Cheap Flights from Houston to New York in 2019
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When flying from Houston to New York City, there are several options to choose from. From Houston, you can fly out of either George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), otherwise known as Houston Hobby. New York City has three major airports in its immediate vicinity: JFK, La Guardia and Newark Liberty International Airport.
There are numerous options for airlines that will take you direct from Houston to New York City. Jet Blue flies daily between Houston Hobby and JFK. Flights from Houston Hobby also connect to Newark and La Guardia through Southwest airways. George Bush Intercontinental hosts flights to Newark and La Guardia, but no direct flights to JFK – we can only assume this has nothing to do with the respective families’ political affiliations! Your flights from IAH to Newark are carried by United, and flights to La Guardia are hosted by United and Delta. Average flight time between any of these airports is roughly 3 hours and 25 minutes. If you prefer to take a connecting flights, you can choose a range of carriers, including American, Southwest, Delta and United.
What to expect in your departing airport
George Bush Intercontinental is a large airport, but its many parking options and online parking availability tracker makes arriving as easy a smooth process. Both IAH and Houston Hobby have options for ecopark, corporate parking, ticketless payment, parking plus, and valet parking, all detailed on their websites. IAH has five terminals, labeled A through E, while Houston Hobby has only one main terminal. It is recommended that you arrive at either airport 2 hours before your departure time for domestic flights, to make sure your check-in process is stress free.
Once you’ve made it through security and are at your terminal, both airports have free Wi-Fi for available to all passengers, as well as many restaurants and shops where you can pass the time until departure.
Check in and Security
Make sure to bring a government issued photo-id which you will need to show in order to be allowed through security and onto your flight. While passports are necessary for any international travel, since the flight between Houston and NYC is domestic, a driver’s license or similar will also work. If you have any questions about alternate forms of acceptable identification, or what to do when traveling with infants and children, please refer to the official TSA website, which also provides information on what you can and cannot bring with you on domestic and international flights.
What to Expect When you Arrive in New York
Depending on your arrival airport in New York, your route and method to get to your final destination will vary so the best thing to do is look up the individual airport’s information once you know where you’re flying into. JFK and La Guardia are situated on Long Island, so if you’re driving out of the airport, you may have to put up with city traffic, particularly if you arrive around rush hour in the morning or evening, which can significantly prolong the time it takes you to get to wherever you need to be. Happily, both airports provide a range of options for public transportation out of the airport and into the city and surrounding areas. New York City is also well connected by train to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D. C., and Baltimore on Amtrak’s high-speed train-line known as the Northeast Corridor. Otherwise the Metro, Trains and Buses can connect you around the city.
Newark Liberty International, on the other hand is located just outside of NYC in Newark, New Jersey, and close enough that you’ll probably glimpse the Manhattan skyline as you fly in. The AirTrain Service connects you to NJ Transit and AmTrak, while buses take you stress-free into the city and surrounding areas. If you’re final port of call is farther from New York, it’s still worth having a look at transport options – the Trans-Bridge bus line takes you as far as Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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Time Zone and Climate
New York is one hour ahead of Houston, since it’s in the Eastern Time Zone, so be sure to make sure all your clocks are calibrated when you land . On average, New York’s high temperatures are roughly the same as Houston’s in summer, but in winter, it’s quite a bit cooler, with high temperatures averaging in the upper 30s and low 40s, so don’t forget to bring a warm coat if you’re travelling in winter!
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