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What's trickier: JFK to LGA in 3 hr or IAD to DCA in 4.5 hr?

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Apr 23rd, 2012, 03:25 PM
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What's trickier: JFK to LGA in 3 hr or IAD to DCA in 4.5 hr?

This is someone who'll be traveling by himself, and who, though creative and bright in many ways, tends frequently to daydream past his exit when driving.

Would he be better off coming the previous day where he only needs to change plans at ORD?

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Apr 23rd, 2012, 03:26 PM
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To clarify: changing planes to STL, international to national flights.
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Simplest way to go IAD to DCA is to take a taxi. 4.5 hours should be plenty of time
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 03:38 PM
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JFK to LGA depends on where he is coming from. If he is coming from outside the US and has to go through immigration there is a very good chance that 3 hours from JFK to LGA will not be enough time. I would make another choice if possible.
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 04:15 PM
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BA offered those options with reward trip from LHR to STL.

The NY transfer option sounded borderline nuts, and I wasn't even thinking about having to get through immigration. Thank you for verifying that, nyt.

Thank you, yestravel. I'm glad to hear that one is possible. There appears to be an Orange line and shuttle maneuver that looks one step too many. Taxi it is, then. What's the ballpark cost?
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 04:40 PM
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I'd estimate between $60 to $65. Less expensive to go to metro from IAD, but involves more changes.
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 04:41 PM
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IAD-DCA will be about $70 with tip.
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Apr 23rd, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Thank you, yest and Mike! This makes it a lot easier.
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