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speXedy
December 4th, 2006, 01:01 PM
I have a layover from Rochester, NY to Charlotte, NC in NYC! YAY... I love New York and the layover is ...

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Flight 41
Flight 1083 7:55 amDepartRochester, NY (ROC)9:05 am
12:10 pmConnectNew York, NY (JFK)2:10 pmArriveCharlotte, NC (CLT)
So I get into NYC at about 9:05am ... and have to leave at 12:10pm that's about 3 hours ... Can I do ANYTHING in 3 hours? How long does it take to get from JFK to Time Square even just for a few mintues ... I'd love to see it. Or is that impossible? Also how much does it cost to get from the airport to Time Square, or somewhere fun.

If I have to stay in the airport, can I atleast see the skyscrapers from there?

Thanks for any info!

ManhattanKnight
December 4th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Travel time between JFK and Times Square is at least 1 hour. Taxis are $45 each way; taking the Airtrain+subway is $7 each way. You'll probably have a better view of skyscrapers from your planes than you will from the airport, but if you bring binoculars, you might see something -- as in this shot of the World Trade Center, barely visible beneath the tail of the AF B777 at JFK:

http://www.mikephotos.net/spares/a/airfrance/af00008.jpg

speXedy
December 4th, 2006, 01:39 PM
That's what I was thinking (the hour thing) .. so what I might do instead is buy a 1 way ticket to NYC from Rochester and the Round trip tickets too, but have the round trip tickets leave NYC at 9:30pm. That way i'd have a lot more time to have fun in NYC. It'd be a waist of 1 ticket ... but if i had my best friend go with my to NYC and he just get a ticket home ... then it'd be worth it. either way ... I'd get in NY at 7:20 ... so from 7:20am-9:30pm I could be in NYC .. that'd be enough time right?

Can you explain the Airtrain+subway stops to get to Time Sqaure? or is that to much to ask? Just give me websites I guess.

Thanks!

ManhattanKnight
December 4th, 2006, 01:51 PM
Can you explain the Airtrain+subway stops to get to Time Sqaure? or is that to much to ask? Just give me websites I guess.

Thanks!

The Airtrain (http://www.panynj.gov/airtrain/) runs between all terminals at JFK and, among other places, the NYC subway's Howard Beach station, at the edge of the airport. At Howard Beach, take the A train to the station at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, which is one block west of Times Square. On the return trip to JFK, be sure to take one of the A trains that's marked "Far Rockaway" (some of the A trains don't go all the way to Howard Beach). Enjoy your visit, however brief it is.

speXedy
December 4th, 2006, 01:56 PM
THANKS! I am really exicted .. i haven't been since I was 16 ... at age almost 21 I really want to move there someday, this will give me a taste (how ever small) ... After I finish college I am going to try .. but again thanks for the info!

ManhattanKnight
December 4th, 2006, 02:29 PM
THANKS! I am really exicted .. i haven't been since I was 16 ... at age almost 21 I really want to move there someday, this will give me a taste (how ever small) ... After I finish college I am going to try .. but again thanks for the info!

Fares on both the Airtrain and subway are paid with the Metrocard, which is described HERE (http://www.mta.info/metrocard/index.html). Carpe diem, speXedy: you'll be putting "once" instead of "almost" before "21" sooner than you think!

speXedy
December 4th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Yea I got a metro card before its pertty cheep and you can use them all day. One problem I was thinking of was my luggage .... if I get there at 7am .. and leave later that night ... can i leave my luggage at the airport or am I going to have to carry it with me around NY?

MrSpice
December 4th, 2006, 04:30 PM
I have a layover from Rochester, NY to Charlotte, NC in NYC! YAY... I love New York and the layover is ...

Adult Fare$69.00 USDhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gifhttp://www.jetblueairways.com/images/dot.gif Mon, 11 Dec 06
Flight 41
Flight 1083 7:55 amDepartRochester, NY (ROC)9:05 am
12:10 pmConnectNew York, NY (JFK)2:10 pmArriveCharlotte, NC (CLT)
So I get into NYC at about 9:05am ... and have to leave at 12:10pm that's about 3 hours ... Can I do ANYTHING in 3 hours? How long does it take to get from JFK to Time Square even just for a few mintues ... I'd love to see it. Or is that impossible? Also how much does it cost to get from the airport to Time Square, or somewhere fun.

If I have to stay in the airport, can I atleast see the skyscrapers from there?

Thanks for any info!

I don't think you have enough time to get to Manhattan, spend some time there and back. You have to be at least 40 min before the flight at the airport, probably even earlier because you have to go through security check - which can take 5 minutes if there are no people, but can easily take 30 min if there's a line there. Normally, they won't allow anyone into the plane 10-15 min before departure time. If you take a taxi, you may easily get stuck in traffic as well. If it was summer, you can hit the beach - there are several not far from JFK. If you are lucky with traffic, you can a take taxi to Brooklyn - Coney Island and Brighton Beach. These peculiar areas of New York and can be interesting. Without traffic, it's a 15 min taxi ride. But Belt Parkway - the highway that goes from Brooklyn to JFK - can fill up any time.

So, I can give one non-traditional suggestion: you can take Airtrain to Jamaica station and then catch a short subway ride (E Train) to Forest Hills. It's a very happening area of queens with many shops and restaurants, mostly around Austin Street.

Subway Map: http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm
http://queens.about.com/b/a/132553.htm

shocka
December 4th, 2006, 04:36 PM
That's what I was thinking (the hour thing) .. so what I might do instead is buy a 1 way ticket to NYC from Rochester and the Round trip tickets too, but have the round trip tickets leave NYC at 9:30pm. That way i'd have a lot more time to have fun in NYC. It'd be a waist of 1 ticket ... but if i had my best friend go with my to NYC and he just get a ticket home ... then it'd be worth it. either way ... I'd get in NY at 7:20 ... so from 7:20am-9:30pm I could be in NYC .. that'd be enough time right?

Can you explain the Airtrain+subway stops to get to Time Sqaure? or is that to much to ask? Just give me websites I guess.

Thanks!

Becarefull TSA might flag you. This practice is generally not appreciated by the airlines. ESPECIALLY when you plan on missing a flight!

I fly alot for work and have seen people run in to issues trying to do such, especially during the end of the year when people are scrambling for mileage runs to maintain their status.

MrSpice
December 4th, 2006, 04:39 PM
a simple solution would be just change your tickets. You will pay a fee, but it may not be that much, depending on the airline. But you will have a peace of mind.

You can search for Airtrain on Goodle and will get all the answers you need. They have a web site.

speXedy
December 4th, 2006, 04:42 PM
yea the more and more i think about it maybe i should just go to right to NC and go to NYC when I have the time and $ to actaully stay a weekend. Thanks for all the help guys! I'm sure this won't be the last time you hear from me.