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  • LGA to JFK
    May 21, 2016
    Is it cheaper to take a Taxi or a shuttle from LGA to JFK. Also, with TSA wait times, will a 3 hour layover be enough time? My flight will be friday evening.


    The shuttle is slightly cheaper, but a taxi is faster. 3 hours should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Tranist Airport
    May 21, 2016
    Hi, I have flight on Air India Mumbai to Newwark. & Second flight same day evening Newyork JFK to Italy. I have C1 US transit visa & Schengen visa. Can i possible to change Airport in US Newark to Newyork JFK with C1 TRANSIT VISA.


    Yes, a Transit visa allows you to change airports.


  • How long to usually get through Terminal 4 arriving on internal flight
    May 8, 2016
    I'm arriving into JFK Terminal 4 from LAX on Delta- due to arrive 2.50pm on a Monday. How long should I expect it to take to clear security etc? Also what time could I expect to get to Penn Station by? Need to get a train to Philadelphia and looking to get there quickest possible way! Many thanks!!


    You don't have to go through security after arriving. You could be at Penn Station within 70 minutes of arriving if everything goes smoothly.


  • Baggage
    May 6, 2016
    I have one ticket flying from the UK to NY then connecting in NY to Florida, will my luggage be checked straight through or do I have to claim this in NY then check back in?


    If everything is on the same reservation your bags will be tagged through to Florida, but in JFK you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security.


  • How much lead time do I really need?
    May 4, 2016
    I will be traveling from JFK to Abu Dhabi (final destination: India) in a few weeks and my flight leaves between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. I had planned on booking the first Delta morning flight out of Boston to JFK to ensure a hassle-free connection. Since traveling to India is almost a two day affair I do not want to spend too much time waiting around for my second flight on my day of travel. Is it necessary to be so prudent or or do you think I should leave on a later flight out of Boston as long as I give myself enough time to collect my bags from baggage claim and check in for the international flight to Abu Dhabi on Etihad airlines? Of course, I worry about delays and a morning flight allows for some wiggle room in the event of one.


    I would do the morning flight.


    Thank you!


  • Jetblue email wait time
    May 3, 2016
    Hi, flying domestically tomorrow, Sunday around 8 am on JetBlue and got an email from them- YOU WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER LONGER WAIT TIMES AT SECURITY CHECKPOINTS. Due to current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) capacity, this will likely result in longer-than-usual security lines at your departure airport. To ensure you make it to your gate in time, please plan to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight, as wait times could be up to an hour or more. Anybody else get this? Anybody know what's going on there? Is it a really bad scene at JFk? What's the deal with this? 2hrs early for domestic seems strange


    Virtually every airport in the country is currently understaffed at security. I believe that Jetblue is sending these to every passenger.


    I've flown with JetBlue at JFK at least 20 times this year and have never gotten this notice before but just received the same email. I don't know what's going on but I am definitely very curious so as to what's going on. I assume it has something to do with some unhappy union workers...


    We followed their instructions and it was good that we did. It was a Sunday am flight so the place was packed...we gave ourselves 2 hrs like they suggested and by the time we made it to the gate we had about 15mins before having to board.


  • pittsburgh to jfk to lusaka
    Apr 7, 2016
    My son is traveling from JFK to Lusaka (transfer in Dubai) on Emirates Airlines. He needs to get a flight from Pittsburgh to JFK to meet the rest of the group. If they are two different flights/bookings, will he need to claim baggage, check-in, and go through security again at JFK? How much time will he need?


    Yes. He will have to do all of that. I recommend arriving at JFK 3 hours before his Emirates flight.


  • sleep at the airport
    Mar 31, 2016
    My flight (Japan Airlines) departs at 1:25pm. I am thinking about getting to the airport the night before and sleeping there. Am I allowed to do that?


    Yes, outside security in Terminal 4. That will be a VERY long time to spend there though.


  • flyer from ireland
    Mar 20, 2016
    hi all anyone knows how long will it take for the luggage to come out i am travelling from dublin and i would have done the custom clearance alredy thanks


    Maybe 20-30 minutes from the arrival time at the gate. Maybe 45 minutes if they're having a bad day.


  • Connecting flight
    Mar 16, 2016
    Hi, I am flying to jfk from Seoul on Asiana and then have a connecting flight to Montreal on westjet. Will I have to go through immigration, get my bags, check in then clear security again? TIA!


    Yes, if your tickets are on two separate reservations you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, got through US Customs, then take your bags to the Delta counter in Terminal 4 (Westjet does not fly from JFK to Montreal), re-check them, and go through security.


  • San Diego to JFK to Shannon, Ireland
    Mar 2, 2016
    Where will customs be cleared on this itinerary? If all legs of the flight are through Delta and we change planes in JFK, will we have to take possession of luggage?


    All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If you arrive in Terminal 2 then you will take a shuttle bus inside security to Terminal 4 where you depart. You will go through Irish immigration and customs in Shannon.


    Thanks so much for that information. What about on the return trip? Will customs be at JFK or San Diego -- and if it's JFK will we have to reclaim luggage before boarding for San Diego?


    No, on your return trip you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Shannon, again all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • question
    Jan 26, 2016
    Does immigration and custome check for traffic warrants when leaving jfk to travel international


    There is no US Immigration and Customs when leaving the US - however your passport information is fed to the Department of Homeland Security, so if your warrant is particularly egregious, someone may be waiting for you at the check in counter or the gate.


  • Unfortunate experience at JFK
    Jan 2, 2015
    My flight out of Berlin on Air Berlin was delayed 3 hrs due to mechanical problems. This made me miss my connection in JFK on American to Charlotte, requiring an overnight in NYC. I travel a lot, this didn't concern me. But it turned out to be one of my worst flying experiences. (I'm a Platinum AA member & did 73k miles this year.) They rebooked me on a 6:30 am flight to CLT, plus gave me a voucher for the Radisson JFK & meals & directions how to get there on the AirTrain & shuttle bus. So far so good. But after going through Customs AA refused to recheck my luggage. It was bad luck that I was moving back to the USA after 8 months living in Berlin. So I had approx. 180 lbs of checked baggage in 4 bags. Getting all this stuff back & forth to a hotel room by myself was unnecessary. And quite frankly more than I could bear after being awake for 22 hrs. But I was told my many people that I had to keep all the baggage with me, I was not permitted to recheck these bags. After talking with a couple very rude and unhelpful airline employees, then a few very nice ones - four hours after I landed I was trying to get some sleep on a cot outside the bathroom in Terminal 4. With the floor cleaner whirring by on his little truck. If I had been on a domestic flight my checked bags would have stayed "checked through" overnight. But due to Customs I had to walk through with my bags, then AA claimed "RULES" would not permit me to recheck. Due to the early departure, I could not use the Luggage Storage facility at the terminal, since they don't open until 6 am and that was too late to check them for the 6:30 flight. AA wouldn't let me change to a later flight without charging me a large sum. Can anyone here explain why these rules exist? They caused me a lot of grief.


    Nobody from AA will read this, but they can't accept bags for a future day flights because of possible confusion between "current day" bags and "future day" bags and space limitations.


  • Help with connecting flight?
    Nov 30, 2015
    I am returning to the US from interning abroad, back to Milwaukee. I found a deal on flights through Student Universe and I leave from London Heathrow. I have options of connecting flights in JFK (2h40m arrive OHD at 6:30, or 5h40m layover and arrive OHD at 9:30). It will be December 17, so possible winter weather. Flying KLM. I have not booked yet, but I think it would to be the same ticket. I would like to get to Ohare earlier rather than later, but is 2h40m enough time to get through everything? I have never been to JFK. Would I need to get my baggage, and recheck it again, then go through security again as well? Or no, because it is the same ticket? I have options to fly to Atlanta or Detroit as well, both with shorter connections (2h). Is 5h40m enough time to do something around JFK area otherwise? Or should I just explore around in the airport?


    O'Hare is ORD, not OHD. 2 hours 40 minutes should be enough time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. 2 Hours in Detroit would also be very doable.


    Whoops. Thanks for the guidance!!


  • Where to pay for extra luggage?
    Jan 11, 2015
    Hi! I will be travelling from JFK to Toronto with Delta Airlines later this month. My ticket shows 0 pc luggage allowance. Where can I pay for my luggage? I found info about the cost but where and how to pay is the question. Thank you for any reply!


    You can pay when you check in online with Delta. If you are not able to check in online you will pay at the airport. Note that they only accept credit and debit cards.


    Thank you for your answer! Just to clarify - I can pay at the airport while check-in, right> to the same person? I am very tight on time (flight from Moscow). They do not accept cash? Thank you!


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