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Goin' down to ol' Tokyo town

Going to Japan in October and the tickets I'm looking at offer me one of three US airports to transit through. Which to choose? [more inside]
posted by bulgroz on Aug 8, 2014 - 9 answers

JFK -> Penn Station

Trying to work out some travel logistics. If I am on an international flight that gets in to JFK at 7:20pm on a Tuesday, what is the likelihood that I could make it to Penn Station to catch a 9:20pm train? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jun 16, 2014 - 34 answers

How can I get to New Brunswick, NJ from JFK in 7 hours, reverse in 5?

Juggling options: how do I get to New Brunswick, NJ for a conference that runs from 1 PM on Sunday, April 27 through 2 PM on Friday, May 2nd? Based on flight availabilities and transit timing, is JFK or EWR a better option? Details on flight times inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 17, 2014 - 18 answers

Help me find this movie

Hi all, My uncle is in hospital following a road accident, and he has been thinking a lot about this movie (pretty certain it's a movie) in a morphine haze. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Jan 19, 2014 - 3 answers

A JFK assassination book that stays away from conspiracies?

I'm looking for a book about JFK's assassination that covers the events leading up to, during and following the assassination, but not one that gets bogged down in discussing the various conspiracy theories. A book that's written by a respected historian with a good reputation works the best. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto on Nov 23, 2013 - 14 answers

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping...

I need to drive from Prospect Heights to JFK around 5 AM on a weekday. I'm not a very confident highway driver anyway, and Google Maps suggests that the most logical route is to take Atlantic Ave all the way east to South Conduit, then straight down to the airport. I've done a variation on this route before and it makes sense and I feel comfortable with it. Except... [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Jul 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Need to park a motorcycle for 2 weeks (continuously) this July in NYC.

Hello. I acquired a '91 Honda Nighthawk CB250 last summer, and now I need to leave town (Manhattan) for 2 weeks in July. Help me figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by jacobdezoet on Jun 5, 2013 - 6 answers

JFK and 9/11 conspiracy theories

Were JFK conspiracy theories held in the same regard as as 9/11 truthers are now? John F Kennedy conspiracy theories are a part of popular culture, feeding books, documentaries, movies etc. Which made me think 1. Were the people who held these views thought of as kooks in the 1960's? 2. 30 years from now could there be the same thread take hold in popular culture in relation to 9/11?
posted by Burgatron on May 17, 2013 - 18 answers

How early should we arrive at JFK for a flight to Barbados?

How early should two people who will not check baggage arrive at JFK airport for an 8:00 AM flight to Barbados (BGI)? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Apr 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Long term parking at JFK

I'm catching a morning flight out of JFK next Saturday and I need to leave my car at the airport for a few days. I would like to use the on-airport long term parking lot because it looks like there's AirTrain access, but I don't think you can reserve those spots. So I've got two questions: 1) is the parking lot (on Lefferts Boulevard) hard to find? 2) what are the odds that there won't be any spots when I show up? Thanks!
posted by reformedjerk on Feb 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Wads of small bills at JFK Airport - how to change?

This past weekend I had a huge moving sale, and ended up with about $1500 in small bills ($1s, $5s, $10s, $20s). Between cleaning my apartment and packing everything up today, I forgot to go to the bank and deposit the money into my account. Tomorrow morning I fly out of JFK (Terminal 4, specifically) to move to San Francisco, and since my flight is early there's no time to go to a bank. I feel weird traveling with these huge wads of cash, especially as it's all small bills. Right now it's all stuffed into a cigar box in my carry-on. I don't think it will fit in my wallet. Will the currency exchange places give me $100s (or better yet a money order) for my cash, and will I find one before passing through security? Will TSA steal from me, or give me a hard time for carrying these wads of bills? Is there possibly a Bank of America branch in JFK? What should I do? I don't think I'm comfortable depositing this much cash through an ATM, and anyway it would take forever.
posted by betsbillabong on Aug 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Are there any hotels actually in JFK?

Are there any hotels actually in JFK? If not, what hotel is the closest? [more inside]
posted by Maisie on Mar 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Can't live without the KitchenAid!

Is it ok to put a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer in my checked luggage on a flight from JFK to Heathrow? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Jan 12, 2012 - 13 answers

New York Marathon Traffic

Asking for a friend: "Our flight leaves from JFK at 5:55 PM. We're currently in Northern New Jersey, near Morristown. My father has offered to drive us to the airport, but we're concerned about whether this will be physically/emotionally possible due to the marathon. Our plan was to head south and take the Verrazano Bridge. Will this take us around the road closures / traffic hell, or should we just take the train?"
posted by ootsocsid on Nov 6, 2011 - 8 answers

JFK assassination as premise for war with Soviets?

Watching a JFK assassination documentary on cable has gotten me thinking. Given the extreme state of the Cold War in 1963 and Lee Harvey Oswald having lived in the Soviet Union and being connected to Communism, was there any kneejerk reaction among the American public/political hawks calling for direct retribution against the Soviet Union? Or efforts to sell the assassination to the public as a reason to do so. How did that national tragedy differ from/align with 9/11 in that respect?
posted by punkfloyd on Jun 19, 2011 - 8 answers

JFK Assassination : Books You Would Recommend?

I finished reading Richard Belzer's hilarious book UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe and it has gotten me interested in the JFK assassination. I then looked at a YouTube video that basically used a computer sim that showed the shooting coming from the book depository. My main question: Can any mefite recommend a book or three (of the million written) on the subject that they enjoy and find convincing on the assassination? I am open to any suggestions. Feel free to share your thoughts on the subject.
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 29, 2011 - 21 answers

JFK to La Guardia Connection Time

Is three hours enough time to change planes between between JFK and La Guardia? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Mar 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Changing airlines at JFK

I'm a bit of a travel noob, so be gentle :) Flying in February on JetBlue from Syracuse to JFK, then taking a Virgin Atlantic flight to LAX for five days. My problem is that I should arrive at JFK around 7:45am, and my Virgin Atlantic flight is scheduled to leave at 9:05am. How screwed am I if I decide to go with one piece of baggage along with my carryon and laptop bag and hope not to miss the flight. Should I just pack well and go with the carryon?
posted by Kevmath on Jan 4, 2011 - 27 answers

US Border Control Screening - WTF

I got pulled aside for secondary screening by immigration at JFK last week as a US citizen and think the government has overstepped its bounds. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by JPD on Jun 1, 2010 - 52 answers

Grand Central to JFK?

How can we get from Grand Central to JFK? [more inside]
posted by dayspteh on Apr 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Check-in time for Aer Lingus international flight?

How early should we arrive at JFK for an international flight with Aer Lingus, if we're checking in online? [more inside]
posted by Jemstar on Apr 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Damn you, Oliver Stone.

I just watched JFK. It IS a movie (hence, adapted for storytelling purposes) but I'm somewhat convinced that there was a conspiracy behind the assassination. Please reassure me that I'm not going bats--t. [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Mar 25, 2010 - 37 answers

Wanted: Cheap, safe, long-term parking at JFK

I want to leave my car at JFK for 10 days, and would like something cheaper than the $18/day that JFK long term parking requires, but have no way to differentiate between the different off-airport sites. I am soliciting recommendations or discommendations for specific sites based on actual experience.
posted by ubiquity on Mar 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Best airline sky club/lounge at JFK?

What airline has the best sky club/lounge at JFK? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Is booking a hotel online really that much cheaper?

I am heading to Lima tomorrow from Montreal. I have a 9pm - 5am layover at JFK airport. Can I decide at the last minute to get an airport hotel room? Or will I pay through the nose? [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Dec 19, 2009 - 9 answers

JFK without US visa?

Question about transit without US visa at JFK, and alternate options. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Aug 8, 2009 - 13 answers

It's cheaper in LA.

Is there a cheaper way to rent a car at JFK? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Aug 2, 2009 - 13 answers

JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker

I live in New York and my parents live in Sarasota, FL. There are two direct flights per day on JetBlue between JFK and SRQ. Is it possible to set up something up that would alert me whenever prices on these flights dropped below a certain amount? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Maybe we should sleep in the car

NY Metro area (really Long Island)/JFK filter: where to stay? [more inside]
posted by NoRelationToLea on May 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me preemie baby zip though the airport line at JFK!

How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Feb 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I book a sane vacation?

What's the safest/best way to book airline tickets? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Jan 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Was JFK that generation's BHO?

Was the reaction to John Kennedy being elected anything like the current world-wide wave of joy and relief to the election of Obama?
posted by LastOfHisKind on Nov 8, 2008 - 18 answers

Looking for "at the time" criticism of famous, historically important speeches.

Can anyone point me towards particularly noteworthy "at the time" criticism of some of the United States' historically important speeches? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Aug 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Help us avoid a traffic nightmare in NYC

NYC filter -- We are flying into JFK airport and then driving to New Haven CT at the worst possible times - we land at 4:00 pm Friday of Memorial Day and need to back at the airport no later than 6:30 Monday night. What is the best route to avoid total traffic jams? [more inside]
posted by metahawk on May 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Did somebody in the 90's run a 'Revolutionary' background images site claiming to be the reanimated JFK?

I remember (Late 90's) a Linux-oriented background image site that had a back story claiming that the cryogenically preserved J.F.K. was leading them in some sort of Linux Desktop Revolution. Did I hallucinate this? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Aug 25, 2007 - 2 answers

help me get from JFK to central NJ

My German cousin is arriving on a flight into JFK on the evening of Tuesday April 10th. I will be unable to pick him up, and he's happy to take transit to where I am in Central Jersey (where I CAN pick him up). Help me get him from JFK to Central Jersey (and help me know the subtleties of the transit options) ... [more inside]
posted by intermod on Mar 29, 2007 - 18 answers

It'll fit in the back of a Volvo

Any Suggestions on how to get a 180lb flight case from JFK to lower Manhattan today without a car? [more inside]
posted by ob on Mar 26, 2007 - 13 answers

The Terminal.

Random things to do in the New York airports while working there?... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jan 30, 2007 - 7 answers

How do you spend your layovers?

I've got a 4 hour layover in JFK during my holiday travels, and I'd like some suggestions on how to spend it. [more inside]
posted by donajo on Nov 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Commuting from NYC to Berea, KY

NYC to Berea, Kentucky. Best ways to travel back and forth, about 6 roundtrips over the course of 3 months? Low cost is very important, but not quite so important that I could stomach the 19-hour Greyhound ride every time. Can't find any budget airlines that go NYC-Lexington. Some cheap flights BWI-LEX and some NYC-Dayton -- maybe those are my best choice even with the added time/cost on bus legs? Finally, anybody know approx. taxi cost Lex-Berea (for times when Greyhound schedule doesn't fit with my plane)? Thanks!
posted by lorimer on Sep 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Back, and to the left.

NYCFilter: I want to get from Chinatown to JFK airport, what are the cheapest/easiest routes I could take? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Jun 7, 2006 - 21 answers

central jersey to jfk airport?

Does anyone have any polite advice on driving from central new jersey to jfk airport so to get there for a 7:00 am flight? [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling on Dec 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Getting From NJ to JFK on Strike Day

MeFiNewYork, I ask you this. Today, I need to make it from Union, NJ to JFK Airport via public transit. I need to be at JFK by 7pm. I am leaving Union at 1:38pm, taking NJT to Penn Station, and LIRR to the Jamaica-JFK Airtrain. I am doing this with 100 pounds of luggage in a large rolling suitcase about the size of another person. There is a strike going on. Am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Dec 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Quiet call at or near JFK?

I'm in NYC next week and flying out of JFK right after I finish a conference call. I'm wondering about someplace at or near JFK that I might be able to take the call in relative peace and quiet. [more inside]
posted by stevil on Dec 1, 2005 - 4 answers

Songs about the Assassination of JFK

Songs about the Assassination of JFK


How can I find out who might be interested in a particular collection of 45 rpm records? They are mostly folk songs and all of them are songs written about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
posted by small_ruminant on Mar 15, 2004 - 8 answers

Kennedy portrait

Why is Kennedy looking down in his Official White House portrait? A friend of mine asked me this and it's driving me crazy. I can't find the answer anywhere, although I did discover that the painting was done in 1970 by Aaron Shikler, so my guess is that he is looking down because it was painted after his death, but of course I can't find a definite answer anywhere.
posted by banished on Dec 9, 2003 - 8 answers

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