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Can I Visit Other JFK Terminals When Flying B6?  
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Just a simple question about terminals at JFK. I have a 4 hour layover with B6 in the beginning of April, and (since I've never had more than an hour there before) I was wondering if anyone knows if I could visit other terminals at the airport, like T4 or the AA terminal, even though I'm flying on B6. This is probably a stupid question to ask, but I've never actually been able to explore an airport like this before because I avoid long layovers.
Any input would be nice. Thanks to those who reply  Smile!

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

I don't see why not, but you will not be allowed beyond the security check point as you are not ticketed for the terminal. I'm not sure about acess between the terminals.. but I don't think you can walk between them....


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

You can take the Air Train around to visit each terminal.

I would recomend you visit Terminals 1 and 4 because they are the nicest (IMO) and offer the most for passengers not flying out of that specific terminal.

Terminal 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9 don't offer much for passengers not travelling out of those terminals.

[Edited 2006-03-10 03:13:33]


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User currently onlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

I can't speak for JFK, but at SLC and ATL after you're thru one of the security checkpoints, you can to all of the terminals/concourses.

Also at ORD and IAH, where I've had layovers, I've been able to go all over without having to go thru any security.

[Edited 2006-03-10 03:08:29]


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User currently offlineTomTurner From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 247 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

PanAm330, you can walk between most (probably all) of the terminals, although its not set up to be easily done. You can take the AirTrain though.

Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 have considerable space/shops/restaurants accessable I believe before you get to the security check point.

Last I knew though a couple of the terminals did not have much to offer and the check point was not far from the entrance. Hopefully someone more up to date on that will post.

Tom


User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

The Airtrain at JFK is outside the security checkpoints. You cannot enter terminals without a valid ticket for a flight inside that terminal.

DFW has become much more "visitor friendly" now that their train operates inside the security checkpoint. I just recently had the opportunity to visit the new int'l terminal at DFW although I didn't have a flight there thanks to the new train.


User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Yes, you can get out from B6 terminal, take the AirTrain (which is free) and go first to Terminal 1, and go to the fast food area eatery on the 2nd floor and you can eat and get a great view!! Then proceed to Terminal 4 but the view here is not as nice as Terminal 1----you don't pass through security on both terminals.

User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Stupid question but which terminal would be best for spotting the heavies?

Or which terminal has the most international departures?

Hawk44



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3295 times:
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If you are a B6 crew member you have guranteed access to terminals 2,3,4,6,7,8 and 9 but at Terminal 1 they act a little funny to persons not belonging to any of thier airlines

With acess I mean beyond the checkpoint

[Edited 2006-03-10 06:14:04]


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 5):
The Airtrain at JFK is outside the security checkpoints. You cannot enter terminals without a valid ticket for a flight inside that terminal.

 Confused
You certainly can enter the terminals without holding tickets. As with any airport, you cannot go past the security checkpoints, and not all of the terminals offer much to see, but entry into the terminals is possible.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
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Quoting Hawk44 (Reply 7):
Stupid question but which terminal would be best for spotting the heavies?

Or which terminal has the most international departures?

The most heavies would be at Terminals 1 and 4



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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Thanks for all of the replies, I appreciate it! I'll be checking out T1/T4 then! Any chance I can walk past T5, or not, because of the construction?

User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3181 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 11):
Any chance I can walk past T5, or not, because of the construction?

T5 is cordoned off to the general public but the Air Train is elevated and you can get an semi-aerial view of all the terminals. I suggest that you pick up something to eat at T4 and stay on on the train inter-terminal train. Don't even get off the train for T2 and T4 as the security check point is right by the entrance to terminals.

VT-NYC



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting VTNYC (Reply 12):
T4 as the security check point is right by the entrance to terminals.

Oh yeah, that is true. All though it is still worth checking T4 out for the massive and beautiful check in area. You can also get a semi view of the T4 apron from the check in area.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3128 times:
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Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 13):
Oh yeah, that is true. All though it is still worth checking T4 out for the massive and beautiful check in area. You can also get a semi view of the T4 apron from the check in area.

jetBlue Operates from Terminal 4, so that means any jetBlue crew or employee have acess to the area beyond the checkpoint.



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3125 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 14):

jetBlue Operates from Terminal 4, so that means any jetBlue crew or employee have acess to the area beyond the checkpoint.

Again that is true. Although most of us sadly don't have that type of access beyond the check point areas. Although luckily enough for me tommorow I am flying Jet Blue to SJU out of T4 so I do get to go beyond the check point.

[Edited 2006-03-10 19:14:26]


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User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting VTNYC (Reply 12):
Don't even get off the train for T2 and T4 as the security check point is right by the entrance to terminals.

Sorry, meant to say T2 and T3. You get to quite a bit of T4 but the actual gate area is beyond security. Nice food court though.

VT-NYC



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User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3598 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

"If you are a B6 crew member you have guranteed access to terminals 2,3,4,6,7,8 and 9 but at Terminal 1 they act a little funny to persons not belonging to any of thier airlines "

Good! I'm glad they give you a hard time! JetBlue Terminal 6 is the only terminal I have ever been too that they required me to get a non-rev boarding pass to get through security.

They hassle crewmembers from every other airline except jetBlue. Nobody does that! It's inconvenient and unnecessary to hassle commuters like that.

PJ


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21798 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 9):
You certainly can enter the terminals without holding tickets. As with any airport, you cannot go past the security checkpoints, and not all of the terminals offer much to see, but entry into the terminals is possible.

Not T3, where the security is at the door (last I remember). You can get into T2, but the area outside security is so tiny it isn't really worth it.

-Mir



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26709 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Quoting FlightShadow (Reply 3):
I can't speak for JFK, but at SLC and ATL after you're thru one of the security checkpoints, you can to all of the terminals/concourses.

JFK is set up similarly to LAX and BOS where it is more set up for O&D traffic and less so for connections. The terminals are independant of eachother and have seperate sterile areas.



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