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Old 02-05-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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if i am picking up someone from the airport in my car am i allowed to pick them up at departures instead of arrivals? I thought of this recently when i called for a car service after arriving and the dispatcher asked me to go upstairs to departures because they considered it to be less congested for the driver picking me up
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Yes you can, but you have to make sure that the person(s) your picking up is already waiting there when your there. There is plenty of security at departures and they will generally tell you to leave if they see you there idle with no passenger getting out of your car.

But I really don't see the reason why since the baggage claim is by the arrivals area. So your passenger would have to go down to get his/her bags, and then go back up again instead of just walking out the door?
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Yes you can, but you have to make sure that the person(s) your picking up is already waiting there when your there. There is plenty of security at departures and they will generally tell you to leave if they see you there idle with no passenger getting out of your car.

But I really don't see the reason why since the baggage claim is by the arrivals area. So your passenger would have to go down to get his/her bags, and then go back up again instead of just walking out the door?
That's the way I see it too.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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mom and brother might decide to fly into Newark instead as they have some concern about the runways at LGA!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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mom and brother might decide to fly into Newark instead as they have some concern about the runways at LGA!
I can relate to that. LaGuardia dates from the 1930s, when airplanes were a little smaller than they are these days. That's why I always fly in and out of JFK--the runways at LaGuardia make me nervous. (There's probably no reason for me to be, but as we say in this town, waddaya gonna do?)
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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mom and brother might decide to fly into Newark instead as they have some concern about the runways at LGA!
In case your wondering, Newark has the lowest rate of on-time flights in the US - I believe only 62% of their flights arrive on time!

Hope your mom and brother have a safe flight!
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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they're coming from Atlanta i don't think JFK handles flights to and from Atl?
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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There actually ARE nonstop, direct flights between ATL and JFK. LGA is preferable, however (more flights). However, if they wish to sit on the tarmac for endless hours waiting for a parking slot to open up for their plane, they should choose EWR. EWR is an airport to be avoided.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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to ask this but...what is EWR?
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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EWR is Newark.
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