How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from New York
Travelers going to the New York area have several airports to choose from, which is a real blessing – it means there are more deals to choose from and you can usually find airfare at a pretty good price if you are willing to look around between different airports and different airlines. Additionally, New York is home to the busiest international airport gateway in the United States – John F. Kennedy International Airport (airport code JFK), located in Queens. The airport itself is only about 12 miles from Manhattan, although the drive can feel much longer due to New York’s famous traffic.
Commonly known by its airport code, JFK is the largest and busiest of the New York City area airports. It is the home airport for JetBlue Airways, a major international hub for Delta Air Lines, and a major secondary hub for American Airlines, so those are the airlines to look for when checking for special deals on flights. For a complete list of airlines serving JFK, go to this page, and a flight tracker for up-to-date flight information can be found here. JFK airport is huge, so your dining and shopping options are plentiful. You can learn more about both here, broken down by where they are located in the airport. Oh, and if you do not like the restaurants or shops that are close to you, hop on the train and try another terminal. Your ground transportation options are here, and you can find information about JFK’s AirTran service here. If you are driving to the airport, here are the directions you will need, and be sure to save time and money on JFK airport parking by booking it in advance.
The New York City area is also served by LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), which is technically in New Jersey, but do not let that fool you. The chances that someone flying to Newark is actually visiting New Jersey are really low.
Please check out our New York area deals to the right. They are updated daily.