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Hello! My mom will arrive from Russia at terminal 1 , then she has a flight with JetBlue at terminal 5, prior purchasing a ticket I asked to make sure time is enough. It's just 2 hours 34 minutes. Need some more information please and thank you
ZAP41 min ago
That will be pretty difficult. I recommend at least 3 hours for a connection like that.
Hello I have flights booked on a single ticket from the UK to Las Vegas connecting at JFK in 1 hour 30 mins between terminals 4 and 2. At the time of original booking our connection wasn't that tight but the flight times have now changed. Will we have enough time to clear immigration/collect bags/re-check bags etc or is it too tight? Also would someone be able to run through exactly what to do. Thanks!
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. You could reject the schedule change and ask to be rebooked over a different Delta hub.
I'm flying from malaga Spain to LAX with delta airlines through JFK. We booked the flight suggested from delta with a 1h 25 min layover in JFK. Is it enough time to get through customs/inmigration and take the second flight? Are the delta arrival and departure terminals the same in JFK? Do we have to check luggage again in JFK? Thank you very much
No, that is not enough time. 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, go through security and to your departure gate. Even though both flights will be in Terminal 4 I recommend at least 2 hours.
I fly from aruba to amsterdam with delta. We have a transfer at jfk onto another delta plane, arriving t2 and departure t4, non-us citizen. 1.20h time, so cld be tight. The best i can do is take seats in the front of the plane, go through immigration and then stay inside security and jump on this jitney bus. Right? Where do i get onto this jitney inside security area of t2?
You Pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Aruba. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I will be flying from KDAY to JFK, and then proceeding to a KLM flight to Amsterdam. The problem I have is my bag is only checked through JFK, and I have to reclaim my bag and recheck it at the KLM desk. Is there an easy way to claim and recheck my bag? Keep in mind I have a 7 hour layover in JFK.
I don't know what you mean "easy" - you have 7 hours, it's not like you need any expedited way.
We are flying in from Heathrow, landing in JFK at 23:05 in terminal 4, taking a Delta flight from the same terminal to Montego Bay at 9am the following day. Can we leave the airport in this time? Will our luggage need to be collected? Thanks!
Yes, you will have to claim your bags when you land to go through US Customs and won't be able to re-check it until the morning.