Too Early to Check In is part of the Iraq Homecoming Trip Report.
I am paranoid when it comes to transport (see “Tickets, Please, Tickets”: Train Anxiety & Boarding Announcement Paranoia). En route to Warsaw, I had to connect in JFK. I flew JetBlue from San Juan to JFK at 11:50AM with a scheduled arrival at 3:45PM. Despite my 10PM flight, I was still paranoid that disaster would strike and harpoon my RTW itinerary (see 25,000 Mile RTW Trip Including Iraq Booked!). The second worst thing happened: I arrived on time and was informed by the LOT agent that check-in was not open until 6:20PM.
I thought I could sneak in with a mobile boarding pass. That did not work. Instead, I paid $3.26 to run on Dunkin’ and am waiting in another terminal for the gate to open.
TPOL’s Tip: If you arrive too early to JFK, head to Terminal One. At least there is proper seating compared to the 2 high school desks at terminal 7.
I will add this to my Travel Lesson page as a reminder that coming early is prudent (see Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?), but too early is just that: too early.