Might be better to ask on New York forum, but if it was me I would book a town car, so all sorted out.
Plenaty of recommendations on town cars on NY forum, no idea on timings sorry .
YOu have enough time to make your transfer. Figure if you land at 1:30, you should be out of the airport by 3:30 ( immigration and customs may be faster--but it could take this long) Traffic and road construction between the two airports is horrendous. While it theoretically should take no more than 30 minutes, it could take 2-3 times that--or not. So, you are definitely making your flight -:)
The easiest method is just take a yellow taxi from the taxi line. DO NOT accept a ride from any tout who approaches you in the terminal ( but you know that) Alternatively, since you have the time you could take the airporter shuttle
If you get out of immigration/customs very early, you may want to consider stopping somewhere in Queens for a bite before heading to the airport.
I'm arriving via Dublin so will be pre-cleared there.
Personally , I'd paid the extra $200 to fly DIRECT to Atlanta, rather than going to customs, grabbing luggage, taking taxi to another airport/LGA, rechecking into airport/airline and flying down to Atlanta.... Your 7hour layover, hassle and time has got to be worth more than the $200-$300 in savings.
You can also just walk outside the terminal at JFK and grab a taxi that will be waiting there.
I'd expect that every taxi drive would know how to drive from JFK to LGA. I'd leave at least an hour to get there (or more) since you are on a separate ticket and one never knows about traffic.
The price difference was way more than that, I am flying out economy but coming home business and although it does seem a bit of a roundabout way to get to Atlanta I wanted fairly short flights with a break in between. Also the pre-clearance at Dublin means I shouldn't be queuing to long and waiting in line for maybe an hour could present problems for me.
Also the journey starts at Gatwick and I live only a five minute walk to a direct train to the airport and I've wangled a free night at the Gatwick Hilton, so with all that and the saving of the best part of £1,000 I am happy to fly this route.
But being a bit thick I forgot to check I would be arriving at the airport I would be flying from.
" But being a bit thick I forgot to check I would be arriving at the airport I would be flying from."
all adds to the excitement of life's big adventure Jackie!
Is this the trip to see your Son ?
Yes it's to go for along holiday to see my son, he's just had a promotion and he's got lots of plans for me to see and do stuff.
Adventure here I come