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  • restrooms before customs
    Jun 25, 2013
    2
    the map only shows restroom after security ( means flying out). does anyone know any restrooms before customs? ( when flying in)

     

    What terminal?

     

    Terminal 1. and would also like to know if there is one before immigration too.

     

  • Help 1 hr 6 min connection
    Jun 26, 2013
    5
    I am flying from Tokyo, to Boston, to JFK arrival at 4:05 PM on Monday 8/5. I want to book a flight to Syracuse which my son is on from Jet Blue at 5:11PM. I am only bringing a carryon so no luggage. Is that enough time to make the connection? Your help is appreciated. Thank you

     

    I forgot Im coming in American Airlines flight 1851-it doesnt show what gate/terminal yet

     

    So you're flying on American from Boston to JFK? If you only have a carry on you could make that connection, barely, if your flight from Boston is on-time, without a checked bag. You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 5. Check in online for your JetBlue flight on your phone when you're in Boston so you don't miss the check-in cutoff. If you did have a checked bag you wouldn't have enough time. Also, if you have any delays (which are quite common at JFK) you'll probably miss your connection and be stuck in New York. At least it appears that JetBlue also has a 10:45 PM flight that you might be able to get on if you miss your connection.

     

    There may be a delta flight at 5:40 to syracuse will the extra 30 min ensure making the connections?

     

    Nothing will "ensure" it, especially at JFK in the summer, but extra time never hurts. However, since that is Delta's only flight of the day from JFK to Syracuse, if you miss that connection you'll be spending the night in NYC (or maybe they'll send you on a taxi to LaGuardia, where they have a 10:25 PM LGA-SYR flight). Unlike JetBlue who has a later flight from JFK.

     

    Also, that Delta JFK-SYR flight is almost always late, which in your case is a good thing.

     

  • Connection T8
    Jun 24, 2013
    1
    Hi, I'll arrive in JFK from Italy at 13:30 fly AA199, connection with fly AA 85 to SFO at 15:30, I'm a little bit worried to lose my fly, are there some tips to avoid it ? Thanks

     

    "Lose my fly"? What does that mean? You should have enough time to make your connection and AA will have later flights to SFO if you miss it.

     

  • Time to clear customs
    Jun 23, 2013
    1
    I am arriving at 3:15 from Cairo Egypt Air, so I assume T4. I have an AA connecting flight at 5:15 from, I assume, T8. Is this enough time to clear customs and get to T8?

     

    It should be enough time. You take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train between terminals.

     

  • Transit between terminals?
    Jun 25, 2013
    5
    Hi, I am travelling from Rome to New York next Monday. It's a Delta flight operated by Alitalia, and on my ticket reservation it says it will arrive at terminal 1 at JFK. On the same ticket, I have a connection to Montreal on another Delta flight, from terminal 2. The layover time is 2hr45min. can somebody confirm that terminal 1 and terminal 2 are indeed the terminals Delta uses for their flights from Rome, and to Montreal, respectively? How do I transit from terminal 1 to terminal 2? Thank you so much for your response!

     

    Alitalia uses Terminal 1. The Delta Connection flight to Montreal will depart from Terminal 2. You use the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to go between terminals.

     

    Thank you so much ZAP. Your response is very useful Do I have to claim my luggage, and clear customs at JFK, before I board my next plane, to Canada? Both flights were bought on the same reservation.

     

    Yes, you will have to do all that.

     

    Can I re-check my luggage at the Delta Counter at Terminal 1, before i take the AirTran to Terminal 2? Where is it located?

     

    If your bags are all checked through then you probably can use the re-check counter in Terminal 1. The Airtrain is located above the curbside of the terminals. There will be signs that direct you to it.

     

  • Security check from Terminal 8 to 7
    Jun 21, 2013
    1
    I am arriving in Terminal 8 (AA) and I need to get to Terminal 7 to catch a (United) flight. I have about 50mins. Can I walk? Do I have to clear security when I enter Terminal 7? I will not have any checked bags.

     

    It's not feasible to walk between the terminals. You need to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train one stop over to T7. Yes, you will have to go through security again. You'll have to hurry. Make sure you check in for your United flight online before you leave on your American flight. If you wait until you get to T7, you will have missed the check-in cutoff.

     

  • Enough time for connecting flights
    Jun 21, 2013
    4
    Arriving at terminal 7 from Los Angeles on United departing from terminal 7 to Frankfurt Germany on United I have one hour 40 minutes is that enough time

     

    Lufthansa uses terminal 1, not Terminal 7. You'll have to take the AirTrain between terminals and hurry.

     

    Thank you for your response, I have one hour and 49 minutes you're saying this not enough time? Also, do I have to cliam and recheck my luggage?

     

    That should be enough time. If your tickets were bought on one reservation you should not have to claim and re-check your bags.

     

    Thank you...

     

  • Transition from Terminal 8 to 7
    Jun 19, 2013
    1
    My flight from Los Angeles (BA operated by AA) will arrive at terminal 8. I will have to catch a flight to Madrid (BA operated with Iberia) from terminal 7. Will my luggage be checked in all the way through to Madrid? How do I get from 8 to 7? Is 2h enough time for this? Thanks

     

    'Operated by' means BA code-shares with AA - giving you the advantage of baggage transfer. To get from T8 to T7, board the 'Airplane Terminals Train' (follow signs) one stop to T7, then go through security check and on to your gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Transiting at JFK from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2 on separate carriers
    Jun 19, 2013
    2
    I'm arriving in JFK via an international flight on Emirates at 825am at Terminal 4. I have to catch a domestic flight on Delta at 11am at Terminal 2. I am going to check in my bags with Emirates. Will I be able to take the Delta shuttle bus from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2? And how will I to collect my check-in baggage from Emirates?

     

    As an international arrival at JFK, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags - however, if Emirates does not transfer bags to your Delta connection (check with Emirates), you would need to take your bag along to Terminal 2 and check it in there. To get from T4 to T2 - take the 'Airplane Terminals Train' which runs every 8 mins or so, to your next stop.

     

    Actually, since your second flight is with Delta, you can just take your bags upstairs to the Delta check in counter in T4, then if your gate is in T2, just take Delta's post-security shuttle from T4 to T2.

     

  • Transiting SIA incoming from Frankfurt to AA outgoing to Montreal
    Jun 19, 2013
    3
    My daughter will be coming in from Singapore via Frankfurt on Singapore Air at 1105 at terminal 4 then going out on American Airlines to Montreal at 1455 at terminal 8. Will she need to pass through Immigrations, collect bags and do a security check on the way in, then check-in and repeat to leave? What is the least stressful way to do this for a 15-year old who has never travelled internationally? Thanks.

     

    Well, she does have enough time. First she'll go through immigration in T4. Were her tickets booked on one ticket or two? If two then she should take her bags with her on the AIrTrain/Airline Terminals Train from T4 to T8 and check in with American. Note that she'll need some money to check the bag on AA if she does this. She'll then go through security and to her gate in T8. She'll hen go through Canadian immigration when she gets to Montreal.

     

    Thanks ZAP. She is booked all on one ticket. So does that mean she will not need to collect her bags and they will be automatically transited through to Montreal for her?

     

    No, any time you enter the US from abroad (from an airport without preclearance) you have to claim your baggage to clear customs. It just means she will likely be able to use the re-check counter in T4.

     

  • delta dfw-jfk-svo connection
    Jun 16, 2013
    1
    I am flying Delta from Dallas to JFK (DELTA CONNECTION) and then to Moscow SVO. I have only 55min layover. Do I need to change terminals and if so, do I need to go through the security check again in jfk?

     

    You may have to change terminals from 2 to 4. However, if you do, Delta runs a shuttle between the two terminals that runs on the secure side, so you won't have to go through security.

     

  • Delta flights from SHN to JFK to LAX
    Jun 16, 2013
    2
    Hey, just wondering when checking in at Shannon will our bags go all the way through to LAX? We have a 3 hour layover in JFK....will we have to check in again for the connecting flight or will it be a case of just going through security again in JFK? The two flights are both with delta airlines and were bought together through KLM, will we have to transfer terminals also? Any information would be really helpful :-)

     

    You arrive & depart from Terminal 4 at JFK Airport. As Shannon does not have US customs clearance, on arrival at JFK you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags where indicated. Bags will be transferred to your next flight. Proceed to the departures level which opens up to the Concourse level with security checkpoints on either end for Concourses A or B (A & B gates). You have plenty of time.

     

    Sujun is incorrect. Flights from shannon are precleared and your bags will be checked straight through to LAX.

     

  • changing terminals
    Jun 16, 2013
    1
    We are flying Delta from New Orleans to JFk and onto Amsterdam with KLM and onto Bucharest. What is the procedure once we arrive at Delta's terminal to get to KLM's terminal?

     

    You arrive & depart from Terminal 4, which has A & B gates - simply check overhead screens on arrival for your KLM flight & gate number and follow signs.

     

  • transit from terminal 1 to terminal 4 around 3:20 p.m on Wed
    Jun 16, 2013
    1
    How do I get from terminal l to terminal 4 around 3:20 P.M. on Wed

     

    On arrival at JFK at T1, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) to Terminal 4 running on average every 7 mins.

     

  • Arriving JFK on Chinese Eastern
    Jun 14, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving on Chinese Eastern at 2:15 pm and have a connecting flight on Jet Blue at 5:20. Is this plenty of time?

     

    It should be enough time. You will probably have to take your bags with you on the Airline Terminals Train/AirTrain from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 where JetBlue departs.

     





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