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  • JFK Terminal 4 to toerminal 8
    Jun 29, 2015
    2
    our flight with swiss arrives at 13.00 on terminal 4 on jfk, our flight to nashville departs on 3.15 pm with american airlines on terminal 8, is this enough time with bagage and immigration?

     

    sorry 13.00 = 01.00 pm

     

    If you purchased two separate tickets that will be difficult but not impossible. You will have to transfer your bags yourself from T1 to T8 and pay a checked bag fee. You'll also have to go through security again in T8.

     

  • Delta connections from Shannon Airport through JFK to Raleigh Durham
    Jun 29, 2015
    1
    I am travelling with delta from Shannon Ireland and arriving in JFK and then have 2 hours for connection with Delta flight to Raleigh Durham. Is terminal 4 the terminal for both arrivals and departures? Do I have enough time in 2 hours?

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Shannon so all you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Singapore to Boston (via Doha and JFK)
    Jun 29, 2015
    2
    Is 1hr 15mins enough time for me to transit between flights in JFK? Flying into JFK from Doha on Qatar Airways, and American Airlines from JFK to BOS. -I'm on a student visa -Single ticket (from Qatar Airways site) -Singapore Passport -Chinese-Indian heritage with a Muslim first name Thank you

     

    It's possible but doesn't leave much time to spare. The official minimum time for that connection is 90 minutes and I recommend 2 hours for International to Domestic connections at JFK. At least everything will be in Terminal 8, which is the most simple modern terminal at JFK.

     

    Thanks ZAP! You're the Best!

     

  • where to handover luggage in JFK after immigration and customs clearen
    Jun 28, 2015
    1
    I am traveling from Hyderabad, INdia to Rochester , NY , USA in EMIRATES flight. Entry point in USA is JFK international airport , NY. I have connecting flight to Rochester , NY on JETBLUE on same single reservation. 1) Any help, Where do I handover my check-in lugguage after I clear my immigraiton and customs in JFK international airport ? 2) Is 2 hours sufficient time to catch connecting flight ?

     

    There will be a re-check desk right after you clear US customs. It will be hard to miss. You will then take the AirTrain to T5 and go through security. Yes, 2 hours should be enough time if your Emirates flight is on-time.

     

  • Mr. ZAP, please assist! Many thanks!
    Jun 28, 2015
    3
    Hi. I need help and I'm a bit terrified now with this travel arrangement I have. Will be flying soon in July. Pls note I am a citizen of another country and hold Multiple entry tourist visa for both Canada and US. Below is my itinerary. My country-JFK-YVR-JFK-YYZ-JFK-Back to my country I had a round trip ticket from my country to NY of course and will stay there for 3 days only. After my 3-day stay in NY, will fly to Vancouver departing JFK via Cathay Pacific. My concern starts here. A.Via Cathay, Ill be departing from YVR at 22.50 on jul 23 thu going back to JFK NY, arriving in at 7am jul 24 fri. 1) will there still be US pre clearance services at that time? Given my YVR departure sked? Is it open 24 hrs? 2) As this is my first fly with this type of arrangement, pls advise the steps/procedures from checking in to security to custom,etc with or without Preclearance. 3) Upon my JFK arrival, will I undergo another security check and interview with the officer? B. Using a separate ticket on my way to Toronto. Via TAM, upon my arrival in Jfk on a very SAME DAY, departing at 11am going to Toronto with 4 hours for preparation: 4) will that be enough time for me to check in again, etc given i need to transfer to T8 from T7? Do I need to exit the airport to access T8 via airtrain or no need? 5) do i have to go through Security checks again and US customs,etc? If you could kindly tell me the steps for this one too going to YYZ from JFK? 6) Lastly, will the officer not questioned me why I need to leave US again when I just arrived US from YVR? If only flight directly from YVR-YYZ is not pricey, then I should have booked that. Any opinion will do. Thank you very much!

     

    The Cathay flight from Vancouver does not use preclearance. You will arrive in Terminal 7, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. 4 hours should be plenty of time for your transfer. The Airtrain is outside security, but you will be outside security when you clear customs in T7. You will go through security after you check in for your TAM flight. There is no US exit customs, so no US officer will question you when you are leaving. You will o through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you arrive in Toronto. On your return, also be aware that TAM does not use pre-clearance either. So you will have to go through US Immigration and customs before flying back to your home country in JFK.

     

    Thanks so much ZAP! You're a heavent sent! Gteatly appreciated it. on my fligjt back to JFK, its a separate ticket. This time it's air canada? will there be pre clearance? if there is about how many hours should I be in the airport befire my departure? thank you once again. -Kath

     

    Oh, if you are flying Air Canada back to JFK from YYZ then you will go through preclearance in YYZ. You should get to YYZ at least 2 hours before your flight because of this.

     

  • Terminal 5 to terminal 4
    Jun 28, 2015
    2
    My daughter is arriving on a Jet Blue flight in terminal 5 from PBI. She is checking 1 bag. She then is taking a Lufthansa flight from terminal 4. How does she get from terminal 5to4 and will she have to go back through security?

     

    She takes the AirTrain between terminals, and yes, she will have to go through security in Terminal 4.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Terminal 4-2 Connection
    Jun 26, 2015
    1
    I have an hour layover between my flights (both Delta). I arrive in Terminal 4 and depart in Terminal 2, will there be enough time for me to move between terminals? Should I take the Delta shuttle?

     

    Yes, take the shuttle. Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time and domestic/precleared. Also double check on the monitors or the delta app once you arrive in JFK to ensure you actually have to go to T2.

     

  • ATHENS - JFK - SFO
    Jun 25, 2015
    3
    We will be arriving at JFK at 4 PM. My connection to SFO leaves at 6 PM. Will we have enough time to retrieve our checked bags and go through customs?

     

    Assuming both flights were purchased on the same reservation, yes, that is enough time.

     

    Both flights are on the same reservation with KLM. Does that mean that the airline will hold the outbound SFO flight if the inbound JFK flight is delayed?

     

    No, airlines don't hold flights. It means you will be put on the next available flight from SFO. Note that both of your flights will be operated by Delta.

     

  • Flying from Dublin to Tampa via JFK
    Jun 26, 2015
    4
    Aer Lingus is advertising the following flight El109 from Dublin to Tampa going through JFK arriving in terminal 5 at 18.30, my flight to Tampa, El225, goes at 19.30 with Jet Blue which is also from terminal 5. I will be going through US Customs in Dublin. The full flight will be booked through Aer Lingus. Is this possible or should I look at another option?

     

    That's definitely possible. All you will have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    I assume that it would be unlikely that my hold luggage would transfer in that short time

     

    That's an incorrect assumption. An hour is not a short time to connect a bag at all. Especially within the same terminal.

     

    Thank you so much for your information, I am really impressed with your very prompt and positive replies to my queries

     

  • Delta BNA-JFK to Aer Lingus JFK-DUB
    Jun 25, 2015
    4
    I booked my flights separately. Delta BNA-JFK arrives at 10:30 am and Aer Lingus departs at 12:00, I don't have any checked bags, just a carry on. I don't have gate or terminal numbers for my Delta flight arrival but Aer Lingus looks like it is leaving from terminal 5. I'm concerned about having enough time between flights to make my terminal connection, because Aer Lingus just sent me a confirmation email for my flight and it says check in closes 75 minutes before departure.. Do I have enough time? Will I have to go through security again?

     

    BNA-JFK will probably arrive in Terminal 4. Check in online for your Aer Lingus flight if you can. You will have to take the Airtrain from T4 to T5 and go through security.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sorry, I thought of another question.. I forgot to put in that my flight on Aer Lingus is international (JFK-DUB), does that change anything as far as making my connection on time? I am just worried about their 75 minute check-in cut off, but if I can check-in on my phone or online then I should just have to deal with security, right? Thanks again!

     

    Correct, if you are able to check in online then you will just have to go through security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • JFK connection
    Jun 25, 2015
    1
    I am flying from Barcelona to JFK and then on to San Diego with the same airline and at the same terminal 8. What is the procedure please? Do I go through immigration and claim my bags in JFK or are my bags sent through to the onward flight??? Thank you

     

    At JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go up to the departure level and through security.

     

  • Frankfurt > JFK > LAS - 3h45 layover enough ?
    Jun 25, 2015
    1
    Hello, i'm going to be coming into JFK Terminal 4 from Frankfurt by a Lufthansa flight, arriving at 13h35 and i have to catch a flight at 17h to LAS operated by AA, do i have enough time to clear immigration, claim and recheck my luggage and eventually change terminals ? assuming there a slight delay in arrival ?

     

    That should be enough time. You will take your baggage with you on the AirTrain from T4 to T8 after clearing Customs.

     

  • Terminal 4
    Jun 24, 2015
    1
    My son is arriving JFK terminal 4 from Amsterdam at 11.41 on the 26th. He will then go to Orlando MCO at 1.29, from what I found also terminal 4. Does he need to go through customs or will that be in Orlando since both are terminal 4? Will it be enough time? Any other hints, he is only 15 and travelling on a EU passport. The tickets are bought at the same time via an agency and I thonk both are Delta or partners. Thanks in advance.

     

    In JFK he will go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, re-check his bags at the recheck desk immediately after customs, then go up to the departure level, through security and to his departure gate. He has enough time, but not much to spare.

     

  • Connection T4 and t2
    Jun 24, 2015
    3
    Hi iam arriving to terminal 4 then I have to change the plane in terminal 2, I would like to know if it is possible to walk , or is better to take the shutle, or take the internal airtrain. thanks

     

    Take the shuttle unless your arrival into Terminal 4 is an international flight, then take the AirTrain. It's more or less impossible to walk.

     

    Thanks a lot, yes the flight is international one, it is a Delta flight that arrives from Rome then I have to take the air for Salt Lake, I have seen that Delta has its Shutle Buses, I wonder if I have to pass by the passport controls if I take the shutle Buses. because I have seen that buses departures near to the arrival of the plane.

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk. At that point you will be outside security in the lower level of Terminal 4. You can either take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 and go through security there or go through security in Terminal 4 and take the AirTrain to Terminal 2. I recommend taking the AirTrain. Also, be sure to check the monitors or delta.com - your flight to SLC may depart from Terminal 4.

     

  • TPA-JFK-Paris
    Jun 23, 2015
    1
    I booked separate flight from Tampa landing JFK at 12:10pm connect with flight to Paris at 2:10. Will inhave enough to time to get TPA bags and make it through customs?

     

    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. What airlines are you flying?

     





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