John F. Kennedy, New York City

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    Virtually everyone flies in,...

    by DesertRat Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Virtually everyone flies in, unless you're driving from Canada or elsewhere in the U.S.

    Airports: New York City is served by three major airports and two or three smaller commuter airports. Here's a thumbnail description of the big ones:

    Kennedy International - JFK is where most international flights arrive and depart. It's huge, and has upwards of a dozen separate terminal buildings. This makes connecting at Kennedy a major pain and usually means a change of airport to get to your domestic connection. You may be lucky and discover that your connecting flight leaves from the same terminal, but don't count on it.

    La Guardia: Named for a flamboyant mayor of New York City, LGA is a very busy, but very efficient, single-terminal airport meant for domestic flights, although there may be the odd flight to and from Canada. It's only a 15 minute cab ride from Midtown Manhattan, so it's very convenient. That said, it's also a 20 minute cab ride from Kennedy, so if you're transiting, bear this in mind. It's also the airport used by the shuttles that operate about every 10-15 minutes between New York/Boston and New York/Washington.

    Newark International Airport: Located across the Hudson River in New Jersey, Newark is the area's newest major airport. Everything is under one roof, it's clean, it's efficient, and it does serve some international flights, though not nearly so many as Kennedy. This is my choice, hands down. There are also a zillion flights to a zillion domestic destinations from here, so connections are straightforward and painless.

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    Terminal 1 Air France

    by cochinjew Written May 5, 2007

    The Terminal 1 had a distinct Cosmopolitan/European feeling, perhaps because the airlines taking off from there: Air France, AeroMexico, Japan, Korean, Swiss among others

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    FROM JFK TO DOWTOWN 65.00$...

    by Malinduli Written Sep 11, 2002

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    FROM JFK TO DOWTOWN 65.00$
    TAKING A CAB
    SHUTTLE WILL LEAVE YOU AT THE
    BUS OR TRAIN STATION
    TAXI LIKE 5.00 $$
    AROUND THE CITY

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    Into JFk, Mewark or La Guardia...

    by kenHuocj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Into JFk, Mewark or La Guardia by Plane;
    by boat or cruiser;
    Greyhpound or equivilent:
    and Train
    The Yellow CABS
    or Subway, a bit seedy:
    I like Bussing.

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    We flew into JFK international...

    by windoweb Written Aug 25, 2002

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    We flew into JFK international via Jet Blue.
    Once in New York - use the subway to get around. The subway is a real adventure, especially first thing on a weekday morning.

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