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  • Arriving DL Flt #445 from FCO
    Oct 25, 2016
    Hello, I arrived at JFK from FCO today. Flight was unboarded 4:30pm. I have a connection at 6:15pm to Dallas. Is passport control and my connection in the same terminal?


    Yes, the 6:15 PM Delta flight to DFW also departs from Terminal 4.


  • Baggage Storage Terminal 5 Jet Blue
    Oct 17, 2016
    Can anybody tell me is there a Baggage storage faclity in terminal 5 as we a 1 day in new york so dont want to bring all baggage to hotel for 1 night


    There is no facility in Terminal 5. There is a company that will pick up your bags from any terminal and deliver them to you or there is a facility in Terminal 4.


  • meeting passenger after they clear customs
    Oct 13, 2016
    my wife is returning from aruba on jet blue. where do i meet her?


    Your wife will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Aruba. her arrival will be like a JetBlue domestic flight into Terminal 5 at JFK.


  • going to Manhattan
    Sep 13, 2016
    hello, how do i move from T 4 to get a bus to Manhattan (going to Washington) but would want to drop a luggage for a friend at the car park. flight is tommorrow. secondly, can i get to buy greyhounds ticket to Washington anytime? i don't want to buy now considering the number of hours one will normally spend at CBP, Security etc. thank you


    You take the AirTrain to the LIRR to Manhattan and then walk to the port authority bus terminal. Yes, you can buy a bus ticket at the port authority.


    You could also take the Amtrak Train from Penn Station to Washington instead of a bus.


  • Processing time
    Sep 12, 2016
    I will be flying domestic on Delta Saturday evening. How much time do I need to allow between arrival time and getting to the gate?


    I would get to the airport 2 hours before your flight.


  • Internet access at terminal 4 arrival
    Sep 12, 2016
    Is there wifi access at Terminal 4 arrivals


  • I have a 6:42 JFK flight and a 9:50 LaGuardia flight
    Sep 5, 2016
    I am a US citizen flying into JFK at 6:42 from St. Lucia and a 9:50 flight at LGA. Will I make it and what is the best transport?


    That should be enough time. The best method of transport is a car service or a taxi.


  • Meeting friend coming in from another flight.
    Aug 29, 2016
    A friend of mine and I are arriving within two hours of one another from different flights and arriving at different terminals. He arrives first(international). Is it possible for him to come and meet me at my terminal(domestic) so that we can take cab into city together? I'll be checking in my bags.


    I forgot to mention I'm arriving at terminal 5.


    Yes, he could take the AirTrain to Terminal 5 and meet you at the Terminal 5 baggage claim.


    Thank you! That's what I thought, but wasn't sure he would be allowed to.


  • Time to claim bags and get through customs
    Aug 11, 2016
    Our son is arriving at 8:40pm flight from Israel. We are picking him up at the airport. About how much time do you think it will take for him to claim his bag and go through customs?


    He'll probably be out at about 9:20-9:30 if his flight is on-time.


    Many thanks for your quick response.


  • International Flight into the States with Connecting Flight
    Aug 8, 2016
    I will be flying Delta from Scotland to JFK and then flying American Airlines from JFK to RDU. Their is only 1 hr and 40 min between flights. Will I have enough time to get through customs and check my back in with American?


    With checked bags that is completely impossible. Without checked bags you might barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Getting a local SIM Card late at night
    Aug 2, 2016
    Hi, I'll be entering the US for the first time and am touching down at JFK at 10pm at night. I've read articles not to get SIM Cards from the airport because they are "rip offs". My question is, are any stores like T-mobile open that late at night that I can go purchase SIM Cards from?


    Usually not. Some convenience stores that are open 24 hours would have SIM cards (especially in New York). Many large stores like Walmart and Target are open very late, but they don't have them in New York. You will probably have to wait until the morning.


  • Spend the night at JFK
    Aug 2, 2016
    I am on a student visa from India and my flight lands at JFK at 20:45. My final destination is Albany NY (which I will reach by Bus). Can I spend the night at the airport and leave the next morning?


    Yes, the best place is the arrivals level of Terminal 4.


    Will I be allowed to go to the arrivals level?


    Yes, there are public spaces at the exit of immigration and the domestic baggage claim.


  • Collecting Pet from flight into Terminal 5
    Jun 20, 2016
    Hiya, will be travelling from Ireland and have a pet making the journey. Our bags will be checked straight through to our final destination but I'm unsure if I have enough time to collect the pet from baggage and then get back to the gate. The pet is travelling domestically in the cabin for the remainder of our trip. Is 1:15 enough to get from terminal 5 to baggage claim and get back to terminal 5 for our departing flight? Will not need to clear immigration or customs. Thanks.


    Anyone? Appreciate the help.


  • How early to arrive for international flight
    Jun 13, 2016
    We have a flight leaving at 6:20pm for Milan. How early should we arrive to be sure we do not get caught in the interminable security queue. Do not want to miss our flight. Thanx for any guidance.


    Arriving at the airport at 3:15-3:30 should give you plenty of time.


  • Customs and Baggage claim time
    Jun 13, 2016
    Hi, arriving Sunday 19th June at 5:15am (most times this flight lands b4 5am, i see on a website the average customs wait time is 20 minutes, would this be correct, im flying business so should be out the plane first. Once through customs, what is the normal waiting time for suitcases? many thanks


    forgot to mention arriving at JFK terminal 4


    Yes, at that time of day think that would be accurate. I imagine that you will be out of customs about 30 minutes after your flight arrives.


    How long does is then normally take to claim your baggage? Tx


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