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  • Best transportation to take from one baggage area to another
    May 9, 2014
    What is the best way to retrieve my bags from American Airlines baggage and meet my party at Delta baggage area.


    The only way is the inter-terminal shuttle bus.


  • changing airports in n.y. within 5 hours
    Feb 27, 2013
    it appears from other comments that going thru 'U.S. customs clearance' BEFORE I arrive at La Guardia (in my case in Montreal)and NOT checking in bags but simply bringing carry-on luggage (one laptop and a schoolbag less than 20 pounds O.K. I hope) will significantly save time, so that I guess I could just step off the plane at La Guardia with my carry-on luggage and walk to the nearest taxi or even shuttle bus, please correct me if I'm wrong. The other thing is, when I go to Newark Liberty airport, on a Saturday early afternoon I suppose there will be some traffic, but again I could save time if I DIDN'T have to go through U.S. customs as the check back in Montreal is sufficient and again I can just use carry-on luggage, please tell me if I need to go thru Customs again at Newark.


    No, you will not need to go through any immigration in Newark, just security. 5 hours should be plenty of time, especially on a Saturday.


  • transfer from JFK to LGA
    Nov 20, 2012
    My mom is arriving from overseas to JFK, and she has 3.5h to go throuth customs, grab bagadge and go to LGA(check in, check bagadge and sit in airplane) Is it enough time for her? and if she is late to the plane, what next? THANK YOU


    As an international arrival at JFK your mom needs to go through passport control, pick up bags, and go through customs clearance (35-45 mins at non-rush hours) - These are her transfer choices from JFK to LGA: ETS Air Shuttle 718-221-5341; All County Express 914-381-4223; NYC Airporter 718-777-5111. Travel time 45-60 minutes. She needs to check in her bags at LGA, go through security, and on to her connecting gate. (To find out which terminal at LGA, open and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the detailed text.


    3.5 hours SHOULD be enough time if she doesn't arrive during rush hour and has no major delays, but it will be very tight under the best of circumstances. Make sure she takes a taxi between the airports (budget $30-35 or so) otherwise there's no way she'd make it. As for the second part of your question - depends on the airline. I've been late for flights and have them just rebook me on the next flight with no problem, but I've also had to pay for a new flight. More of a chance for the former, but you never can be certain with them


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