

There used to be, in the early 1980s: Wikipedia - JFK Express It ran more or less along the A train tracks as an express where a single door opened at the stations and you paid an additional fare. At ...
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Which is the NYC airport with the quickest customs operations?

The answer depends not only on the airport, but also on the airline (as there are multiple immigration/customs areas in each airport) and the time of day. The US CBP has a website where you can check ...
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Does JFK offer gate passes to pick-up/drop-off unaccompanied minor?

Have a looksie at the following link: http://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/webcgi.exe?New,Kb=askBlue,case=obj(675) "Please note, the parent/guardian must request a gate pass at the airport ticket ...
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How to go from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1 at JFK?

JFK has an AirTrain which runs every few minutes between all the terminals. This would be the fastest way to travel between them, you can also walk. After going through customs/security (depending ...
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Which plane am I flying on?

Did a contract at a major Australian airline, where I was required to fly on specific planes on specific days. Even up to 30 min before, our own internal systems might show one plane, and then ...
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Immigration and customs requirements on entering JFK (self-transfer)

As dda wrote, you will undergo immigration and customs checks at your first port of entry into the US, JFK in your case. Since you have separately ticketed flights, things will go like this: Deplane ...
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JFK to New Jersey on a student's budget

Best way of inexpensive travel would be via MTA / rail line. You would catch the AirTran JFK Red line at the JFK airport terminal towards Jamica Station. From there, take the next available line to ...
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Transfer from JFK Terminal 4 to Terminal 7

From Terminal 4 to Terminal 7, you can take the first AirTrain that arrives, in either direction, but the The Jamaica/Howard Beach is quicker. The AirTrain is outside the Terminal so you will have to ...
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Transfer from JFK Terminal 2 to Terminal 4

Yes. The Delta Shuttles operate airside. Passengers using this do not have to pass TSA again at the other Terminal building. Note, this is only for domestic arrivals. International arrivals must ...
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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 realize it is far too late now, but you mishandled this. You should not have rebooked your existing ticket. What you should have done was purchased an additional fully refundable Lufthansa ticket ...
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Travelling from JFK to Jersey City

First, no options are particularly fast, but... A) Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station. B) Take the E Train to World Trade Center -or- A) Take the AirTrain to Howard Beach B) Take the A Train to ...
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New York JFK connection for two separately purchased international flights

There are no transit areas in US airports. Pathways through US immigration are the same regardless of whether you are leaving the airport immediately afterwards, taking a domestic connection, or ...
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Who else to contact about missing luggage?

If you purchased your Ticket through Delta, they will be responsible for your baggage. You should file a claim through the Delta baggage claim website. They will then take care of your reimbursement ...
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2-hour layover between flights, LaGuardia to JFK

TL;DR: which checked bags: no. Without checked bags, very risky. From the information provided, we can guess that: your first flight is AA1608, which is scheduled to arrive at 3:02 pm at LGA, but is ...
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JFK-Arriving Int'l Transfer Passengers required to undergo TSA screening?

Yes, you have to undergo TSA screening. There's no way to avoid this because some items that are allowed in checked luggage are forbidden in the cabin. Knives come to mind as an example. The only ...
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How do non-English speakers navigate through JFK airport?

It's definitely a good idea to speak to the Arline, but it's hard to say how much they can/will help. Things you can do to prepare: Write a detailed list of all the individual steps your relative has ...
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Driving from Cape Cod to JFK for an evening flight - feasible?

The answer depends very much on your degree of risk aversion, and on how much of your "like to be early" buffer you are willing to lose to traffic or other delays en route. As Michael Hampton noted ...
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