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  • Flight connection
    Oct 4, 2015
    My daughter is flying from Zurich, Switzerland, her plane arrives at 1:05 pm. Her next flight is to Dallas, TX at 2:55 pm. The trip is a single ticktet from American Airlines. Does she have to collect her checked bag? If so, will she have enough time to make the connection? Thanks!


    Yes, she will have to collect her bag to go through US Customs in JFK. She has enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Arrive JetBlue, connect El-Al
    Oct 4, 2015
    We will be arriving by JetBlue and have 2 hours (assuming on-time) to get to the El-Al terminal. Will this allow sufficient time for the transfer and to get through the El-Al security? Where does the El-Al security take place?


    I am sorry I should have specified that this is JFK and the JetBlue Arrival is terminal 5, departure on El-Al to Tel Aviv is terminal 5. Everything purchased on 1 ticket. Will we have to claim our checked bags or are they booked straight through, and is this 2 hours enough time to clear security?


    So sorry, my typing is bad - departure is from T4.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    You will go through normal security in T4 and then El Al security at the gate.


  • BCN to JFK to MSP
    Oct 1, 2015
    I am planning to fly from BCN to MSP on December 20 on Delta. There is a layover in JFK for exactly two hours. Is that enough time for me to make it through customs during the holiday season? Do I need to move my carry on from my first flight to my second or will that be handled for me (all planes are Delta)?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You always have to move your carry-on yourself.


  • Sufficient time for transfer at JFK?
    Sep 30, 2015
    Hi, I am flying on GOJET AIRLINES DBA DELTA CONNECTION from Ronald Reagan Airport arriving at 20.10 hours at JFK. My connecting flight by KLM to Amsterdam leaves at 21.40. Do I have suffcient time to make the connection? Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Heathrow to Montreal (via JFK)
    Sep 29, 2015
    Hello. I arrive into JFK (T4) from LHR at 14:40 (via AirFrance) and my next flight to YUL is at 16:15 from T4 with AirFrance. I have an existng ESTA. Will this be enough time to collect my luggage and get through customs before my next flight?


    Note that both flights will be operated by Delta. You have barely enough time.


  • International to domestic flight, T4 to T2, 90min
    Sep 29, 2015
    Arriving from international flight at JFK T4 (at 16:55), custom clearance and domestic flight from T2 (at 18:25)... is that possible in 90 min? Do I need to go through security again? Both flights are with Delta and in the same reservation, so I guess they will directly transfer my luggage.


    You will have to claim your luggage to go through US Customs, then re-check it at the re-check desk. You will also have to go through security again. You barely have enough time.


  • Do I need Security Clearance Again
    Sep 29, 2015
    I am arriving at JKF Terminal 4 from Atlanta and have an international departure from Terminal 1. The question is Do I need to go through security clearance again at terminal 1 or not. This will help me to plan for early flight. Currently I have 2 hr of layover for my international connection flight. Thanks in advance for your response.


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 1.


  • Term. 4 - 1 hr connectiion incoming Delta domestic, out Delta intl.
    Sep 28, 2015
    Have searched the past flight gates and terminals, seems to be in and out of T4. We are comiing from LAX to JFK, then getting a separately booked flight to Dublin, both on Delta. One hour enough? Looks like all we do is change gates, no need to go thru security again?


    That should be enough time, just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Make sure you are checked in for both flights.


    Sep 25, 2015
    Anyone know the length of time it takes to connect from Delta Halifax to JFK flight to Delta JFK to Denver flight Sat. a.m.? I know we clear US customs at Halifax but we only have an hour to connect to Denver flight. Can we pre-apply for baggage transfer at least to save time?


    Your baggage will be transferred for you. As long as you have 45 minutes you can make your connection.


  • from T1 to T4
    Sep 22, 2015


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Flight conection
    Sep 22, 2015
    I am treveling from Rome with 50 minutes delay, I have a conecting flight to Toronto and have only 60 minutes to get from terminal 1 to terminal 8 Do I have enough time to get on my next flight?


    Without knowing which airport you are transferring in, its hard to know. If you have to clear customs then 60 mins is probably too tight.


    Sorry, its JFK. Highly unlikely you will make that connection, as you will have to clear customs and transfer terminals.


  • Terminal 4 -Terminal 8
    Sep 22, 2015
    I will be arriving in Terminal 4 on China Southern flight 399 5;15 am, Is it possible to clear customs ( with checked baggage) and catch an AA flight 413 to CLT from terminal 8 at 6:30 am?


    Presuming you are flying into LAX... Its possible, but it will be very close.


    Sorry, should have specified this is thru JFK.


    No, you cannot make an international to domestic connection between different terminals with bags in 75 minutes


  • HKG - JFK - BOS
    Sep 22, 2015
    I am arriving from Hong Kong into JFK Terminal 7 at 19:15 and have a connecting flight to BOS at 20:20 out of Terminal 8 (both One World carriers). I will have carry-on early and have Global Entry as well as TSA Pre-check. Will I have enough time to catch my connecting flight?


    That is barely possible if everything goes perfectly.


  • Connecting from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4?
    Sep 21, 2015
    I am flying JetBlue into Term 5 and connecting with South African Airways flight to Johannesburg in Terminal 4. Will I have to leave secured area or go out and back in through security? I have two separate tickets, one from Fort Myers to JFK on JetBlue and the other on South African Airways via United. Will I have to claim luggage at JFK and re-check with South African Airways? How much time do I need to allow for the connection?


    Yes, you will have to claim luggage, change terminals, re-check luggage, and go through security. You need at least 3 hours.


  • jfk connection to montreal
    Sep 22, 2015
    I am arriving at JFK by emirates from Dubai at 1430 hours and connecting to Montreal by AA at 1840 hours. Dubai to JFK and JFK to YUL are separate reservations. My question is is my connecting time of 4 hours sufficient and can I check by tag the baggage through to Montreal??


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to take your bags with you to the Delta counter to re-check.


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