In general, I slightly prefer getting to/from EWR than JFK from midtown (I assume you are staying in one of the HGVC properties and not a Hilton hotel).Just purchased a Hilton promo for NYC. Alaska Airlines flies direct into both airports, which would you recommend?
Depends on airline. EWR has better United Clubs than JFK. Well the nicest UC is at EWR gate C123. But Delta lounges do have nicer and better foods than UC. Have never been to Centurion Lounge although I have read they are very nice.I prefer JFK as the AirTrain and subway are very easy to the NYC locations.
Also, if you do this and there are at least two of you, get the AirTrain 10-ride pass as this is cheaper than 4 rides (2 in, 2 out).
Plus, depending upon what airline you fly/have status with and what credit cards you have, lounges are considerably better at JFK. Yes, that matters
The Centurion Lounge in JFK is definitely the best in the system. We've been to 10 domestic and 1 interna1tional locations so far, and this JFK is it.Depends on airline. EWR has better United Clubs than JFK. Well the nicest UC is at EWR gate C123. But Delta lounges do have nicer and better foods than UC. Have never been to Centurion Lounge although I have read they are very nice.
is the AirTrain included in the 7 day metrocard? or is it a separate system/ticket like NJ Transit?
[Pedantic] The word is "rollaboard," not "rollerboard." Amazing how many gate agents and flight attendants get it wrong, though [/pedantic]We travel with backpacks or rollerboards
But, on the return,one can access lounges in any terminalThere is no AS lounge at EWR so that's a consideration. If you have access to AA AC lounges you can't get back to where they're located at JFK after landing on AS. At EWR you could use the AC if you have access.
But on the return, unless you are connecting to another flight and have the time, you want to just get out of the airport. Unless maybe I misinterpreted your comment.
NYC transit protip: Use NFC (Google Pay / Apple Pay etc). No need to use this annoying printed ticket that you need to purchase, and that gets easily damaged (mine stopped working at some point and I had to buy a new one).