We got up early today about 4am to catch a cab to the airport.
The hotel had town cars to JFK for $85 USD which was too much for us, so we opted to find a cab on the street at 4:45am
We got down the elevator and went to walk outside and the door man (most do nothing all day) helped us find a cab – basically opened the door and there was a cab waiting.
We checked the price which was $58 USD all up.
It took us about 40 minutes to drive to JFK and even at 5am the roads were starting to get busy but no traffic jams at all.
When we got to the airport the taxi driver wanted cash as he “forgot” to put the meter on. So we paid cash and then he wanted a tip. I said now – you told me all up. So i did not tip him.
We went through security quite quickly and our flight does not leave until 8:30am – it is currently about 6:50am so about another 90 minutes to wait.
Looking forward to some warmth after New York giving us temperatures between –7° and 5°C.
Currently snowing in New York – 0°C, but it is supposed to be sunny on Sunday when we arrive – high of 6°C.
To see the current live view go to www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=tsrobo1
Compared to home – quite sad – nice and warm in Christchurch today 20°C.
For my live cam see - http://weather.crowe.co.nz/Camera/