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  • 13 hour layover do I have to recheck bags if on same ticket and carrei
    Apr 21, 2015
    Hello. I e been worried for a while now. When I initially booked my flights months ago I have a 13 hour layover in JFK. My itinerary look like this: HNL-LAX 1hiur change planes LAX-JFK JFK-MAD FOR JFK part of my itinerary it doesn't list it as a layover which for me confused. So I tweeted delta and they said I would have to recheck my bags for anything past 12 hours. When I called delta they said I should be fine up to 24 hours Last time I came in from Madrid to JFK I had a 16 hour layover. After going through customs I gave my bags to a delta rep there and it was in hold for 14 hours and arrived at my final destination So I'm confused. Which is it you think ?


    If your arrival into JFK is the same day as your flight to MAD, then your bags should be transferred for you.


    Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Wel, my flight leaving hawaii doesn't arrive to JFK till the next day but my flight from JFK - MAD leaves on the same day . Thanks again


  • Baggage check from Swiss to Jet Blue
    Apr 1, 2015
    I have a flight arrival at JFK via Swiss. Have a connection with Jet Blue. After Customs how do we drop off the baggage for the next Jet Blue flight. Is 2 hrs enough time?


    Swiss and JetBlue do not have an Interline Baggage agreement. You will need to take your bags with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5 and re-check them with JetBlue. It will be difficult to make your connection. You will have to hope your Swiss flight is on-time and lines at immigration are short.


    Mar 11, 2015
    I am flying from Moscow to Boston and have a connection in JFK. I have one checked bag. Do I have to claim my bag and recheck it in JFK for customs control?


    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bag, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Baggage
    Feb 2, 2015
    Flying Dublin to LA. Connecting flight at JFK. Dont have to move from terminal 4 but do I still have to collect my bags and re-check them on to the connecting flight?


    I think so. When flying into US from another country, you have to do imigration and customs on the first city you land.


    Actually you do not since Dublin has US Immigration and Customs preclearance.


  • Air China Terminal 1
    Jan 23, 2015
    Has anyone heard if Air China will be moving from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4?


    They are not slated to move. It's possible they would move, but I would expect SkyTeam airlines like Air France or Alitalia would move first.


    Thank you for the quick response


  • enough time to change flights
    Jan 11, 2015
    Will 2 hours be enough time to pick up bags from a domestic flight (Jet Blue) and check in for an international flight (Delta) at JFK on a Friday afternoon?


    Barely. It depends on your JetBlue flight arriving on-time.


  • Change of Check in
    Dec 14, 2014
    Hello I did a booking from Fayetteville, NC to Manila Philippines with the following connecting flights... From Fayetteville NC -> Charlotte NC-> JFK NY -> Seoul, SK -> Manila. Im supposed to check in from Fayetteville, but Im thinking of checking-in in CHarlotte, NC instead since Ill be closer to that airport by then... Will it be alright?


    No, if you do not board your Fayetteville->Charlotte flight your entire trip will be cancelled. You need to board your Fayetteville-Charlotte flight.


    Check-in (if not done online) needs to be done at the original airport of departure (Fayetteville). If purchasing flights on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred - if not, find out if your airline(s) transfer bags - if not you would need to pick up your bags & re-check them in with your connecting airline. You may also want to consider using freight transport for our bags to ensure safe arrival of them. Seems like you could do better by taking American/US Airways or United Airlines - or one of their many alliance members to SFO or LAX, & from there going directly to Manila. For airline affiliation open: - or -


    Actually from fayetteville nc to jfk illbe flying via US airways then will transfer to Asiana airline at jfk anf from there will fly to manila via asiana u think i still need to pick up my baggage at jfk and check it in again?


    ignore sudec's inane response. If you check your bags in Fayetteville, assuming all tickets were bought together, you won't have to claim them again until you get to Manila. If you bought separate tickets FAY-JFK and JFK-MNL, then yes, you will have to claim them at JFK and take them to the Asiana ticket counter to re-check.


  • In Transit Passenger
    Dec 6, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into JFK terminal 4 from South Africa (SAA) and catching a connecting flight to Panama (COPA) also from terminal 4, will I have to clear customs and recheck my baggage, Thanks Al


    Yes, you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your baggage, get your COPA boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through Security and to your departure gate. You may need a US Transit visa or to complete ESTA, depending on your country of citizenship.


  • baggage for connecting flight via the same airline
    Nov 21, 2014
    I am arriving on 02/03/2015 at JFK via flight AF 22 at 11:15 and departing to MSY via flight AF9272 at 14:00. Do i collect my bags at JFK to the next flight or I collect them at MSY?


    You will arrive in terminal 1, go through immigration, claim your bags, go through us customs , re-check your bags, then take the AirTrain from T1 to T2, go through security and to your departure gate. Your flight to New Orleans is operated by Delta.


    Thank You


  • Asiana Seoul to JFK
    Nov 19, 2014
    Can someone tell me the protocol I must follow as far as Customs is concerned. I will arrive at Terminal 4 on an Asiana flight from Seoul Korea. I have a connecting flight on Jet Blue departing Terminal 5. My question is will I need to pick up my baggage at the baggage claim area prior to clearing customs before leaving Terminal 4 and continue on my journey on Jet Blue at Terminal 5. My understanding is when I arrive in the US, Asiana will not be able to transfer my luggage directly to my Jet Blue flight because at some point my baggage must pass through US Custom. Any suggestions on insights to make this process as tolerable as possible is greatly appricicated.


    If you purchased tickets together you can recheck bags at the transfer desk in T4, otherwise you will have to bring them on the AirTrain to T5 to check with JetBlue


    I purchased tickets from Expedia. So I guess you are saying I pick up my bags at the claim area, then go through Customs and then I can recheck my bags at the transfer desk in T4 then just proceed to T5 with my carrier on stuff. Thanks for the advice


  • Interline agreement CX and DL and mobility assistance
    Oct 30, 2014
    Im arriving with CX in JFK and have a connecting flight on a separate ticket with DL to IAD. CX has an interline agreement with DL, and have told me that the baggage can be checked through to final destination. I understand that we have to clear immigrations and collect the baggage / clear customs. But can i get some info on: -is there a Delta counter for bag drop in T7 after customs? If there is i assume we drop it off and go to the DL terminal to go through security? -does connecting carrier assume the baggage policy of the originating carrier, since international baggage rules are vastly different from domestic. We are also flying business class. One last thing: i will be traveling with an elderly woman and CX has arranged for wheelchair assistance upon arrival. How can we avail this to move from T7 to the DL terminal? Thanks


    If your bags are tagged through to IAD you can re-check them at the transfer desk in T7. If the bag is tagged through to IAD DL will accept it. The wheelchair assistance person will either take her all the way to her DL flight in Terminal 2 or will hand her off to another wheelchair assistance person in Terminal 2. Make sure that you have requested wheelchair assistance from DL as well.


  • Do I have to go through US Customs?
    Jul 12, 2014
    I have a flight From Rome to Toronto with a connection flight through JFK. Do I have to pick up all my luggage's again and go through US Customs and check them in again? I don't know the rules for these. Thank you for your services!


    Indeed you need to - all international arrivals at US Airports go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, and if continuing their journey, re-check-in their bags where indicated and take the 'Airline Terminals train' to their connecting terminal, where they will have to go through security check before continuing to their gate. I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Short layover in JFK to IAD Washington, D.C. Dulles possible?
    Jun 15, 2014
    Hi, Got a question... I am flying JetBlue and have a layover in JFK for 36 mnt. Then to go to Washington at same airline .. After that I am flying to Rome. Do I have time for my baggage and me to get in time from JFK to Dulles Washington airport? ( in 36 minutes layover, JetBlue both airlines and I am arriving and leaving in the early morning)... Thanks.....(at Washington to Rome I have no problem since the layover in Washington is 4.5hrs.)


  • Do i have to claim my bags and recheck ?
    Apr 8, 2014
    I am travelling to Orlando through Jfk for a 2 hours transit , with a one ticket reservation all Air france the two connections , do i have to claim my bags and recheck even when not booking an American domestic airways ?


    Any time you go through US Immigration, you have to claim your bags and re-check, therefore, if you are entering the US at JFK, then you will have to claim your bags and re-check there. However, if you are leaving the US through JFK and flying in from a domestic airport, then you do not have to claim your bags in JFK as you will not be going through immigration in JFK.


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