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sharonfl Jul 9, 2012 06:32 AM

My son and a friend are going to be at JFK airport on Sunday waiting for a Birthright trip for about 12 hours. They're flying Delta and El Al. I noticed on older threads there may be kosher food there. Any updates from the Chowhound nation?

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    zsero Jul 9, 2012 08:27 AM

    Terminal 5. Kosher food (at airport prices, of course) and free Wifi. (The train between terminals is free)

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      DeisCane Jul 9, 2012 08:41 AM

      12 hours? They should come into NYC for fun and food. That's far too long to have to stay at any airport, let alone JFK.

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        The Chowhound Team Jul 10, 2012 06:50 AM

        Folks, travel advice about how sharonfl's son and his friend should spend their twelve-hour layover at JFK is off-topic for Chowhound; we've removed a number of posts. If you've got any specific suggestions on restaurants they might want to check out away from the airport, that'd be great, but 'go see a Broadway show' (and 'no, don't go see a Broadway show') is really too far afield for us.

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        CloggieGirl Jul 10, 2012 08:13 PM

        The usual sandwiches or anything more interesting?

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          sharonfl Jul 11, 2012 05:04 AM

          Just wanted to know what is available for the kosher eater at the airport so they don't starve or something away from the airport that is easy to get to might be interesting.

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            avitrek Jul 11, 2012 06:04 AM

            For 12 hours they should have enough time to leave the airport. They can get from JFK to Midtown in 1-1.5 hours(depending on if they do subway or LIRR). Even after getting back to JFK 3 hours before their flight, that still leaves them 6 hours to eat in midtown. You can check Koshertopia for a map of kosher restaurant options in the area.

            http://koshertopia.com/mapit.php
            http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html
            http://www.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm

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              zsero Jul 11, 2012 07:23 AM

              Hint to save $10: instead of taking the airtrain to catch the A train at Howard Beach, take the Q10 bus outside Terminal 4 to catch the other A train at Lefferts Ave. It's only about 5-10 min slower.

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