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First time flying from JFK......suggestions, please.

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First time flying from JFK......suggestions, please.

I'm in the early stages of planning a trip to Grenada in Feb/Mar 2019 & the (preliminary) flight searches indicate a non-stop from JFK is available. We'd be driving from South Central PA the night before so we'd want to stay somewhere near the airport that has a shuttle & parking. We've done this from Newark several times with no problem. I prefer the non-stop over having to make a connection & the worry & hassle that comes with it. Is this airport comparable to Newark in size & layout?

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1. Re: First time flying from JFK......suggestions, please.

You posted in the general forum for all of NY State; repost in the NY City forum to attract more readers.

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2. Re: First time flying from JFK......suggestions, please.

Map of the airport:

https://www.airport-jfk.com/terminals.php

I don’t know facts and figures, but JFK is most definitely larger than Newark.

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3. Re: First time flying from JFK......suggestions, please.

You might see if there are any Park and Fly offers at JFK adjacent hotels https://www.parksleepfly.com/new-york-jfk-ai…

There are no hotels on the airport proper, but many offer free shuttles to the Federal Circle Airtrain stop.

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4. Re: First time flying from JFK......suggestions, please.

JFK is substantially bigger. there are 8 passenger terminals as well as all of the other thing usual i large airports (cargo terminals, storage and repair hangars and a host of other service). There is an Airtrain that circle the airport from the various passenger terminals and Federal Circle - where the pick ups for hotel and car rentals are. Be careful picking a hotel there - many are not pleasant and do not have restaurants - and the area is all multi-lane highways - no local services.

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