Pickup time for Business Class in NYC?

Old Aug 12, 19, 3:31 pm
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Pickup time for Business Class in NYC?

I'm flying Emirates Business JFK-DXB in October, departing at 11 PM. When I signed up for a chauffeur pickup, the shortest option was to arrive 3 hours before flight. In the evening, a car to JFK from my house is about 45 minutes. If I have preCheck and don't feel the need to go to the Lounge, how early do I have to get there to check luggage?
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Old Aug 12, 19, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by cbastian View Post
I'm flying Emirates Business JFK-DXB in October, departing at 11 PM. When I signed up for a chauffeur pickup, the shortest option was to arrive 3 hours before flight. In the evening, a car to JFK from my house is about 45 minutes. If I have preCheck and don't feel the need to go to the Lounge, how early do I have to get there to check luggage?
Generally check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure, I assume this is the same in the USA (I see no reason why not, unlike flights departing TO the USA which may have additional security and document checks thus requiring a greater time limit).

Generally you will receive a call to confirm the chauffeur pick-up time and address and can at that point request a later pick-up, though I'm sure they'll be hesitant to go under 2h30m for your drive time, 2h might be a push. You could try request 20:45.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Generally check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure, I assume this is the same in the USA (I see no reason why not, unlike flights departing TO the USA which may have additional security and document checks thus requiring a greater time limit).

Generally you will receive a call to confirm the chauffeur pick-up time and address and can at that point request a later pick-up, though I'm sure they'll be hesitant to go under 2h30m for your drive time, 2h might be a push. You could try request 20:45.
I can confirm check-in closes at T-60 minutes departing the USA (LAX and SFO to be specific, but I don't see why JFK/EWR would be different)
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Old Aug 14, 19, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by cbastian View Post
I'm flying Emirates Business JFK-DXB in October, departing at 11 PM. When I signed up for a chauffeur pickup, the shortest option was to arrive 3 hours before flight. In the evening, a car to JFK from my house is about 45 minutes. If I have preCheck and don't feel the need to go to the Lounge, how early do I have to get there to check luggage?
Emirates uses Addison Lee at JFK. They usually contact via email / text 2-3 days prior. You can try asking for a later pick up, if that's what you want.
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