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  • T1 to T7 with a 2hr connection
    Oct 21, 2014
    1
    I will be arriving to JFK TI on Turkish Airlines from IST at 11:20 and have a connecting fight in T7on US Airways at 1:20 to PHX. My flights are on separate itineraries so I will have to recheck in at T7. Is 2hrs enough time to get through immigration and customs, change terminals, check in, and go through security and still make my flight?

     

    It's probably enough time, but it leaves very little time to spare in the case of delays or long lines at Immigration. Turkish and US Airways have an interline agreement, so you can show the Turkish agent in IST your US Airways confirmation and ask if they can check your bag through to PHX. They are not obligated to, but if they do, you will be able to re-check your bag in T1 at the transfer desk. Also, be sure to check in online for your US Airways flight before you leave Turkey. Finally, and this is important, be aware that US Airways has moved to Terminal 8 at JFK.

     

  • 82 min connection T4 to T2
    Oct 21, 2014
    4
    we are arriving in T4 from BRU at 1:37PM, our connecting flight to LAS is at 2:59PM. They changed our flights around chopping 30 min of our transfer time. I'm wondering if 82 minutes will be enough time...

     

    82 minutes is 8 minutes below the minimum time for such a connection. However, if you call to be rebooked, your only options will to be to add another connection in Detroit or Atlanta.

     

    There should be another flight at 7:15PM, hope they can put us on that one if we don't make it :)

     

    and at 5:15PM I see...

     

    If you prefer then, you can contact who you booked your ticket through and ask to be rebooked on the 5:15 flight, since you had an involuntary schedule change to a connection below 90 minutes.

     

  • going between terminals 7 and 4
    Oct 21, 2014
    1
    I arrive into JFK terminal 7 and have two friends arriving 40 minutes later into terminal 4, we would like to share a cab to the city. Is there a way i can move from terminal 7 to 4 to meet them? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you can take the AirTrain.

     

  • Connection time
    Oct 20, 2014
    1
    Land from Spain at 1:10 PM have air Canada connection to Toronto at 2:55 PM. Can I make it?

     

    What airline are you flying from Spain? Did you purchase tickets together as one reservation or separately?

     

  • Clearing Customs
    Oct 19, 2014
    1
    Will be flying into JFK on 02 Jan from Brussels. Have 97 minutes to make a connecting flight to Tampa. All flights are Delta. Is this enough time or will I be pushing it. My only other option is a 5+ hour layover at JFK before the next flight to Tampa. Would prefer not to do that. Thanks.

     

    1. Upon arrival at JFK at Terminal 4 (T4), you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. 2. Your connecting Delta flight will be Terminal 2 - Delta's domestic terminal - tel. 800-221-1212 (Delta International - tel. 800-241-4141). 3. While Delta shuttles run between gate C60 at T2 & gate B23 at T4 (a 2 min transfer time) - this may only apply to domestic arrivals - do check with Delta). If Delta shuttle does not apply, you would need to take the 'Airline Terminal Train' (follow signs) running continuously between terminals, to the next stop, which is T2 - but would need to go through security check there before proceeding to your gate. (By mid-2015 there will be a connector between the two terminals.) Either way, you should be able to make your transfer in time.

     

  • Clearing Customs
    Oct 18, 2014
    1
    I arrive at JFK on Nov 8th at 6:05 AM from Brazil on AA term 8. I have a fligth on same airline and terminal at 8:00 AM, I can't check my bags all the way through as I bought the tickets separetaly My question is: Will the time from arrival and departure be enough to clear Immigration/customs and check in again? I do have a Global Entry but it will be my first time using so I dont really know if speed the process at all

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. If both tickets are on American, you can bring your information for the second flight and the agent in Brazil should be able to look up the reservation and tag the bag through to your final destination. However, you will still have to claim your bag to go through US Customs, in that case, you will be able to use the transfer desk though without having to go to the check-in counters.

     

  • T4-T7
    Oct 17, 2014
    3
    Hello, I have Delta Airlines flight from Boston which arrives into JFK T4 at 1415. I then have an international flight with Iberia from T7 at 1705. Is this enough time for the transfer/immigration etc. i will not have any checked luggage

     

    You will not have to go through Immigration. All you have to do is take the AirTrain from T4 to T7, get your Iberia boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security. You should have plenty of time.

     

    Thanks ZAP, should have said I am a spanish citizen, is this still the same?

     

    Yes, you never have to go through US Immigration when leaving the US.

     

  • from T1 to T2
    Oct 14, 2014
    1
    Need your help!!! will arrive at 5.20 pm to T1, then have a flight at 7.25 in T2. Is this enough to go through secure and custom area? Thanks a lot

     

    Yes, 2 hrs 5 mins should be enough time.

     

  • 95 mins to connect from T4 (int'l flight) to T2
    Oct 18, 2014
    4
    Will be arriving to JFK T4 from SVO on Delta. Connecting to a JFK-YYZ flight leaving from T2. I'm a Canadian so have to go through the general immigration. Delta Platinum Medallion. No luggage. What's the likelihood of me making the connection? And what is the best/shortest way to get to T2 - heard one could turn back and re-clear security in T4 and then take a bus to T2, or take a train to T2 and clear security there - what's best? Thanks!

     

    Since you didn't post how long you have, I can't tell you your chances of making the connection. It's less walking to go through security in T4. However the train runs more frequently and is faster than the bus. It's a toss up.

     

    Thank you for your reply. Connection time is in my post title, sorry. It's 95 minutes.

     

    You should probably have enough time.

     

    Yes, I was enough time. Armed with the knowledge of the fact that there has to be a Quick Connect, I walked off the plane, followed the hallway, saw a lady directing people, asked her to show me where to go to Quick Connect (left walkway), and followed it. There was one family in front of me. Then stood in a fairly short line to Customs (maybe 5 minutes), walked out of the Customs area into the airport, turned left and walked to the sign Air Train, escalator upstairs, train on the left, another 5 minutes and I was near T2. You have to walk outside to reach it, but once there, security was quick. With 85 minutes for the connection, I had 30 minutes in the lounge before boarding.

     

  • Rome FCO to JFK to LAX
    Oct 14, 2014
    2
    Hello, We are worried that we will not have enough time to get through customs in time on our way back from Italy to JFK. We arrive from FCO to JFK at 6:25pm and will have to go through customs and our flight from JFK to LAX leaves at 8:05pm. Will we have to recheck our bags? Will customs take to much time? 1hr and 30min leaves a small margin of error! Any help? Thanks! *We do not know our terminal or gate numbers at this time. This is a groupon trip.

     

    that should be enough time. Both of your flights will be in Terminal 4. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with Delta at the re-check desk, then go up to the departure level and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks so much I appreciate it.

     

  • Is 1 hr 25min layover enough time?
    Oct 9, 2014
    3
    Hi we are flying into JFk on 25.12.14 to T8 from Heathrow we arrive at 13.35 and our connecting flight departs JFK T8 to Orlando at 14.59 this flight has changed times since we booked! We purchased as complete ticket through BA but worrying we won't have enough time what advice can anyone give us this is our first time of doing a flight like this! Thank you.

     

    That is slightly below the minimum connection time for International->Domestic at JFK. You will probably be able to make the connection since it will all be in Terminal 8, where you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with American at the transfer desk. There are only two JFK-MCO flights on American every day, the ~3PM flight being the last one, so if you miss your connection you will probably be rebooked to miami either on another airline or through Miami.

     

    Exactly the same has happened for us on 21st December! It's going to be tight!!

     

    Exactly the same has happened for us on 21st December! It's going to be tight!!

     

  • Do I have enough time to make connection with 41 min. layover
    Oct 9, 2014
    1
    We are flying from Buffalo to JFK in mid March, 2015 and depart at 5:59 pm and arrive at 7:34 pm and our connectiono to Puerto Rico leaves at 8:15 p.m. I purchased same on one ticket through Delta and assumed it would be fine, but I am concerned as we are going on a cruise the next day. Would Delta sell same if it is not doable. Feeling concerned.

     

    Yes, that should be doable. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 4 though, so you will have to take the Delta shuttle bus between terminals. Also, it doesn't leave much spare time in case of delays, which are common at JFK.

     

  • Enough time between connections?
    Oct 8, 2014
    2
    Hello! I plan to arrive in JFK T5 on EI105 from DUB & connect with AA2351 to MIA. I will do pre clearance in Dublin. I will be travelling on a split ticket so will have to collect luggage before transferring from T5 to T8 & vice versa on the return. Layover outbound is a 3h35 & 4hr31 min layover on the return. Will I be OK for time between flights? Thanks in advance.

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

    Thank you.

     

  • Connecting Flight Inquiry
    Oct 7, 2014
    1
    Hi, I am and irish citizen flying KLM Tor-JFK-Amsterdam. I arrive in Terminal 2 in JFK Dec 17th 13:43 and my connecting flight is through Terminal 4 at 16:50. Will I have to collect my luggage in JFK and then go through security and check in to the next flight in terminal 4? I am a bit concerned since I am not familiar with the airport...

     

    Your first flight will be operated by Delta connection. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto. In JFK on your way to Amsterdam all you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 are connected inside security by a Delta shuttle bus. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Catching our flight
    Oct 7, 2014
    1
    We arrive from MSP into terminal 4 at 9pm and have to catch a flight to Italy out of terminal 1 at 10:15pm. Do we need to go through security again? What's the fastest way to get to terminal 1? Do we need to recheck our bags? We go through jfk on the way back - will we need to recheck our bags on the way back? Any details would be GREAT!

     

    Your flight from MSP will actually likely arrive in Terminal 2 (but may arrive in Terminal 4). Regardless, the only way to get to T1 is via the AirTrain, which runs outside security. If you purchased your tickets together then they will be checked through to Italy and you won't have to claim them in JFK on your way to Italy. On the return, you will arrive in T1, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged through to MSP, you can immediately re-check them. Otherwise you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T2 or T4 to re-check them.

     





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