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Coming in to terminal 4 on Delta International , Transferring to Jet Blue in Terminal 5 and will have to recheck bags. How much time is required?
3+ hours is realistically required.
I am flying from Athens to Washington DC, with a 3hr layover in JFK. I'm not checking bags but I want to buy duty free bottles of local liqeuers in Athens Airport. After going throught customs in JFK, will I have to go through security again before reboardIng to Washington? I don't want my liqueurs taken away because of their size. Is it possible to then check a small backpack with the bottles in JFK going to Washington?
Yes, you will have to go through security after clearing customs in New York. You may be able to check a bag at that time but you'll need to be aware that you need time to do so.
Hi, I am arriving at JFK terminal 8 at 12pm and since it is an international flight I will have to go through immigration. My next flight to Chicago is in 5 hours, also from terminal 8. How to get from the "Baggage Claim" area to the check in area for departures?
You take an escalator up to the departure level after you clear customs and re-check your bags, then go through security.
Hi. I'm flying from Boston to JFK with Delta arriving in Terminal 4 at 14:26, tomorrow 15 July. My outgoing international flight is at 18:30 from terminal 7 with Qantas. I need to get stored bags from terminal 8 before departure. What is the quickest way between terminals to make sure I make the international flight.

Thank you
The only way between terminals is the AirTrain. You should have enough time.
I am flying from MBJ to BWI in Baltimore connecting in JFK where is my connecting terminal?
What airlines are you flying?
Virgin/Delta London-JFK-Washington flight in August. Both flights on same ticket. Only 1h 25m between flights. Is this sufficient time to get through customs, immigration - I understand that the first port of entry is where you must now clear immigration - and check in bag to Washington.
I am guessing it is enough time, as surely the airline wouldn't sell the ticket if not. Sounds very tight though. Thank you.
No, that is not enough time. Minimum is 90 minutes with 2 hours recommended.
I am flying from santo domingo on jetblue, then flying to seoul on korean air, with a 4hrs layover at JFK. I am buying the tickets separately from every airline. Is 4hrs enough time?, Whats the process i have to make?
You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take the AirTrain to Terminal 1, re-check your bags with korean, and go through security. You should have enough time.
This is my first time traveling to JFK, New York airport. Can you please explain and direct me carefully when arriving terminal 5 and how do I get to terminal 8 for departure?
I assume you're arriving on JetBlue? From where? What airline are you flying out on? To where? Do you have checked bags?
Good evening
I'm flying in from Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways. I need to catch a connecting flight to Chicago on Delta. Would a 2 hour 50 minute overlay be enough time to be sure to make my connecting flight.
I have no idea whether I need to get from one terminal to another.
Please advise
Thanking you in anticipation
Jeni Visser
That would be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Both flights would be in Terminal 4.
Thank you , for the thumbs up ZAP
Flying Delta from ATL to JFK with 1 1/2 hour layover before flight from JFK to EDI. Is that enough time? Will we have to switch terminals?
You may or may not have to change terminals. But if you arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle inside security to Terminal 4 where you depart. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.