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Well flying would be one of the more costly options but would be the fastest if you were at the airport anyways. Otherwise, you could consider the acela train but that means you'd have to get into central new york.
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The airport bus to connect with AA at La Guardia would be the easiest as you have all day to do it and you are still on one world. Otherwise just get a separate flight ex JFK. The train might be too much with that amount of luggage.
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Taxi to Penn station, fixed fare jfk to Manhattan. Train from Penn station to Washington- very central near capitol building. No dramas nice ride with excellent scenery.
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No need to deal with taxis to Penn Station. You can get the JFK Airtrain to Jamaica Station, then LLRR to Penn Station and onto Amtrack to DC.
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I concur with those comments above, a flight to DCA (Reagan National Airport) is the easiest and most convenient. DCA is about 10 minutes in a taxi from downtown Washington DC - don't fly into Dulles as it is miles away. The challenge you have is that American Airlines doesn't fly direct from JFK to DCA, so the journey turns into a 5hr+ challenge. As I can see it you have two flight choices:
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Hire a car at JFK and drive? Might work out the cheapest and quickest option.
Thanks for your responses! Driving not really an option since I'm still on my Ps lol
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Immigration can be hit/miss at any major port; a lot depends on how many other flights arrive at the same time, and from where.If you are first time on your current ESTA there is (at least in my experience) a separate queue, and often it's way shorter/faster.If it's not your first time on your current ESTA the machines are easy to use, and the process (again, in my experience) is reasonably fast, but that too depends on how many flights are arriving at the same time, number of pax, origin etc etc.Re getting to LGA from JFK, a quick google suggests NYC Airporter as an option.
The bus time would be under an hour but don’t book flights on that advice. You might fly delta and pay for luggage; worth checking out but don’t fly to Dulles far to far away.
Yep, I did some initial research and found a bus connecting JFK and LGA, so that would be the plan. Since I'm probably going to use QF points as there is availability, I can always see if I can fly ahead. Looking at Delta I'm either buying a domestic first ticket or copping $70USD for both bags, which is a considerable stretch that I could save flying AA. There were alternatives like flying to Baltimore but getting from Baltimore to the convention centre would be a nightmare.
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Will you do US immigration at JFK? Look, personally, I would never tote 40 kilos of luggage from JFK to LGA. Even without bags, that trip is hard work with more hard work negotiating LGA and its constant delays and cancelations. The easiest way is to hop a DCA flight from JFK unless you’re actually heading for NOVa, then IAD. The alternatives are a pain the ass.
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Literally just stepped off a JFK-DCA flight this afternoon, and would suggest this is indeed the most convenient way of travelling between the two cities, particularly as you're already at JFK, and as DCA is the closest airport to Washington DC. Only thing is the checked baggage allowance, although I believe if you're flying Delta 'first class' you get a couple of bags included, and on my flight, the Delta app was offering upgrades to first class for around US$91 (which may or may not be cheaper than purchasing baggage, depending on quantity and weight).
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