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  • Luggage
    Nov 29, 2015
    Hello, I am flying from Paris to Montréal through JFK, the whole trip is operated by American Airlines, I am French. If I understood well, I will have to collect my luggages to go through customs before to re-check them for my next flight? Thanks


    Yes, in JFK you will arrive in Terminal 8, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk and then go through security and to your departure gate. You will have to complete ESTA online before your trip.


  • Store baggage
    Nov 22, 2015
    Hello! I am flying to NY, and then from NY to Miami via Delta airlines. In the ticket I bought there is no baggage included and I don't want to pay for it, it is expensive. I just don't need to take my baggage with me to Miami, it would be perfect to let it in NY JFK airport for 6 days, and then pick it up when we come back. Who knows how much it will cost to store 2 bags (15kg approx. each) for 6 days? Or maybe there is an option to deliver my baggage to certain address from aiport? Your help is much appreciated! Regards, Emil


    It will probably be cheaper to just check your bags to Miami than to store it for 6 days or ship it anywhere.


    Nov 5, 2015
    Hi, Flying with AA from Madrid to punta cana via JFK and MIA with a transit time of 11 hours in NY and 2 hours in MIA, do we need to collect our luggages from T7 re-check them again in T8? Also is there any chance leaving our laggages in T8 or checking them in advance and go for a small tour in NY ( by taxi) ? Thanks in advance for your help


    Btw, first flight is operated by Iberia, the second to MIA and the third to PUJ is operated by AA. Thanks ZAP


    AA does not use T7. Is your flight from Madrid operated by Iberia? If so then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in T7 after you clear customs as long as they are tagged through to your final destination.


    Thanks ZAP, so no need to go T8 to re-check the luggages, T7 would be fine once customs cleared. And please when do you think we need to be at T8 knowing that our flight is at 5:35? Thanks again ZAP, appreciate your help


    You'd want to be at T8 by about 4:15 PM, with traffic that means leaving Manhattan by 2:45 PM.


    Our flight is at 5:35 AM and we arrive the day before at 18:30PM. Hope it wont be hard to get a taxi from Manhattan at 2:00AM ? Thanks again


    Oh, then you won't be able to re-check your bags in T7 since the flights are on two separate days. You will have to take them with you and re-check them in the morning. Honestly you should just spend the night in a hotel near the airport. You can get taxis from Manhattan at 2 AM, however, you may have to call one. Also considering its so early, you really don't have to leave Manhattan until like 3 AM if you do end up going there (although it will probably be harder to find a taxi at 3 than 2).


    Thanks Zap, would it be possible to drop the luggages at AA terminal 8 luggage storage and collect them again at 3AM? Thanks


    Hi. Could we drop our luggages at T8 AA storage area at 8PM and collect them next morning at 4AM as we have a flight with AA? Thx


  • 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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