One day to go and almost ready. Just planning the journey back to JFK at the end of the trip. We are staying in the Excelsior on W81st and I was planning to take the A train to Howard Beach and the the airtrain to JFK but we will have to leave about 5.30pm and if I have read the subway timetables correctly the A train does not stop at 81st at that time. I could take a local and transfer at 42nd but I don't know if it would be much fun battling thru Friday evening commuters with heavy cases. My instinct is to book a car. Possibly Telaviv again since they are meeting us on Sunday when we arrive.
Is this the best solution or do the experts have any other suggestions.