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Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

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Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

Is 6am too late to leave for the airport for a 8am domestic flight from port authority using public transport? Airport is JFK.

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1. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

I think you're cutting it too close. For a domestic flight, I try to get to the airport 1.5-2 hours in advance. Your trip, if using the subway and AirTrain, might take you 1 hour by itself. Better not to rush and panic at the airport.

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Unless you want an heart-beating. blood pressure rising adventure of not knowing whether or not you will make your flight I would strongly suggest that you leave earlier. What transport are you taking from the Port Authority? How long do they say it takes to get to JFK? Follow the advice of TravelDeer--you may end much happier in the end.

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3. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

Make it 5:30... 6am is cutting it too fine.

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4. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

I would even say 5am and when you get there blame the person who made the reservations (it wasn't you was it) at such an ungodly hour

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5. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

Your reference to the Port Authority Bus Terminal leaves me wondering if you're thinking about taking the New York Airport Service bus. If so, you'll want to be on the first bus of the day, departing the PABT at @ 5:20 AM:

www.nyairportservice.com/page.php?id=62

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7. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

in a word YES

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8. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

Haha yah I have myself to blame, i made the reservation

I hate to think how early I would have to be for an international flight!

Edited: 13 February 2011, 21:32
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9. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

Ditto to galway....too late.

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10. Re: Is 6 too late to leave for the airport for a 8am flight?

I'd take the E train at around 5:15 AM to get to the airport by 6:15 AM.