New Protocols for Ride-Share Pickups at JFK’s Terminal 4 This Summer

This summer, travelers arriving at Terminal 4 of New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) will need to adapt to a new process for ride-share pickups due to ongoing construction and record passenger volumes.

Key Changes to Note:

  • New Pickup Location:
    • The ride-share pickup area for Terminal 4 will move to an off-site location.
    • Passengers using Uber or Lyft will need to take a shuttle bus to the remote lot during peak times (12:00 PM to 2:00 AM EST).
  • Shuttle Service:
    • Shuttles will run every 1-2 minutes during peak hours to transport passengers from the terminal to the remote pickup lot.
    • Signage at the airport will guide passengers to the appropriate shuttle boarding areas and ride-share pickup points.
  • Pickup Areas:
    • Designated pickup areas will have codes, such as “K2” for Uber and “M1” for Lyft.
    • Clear instructions and signage will help passengers find these areas easily.
  • Drop-offs Unchanged:
    • Passengers departing from Terminal 4 will continue to be dropped off directly in front of the terminal.
  • Yellow Taxis:
    • Traditional yellow taxis will remain available for pickup at their usual location, unaffected by the changes to ride-share services.

Airlines Operating from Terminal 4

Terminal 4 serves a variety of airlines, including:

  • Delta
  • JetBlue
  • AeroMexico
  • Air India
  • Avianca
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • China Southern
  • EL AL Israel Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet

Official Statements and Measures:

  • Port Authority: Emphasized that the changes aim to reduce congestion while accommodating the record number of travelers and ongoing construction.
  • Ride-Share Companies: Both Lyft and Uber are working closely with the airport to minimize disruptions. Lyft will continue providing Black and Black XL rides at the curb. Both companies are striving for quick passenger-driver matching and clear walking directions at the remote lot.

Travelers should plan for this additional step and allow extra time when arranging for ride-share pickups at Terminal 4. The temporary changes are intended to streamline operations and improve traffic flow at one of the busiest airports undergoing significant redevelopment.

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