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New York City's largest and busiest airport is not a particularly pleasant or convenient place to travel through, but it does get a lot of flights, and you can survive it.  




John F Kennedy International Airport, in Queens NY on Long Island (map), is the largest and busiest of New York City's three major airports, and is America's major eastern international flight gateway.

It's not my favorite airport—too busy, not particularly easy to get to, or around—but most travelers seem to survive going through it.

If you have a choice for your flight to New England, you may want to fly instead to Newark Liberty International Airport, Boston-Logan International Airport, TF Green Airport in Providence RI, or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester NH.

Like many major US airports these days, Kennedy Airport is subject to numerous and frequent flight delays, so allow plenty of time for conncting flights.

The AirTrain JFK rail service connects all nine terminals at JFK to one another and to the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit (subway) system, which can take you into Manhattan.

Airport buses between JFK and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal are a viable alternative, but may be delayed during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Important note: at JFK, do not hand your luggage to anyone except a uniformed airline employee or Skycap (uniformed porter), and do not accept a "taxi" or "limo" ride from anyone who approaches you outside the secure arrivals and Customs area. Your luggage may disappear never to be seen again, and your taxi ride may end up being an unpleasant or extraordinarily expensive experience.

For taxis, limos and buses, apply to the Ground Transportation counters and/or the uniformed taxi dispatchers outside the terminal.

John F Kennedy International Airport
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Queens NY 11422
Recorded information: tel 347-238-3230
Tel 718-244-4444

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