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  • Minimum Connection Time
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hi, we are a family of 5 flying into JFK on Emirates, arriving at 13.50. We have a connection flight booked to Miami on AA which originally was departing at 4.45pm. AA have now changed this flight to 4pm and am concerned that this is not enough time. The next AA flight is 5.15pm but is not direct and takes an extra 3 hours. I really am not sure what to do here...keep original flight or make the change. Any advise would be appreciated.


    I I would change to the later flight. 2 hours is not a reasonable connection time for International to Domestic in two separate terminals on two separate itineraries at JFK.


  • Delta Arrival from Washington to Airberlin
    Aug 30, 2015
    Please help, My flight arrive from Washington at JFK at 3.12pm with Delta and my next flight with Air Berlin at 5.25pm, is that enough time and do I have to clear custom etc. Thank you


    Forgot to mention, the two bookings are separate bookings


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. you just need to claim your bags from Delta and take them to the AirBerlin check in counter in Terminal 8 and re-check them, then go through security. You should have barely enough time.


    Thank you for your reply, initially I had 3 hours in between but Delta just changed my flight, it sounds risky I need to change to earlier flight with 10 hours lay over, so frustrating


  • Connection time at JFK from Nassau to Moscow
    Aug 29, 2015
    I see a flight on Expedia that arrives into JFK from Nassau at 12:52pm (JetBlue T5) on a Monday and departs to Moscow at 2:25pm (Transaero T4), is this even possible? Is this possible with carry-on bag?


    Yes it's possible. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Nassau. All you have to do is change terminals and go through security.


  • Connecting time and terminal information
    Aug 30, 2015
    My itinerary includes flight from DEL to JFK with Air India and then JFK to BOS with Delta. I have 3:35 hr layover at JFK. Is this time enough to transit? Also, do I have to claim my luggage and recheck-in at delta counter or just drop off at custom check? Can you also tell what terminal these flights will be arriving and departing from at JFK? Also how long does it take at immigration check line? I'm a permanent resident. Thanks.


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you can re-check at the re-check desk. Otherwise you will have to bring it to the Delta counter. You will depart from Terminal 4 as well.


    Thanks for the reply! How about arrival? Will AI flight arrive at terminal 4?


    Yes, you will also arrive in Terminal 4.


  • Security
    Aug 28, 2015
    At JFK is there access from T1 to T8 behind airport security, or is leaving and returning through security required?


    Those terminals are not connected inside security. You will have to take the AirTrain between terminals and go through security.


  • International - domestic connection time
    Aug 28, 2015
    My Alitalia return flight is scheduled to arrive at JFK at 2:55 pm; is a 5:15 flight to DCA or IAD too tight? What is the ideal amount of time for this type of connection? Many thanks for your tips!


    5:15 would be barely possible. I'd want a flight a little later, but you can probably make 5:15 work. Then again, Alitalia isn't known for their punctuality.


  • Connection time
    Aug 27, 2015
    I arrive in T4 with Ethiad at 09.10 and have a JetBlue flight from T5 at 11.10. I understand that (1) both Immigration and Customs Clearance will take place in Abu Dhabi and (2) baggage will be checked through to the final (US) destination. Will I have sufficient time to make the connection assuming I will have hand luggage only and will be fast on my feet!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to take the AirTrain from T4 to T5 and go through security.


  • Checked luggage (Domestic to International)
    Aug 27, 2015
    Hello, I'm flying into JFK (domestic flight) then catching an international flight overseas. Both flights are booked on the same airline and same confirmation number. Since I won't have to go through customs at JFK, will my checked bags follow me to my destination or will I have to claim my bags and re-check them on the international flight? Thanks!!


    No will not need to re-check. Since it's on the same airline and you are not entering the United States from a foreign country.


  • Transit time domestic to international
    Aug 27, 2015
    Hi I am travelling back from Pittsburgh arriving with Delta at 07:15 and catching the 08:15 Virgin flight out to LHR. Is this enough time? seems very tight to me, but didn't know whether it was faster going domestic to international than the other way round. Thanks Chris


    Yes, going domestic to International is much faster as there is no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US. All you have to do at JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4. an hour should be enough time.


    Thanks for the advice and swift response


  • JFK connection from London Heathrow to Chicago
    Aug 27, 2015
    Hi, I'm considering getting a connecting flight from London Heathrow to Chicago with the connection at JFK. The flight from Heathrow to JFK is with Virgin and the flight from JFK to Chicago O'Hare will be with Delta. The time between flights is 1hr40m, will this be enough time? Could you explain the process at JFK for this type of flight please. Also I'm assuming Virgin and Delta work together therefore I won't have to get a separate boarding pass at JFK. Could you confirm please. Thanks!


    I should mention this is all under one reservation, so does this mean I wont have to claim my bags I can just go straight onto the next flight instead?


    You will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go up to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate which will also be in Terminal 4. You barely have enough time assuming everything goes smoothly.


    Always give yourself ample time in between flights for connections because you do not know if something can happen BUT because it's still the end of summer travels, you will need AT LEAST 2 hours to go through Customs& Immigration(still busy season with millions of travelers!) And you are traveling during the busy hours of the day


  • connections between terminal 8 and 7 without checking bags
    Aug 26, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 8 from miami and then taking a cathay pacific plane in terminal 7. I do not hay bags. There is any connection between those terminal without passing again for sevuirity?


    No, there are no connections between those terminals inside security. You will have to take the AirTrain and go through security in Terminal 7.


  • Only 35 minutes between flights
    Aug 26, 2015
    I arrive at JFK on one flight, and then my next flight leaves in 35 minutes. Will that be enough time? I've never been to JFK, so not sure how far apart the gates are.


    You need to be more specific - what airlines are you flying and where are you flying from and where are you going to? I can't answer the question with the limited information you've provided.


  • Del -> JFK -> RDU. Need to know terminal connection
    Aug 24, 2015
    I am travelling from Del(India) to Jfk by Air India then JFK to RDU by Delta. Please provide me terminal connection for Delta and air india. and where custom happen. Do i need to checkout the baggage at JFK and checkin again for delta airlines.


    At JFK you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then go up to the departure level and check your bags with Delta (unless they are already tagged to RDU, in which case you can re-check them right after customs), then get your Delta boarding pass and go through security and to your departure gate which is also in Terminal 4.


  • connecting from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7, checking luggage
    Aug 24, 2015
    Hi, I arrive to JFK from Boston in Terminal 8, then I take a plain to go to Argentina from terminal 7. These are 2 different reservations, so I have to re-check my luggage. How do I get from one terminal to the other one? Where do I check my bags? Do I have to go though security?


    You go between terminals on the AirTrain. You will have to claim your bags first, take them on the airtrain, and then re-check them at the Aerolineas Argentinas counter in T7, then go through security.


  • Connection time
    Aug 27, 2015
    Hello, I have a connect flight from JFK to Calgary Canada with Westjet at 18:00 and my flight to JFK is arriving 2.15 Hours before it (at 15:45), the both on terminal 4, is that enough time ? also I`m non-us.. Thanks


    Where is the flight into JFK coming from? were both tickets purchased on the same reservation or separately?


    Hey, it's coming from Israel, and unfortunately It's a separate reservation...


    It will be very difficult for you to get to the WestJet check-in desk before the bag cutoff.


    Thanks for the comment. So if i`m coming without baggage (just carry-on) I should be alright ?


    Yes, with no checked baggage you should be OK if you are able to check in for your westjet flight online before leaving Israel.


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