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JFK on Christmas Eve

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JFK on Christmas Eve

Our flight from Switzerland lands around 4pm on Christmas Eve.

I suddenly remembered the movie 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' and whilst I think that was set around Thanksgiving will the traffic in and around JFK be worse than normal or will things have calmed down a little by this time?

Will I have trouble getting a standard yellow cab from the airport or should I pre-book a car service to ensure I get into Manhattan?


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1. Re: JFK on Christmas Eve

there will be cabs. Cab drivers who celebrate Christmas are probably a teeny percentage.

it could be a zoo at JFK but it is what it is... and wont be as bad as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

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2. Re: JFK on Christmas Eve

I actually would predict that on Christmas Eve it will be relatively quiet. Many people will have already completed their plans and will be in their homes with family. Day before Thanksgiving is indeed a horror show since it always is a Wednesday and many people work at least part of that day and then head out. Christmas week many people take multiple days off and it is more spread out.

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