Routehappy’s based in NYC, and we call the city home. We fly from JFK, Newark and LaGuardia all the time. And so do a lot of our awesome Routehappy reviewers.
Together, we match Flight Genius expertise and real-world, real-flyer tips from people who know what they’re talking about to bring you the latest. (And don’t forget, we rely on you to share your own tips when you review your recent flights!)
“The global entry line on the side lets you cut into the regular line. I always feel a little guilty but do like getting out more quickly,” says Vicki M.
“Terminal 3. Two great things that I rarely see: 1) an airport employee arranging each and every bag as it exited the chute onto the conveyor, so each bag was easy to grab. 2) a Delta employee handing out bottles of water. Thank you!” Great tip from Barry G there.
“The Turkish kiosk near gate 5 is a beacon of culinary light in a soulless tunnel of a terminal. The gozleme is very yummy (and of course greasy).” Sounds like Sankar S knows where to find a hearty dinner.
“Little is open before 5am but after 5am, eateries in the satellite and the corridor to the satellite gate area. Long lines for coffee at Java Moon. Philipps Seafood offers breakfast but no fast food like McDonald’s. I didn’t even see a Starbucks,” Henry J comments.
“The train to the EWR station followed by the admittedly amateur-hour people-mover is the best way to get to/from an area airport and midtown,” reckons Ryan V.
“Great lounge considering VS only operate a couple of flights a day from EWR. Modern airside lounge (recently opened). Full meal and bar service, efficient service and friendly staff.” Mark R‘s certainly sold.
“You really can’t beat the 10-minute ride from Astoria to LGA. You don’t even have to hop on the GCP.” Alexandra K has the 4-1-1 on LGA.
“The food and beverage choices, along with the improvements to Terminals C and D have made these terminals much better. The food choices are better as they have ditched the pedestrian chain eateries for higher quality eateries. I got a burger from Custom Burger by Pat LaFreida (this is the same as Shake Shack but it is not called Shake Shack) which was juicy, well seasoned, and reasonably priced at $5.75 in change. My mom got a coffee from Worldbean, which she said was very good,” says Wolf G.
I now love this Delta lounge. It is huge, open, modern, and has plenty of plugs. The agent who checked me in was so friendly. I had an espresso from the auto-coffee machine with some steamed milk. This worked better for me than their cappuccinos which are way too milky. Hey Delta, how about getting Nespresso machines and serving us really good coffee,” thinks Vicki M.
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