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Sleeping in JFK Airport???

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Sleeping in JFK Airport???

will be arriving at jfk airport around 10pm (international flight) and i have an international connecting flight at a different terminal also at jfk around 8 am. i was told that jfk is a 24/7 airport but what is there to do if i can't sleep anymore, if i do feel sleepy is it safe and is there any comfortable place there where i can sleep?are the shops open? it reminds me of the tom hanks movie "terminal"

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1. Re: Sleeping in JFK Airport???

To my knowledge there is no place to sleep, it would not be allowed and there are no shops open 24/7. You need to get a hotel room at the airport. Your other option is to store your luggage (there's luggage storage in 2 places) and go into Manhattan where you will find some restaurants open 24/7 and you can certainly walk around.

Here's a list of what's at each terminal (don't know how up to date/accurate it is) and there's also a link for a map and a list of hotels nearby


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2. Re: Sleeping in JFK Airport???

There seems to be a website for everything nowadays, including one where people can post reviews about sleeping at airports. Here's the link for JFK.


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3. Re: Sleeping in JFK Airport???

We recently spent the night at JFK due to a missed flight. The best advice I can give is to head to terminal 4. Go past the check in desks and down the stairs into the shopping area (still outside of security). There are a good number of padded benches that offer plenty of sleeping space.

We were there from around 1 am to 6 am and slept undisturbed until the morning workers came in and started setting up shop.

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