I should be landing around 7am at JFK T5 for a solo trip. I took a taxi on my last (and only) trip to the Rockefeller Center area which I landed around the same time. I'm pretty sure I got into Times Square area before 9:30a that time. This time I'd like to save some money and was planning on taking the Air Train and E to TS (7th/53rd). But I'm a bit worried about the crowd level on E. Originally, I was just to have a carryon (duffle/backpack style) that I'll be carrying as a duffle and medium-size backpack. BUT, I'm taking a side trip to DC and overnighting in VA for 1 night while visiting family I haven't seen in years. So I'm bringing a 24" hard rolling suitcase carrying gifts and lightening up my carry-on load. I've seen YT vids but most were non-rush hr times. Or should I just take the LIRR to Penn St and just walk the 20 mins or so to stretch my legs after a long overnight plane ride.