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New York Kennedy (JFK) Airport

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  • Do I have to go through US Customs?
    Jul 12, 2014
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    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 www.ifly.com/jfk 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
    0
    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
    1
    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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