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I will be arriving early morning from a Jet Blue red eye flight from Sacramento to get a connection to the cruise port. Check in for cruise is not until 1pm. I would like to spend a few hours in the lounge but what happens to my bag in baggage claim since there will be a delay in picking it up?

I am taking a flight from Abudhabi to Jfk arriving at 9:45 am and have another flight from Jfk to toronto departing at 11:50
I understand that there is preclearance in Abudhabi so would i have enough time to transfer? Arrive in terminal 4 and depart from 1
No flights to Toronto depart from Terminal 1. What airline are you flying to Toronto? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Flight to toronto is on Delta, the booking says t1 but there on seperate reservations
I'm arriving at LGA from Toronto on July 1st at 9:35, and flying to DGA at 2:29. Do I have time to leave the airport and do some sightseeing?
we are flying a domestic airline into JFK. We have a 8 hr. layover between landing at JFK and flying Icelandic air to Iceland. We have no special lounge memberships. Is there a lounge that we can use for the layover?
Travelling to JFK from SLC, with a 2 hour transit time before heading to LHR. All on the same ticket with Delta/Virgin. Is this enough time? I understand I'll be coming into T2, and going out of T4. Thanks
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between T2 and T4.
I am traveling with American Airlines from Belgium to Brazil via New York Kennedy Airport. I have a 15 hours layover in New York. Will I be able to leave the airport during this period? I continue the trip to Brazil from the same airport and with the same company.
Hello ,
We would be travelling through JFK with our 6 month baby.
Our layover is about 6 hours,We would coming from RSW after having been through a 6 hour flight already.
Kindly suggest any airport lounges where you can snooze for a bit and stretch legs.
Infants aren't allowed in most lounges RSW to JFK is not a 6 hour flight. Do you mean you're going to RSW? What airlines are you flying? JFK is a big airport.
We are coming by Lufthansa from Frankfurt to JFK and are bound for St Louis by United Airlines after 4 hours. Is it possible to re check in the baggage after customs at JFK and catch United Airlines flight from EWR Liberty? Or do we need to carry the baggage ourselves to Liberty EWR from JFK? Thanks in advance for the advice.
You will have to take your bags with you to Newark.
I have a flight from Dubai to JFK via Emirates, 19 hour connection, then a flight from JFK to New Orleans Louisiana via Jet Blue, will I get free accommodations? and where should I go during this connection as it is my first visit to New York?
No, why would you get free accommodation? You can get a hotel by the airport and just sleep or you can go into Manhattan, which is an hour from the airport and the hotels are more expensive.
Hello, my flight is from LAX-JFK on Virgin America. We have a 3h 40 min layover to get to our second flight (SAA) from JFK-JNB. Would we have to recheck our bags and go thru security again or do we just go from one gate to the other, and would there be enough time?
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?