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  • lost and found
    Sep 11, 2015
    Hi I'm trying to find out where is the lost and found office at terminal 1. Is it the same office for all airlines? Thank you


    If you left your item on an airplane or in a particular airline's area you would contact that airline and if it was in a general part of the airport you'd contact the airport. However, very little of what is lost at airports and on airplane's is ever recovered.


  • T 4 to T8
    Sep 8, 2015
    Hi I am coming from dubai with my baby to JFK by Emirates and it will land by 2.45 PM and I have to reach T 8 to catch AA at 5.00PM to BDA ,is it enough time to clear customs and transfer luggage and also can I drop my luggage at T4 to transfer AA ?


    It should be barely enough time. You can only drop your bags at the T4 bag drop if your bags are tagged through to BDA (they will be if you purchased both tickets on the same reservation). Otherwise you will have to bring them with you to Terminal 8 and check them at the AA check-in desk.


  • baggage
    Aug 9, 2015
    leaving JFK to Nuremburg through Berlin (TXL). all tickets bought together. will I go through customs in Berlin or Nuremburg (small airport)?


    You will go through passport control in Berlin. You won't have to do anything with your baggage.


  • JFK Layover
    Jul 16, 2015
    Hello we are traveling from Prague to Rome and then to JFK where we have 18 hrs layover (arriving at 14:25 and departing at 8:55 next day) We are not sure if we need to re-check our baggage in JFK or not. We are thinking about spending a day and night in the city center, so baggage would be a little trouble for us. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


    With an 18 hour layover you will have to claim your bags and check them the next day.


  • Flying KLM Cape Town to New Orleans, via Atlanta or JFK
    Jul 16, 2015
    When booking international flights, how does landing in the US work? Do you collect your baggage, go through customs and border control and then check back in for the rest of the journey? And how long does this take? KLM is just giving the 3 flights, with stop-over time, but doesn't include any other info about how those connections would work?


    When entering the US you go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, then re-check your bags at a re-check desk immediately after, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Will they return back my baggage during the layover?
    Jun 26, 2015
    I will be arriving at terminal 4 of JFK from Abudhabi on Etihad Airways ticketed by American Airlines. Immigration and Pre clearance will be done in Abudhabi so there wont be any more immigration in JFK. My next connecting American Airlines flight will depart after a layover of 17 hours. I was wondering if my luggage will be returned to me here or rather sent to the final destination. I am worried because if I get the luggage back here, I wont be able to go to Manhattan and pass some time if i have to drag two large bags along. And yes, both the flights are in a single ticket. Thanks in advance :)


    With a layover that long you likely will have to claim your baggage at JFK.


    Assuming that the American Airlines check in counter at terminal 8 is open when I land at JFK, can I check in my luggage there at that time, or is there a specific time before the departure when you can check in you baggage?


    You can't check luggage the day before your flight. The AA ticket counters will open in the morning at about 4:30-5 AM.


  • Traveling back to NYC from South Africa
    Jun 11, 2015
    I found an INSANE ticket from DC to Johannesburg for less than $600. I live in NY but will travel to DC to depart. The return trip has a connection in NYC with a 3 hour layover.I was thinking I'd just be able to dash out of the airport with my luggage & go on with my day. Is that going to be possible? I believe international flights have to clear customs in NY with their luggage & re-check their luggage. OR do I need to make sure the ticket agents in South Africa know I'm not continuing on to DC as my final destination so that they mark my baggage accordingly? What say you?


    Yes, on your way back you could just leave the airport in New York as you will have to clear customs and claim your baggage there.


  • EDNA
    Jun 11, 2015
    My flight arrives at JFK on July 9 at 13:59 from Jacksonville to terminal 4 with Delta, I want to visit New York before leaving at 23:59 from terminal 4 to Tel Aviv, will I have enough time? Are there lockers for luggage or do my bags go directly to the plane?


    Yes, that is enough time to go into the city. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation then your bags will be transferred for you. If you purchased two separate tickets there are no lockers to store your bags in the meantime.


  • 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.


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