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My daughter and I will be landing at JFK with 8 large cases as she is relocating there. We will definitely need help with our luggage, does anyone know if we can pre-book a porter? I've been googling it and can't find any information on this? I'd be grateful for any information, many thanks.
Hi, do you happen to know what the most busy time at immigration at JFK is?
That depends on the terminal, but in most terminals it is early-mid afternoon.
I am flying in from Japan and flying out to Taiwan the same day, is 3 hours enough time to make it my flight? Do I have to go thru customs and them security again or can I just go to the gate I need for my next flight?
What airlines are you flying?
ANA Airline 9am arrival then EVA Airline 1245pm departure
Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to go through US Immigration and customs, then change terminals to Terminal 1, check in with EVA, and go through security.
Hi folks! On July 30th (Sunday) I will be landing at JFK T8 at 1:40PM from Milan, and departing at 11:25PM from the same terminal to Lima. The question is: do you think I have enough time to spend a couple of hours in Manhattan? And, based on your experience and on the average flights delay, at what time will I realistically be downtown if I'm supposed to land at 1:40PM? Thanks!
Btw, I will obviously have to store my luggage at T8 luggage storage as well.
Yes, that should be enough time. I think you could be in Manhattan at about 4-5 PM. You'd need to leave to go back to the airport at like 8 PM. So maybe not worth it for 3-4 hours.
Thanks ZAP. Do you think it might be unsafe to book a 5PM show in downtown Manhattan? Again, I'm landing at 1:40PM supposedly at JFK T8 on a Sunday. Thanks.
Hi, is it possible to leave your bags in a secure place in JFK? we have a 6 hour gap between landing and then getting our connection flight to Las Vegas? is it possible to venture out into New York without carrying our Luggage?
There is baggage storage in Terminal 4, but frankly, since it takes over an hour to get anywhere and the fact that it'll take you an hour to clear immigration and customs and the fact that you have to be back at JFK an hour before your flight to Las Vegas, you don't really have enough time to see anything.
Yeah after reading the forum that's what I thought, never mind will just have to pass our time in the airport. Thanks
Is a Philippine passport holder need a us transit visa if he will go to bermuda? He will fly from Dubai -jfk- Bermuda? If yes how? Thank you in advance
Yes, he needs to apply for a US Transit Visa at any US Embassy or Consulate.
June 2 Arriving from Zurich at 1pm Delta need to clear customs and transfer to LAG for flight to MCi on Southwest at 6:50pm should we be OK?
The code for LaGuardia is LGA. Yes, you should have enough time.
I am looking at a Delta flight from CLT to JFK to Toronto Canada that has a 46 minute layover at JFK. Will that be enough time to go from terminal 2 to 4 (Delta International) and get to my connecting flight?
That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Actually both flights will likely be in Terminal 4.

A friend of mine just called me from JFK terminal 4‎, as he's sitting in the Lounge waiting to board his flight. 2 TSA agents, showed up handing him $40.00 that seemingly fell out of his pocket, while passing through security.

While we sometimes get to read in the press about people's experiences with TSA agents, and the agents aren't usually portrayed in the most flattering ways. I feel that it's equally important to Recognize and Praise the Good Actions these men did, as they went out of thier way - all the way to the lounge- to return lost money.

May this inspire all of us to do and act in the best interests of Humanity.

For your information, they were 2 gentleman, ‎and it happened in Terminal 4 JFK at around 11:00 PM today.

Grateful and inspired,


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I'm flying in to jfk from Johannesburg South Africa at 6:40 am on November 30th. Can I make it through customs and change terminals if needed to catch a delta fight to Columbus Ohio at 9:10?
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
How do I find out which terminal the delta 9:10 flight leaves from on November 30th. I assume South African Airlines will arrive at terminal 4. Trying to see if I even have to change terminals at all.