JFK check in time?

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Old Feb 13, 19, 8:04 pm
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JFK check in time?

For a 730 boarding time to an international departure to the Caribbean, with TSA Pre in hand, is arriving at the airport at 5 AM cutting it close?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 9:21 pm
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Not at all. In fact, for a flight like that, I'd probably arrive between 5:30-6:00AM and still have time for a cup of coffee and a bagel, but that's just me. Even without TSA Pre, it's more than enough time.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 6:33 pm
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But when I look at JetBlue’s site, they recommend 3 hrs for int’l departures.

So wait, it’s an 8 am departure and 7:25 boarding. So 5:30 does now sound reasonable.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 6:22 am
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They tell you 3 hours because they want you to arrive early so there are no problems and security can sometimes get backed up. That said, it never gets backed up so much that anywhere close to 3 hours is necessary. Even 2 hours is generous imho, and with TSA pre, you're going to sail right through.

The other reason is that the airlines make money off whatever you buy in the terminal. The earlier you arrive, the more money they make.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 12:46 pm
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I have taken multiple flights to Florida on Jetblue around that departure time. For an 8 a.m. departure, I get there around 6:30. I have pre-check and always have plenty of time to get a snack. You can check security wait times by going to www.jfkairport.com and click on "Security Wait Times" If you are worried about it being a flight to the Caribbean, you can get there a little earlier for your own piece of mind.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 5:58 pm
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Appreciate the insight. Aiming for 615 arrival.! Merci beacoup!
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