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  • Connection terminal 1 to 5
    Jul 24, 2016
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    I will arrive from China to JFK at terminal 5 and after 2 hours and 20 min I have my flight from JFK terminal 1 to boston. Is there enough time to be able to reach the terminal? I am also traveling on a VISA for USA. Thank you very much

     

    You have your terminals reversed. You will arrive in 1 and depart from 5. If both flights are on the same reservation you should have just enough time.

     

  • Clear Customs in Dublin
    Jul 22, 2016
    1
    Am I correct that I will clear customs when I leave from Dublin? Flying Are Lingus on 9/17 landing at 1:20. My possible Jet Blue connections leaves at 2:39, I believe they are both T5. Is it doable if I have already cleared customs? Thanks

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. If your bags are checked through or you have no checked bags, yes, you could make a 2:39 connection.

     

  • London to Rio via JFK
    Jul 22, 2016
    2
    I am travelling with British Airways to JFK arriving at T7 at 19:30. Need to transfer to T8 for an American Airlines flight to Rio at 21.40. Is there enough time? I'm told I have to collect my luggage and hand it in to someone (its check in already) but do I hand it over in T7 or T8? And where?

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after, then take the AIrTrain to T8, and go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thanks very much for the info

     

  • international to domestic connection
    Jul 21, 2016
    1
    hey , i'am travelling from CMN to MCO and i have a 2H05 stop in JFK , i have to go from terminal 1 to terminal 2 to catch a flight with Delta . will 2H05 be enough to pass through us immigration and customs and to change the terminal ? where is the airtrain located in the airport ? thanks for your help and sorry for my english :D

     

    No, that's not reasonably enough time. It's not impossible, but it'll be really really difficult.

     

  • Is my stop time enough?
    Jul 22, 2016
    4
    Hy, my flight arrive from cmn to jfk at 07:20 am with Royal Air Maroc and I need to catch a second flight from JFK to ATL at 11:05 am with Delta. I wanted to know if 2h45 is enough knowing that I will have a carry-on plus a checked luggage and I`m an international coming from a city outside US.

     

    By my count you have 3 hr 45, not 2 hr 45, did you mistype? 3 hr 45 should definitely be enough time. 2 hr 45 is a bit more difficult.

     

    Yes, I meant 3h45 sorry I mistyped. I`m a bit worried cause it`s my first flight, and I`ve heard that the security is more rigorous for internationals so I thought may be this would take more time.

     

    Security is the exact same for everybody. Going through Immigration will take a bit longer because you are entering on a visa.

     

    Thanks for your help ZAP, I hope everything will go smoothly.

     

  • International to domestic connection
    Jul 22, 2016
    2
    Hi, I am flying two friend from London to Chicago, they arrive Friday at 1pm at JFK and their connection is at 4:15pm with Delta to chicago. I am wondering if 3 hours is enough time for them?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

    I forgot details. They are from France, Flying with British Airways, arriving at terminal 8. and the connection is at B51... They have checked bags? you still think 3 hours will be enough?

     

  • International flights
    Jul 20, 2016
    1
    I will arrive 18:41 at T5 with Jetblue from SXM, my next flight is at T1 23:55 with Turkish A. It's one reservation, I'm european citizen with visa. Should I go through Immigration, claim checked bags go through US customs and then recheck and go through security. To I take my checked bags with me to T1 to recheck there or to recheck right after the US custom at T5? Is it enough 4 hours for everything?

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security. You have enough time.

     

  • US citizen from Edinburgh to JFK to RDU
    Jul 20, 2016
    1
    What is the procedure for US citizen upon arrival at JFK T8 from Edinburgh? Both flights are AA so no changing terminals. I'd like to know the steps once leaving the arriving flight until I board the departing flight at JFK.

     

    In JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • International arrival T8 from DUS and domestic connection to Seattle
    Jul 20, 2016
    1
    Hello, I will arrive on Saturday at 19.25 p.m. at JFK from Dusseldorf (Germany) with AB7480 (should be Terminal 8). The connecting domestic flight to Seattle AB576 is code-shared with American Airlines and leaves at 20.45 p.m. (should be Terminal 8). All is done one one reservation/booking. Do I need to claim my luggage and/or go through US Immigration? Time for that seems to be very tough, and I am wondering why the airline offered me this connection in the first plact.

     

    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. Yes, this is a very difficult connection and will be nearly impossible unless your flight from Dusseldorf arrives early. Be prepared to spend the night in New York.

     

  • How to travel between JFK termial 5 to 4
    Jul 18, 2016
    1
    Hey , I will be checking in My Luggage in RDU by Jetblue and will have two check in bagges and one carry on. and my Jet Blue Flight Reaches JFK terminal 5 at 11.30 am and i would have to Board international Emirates at Terminal 4 by 4 :30 PM . Will 4/5 hours be sufficient ? if I have to do the baggage transfer my own .

     

    The AirTrain connects all terminals outside security. Yes, 4-5 hours is plenty of time to make any connection, including one where you have to take your bags between terminals yourself.

     

  • layover between flight
    Jul 18, 2016
    1
    I am flying into JFK from Charlotte NC and from JFK to Edinburgh Scotland is 1hr 17 min long enough to make this connection

     

    Yes, if both flights are on the same reservation and airline that should be enough time.

     

  • JFK Terminal 5 to Terminal 4
    Jul 18, 2016
    1
    Hey , I will be checking in My Luggage in Rochester and will have only one carry on. and my Jet Blue Flight Reaches JFK terminal 5 at 1:03 PM and i would have to Board international Air India at Terminal 4 by 3 :10 PM . Will 2 hours be sufficient ? The baggage transfer occurs automatically.

     

    That should be enough time.

     

  • Transfer from T8 to T2/T4
    Jul 18, 2016
    1
    I arrive at T8 at 12.05pm on a flight from Dusseldorf with Air Berlin. As I am trying to get to Boston, I am thinking of using some miles to book a flight from JFK to Boston with Delta (which would be a separate ticket). There is one at 2.59pm, which leaves me with roughly 3 hours to get through immigration, customs and change terminals for the other flight. Is this going to be enough time?

     

    That would be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Transfer T4 to T1
    Jul 18, 2016
    1
    Hello, I arrive on Friday into JFK T4 on Delta from PHL. My connection to Air France Paris is 2 hours. Is this enough time, and what is the best way to get from T4 to T1?

     

    The only way to get between terminals is the AirTrain. You should have enough time.

     

  • How slow is AirTrain bn Terminal 8 and Terminal 4?
    Jul 18, 2016
    2
    My Mom is trying to get from Terminal 8 to Terminal 4, and thru security, in 2 1/2 hours. Is that enough time?

     

    If the first flight is domestic, yes, that is enough time.

     

    Thanks! That helps put my mind at ease.

     

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