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Ongoing flight from JFK - choose LaGuardia or Newark?

Jun 11th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Ongoing flight from JFK - choose LaGuardia or Newark?

Arriving JFK from Europe in October. Does the ongoing flight to Chicago makes the most sense out of LGA or Newark? Thanks!
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Jun 11th, 2013, 01:08 PM
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jetBlue has several daily nonstops JFK-ORD. Otherwise, LGA would be best.
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Jun 11th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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American and Delta also have non stops from JFK to O'Hare and they often will match the JetBlue fare.

GO to www.kayak.com to check timings and prices; all three of the airlines mentioned will come up.
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Jun 11th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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LGA is much closer than EWR, but agree with others, try to fly out of JFK.
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Jun 11th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Newark is a terrible idea. Getting from JFK to EWR can take up to 2 hours in bad traffic and/or cost $100 for a car service to get you there.

As stated by others, try to find a flight out of JFK even if it costs extra and has additional waiting time, but choose LGA as a second choice if you must
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Jun 11th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Thanks so much. I'm using AA miles from Barcelona, so the LaGuardia option looks good.
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Jun 12th, 2013, 05:54 AM
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EWR would be disastrous. Definitely LGA. It's about 15 to 20 minutes by taxi or a half hour by bus from JFK to LGA, but the bus doesn't run very often.
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Jun 12th, 2013, 05:56 AM
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I would also add that you must allow a minimum of 4 hours from landing at JFK to your flight at LGA, and I'd feel more comfortable with 5 hours. Immigration alone often takes more than an hour at JFK.
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Jun 12th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Really a flight out of JFK is by far the best choice.

Newark is simply a disaster.

And even though LGA is fairly close - if your plane is delayed, immigration lines are long and there is construction or accident between the 2 airports - even a 5 hour window can be cutting it tight. (Airlines at LGA typically tell you to arrive there 2 hours before flight time - I have seen security lines that take an hour to get through.)
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Jun 12th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Sorry - and AA at LGA is notorious for huge lines for check in and security as well as dismal customer service.
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Jun 12th, 2013, 10:48 AM
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I fly out of LGA a lot. Sometimes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday the line can be very short.
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