Track Flight on Mobile PhoneJFK Airport, being one of the busiest airports in the world, can be very difficult to drive especially on rush hours in New York due to heavy traffic going to and from the area. If you’re going to drop-off or pick up a friend or family at the airport, better avoid taking the guesswork by using a smartphone app that will help you track flights, notify you of changes and even tell you how to find your gate. Here are some great airline apps for iOS and Android devices with up-to-date tracking information when a flight will take off or land at an airport.
Download: FlightStats for
Flight Tracker Pro
Download: The Flight Tracker Pro for
Download: FlightRadar24 for
Download: Flight Board for
JFK Travel Time Guide
Plan to leave one to two hours before for the airport to avoid stressful situations. Use GPS to check the current traffic time estimates are looking like as these travel time fluctuates.
Give yourself an hour to travel to JFK if you’re driving from most points in midtown Manhattan. Add 30 to 60 mins on top of that given time estimate if the schedule of departure or arrival is between 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm which is a rush hour in New York City.
Make sure to bring with you a co-pilot to help you with reading the signs while you drive. Because doing both at the same time as you search for one in eight terminals at JFK airport can be very stressful. Drive smart too, the last thing you want on the way to the airport is an accident. Take a deep breath and keep your cool.
JFK Short Term Parking LotConsider this if you can’t coordinate with your passengers to pick them right up at the terminal. It would be best to use the short term parking lot nearby and plan to meet them inside the airport. All terminals at JFK Airport have a nominal fee for short-term parking.
JFK AirTrain StationsTravellers who don’t mind carrying their own luggage find
- No Eating
- No Drinking
- No Smoking
- Strollers, luggage carts, baggage and small caged domestic animals are allowed.
- Only 4 bicycles per car are permitted at a time.