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I'm flying from lax to JFK and then to Amsterdam. Do I have to recheck my bags etc? I was told by a friend to ask the air hostess where I need to go to get to my next terminal.
What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Yes it is. It's for klm airline (delta). Made in one reservation.
Then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. Also, in the US they're called Flight Attendants, not Air Hostess.
My daughters will be arriving from Reykjavic, Iceland on Icelandair, and then need to take a different airline to fly from JFK to Syracuse. Options include a 2 hour layover (nonstop on Jetblue) or a 3 hour layover (then longer 4 hr flight with connection on American). Is 2 hours enough time to go thru customs/immigration and recheck a bag, or should they get the longer layover to be safe, even though its a much longer flight with a layover?
2 hours on two separate reservations with checked bags is probably not enough time.
If my flight is coming from Tokyo on Sunday, at 10:35 AM, is a 3-hour layover enough to go through baggage claim, security and immigration to make it to a 1:46 PM connecting flight to Orlando?
Yes. Should be more than enough time
Really? Thanks for your reply.
Good day, I'm flying in from Washington DC to term 4 and have 1 hour and 50 mins to get to term 1 to abu dhabi. do i have enough time, is there another security station to go through?
Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 1. Is it two separate reservations or one reservation? Do you have checked bags? On two separate reservations with checked bags it will be very difficult.
I just have one reservation through orbitz with checked in luggage at departing airport all the way to abu dhabi. I believe that i just have to get to terminal one and go through thanksanother checkpoint but i'm not here on the time frame.
Then yes, if it's all one reservation and your bags are checked through that's enough time. However, I'm not aware of any airlines that interline bags with Etihad that fly from Washington DC to JFK that operate into Terminal 4. What airline is operating the first flight?
I made an error I land Terminal C and go to terminal 8..... :/
AA (American Eagle) Syracuse to Washington DCA and American Airlines (American Eagle) to JFK to Abu Dhabi (Ethihad).

Still worried about the connection.
Scratch all of the above. Its terminal 8 to terminal four.
You should have enough time - you just have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 and go through security.
We are flying from Syracuse to arrive in JFK about 6:56AM. Then out plane leaves for St. Lucia at 8:00AM. Is one hour enough time? Do we have to go through Security for International Travel at JFK? Or is it a simple gate transfer at the same terminal where an hour would be plenty? Thank you.
There is no special security for International flights. If both flights are on JetBlue then you just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and have enough time.
Thanks much. Your answer matches what another (Professional) wrote on Trup Advisor.
I have a flight from Tampa to JFK. I have 2 hours to catch a second flight from JFK to Heathrow both on Delta Airlines. Do I have enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2 you can get to Terminal 4 where you depart using a shuttle bus that runs inside security.
Thank, ZAP. My delta flt is delayed and arrives in term 2 and i have to get to Term 4 fast and was wondering if I have to go in and out of security. Thank goodness there is a bus that runs inside security. Do you know where you get the bus in Term 2? Or just follow signs for Connecting Flts?
We are flying into JFK, terminal 8 and then flying out 3 hours later at terminal 4; do we have to leave the security area and take a cab or another form of transportation to terminal 4 and is that enough time to do so?
You will leave security, take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 and go through security. Where are you flying into JFK from and where are you flying to? Do you have checked bags?
Prague to JFK to Washington DC
We are flying from PDX to JFK to Prague
No checked bags
You have enough time for the connection but don't really have enough time to go anywhere.
I'm flying from Chicago O'hare to Casablanca Morocco through JFK New York. Would I have to collect my luggage and recheck it? Knowing that I bought my ticket from the Royal Air Maroc.
If both flights are on the same reservation you will not have to claim your bags in JFK on your way to Morocco.
I am about to purchase Delta ticket KEF to JFK on to SFO. two options for layover: 2 hr 46 min, or 4 hr 11 min. What do you recommend ? CAM
2 hr 46 minutes should be fine.
My daughter is flying El Al from Tel Aviv to Kennedy. She needs to get to Boston. What domestic airlines would be easiest to connect to or are they all the same? How much time is the needed in between? She will need to retrieve bags and recheck them
The easiest are Delta or JetBlue as they use the terminals closest to El Al's. If it's two separate reservations I recommend at least 3 hours.