New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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I'm flying from malaga Spain to LAX with delta airlines through JFK. We booked the flight suggested from delta with a 1h 25 min layover in JFK. Is it enough time to get through customs/inmigration and take the second flight? Are the delta arrival and departure terminals the same in JFK? Do we have to check luggage again in JFK? Thank you very much
No, that is not enough time. In JFK you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. Even though both flights will be in Terminal 4 I recommend at least 2 hours.
I fly from aruba to amsterdam with delta. We have a transfer at jfk onto another delta plane, arriving t2 and departure t4, non-us citizen. 1.20h time, so cld be tight. The best i can do is take seats in the front of the plane, go through immigration and then stay inside security and jump on this jitney bus. Right? Where do i get onto this jitney inside security area of t2?
You Pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Aruba. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I will be flying from KDAY to JFK, and then proceeding to a KLM flight to Amsterdam. The problem I have is my bag is only checked through JFK, and I have to reclaim my bag and recheck it at the KLM desk. Is there an easy way to claim and recheck my bag? Keep in mind I have a 7 hour layover in JFK.
I don't know what you mean "easy" - you have 7 hours, it's not like you need any expedited way.
We are flying in from Heathrow, landing in JFK at 23:05 in terminal 4, taking a Delta flight from the same terminal to Montego Bay at 9am the following day. Can we leave the airport in this time? Will our luggage need to be collected? Thanks!
Yes, you will have to claim your bags when you land to go through US Customs and won't be able to re-check it until the morning.
i will be arriving at JFK from Scotland with a connecting flight to Dallas Texas with a final destination of Albuquerque. Will I process thru Customs upon my arrival at JFK ? or will I process in Dallas?
Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs in JFK.
Were flying from Orlando to jfk to Heathrow- I believe we land at terminal 2 jfk depart terminal 4 and have a really short connection. Were flying with delta/virgin delta is there a better way to get from one terminal to the other? Will we have to clear customs twice? And will we need to collect and re check our luggage at jfk? Many thanks
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through security in Orlando. In JFK all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security from T2 to T4.
Our flight is with DL (DL/KLM) from Amsterdam via JFK on to Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU). We have 1hr50min for the connection, tkt booked all the way with DL, connection suggested by DL flight system. I imagine both flights arrive and leave from Terminal 4, so is it realistic to expect for us to make it? Would DL help us go faster through customs and pick up luggage? If we cant make it, is DL efficient at arranging hotel and flight for the next day? thx
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ZAP 21 hr ago
There are no "fast passes" for US Immigration and customs. Also, if you miss your connection they will rebook you for the next day but they won't pay for your hotel unless your flight from Amsterdam was delayed due to a mechanical reason. It's possible but a somewhat risky connection.
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lk 1 hr ago
Thank you ZAP. But if DL offers such connections when you look for a flight, does it not mean that they are agreeing that this is a regular connection and that there is no extra cost for passengers (such as paying for a hotel) if transit takes long?
All they're agreeing to is that they'll get you to your destination. In the US you aren't guaranteed a hotel if you miss your connection and there is no mandatory compensation for delays.
AA offers a nice price for LHR-JFK-EZE, but with only 2h35min transfer time on JFK. AA6134 arrives at 1930, AA953 leaves at 2205. AFAIK, I have to do the immigration/customs/re-check-in even though I'm not visiting the US at all. Is this doable - and on the evening of Dec 23rd?
Yes, you will have to do all of that. Yes, that should be enough time. Also AA6134 is a British Airways flight, so you will arrive in Terminal 7 and depart from Terminal 8.