JFK international to LGA domestic in 3.5 hrs?

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  1. highstream

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    Looking at flights into JFK on a Tuesday or Wednesday at the end of September with a 12:10 pm arrival from London (British Airways), with a flight out of LGA on United at 3:38pm. Is that reasonably doable? I'm a U.S. citizen. Thanks,
     
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    This should not be a problem, especially if you don't have checked luggage. But, MP has many New Yorkers who can also weigh in on whether this is doable, with and without luggage, while travelling on BA.

    In putting together an itinerary for travel later this year, I had noticed that AA at times links the 2 airports together as if they were co-located for arrival and departure flights. :rolleyes:
     
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    Reasonable chance? Absolutely. Guaranteed? No.

    I'd probably risk it, but as you know there are a lot of factors. Plane a little late (JFK delays are common), sometimes the queues for processing at JFK are crazy, sometimes NYC traffic is crazy. It may be tight.
     
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  4. highstream

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    Thanks. Probably saner to fly out of JFK, 2h25 after arrival (13:40-16:05, Delta). Overall, cost is a wash.
     
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    You might be able to do it if you cabbed it -and- if you have global entry but if the plane is delayed or you take longer to get through customs, you may find it more expensive to change your united ticket.
     
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  6. highstream

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    see my last post
     
  7. MSPeconomist
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    Would this be a single ticket/PNR?

    Does the OP have GE? Will there be a need to check bags?
     
  8. highstream

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    GE? For the moment what size of bag is up in the air. I have to see if two weeks mostly in the southern African bush and one week in Paris can be packed into a carry-on duffel (plus a day pack).
     
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    GE = Global Entry, to get through USA immigrations and customs much faster.
     
  10. highstream

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    GE = Good idea for the long run. I'm not sure how it came about, but for the past couple of years I've been shunted through the quick lines at airports by TSA.
     
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    This is probably ending if you didn't apply and pay the fee for either PreCheck or GE.
     
  12. highstream

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    Why ending on the pre-check? I have the GE interview tomorrow (300 mile drive to the border station), but doesn't GE only apply at customs?

    I'm currently waiting for Delta to drop the fares on my domestic flight (Sept) so I don't have to leave JFK. United has at LaGuardia, but Delta's been hanging on.
     
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    When you apply for GE, you get a 'trusted traveler' number which is entered into your FF program profile -- which then qualifies you for TSA pre-check.
     
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