New York Travel Information

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New York Scene New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. It is also the most populous city in the United States and the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the State of New York, the city is the centre of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbours, New York City is composed of five boroughs, each of which is a county of the State of New York. The five boroughs are Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

Things to do in New York: The Empire State Building • Brooklyn Bridge • Top of the Rock Observation Platform • One World Trade Center • 9-11 Memorial & Museum • High Line Park • Times Square • Wall Street and the Charging Bull • Staten Island Ferry • Central Park • Bryant Park • The iconic Flatiron Building • New York Public Library • The Statue of Liberty • Dumbo in Brooklyn: Washington Street • Grand Central Station • The Edge Hudson Yards Observation Deck • The Vessel at Hudson Yards • Roosevelt Island Tramway • American Museum of Natural History • The Cyclone in Coney Island

Highly rated hotels in New York: The Towers At Lotte New York Palace • Crosby Street Hotel • Conrad New York Downtown • The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel • The Knickerbocker Hotel • Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown • Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York • The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, New York • Mondrian Park Avenue • The Bowery Hotel • The Dominick Hotel • Trump International Hotel and Tower New York • The Langham New York Fifth Avenue • The Mark Hotel • Park Hyatt New York • The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel • Greenwich Hotel • Lowell Hotel • Mandarin Oriental, New York • The Marmara Park Avenue • The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel New York City • The Plaza New York • The St. Regis New York • The New York EDITION • JW Marriott Essex House New York • Conrad New York Midtown • The Times Square EDITION

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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and John F Kennedy International Airport is 3,443 miles, with a flight time of approx 7.5 hrs. New York's IATA airport code is JFK.
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Climate: The climate of New York is continental, with cold winters and hot summers. The city lies on the coast, but it's also on the edge of a continent that cools down in winter and heats up in summer. Where the cold air from Canada and the warm from the Gulf of Mexico collide, the result is an unstable climate, with waves of bad weather alternating with clear and sunny days. The wind blows frequently as well. Rain (and in winter, snow) can also be abundant. Winter, from December to February, is cold: the average temperature is just above freezing but during cold spells it can drop to about -15°C. The wind chill can make the air feel colder than it actually is. In spring, from March to May, the weather continues to be unstable with the first warm days alternating with the return of cold weather. In March it can snow, but by mid April the temperature can sometimes exceed 25°C. By May, the average temperature becomes pleasant, although there can still be cool days. The first heat waves can bring the temperature above 30°C and on sunny days, the first afternoon thunderstorms can erupt. Summer, from June to August, is hot, especially in July and August. However, even in Summer there can be cool days and the occasional rainy day. Again, on sunny days, thunderstorms can occur in the afternoon. Autumn, from September to November, is milder and less unstable than the other seasons, at least in the first part. In early September, the weather is often still characterized by heat and humidity, with sunshine and some afternoon thunderstorms, then it quickly becomes mild and relatively quiet until mid-October. Late October brings the first cold days. November is a cold month when the first snowfalls occur. There is a moderate amount of rainfall also in autumn, but it is still the season in which rainy days are a little less frequent. The best times to visit New York are spring (May is best) and autumn (from mid-September to mid-October), in order to avoid both the winter cold and the summer heat. June is often a good month as well, but sometimes it can be hot. In early September, the weather can be sticky, though not as hot as in midsummer. In autumn you can also admire the beautiful colours of the trees losing their leaves in the parks.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑JFK
(BA) ba

Economy20 2040
WTP90 90180
Business140 140280
First210 210420

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, fjFiji Airways, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, wyOman Air, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to New York, (Zone 5, 3,001-4,000 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
World Traveller Plus26,00040,000

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