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  • Connecting T4 with T8 - 105 min layover
    Nov 19, 2014
    Hi ZAP, I am arriving on Jan 5th 2015 to JFK T4 from Madrid with Air Europa at 8:05 PM and I am connecting with American Airlines from T8 to Washington DCat 9:47pm. I bought the tickets separatedly so I would have to do a new check in and I have one big baggage with me. Would this be enough time to go through customs, change terminal and check in again to make the connection? Thanks for your help ZAP!


    It's possible but difficult . You'll have to be at T8 45 minutes before departure


  • Connection between Terminal 1 and 5 and checked baggage for Jet Blue f
    Nov 19, 2014
    I'm flying into JFK Terminal 1 with Korean Air arriving 7.30pm and need to transfer to Terminal 5 for a flight to Boston with Jet Blue at 10.55pm. Can you please advise on how to transfer between terminals and check baggage back in for the Boston flight? Thank you


    Take your bags with you on he AirTrain from T1 to T5. The procedure isn't difficult. You have plenty of time.


  • T4 to T8 - 45 min?
    Nov 19, 2014
    Carry-on luggage only, inbound from SYR, can we make it from T4 to T8 in 45 minutes?


    Yes, as long as your first flight is on-time and you check in for your second flight online.


    Also, no flights from SYR arrive in T2. If you're flying delta connection you will arrive in T2


    Sorry you will arrive in T2 not T4


    Thanks. Yes, we're flying in on Delta. (the itinerary says T4... but I believe you!) So T2 to T8 (outbound on AA) in 45 min. We'll be checked in and boarding passes in hand!


  • 2 hrs enough time to clear customs and change flights?
    Nov 14, 2014
    I am flying in from Prague, arriving at JFK at 4:35. The only connecting flight to Phoenix is at 6:45. Is this enough time to clear customs and change flights?


    Yes, that should be enough time if tickets are purchased together.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 8 in 2hours?
    Nov 14, 2014
    Hello everyone! I have booked tickets for a work associate's return journey to Germany, flying LAX>JFK>BERLIN. She is travelling on an ESTA. Her Virgin America flight from LA arrives at JFK T4 @ 3:50pm and her flight to Berlin departs at 5:50pm (air berlin). I have been told that because her flight into JFK is domestic she will not have to go through immigration and customs, but can continue from T4 to T8 (where the AirBerlin counter is) where she can check her bag? Does anyone know if this is correct? I don't know the procedures for domestic US flights for a non US citizen at all. Will 2 hours will be enough? All help is much appreciated!


    The procedure for foreigners flying on domestic flights is the same as US Citizens. 2 hours should be enough time to collect her bags, take the Airtrain to T8 and re-check and go through security. However, it does not leave much buffer if her flight to New York is late.


    Thanks so much ! That is good news!


  • Connecting flights
    Nov 13, 2014
    Looking at booking a flight which would arrive in T2 with connecting flight leaving from T4. Only 1 hour for the connection. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Delta has a shuttle bus that runs between the two terminals inside security.


  • Arriving JFK Terminal 4, Departing 5
    Nov 13, 2014
    Hello! Departing Abu Dhabi on Etihad, arriving in terminal 4 and departing for Denver from terminal 5. All flights booked through Etihad, although JFK-DEN is a Jetblue codeshare.In Abu Dhabi you clear US customs there. Will I have to get my bags in NY and take with me to terminal 5? Or do I just go through customs and drop the bags again? Is there a way to go from terminal 4 to 5 and stay within security? Or will I have to go through security again when I reach terminal 5?


    Since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi and you purchased your tickets together, your bags will be sent straight through to Denver. All you have to do in JFK is take the AirTrain from T4 to T5, get your Jetblue boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.


  • From Paris to Buenos Aires
    Nov 14, 2014
    We arrive Sunday 21December at 8.15pm from CDG at T8 and have 1h45 to catch the plane to EZE also on T8. Do we have to clear customs and immigration? And is this enough time? I suppose that we will be ok because arrival/departure are on T8 and we dont have to move to other terminals, but i was wondering still because it will be on a Sunday.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up to the departure level and through security. You have enough time. Sunday isn't really any busier than any other day.


    my bags can not be labbeled to EZE directly from CDG on? Both flight are AA


    Your bags will be labelled to EZE, but you still have to claim them to go through US Customs in JFK.


  • International connection through JFK
    Nov 13, 2014
    I am coming from Istanbul, Turkey and continue to Panama City, Panama. I am not going to have any checked luggage, do I have to pass Passport Control or am I going to go directly to the gate? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and go through Security. Depending on what airlines you are flying you may also have to change terminals via the AirTrain as well.


    Nov 13, 2014
    Hi! We bought 2 separate tickets. One from RDU to JFK on Delta. And then JFK -> KEF on Icelandic Air. It appears that we will land in Terminal 2 and take off in terminal 7. We have about 3.5 hours. From what I have read, we will have to get our luggage then take a Air Train to terminal 7, check in and go through security again? Is this correct? Is this enough time, or should we try and get on an earlier flight? We are flying on a Friday evening. Thanks so much for any help!


    Yes, that is correct. 3.5 hours should be enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Flight from manchester UK
    Nov 12, 2014
    We arrive from MAN at 12.30 and our flight to San Diego leaves at 17.35. I know its plenty of time but what are the procedures and will we need to change terminals. Both flights with AA. When we have the to return flights are the procedures different?


    You will arrive in T8, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up to the departure level and through security. On your return towards Manchester, you will not have to do anything at JFK other than walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 11, 2014
    H! I I'm Travelling from US to Philippines and Ill be checking in in Fayetteville Regional Airport via US airways and will transfer to Asiana Airlines at JFK bound to South Korea.. I have 2 concerns, If I check in in a Fayetteville Regional Airport , Do I have to get my luggage when I reach JFK and recheck it in again to Asiana Airlines? and My Layover time is 2 hours to transfer from US airways to Asiana Airlines in JFK will it enough? Please reply.


    Did you purchase all your tickets together on one reservation or not? If you did then you won't have to claim your bags and you won't have to touch them until you get to the Philippines.


    I purchased them all together. Ill be flying from Fayetteville, NC Regional Airport to Charlotte Intl Airport then To JFK via US airways then from there ,will be Asiana Airlines. How about the layover time from US aiway terminal to Asiana Arline terminal in JFK, is 2 hours enough ?Thanks for the reply by the way..


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from Terminal 8 where you arrive to Terminal 4, get your Asiana boarding passes if you don't already have them, and then go through security. 2 hours should be plenty of time.


  • Terminal 4 and 1 Connection
    Nov 11, 2014
    I have two separate flights booked. I have a Delta flight from New Orleans to JFK (Terminal 4) that arrives at 3:35PM and a Alitalia flight ("operated by Delta") to Milan (Terminal 1) that departs at 5:51PM. Is this enough time? Do I need to go through security again to get to Terminal 1? I will not be checking in a bag.


    If your flight to Milan is operated by Delta it will not leave from Terminal 1, it will leave from Terminal 4. Your flight from New Orleans will likely arrive in Terminal 2. If your flight to Milan is indeed operated by Delta you can just take the Delta shuttle bus from T2 to T4 inside security after arrival in JFK. Be sure to check in online for both flights before leaving New Orleans.


    Thanks for your help! I just checked online and I'll be arriving at Terminal 4 and also departing from Terminal 4. Would I have to leave the terminal and go to the ticketing area in order to pick up my ticket though?


    You don't have to go to the ticketing area if you check in online.


  • Changing flights
    Nov 10, 2014
    I'm traveling to London from LA via NY. Do I have to pic up bags in JFK and recheck them again?


    No, you do not assuming you purchased your tickets together. You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.


  • T5 - T7
    Nov 8, 2014
    Hi there I arrive from Grand Cayman at 17.00 into T5 with JetBlue on Monday 8 Dec. my onward flight is with BA from T7 at 19.20 that evening. I have checked baggage and the flights were booked separately. From reading the above I guess I should be ok (save for delays etc) but are there any suggestions to help remove possible stress / negate risk of missing onward flight? Thanks in advance


    Nothing to recommend other than trying to sit as far forward on your JetBlue flight as possible. Also, the international gates at T5 are new and haven't opened yet, so it's not clear how well they will work. They open Nov 12.


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