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Changing From LGA To JFK  
User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

On some airline schedules, it shows a connection in New York, but at 2 different airports.


Why does the schedule show this? Is it possible to switch? Would you have to transport yourself along with your checked luggage?


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User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

For flights I've checked people in for that had LGA/JFK transfers, passengers have to reclaim their checked items in LGA and transfer over to JFK and recheckin.

I've had passengers claim they didn't know, but clearly stated on their itin. (You know, always demanding something).

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17593 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

LGA is JFK's Domestic Terminal, especially for AA.

Just compare LGA's Domestic schedules to JFKs, there are more flights from JFK-Bermuda then there are from JFK-Chicago Ohare.

Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Not a single sane person should buy a ticket with that kind of connection. Imagine that you are coming from a 7-10 hour flight from Europe or other points even further east. Then you have to pick up your luggage, spend maybe one hour in the Van Wyck "Expressway" afternoon parking lot, then re-check (long lines) at LGA, go through the security lines and then get delayed in the LGA evening zoo for another hour...

Lucky enough I live in NY. No connections needed.

User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1748 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

I still cant believe that EWR has 25 flights or so to ORD, yet JFK has one. There has to be some market, even if just for international connections.

727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

I agree: It's far better to get a flight into EWR and connect that to try connecting JFK-LGA. You either have to get a Taxi, which is expensive, or take your bags on the bus (there's no subway or any other rail to LGA yet, and even if there were, you'd have to go through Brooklyn and/or Manhattan to get there).

If you're booking a domestic-international connection through New York, go through EWR.

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

I had the same question while I was booking ZRH-JFK/LGA-CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO flights on AA. For this reason I chose CO thru EWR. Has someone done this connection?

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

I had there same problem, well I consider it a problem. I flew in LHR-JFK and at 2am had to take a shuttle(limo) to LGA. It was costly and confusing since I am not from NYC.

ual 777 contrail

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