Cheap Flights to New York John F Kennedy
New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
John F. Kennedy International Airport named for the popular president that progressed many civil rights issues, is one of the major air transit facilities in the United States. The John F Kennedy Airport has tons of facilities that are tailored to the needs of transiting passengers, and these include ATMs, access to WiFi, currency exchange services, showers, fast food outlets and fine dining restaurants, duty-free shops, and high street brands, as well as added features such as flower stalls, charging stations and pet relief centres.
New York city is services by two other airports that also welcome international flights, these are LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark International Airport (EWR).
Situated about 20km outside of central New York, there are buses, shuttles and rail services that connect into the city centre. Otherwise you can take a taxi for a flat rate of 52USD ($72).
Though there aren’t direct routes from Australia to New York’s JFK Airport, there are lots of airlines that offer connecting flights between these destinations. Typical carriers are Qantas, Delta, Emirates, American Airlines, Virgin Australia, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines.
Why visit New York?
This iconic Big Apple has long been thought of as a place where dreams are made real. Every walk of life has strolled down the wide avenues of New York City and it is easy to be swept up in its energetic charm. It is here where moneymakers frequent Wall Street, musicians and comedians populate the clubs, artists litter the streets, models stalk the avenues, renowned chefs run the kitchens, and awe-struck tourists roam the city’s first class bars, bakeries, theatres, studios, hotels, parks, museums and galleries. Fly to New York and you’ll discover a piece of culture from every corner of the globe in this city that truly does bring the world to you.
Things to do in New York
A stay in New York will afford you the opportunity to visit some of the world’s most famous landmarks, on Manhattan island you will be able to ascend the Empire State Building and see the city skyline from a bird’s eye view. Look out for the gorgeous Art Deco Chrysler building, a darling of the city’s skyline, and the iconic Statue of Liberty, the world’s largest statue, and a symbol of freedom to many who sought America’s shores.
Back on the ground, you can explore the city’s many museums and galleries, including the intrepid sea, air and space museum in Hell’s Kitchen, the glorious Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Once you’re done embracing the high arts, head for 5th Avenue the city’s most famous shopping district and embrace high fashion instead.
Once you’re loaded up with New York’s finest goodies from their most glamorous stores, why not stroll through Central Park, and visit its lake, and the zoo and find a little peace in this slice of nature cradled within the concrete jungle.
In the evening, explore the excellent restaurants in the high-end eateries of Manhattan or the trendy ones of Brooklyn, and add to your quintessential New York experience by going to a Broadway Show and discover why New York is one of the United State’s premier cities.
Best time to visit New York
· Summers (June-August) in New York are hot and lively, with average highs of 20-29°C.
· Spring and autumn are temperate, with some showers, and temperatures of 10-18°C.
· If you visit during the winter, especially in December, you’ll see the city lit up with lights in preparation for Christmas and the New Year. It is frequently snowy in winter at this time of year, so expect temperatures of -3to 4°C.
Arriving in New York by plane
· All flights to New York from Australia will involve one or two layovers en-route. Usually these will be Los Angeles (LAX), Auckland (AKL), Hong Kong (HKG) or Vancouver (YVR).
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· Australians must apply for a visa to enter the United States, but this can be done electronically and online, using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). There are various requirements for being eligible to use this online system, so please double check the smart traveller government website for any new restrictions on this process.
Please note that information is correct as of June 2016
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