Staying in Summit NJ for a wedding (my sister-in-law, Katie). Asked the man at the front desk of the Grand Summit Hotel about options to get to JFK, which is 1.5 hours away by car. “Cab,” he said, “our shuttle only goes to Newark airport.” What about other options, I asked? “Don’t know. Can I help you with something else?”
Well, the tiniest bit of research (or training by the hotel) would have shown that there is in fact a shuttle from Newark airport to JFK (see GoAirporter.com) so for $24 I can ride from EWR to JFK, earliest departure of 6:00am, getting to JFK at 7:30am. However, my flight is at 8:05am, and even with my Clear card, that is a bit tight. So I will be stuck with a cab, I guess. At least I will get to sleep an extra half hour though.
Hiring a car is $130, looks like. A cab, $140. I’ll take the car (AAA Top Exec Limo, who haven’t updated their prices online, (732) 744-4213), they usually drive better. We’ll see what happens.