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  • JFK TERM 2 TO 4 in an hour!
    Mar 10, 2016
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    I have an evening flight from Florida to JFK arriving at 8:06 pm terminal 2 Delta Connections. I then need to get to Terminal 4 for an International red eye on Virgin Atlantic to LHR which leaves at 9 pm. US passport. I'm not carrying much and plan to walk/run to gate. I know there is a shuttle. I wasn't that concerned, but as trip gets closer, I'm getting nervous. I've maneuvered ATL in record time, don't know JFK as well! Any help would be appreciated

     

    Yeah, at JFK you will be at the mercy of the shuttle. I think you probably will make it, but it depends on that flight from Florida arriving on-time. You could also get lucky and have it arrive in Terminal 4. There's a fair chance it will.

     

  • Connection time at JFK
    Mar 13, 2016
    2
    Dear all, I am concerned about my connection time in NY. I will arrive at 4:55 pm on Finnair from Helsinki, and the next flight to San Francisco is at 6:30 pm operated by American Airlines. Arrival and departure will be both from Terminal 8. Finnair and AA are partners and I bought the tickets with a single reservation, so hopefully I will not have to collect and re-check the luggage. I am still worried that 1h30 is too little time given that I will have to go through immigration, and I am not sure about the luggage. Thank you in advance

     

    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 and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Flight in from SAfrica, depart to Portland, 4hrs enough?
    Mar 9, 2016
    1
    Trying to book a connection for my daughter. She will arrive South African airlines. If I get her a departure on Jet Blue 4 hours after she arrives, is that enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Delta - Air China Connection Times
    Mar 9, 2016
    7
    Do I have enough time if I arrive JFK on Delta from ATL at 12:45 pm to connect to Air China business class departure at 4:50 pm? Delta has a baggage agreement with Air China so I won't be dragging my luggage.

     

    Note that your baggage will only be transferred if your tickets were purchased on the same reservation. If you purchased two separate reservations Delta will not tag your bags to Air China and you will have to take your bags on the AirTrain with you to re-check them with Air China. You should still have enough time.

     

    Thanks for your reply. My experience has been that if the airlines have a baggage agreement, it is still possible to check the bag to the final destination even if the flights are on different records. It requires a knowledgable and co-operative check-in agent at the trip origin and I make sure that the second airline enters the bag tag info in my record. Delta has assured me in writing that it can be done. I'm not sure that I will get Air China to do it on the return.

     

    Delta has a fairly strict policy that they don't do that. I don't know where you got that assurance.

     

    I contacted @DeltaAssist on Twitter. I did this in August with the bag transfer to South African Airways in IAD. On the return, I checked the bag from Zambia to ATL. I did have to claim it for customs in IAD but was able to just drop the bag back since it had the right tag. I'm curious why you say Delta has a policy against it?

     

    They expressly state it here: https://pro.delta.com/content/deltapro/en_US/news/uk-news-archive/2015/november-2015/delta-confirms-through-check-baggage-policy-.html They will only check bags through on two separate reservations to specific Skyteam and joint venture partners

     

    Very interesting. I will contact Delta again. Thanks.

     

    Hallo. Do I make it if I arrive on Finnair from Helsinki at 4:55 to connect to an America Airlens flight to San Francisco at 18:30? Finnair and AA are partners and I booked the tickets in a single reservation, so I guess I will not need to collect and re-check the luggage. Thank you

     

  • Connection flight
    Mar 9, 2016
    1
    I am arriving at JFK airport from San Diego at 3:29 pm (Delta airlines) and my connecting flight to Amsterdam departs at 5:45 pm (KLM). I arrive and leave out of terminal 4. Do I have enough time to go through customs/security and walk to my gate? Do I have to get my luggage and check in again? Thanks a lot.

     

    There is no US Customs or special security when leaving the US. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • connection time
    Mar 8, 2016
    1
    hi, we land by Etihad from abu dhabi at 9.35am , wondering if I can get a AA connection for Miami at 11.20am, will have cleared pre immigration at abu dhabi however baggage would require to be collected and rechecked in...would we be able to make it?

     

    Yes, because you would have already cleared US Immigration and Customs, that should be just enough time if your flight from Abu Dhabi is on-time.

     

  • From Terminal One to Federal Circle
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Does Air Train (Jamaica & Howard Beach trains) run clockwise or counter clockwise between Terminal One and Federal Circle Station?

     

    The airtrain that connects to the train stations does the terminal stations in numerical order. So you will stop at 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 on the way from 1 to the transfer stations.

     

  • Will I Have Enough Time
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Flying from SFO with Delta, arriving time 3:20pm at JFK (Terminal 4), next leg from JFK with Lufthansa depart at 5:55pm (Terminal 1). Will I have enough time to pick up my luggage, make it to the Lufthansa check in counter and board the plane? Tickets will be purchased separately. Thanks.

     

    that's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • 1 hour 45 mins enough time to make Delta connections?
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Traveling on a Delta flight from St. Maarten arriving at 6:44PM on April 3rd and catching the Delta flight at 8:30PM to Seattle. Is 105 minutes enough time to make the connection. Will have 3 or 4 checked pieces of luggage.

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Both flights will be in Terminal 4.

     

  • From terminal 8 to terminal 5 in 1h 50min
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Is the following connection possible: arrive at 3:55 (AY5) from Helsinki and depart at 5:45 (AY 5741) to San Diego. Single ticket, no checked in baggage, not an US citizen

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration, customs, and security at JFK, both flights will be in Terminal 8. Note that your flight to San Diego will be operated by American Airlines.

     

  • will i have time
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    coming in jun 27th from cdg at 13:30 terminal 8 american airlines connecting to lax leaving 15:00 . will i have enough time?

     

    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you do miss your connection, AA does have later flight to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • Layover in JFK airport transfer
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Hi, I'll be flying into JFK from RUH in a Saudia flight. I need to transfer into Newark Liberty Airport into another Airline (United) to fly International. They only gave me 4 hours. I will be landing at 11:30 am and flying out at 3:30 pm. Do I have enough time? and, Do you know if I can / have to pick up my luggage in JFK?

     

    You will have to pick up your baggage at JFK to go through US Immigration then bring it with you to Newark. You barely have enough time if you take a taxi. Note that these airports are very far apart and it will take you over an hour and cost about $100 to get to Newark.

     

  • connecting flights
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Hi am arriving on JetBlue from San Francisco Terminal 5 at 9.18 and I catch connecting flight SAA from terminal 4 at 11.15. Is there enough time to get from one terminal to the other. Do you have to go thro passport control again. Luggage will be dispatched through to Johannesburg.

     

    There is no passport control when leaving the US, but you will have to go through security again in Terminal 4.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    I am arriving at JFK airport from Manchester at 1:29 pm and my connecting flight to Montreal departs at 2:55 pm. I arrive and leave out of terminal 8. Do I have enough time to go through customs/security and walk to my gate?

     

    No, that is not realistically enough time. Maybe with no checked bags it would be barely enough time if everything went perfectly.

     

  • will I have enough time
    Mar 6, 2016
    2
    flying from Rome with aer lingus, arriving time 6:45pm at jfk next leg from jfk with delta depart around 9Pm, will I have enough time to pick up my luggage and make it to the delta check in counter, tickets will be purchased separately

     

    I assume your Aer Lingus flight is stopping in Dublin first? If so that should be enough time as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. You just have to claim your bags in T5 and take the Airtrain to your departure terminal (T2 or T4) and re-check your bags and go through security.

     

    yes, will stop at Dublin for about 2.5 hour to connect another Aer Lingus flight to JFk. then from Jfk will be flying with Delta to toronto

     

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