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Would we need to go through immigration/ collect baggage if we leave the airport during 8 hour layover at JFK from Las Vegas to Manchester? The flights are the same airline and will be on the same itinerary
There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You are free to leave the airport if you wish but be aware that JFK is nearly 90 minutes from Manhattan.
Hi everyone, I've got a 2h35m layover between the international flight (Moscow-New York) and the domestic flight (New York-Atlanta). Will I make it to the terminal 4 from terminal 1, pass through immigration, customs and baggage re-check in just 2 and a half hours? Is it enough? Can I ask airport workers for some help in letting me ahead of the line? Thanks!
That should be enough time. Airport workers can't get you to the front of the line. You have to ask people yourself, but only ask if you are in ACTUAL danger of missing your flight.
I have two different tickets Iam traveling from orlando(MCO) to JFK will reach jfk at 12pm then need to do baggage claim and my next flight will be at 3.10(air ndia) to dELHI..is this sufficient time to depart the air india flight
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. What airline are you flying to JFK?
thanks for your response..its jet blue
Hi, I am flying in on Aer Lingus from Dublin arriving 1020, with onward departure on JetBlue to Raleigh Durham departing 1825. If I want to leave the airport, I assume I will have to get my checked suitcase and clear customs? Then re-check in? How far away is the left luggage place from Terminal 5? Would a taxi be best mode of transport into town and back? (3 people)
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK. A taxi takes over an hour and costs $50 each way.
Hi, I'll be flying into JFK on Singapore Airlines SQ26, arriving 11:10am and am looking for a connecting flight to MCO. I'm looking at Jetblue flight 1089, leaving at 2:09pm. Will there be enough time for the connection? We have checked baggage but if it helps, are flying First class on Singapore Airlines so will get our baggage before everyone else.
Yes, that should be possible considering you will be flying first class.
I am flying (Delta) from Atlanta to JFK and change flight (China Eastern) from JFK to PVG in Shanghai, China. My question is do I have to claim my luggage at JFK and recheck in?
Are both tickets on the same reservation or are they on two separate reservations?
I am an Ethiopian citizen do I need a visa to have a connection flight in JFK?
Yes, you do.
Flying Delta (both trips) from Washington DC to JFK having 3hrs layover and then to Barcelona. We are arriving to and departure from terminal 4. Do we have to get our luggage and go through the security again? JFK is always a mess. I'm so nervous.
No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK or go through Security in JFK on your way to Barcelona. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You have plenty of time.
We are flying in Delta at 1:59 pm on 7/1. We have a 3.5 Hour layover. We've never been to a New York. Is there enough time to leave the airport? Or should we stay? Our flights departs at 5:18 pm for Las Vegas.
No, that is not enough time to go anywhere.
I have an overnight layover. Flying in on delta and leaving on el al. I have access to the lounge. Is there any way to get luggage from Delta and then go the lounge with my luggage and stay there for my layover?
No, you cannot take checked luggage to the lounge. Also the lounge isn't open overnight.
The lounge I'm talking about is open 24 hrs