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John F Kennedy Airport Guide (JFK)

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John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is approximately 12 miles southeast of Lower Manhattan. JFK first opened in 1948, and is currently the busiest international airport in the United States. Originally named New York International Airport in 1948, the airport was commonly called Idlewild Airport until it was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963. JFK Airport is one of only two airports in North America that has scheduled flights to all six of the world's inhabited continents.

Transfer between Terminals

JFK has six terminals containing 151 gates. The six terminals are numbered 18 excluding Terminal 6 and Terminal 3, which were both demolished in 2011 and 2013. All of JFKs terminals are connected by the AirTrain system.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Garden Inn & Suites, 151-20 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, New York, 11434, TEL: 718-581-5380, This hotel offers guests a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. Guests also have access to free wireless internet access at this pet-friendly hotel. Courtyard by Marriott JFK International Airport, 145-11 North Conduit Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11436, TEL: 1-866-576-5620, The Courtyard by Marriott JFK Airport is located near JFK International Airport in southeast Queens. This hotel offers guests a 24-hour shuttle, free wireless internet, and on-site dining. Hampton Inn NY - JFK, 144-10 135th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11436, TEL: 855-271-3622, Located only five minutes from John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Hampton Inn is accessible via a free shuttle. Guests have access to a free breakfast, wireless internet, and fitness center.

Transport into Town

Rail: JFKs AirTrain connects the airport to the New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road. Bus: City bus lines connect JFK to the New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road. These city buses include the Q3, Q6 (Local/Limited), Q7, Q10 (Local/Limited), and B15. Taxi: New York City's yellow cabs offer a flat rate service of $52 from JFK airport to Manhattan, excluding tips and tolls.

Airport Lounges

Terminal 1 includes the Air France Lounge which is located near the Security Checkpoint. This lounge is open from 12 PM 11 PM. Terminal 2 is home to Delta Air Lines Sky Club which is located on the Mezzanine Level. Terminal 4 hosts El Al King David Lounge, Emirates Lounge, and KLM Oasis Lounge which is open from 4 AM - 11:30 PM. Terminal 4 is also home to LAN / Royal Jordanian Oasis Lounge on the 4th Floor which is open 4 AM - 11:30 PM, SWISS Lounge and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge which is located near Gates A4 and A5. Terminal 7 includes the British Airways First Lounge which is open 8 AM - 10 PM; British Airways Terraces which is open 8 AM - 10 PM; United Club which is located above Ticket Counter and is open 5 AM - 8:30 PM; and the United Global First Lounge which is open above the ticket counter. Terminal 8 is home to two American Airlines Admiral's Club, one is Domestic the other is International. The Domestic club is located near Gate 42, 3F and is open from 5:15 AM - 9:30 PM. The International club is located in Concourse B, Mezzanine Level and is open from 5:15 AM - 11:30 PM.

Major Airlines

Over ninety airlines operate out of JFK. JFK is the operational base for JetBlue Airways and is a major international hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Airport Facilities

Along with a variety of dining and shopping options, JFK also offers wireless internet in most public areas. These areas include near the ticket counters, boarding gates, and food courts. Wireless internet is available for $4.95 per hour or 24-hour unlimited access for $7.95.

Car Parking

Short-term and Daily Garages are identified as Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Red Parking garages. These are located adjacent to Terminals 1 through 8. Rates to park in the short-term and daily garages range from $4 for the first 30 minutes to $33 for 24 hours. Long-Term and Economy Lots are located at Lefferts Boulevard approximately four miles from Terminals 1 through 8. Rates range from $18 for the first 24 hours and an additional $6 for each 8-hour period. Lot Rates for Persons with Restricted Mobility are $4 for the first 30 minutes to $18 for 24 hours.

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Albany Delta $120
Krakow Aer Lingus $636
Indianapolis Delta $147
Dakar Air France $883
Portland American Airlines $241
Pittsburgh Delta $114
Chicago American Airlines $149
London Air Europa $479
Manchester Air France $381
Washington Dulles Delta $90
Seattle American Airlines $276
San Francisco Alaska Airlines $257
Singapore Air China $921
Baltimore American Airlines $188
Los Angeles American Airlines $230
Tampa American Airlines $179
Kiev Aeroflot $586
Houston Delta $269
Norfolk Virginia Beach Williamsburg Delta $130
Raleigh Durham American Airlines $161
San Diego American Airlines $280
Charlotte Delta $132
Columbus American Airlines $163
Honolulu American Airlines $482
Green Bay American Airlines $204

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