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  • Scottpat78 237 posts

    Hey, I have a business trip to the US coming up and the only return flights that worked were via NYC. I fly into LGA and depart from JFK 3.5 hours later.

    This is on a Thursday afternoon from 3PM to 6.30PM – is this enough time to make it across NYC? I’m thinking carry on luggage only going back to cut down on time waiting around in LGA.

    Any tips or advice would be great, thanks!

    JDB 4,631 posts

    Hey, I have a business trip to the US coming up and the only return flights that worked were via NYC. I fly into LGA and depart from JFK 3.5 hours later.

    This is on a Thursday afternoon from 3PM to 6.30PM – is this enough time to make it across NYC? I’m thinking carry on luggage only going back to cut down on time waiting around in LGA.

    Any tips or advice would be great, thanks!

    You don’t have to cross NYC, LGA & JFK are on the same side of the city and with ordinary traffic should take comfortably less than 30 minutes.

    Scottpat78 237 posts

    Awesome, thank you! I did a little searching and it seems it is doable with all things being equal. Appreciate the response.

    Hey, I have a business trip to the US coming up and the only return flights that worked were via NYC. I fly into LGA and depart from JFK 3.5 hours later.

    This is on a Thursday afternoon from 3PM to 6.30PM – is this enough time to make it across NYC? I’m thinking carry on luggage only going back to cut down on time waiting around in LGA.

    Any tips or advice would be great, thanks!

    You don’t have to cross NYC, LGA & JFK are on the same side of the city and with ordinary traffic should take comfortably less than 30 minutes.

    Thegasman 202 posts

    LGA is a dump (although I believe the new terminal B is now fully open) & prone to terrible delays but assuming you dodge any bad weather & go HBO then you have plenty of time for the taxi ride to JFK, the public transport options are rubbish.

    Are you booked on a through ticket or self connecting? I’ve been burned before with separate domestic connections in the states so would always make sure I was on a flexible transatlantic ticket or have a contingency plan as delays are far more frequent & they tend to leave you high & dry when things go wrong.

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    Scottpat78 237 posts

    Thanks, I am booked on a through ticket so if anything does go wrong, hopefully I can get something without too much drama.

    LGA is a dump (although I believe the new terminal B is now fully open) & prone to terrible delays but assuming you dodge any bad weather & go HBO then you have plenty of time for the taxi ride to JFK, the public transport options are rubbish.

    Are you booked on a through ticket or self connecting? I’ve been burned before with separate domestic connections in the states so would always make sure I was on a flexible transatlantic ticket or have a contingency plan as delays are far more frequent & they tend to leave you high & dry when things go wrong.

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