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  • T1 to T4
    Jan 28, 2015
    Hello, i am travelling from CDG to San Juan with one stop, in JFK on 21st February. I have 3,5 hours between flights ( on JFK), to get from T1 to T4...is that enough time? Thank you


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • International arriving to JFK domestic to LAX
    Jan 28, 2015
    We arrive at 145pm on AA from Italy and continue on AA to LAX at 3:00pm. What is the procedure and is that enough time?


    That's not really enough time. It's 15 minutes shorter than the minimum connecting time. You arrive in T8, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connecting between Terminal 4 and 5
    Jan 28, 2015
    Hi, My wife is traveling from India to San Jose. and she has a connecting flight in JFK. She will be reaching at Terminal 4 and have to go to Terminal 5 to board the next flight. Let me know the procedure for the same. Thanks.


    She will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, then if she purchased her tickets together and her bags are tagged through to San Jose, she can re-check her bags at the transfer desk, otherwise she will have to take her bags with her. In T5 she will check her bag if she hasn't already, get her JetBlue boarding pass if she doesn't already have it, go through security and to her departure gate.


    She has booked her ticket together. So i assume she can checkin her bag in T4 itself. And will she have to come out of the airport for moving from T4 to T5, as am worried about the climate. If its within the airport then normal temperature would be maintained isn't it.


    The connections to the airtrain are covered. New York is not so cold that it will give her frostbite in a few minutes.


  • SFO to JFK to Brussels
    Jan 27, 2015
    We are flying from SFO arriving in JFK Terminal 7 at 3:40PM. Connecting flight from JFK Terminal 1 to Brussels Belgium at 5:55PM. We booked the flight from SFO to Brussels on Ebookers (so 1 ticket I guess). Is this enough time to transfer? Do we need to pass through customs again?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will take the AirTrain from T7 to T1. You will have to go through security in T1. You will not have to go through customs as you do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Schengen passport control when you get to Brussels.


    Thank you!!


  • Flying into terminal 4 leaving from terminal 5
    Jan 28, 2015
    I will fly into JFK with KLM and arrive at 3:40PM My next flight is at 7:14 PM from Terminal 5. Will I make it and do I take a train or a shuttle bus? Does this cost money and how much? Thanks!


    After you clear Customs you will follow the signs to the AirTrain. it is free to take between Terminals. Once there you will have to check your bags at the counter with JetBlue (if you have any). You should have enough time.


    thank you!


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 1 - 1 hr 17 min layover
    Jan 27, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying from DFW to JFK then on to Paris, my flight from arrives at JFK at 2:48 pm in Terminal 4, the next one leaves Terminal 1 at 4:05 pm. Will I make it? Had no idea one has to go BACK through security just for a connection.


    That should be enough time. You have to go through security because you have to change terminals. if you would have flown Delta to Paris then you would not have to change terminals and go through security.


    Thanks. Yeah this is the only airport I've ever heard of such, every other one I've ever been to has a connection train between terminals that's inside security.


    Oh, and I actually am flying Delta, but the JFK to Paris leg is AirFrance, which I guess is a Delta partner.


    JFK is a rather old airport, designed before connections and alliances were really a thing.


  • madrid to JFK to Orlando
    Jan 27, 2015
    we are flying to JFK and we have to take a transfer. Have we time enough with 1.35hours? we are flying with American Airlines and we bought the tikets together.


    Yes, that should be enough time. In JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security.


  • SFO to JFK to CDG
    Jan 26, 2015
    We are flying SFO to JFK arriving 5:27pm and then on a separate ticket (tour group) connecting to Air France for a 7:10pm flight. Do we need to go through security twice? Enough time? - if not, and we changed our flight to arrive at JFK 3:39pm - enough time? No checked luggage - just one carry on each. Thank you.


    You will go through security once in SFO and again in JFK since you will have to exit the secure area, take the AirTrain to T1, get your boarding passes (group tickets usually can't check in online) and then go through security. I think you will barely have enough time since you aren't plan on bringing checked bags. However, if you can move to the earlier flight I would do that. Delays at JFK are fairly common.


    This is a great help. Thanks very much.


  • 45mins Bos-JFK-YYZ
    Jan 26, 2015
    When reach JFK on AA flight and need to transfer within same T8 from gate 42 to 31D. Will 45mins be enough? Do we need to claim check-in luggage during the transit? Do we need to go thru custom?


    All you need to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your bags. That's enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto.


    Hi Zap, Thanks :)


  • International transfer
    Jan 26, 2015
    Arriving AA at JFK 21;00 at T8. Connecting flight same ticket BA, Terminal 7 AT 00.05. After clearing security in T8 I understand we claim bags. Do we take our own bags to T7 or can they be re-checked in T8? If not what is the re-check in process at T8- is there a transfer desk? Will transfer time be enough? Thanks.;


    Is your AA flight into JFK International or Domestic? That determines the procedure. I can't answer your questions without knowing that.


    International to international


    OK, Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 8, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk if they are tagged through to your final destination (if you bought all your tickets together they will be). Then you will exit T8, take the AirTrain one stop to T7 and go through security and to your departure gate.


    If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to take your bags on the AirTrain with you to T7.


    Very clear, thank you


  • Recheck bags at TLV-JFK-Toronto
    Jan 25, 2015
    We have to fly from Tel Aviv to Toronto and connect at JFK. I know you have to claim bags and recheck them when going to US destination. But do we also have to do that when connecting at JFK going to Canada?


    Yes, you do.


  • info pls
    Jan 26, 2015
    Arriving in terminal 5 (Jetblue) with a connecting flight to Orlando (also terminal 5 Jetblue). Layover is 35 minutes. Have never done a connecting flight before, what can I expect?


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will have enough time if your first flight is on-time but delays at JFK are unfortunately common. If you miss your connection you will be rebooked on the next flight to Orlando.


    Thank you. We typically fly direct, but prices are high, so I am considering a connecting flight...Having a) never done this before and b) never been to JFK...feeling a little intimidated (did I mention I"m flying solo with 2 kids!)


  • connection on time with terminal transfer?
    Jan 24, 2015
    We're flying from Italy to LA, 1 scale at JKF. Arriving at JFK at 2.10pm Terminal 1 with Alitalia, connecting flight to LA at 4.30 from Terminal 4 with Delta. Do we make it on time? Baggage should be direct Milan-LA so we don't have to to claim baggage and check in again. Do we make it through customs and all in just two hours and a half? Thanks!


    You will arrive in T1, go through US Immigration CLAIM YOUR BAGS, go through US customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. YOU HAVE TO CLAIM YOUR BAGS TO GO THROUGH US CUSTOMS, even though they are tagged to LAX. Then you will take the AirTrain from T1 to T4 and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your Alitalia flight is on-time.


  • Dubai to Tampa Layover JFK for 2.15 Hours
    Jan 22, 2015
    I would be arriving on EK203 Emirates from Dubai at 7.45am, Terminal 4 and departing at 10am EK6767 Emirates Carrier Operated by Jetblue from Terminal 5. With 1 check in luggage. Would I have sufficient time? Or should I change my connecting flight to a later time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in T4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the AirTrain from T4 to T5, get your JetBlue boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • el al to virgin on tuesday morning; time to meet someone?
    Jan 21, 2015
    My daughter flies in at 6 a.m on a Tuesday. She has a 9:15 am flight on Virgin America to LA. Can her grandmother meet her in between? I assume she has to claim her bags once out of customs and then get them to the virgin ticket counter correct to check in? will there be time? Where is best place for her grandmother to meet her? Baggage claim after she arrives fro customs? How long will it take for her to get through customs.


    Yes, her grandmother could meet her at the exit of customs. It will probably take her 45 minutes or so to get out of customs.


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