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  • connection times
    Jul 26, 2014
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    I am arriving at JFK T8 from LHR at 1.10pm and departing from T8 to Orlando at 2.35pm. Has anyone got any experience of doing this connection with the short layover and did you have to rush to get through immigration and customs etc to make the second flight? I'm just a bit worried about the connection time being too short.

     

  • Connecting from France T4 to Miami T8
    Jul 22, 2014
    1
    We arrive with XL Airways from France (T4), and have an American Airlines to Miami (T8). Is the Airtrain the quickest way ? Do we have to claim our bags and recheck them in T8 ? Where exactly ? How long will it take to do the whole connection ? THANKS

     

    The Airtrain is the only way between terminals. Yes, XL Airways France does not interline baggage with other airlines so you will have to bring it with you and pay a checked bag fee with AA in T8. I would leave at 3 hours for your connection.

     

  • connection flight
    Jul 21, 2014
    3
    i am leaving from chicago from terminal 2 by delta airlines at 3 P.M and arriving at JFK at 6:30 P.M..and i have a connecting flight from JFK at 7:30 to Madrid..my question is i just have 1 hour connection flight..will 1 hour be enough??

     

    A continuoulsly running shuttle bus runs between gate C60 at T2 & gate B23 at T4, eliminating the need for security check - add about 12 minutes of transfer time.

     

    Do you mean that i can get the flight??

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time that should be enough time to make your connection. However, note that delays at JFK are common.

     

  • Connecting from San Fransisco to London
    Jul 19, 2014
    1
    Im thinking of buying a ticket for a Virgin America filght on Sept 21 from San Francisco to NY JFK, plane departs at 7am, lands at 3.40pm. My flight for London heathrow leaves at 6.15 pm British Airways from Terminal 8, JFK. Would I make it in in 2,5 hrs?

     

    Yes, 2.5 hours should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. However, note that flights operated by British Airways use Terminal 7 at JFK, not terminal 8.

     

  • T5 to T4
    Jul 19, 2014
    3
    How do i get from T5 to T4? What is the average time it takes to switch terminals?

     

    You need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' (look for signs) which runs counter-clockwise; so there is only one stop between T5 & T4. However, you need to go through security check at T4 before proceeding to your connecting gate.

     

    How long does it take to go from one terminal to another?

     

    It will take less than 5 minutes to get between the two terminals, but security could take 5-20.

     

  • Jet Blue to Delta Terminal (1hr 5 min)
    Jul 16, 2014
    1
    Arriving from Chicago at 8pm on JetBlue. Need to make a connection on Delta that departs at 9:05 out of Terminal 2 (perhaps Terminal 4). Will I make it?

     

    It's possible if you don't have checked bags, your Jetblue flight is on-time, and you check in for your Delta flight online before you leave Chicago. If any one of those things is not true, you have no chance.

     

  • Canadian flying from MAD via JFK to YYZ
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from MAD with KLM to JFK landing Terminal 4 with a connection from Terminal 2 Delta/GoJet to YYZ. On arriving in the US, as a Canadian will I be required to clear US customs? Will I be required to pick up my luggage from T4 and recheck at T2? and finally, I have an hour and a half from landing in JFK to depart YYZ, will this be sufficent time?

     

    KLM does not fly from MAD to JFK. That flight is likely operated by Delta and will indeed arrive in Terminal 4. Yes, as a Canadian you do still have to go through US Customs and immigration. You can re-check your bags after clearing Customs in T4, you do not have to bring them with you to T2. 90 minutes should be barely sufficient for your transfer.

     

  • terminal and time
    Jul 13, 2014
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    I will arrive from MCO Orlando domestic flight at 3 pm and depart to Brazil by TAM at 6:15pm. I have enough time? I'm afraid about terminal charger. Thanks

     

  • Time and terminal
    Jul 13, 2014
    4
    We arrives in JFK from Orlando by Delta at 3 pm and have a conexion by Tam at 6:15 pm. We have enough time? What are the terminals?

     

    You will arrive at Terminal 2 and will be taking the Delta shuttle bus to Terminal 4 (for Delta international flights) - gate-to-gate - with no need to go through security check

     

    I'm unclear on your post - are you flying TAM, the Brazilian airline? If so they use Terminal 8. Your Delta flight will arrive in Terminal 2 or 4.

     

    I will arrive from MCO Orlando domestic flight at 3 pm and depart to Brazil by TAM at 6:15pm. I have enough time? I'm afraid about terminal charger. Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Even if you bought tickets separately, you have enough time to claim your baggage, take it on the AirTrain to T8, and check it with TAM and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Connecting Flight
    Jul 10, 2014
    1
    I'm arriving JFK at 06:00 hrs via cathay pacific. Connecting flight, JetBlue, to CHS at 07:45 hours. I have just a carry on. Is 1 hour and 45 minutes sufficient for me to go through custom and transfer from terminal 7 to terminal 5? Thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, especially considering you will have no checked baggage. To save time you can also check in to your JetBlue flight on-line before leaving Hong Kong.

     

  • would i make it?
    Jul 11, 2014
    4
    Hi, i'm flying into JFK on august 3rd at 15-50 pm to terminal 8, my flight from JFK to Miami is at 18-39 pm i dont know which terminal? would i be able to make it? Do i have to go through US customs in JFK?

     

    Where are you flying into JFK from? What airline are you flying to Miami? I can't answer your questions without that information.

     

    Im flying to JFK from Helsinki by Finnair Im then travelling to Miami with Delta (they said it would be terminal 2 or 4)

     

    Yes, you unfortunately won't know what terminal your Miami flight will use until the day before. (you can check-online at Delta.com). You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs in Terminal 8. If your purchased tickets together and your bags are tagged through to Miami you can then re-check them in Terminal 8, otherwise you will have to take them with you to T2 or T4 via the airtrain and check them at the Delta counter there (and pay a checked bag fee). Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. Note that if you end up in the wrong Delta terminal, you can still go through security there as Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between T2 and T4.

     

    Thanks for your answer! But would 2 hours 50 minutes be enough?

     

  • Minneapolis to JFK to Phnom Penh
    Jul 9, 2014
    1
    I'm flying in on Sun Country arriving at JFK at 10:34am and then flying out again on Asiana at 1pm. Do you foresee any problems with this?

     

    It should be doable as long as your sun country flight isn't heavily delayed. You will have to transfer your bags yourself from Sun Country to Asiana.

     

  • JFK-SFO with Delta
    Jul 9, 2014
    1
    Hi, I am arriving from Tel Aviv to JFK on Saturday 5:11 AM. I have the next flight to SFO (both booked together via 1 reservation at Delta) at 7:00 AM. Will I be able to make it? TNX!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 4 where you will clear US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with Delta. Then you will go to the departure level and go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in Terminal 4.

     

  • connecting flight from rome to toronto
    Jul 9, 2014
    1
    flying from Rome to Toronto with a connecting flight at JFK..tickets were booked together and are with British Airways..both will be in T8... I have 1:40 min ... is this enough time and will I have to collect my checked bags and recheck them?

     

    Both flights will be operated by American. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with American, then go to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto. You should have enough time but there's very little extra time in case of delays.

     

  • Checked baggage transfer from terminal 2 to terminal 4
    Jul 8, 2014
    1
    Hi. we have a connecting flight from terminal to terminal 4 run by delta. Will they transfer my checkin luggage or do I have to take to terminal 4 with me. I am concerned as layover is just 1hr 37

     

    Yes, your bags should be transferred automatically. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between T2 and T4 so if your inbound flight is on-time you should have plenty of time for your connection.

     





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