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  • Zurich via JFK to LAX
    Jun 4, 2013
    I'll fly on June, 14th to JFK, arriving at 12:30pm (Terminal 4 I think) with Swiss and have to connect the United flight to LAX at 03:00pm. Is this enough time to change planes even I'll have to clear immigration (I'm German citizen) and costums? What terminal United operates it's flights to LAX from? Thank you very much for your help.


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 and your United flight will leave from Terminal 7. Take the Air Terminals Train between the terminals.


    Thanks a lot. Is it possible to clear immigration and costum in 2:30h ?


    Yes, you will probably have enough time, although that is the busiest time for immigration in T4.


  • US Airways to Phx
    Jun 3, 2013
    I fly AER LINGUS from Dublin to JFK and then US AIRWAYS to PHX


    Make sure to go through US customs clearance at Dublin! Your arrival is Terminal 4 (T4) and departure T7. Take the 'Air Terminals Train' (not the Airtrain) to T7, go through security check there, and and on to your gate. NOTE, however, that if Aer Lingus does not transfer your bags to US Airways, you need to claim your bags at T4 and check them in with US Airways at T7.


  • transportation between terminals??
    Jun 3, 2013
    I've been reading some comments/questions and have searched a bit but couldn't find the section on transportation between terminals? If I arrive at one terminal on American and have to get to another terminal to fly on El Al to Tel Aviv what are the options?


    El Al operates from Terminal 4 and AA from Terminal 8. To get between them take the JFK Airtrain which runs outside security.


  • travelling alone
    Jun 3, 2013
    Hi,Departing Boston airport arriving JFK TERM 4 on flight AF 2741 at 814 pm. Onward connection to Dublin Terminal 4 departure at 9 29 pm on AF 3657. both flights operated by delta airlines. Have I enough time to make connection ??. I presume as all booked on same ticket hold luggage will be transferred straight through from Boston to Dublin and I won't need to collect and check in again. Thanks for your advice on this


    Note that your boston flight may arrive in Terminal 2, in which case you would have to take the Delta shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. Yes, you won't have to do anything with your baggage. Even if you have to take the shuttle you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2.
    Jun 1, 2013
    I need to go from terminal 4 to terminal 2.


    Delta runs a shuttle between the two terminals


  • Transfer BRU - JFK - MCO
    May 30, 2013
    Travelling from Brussels to JFK on the 7th of june with DELTA 141. probably arriving at T4 at 1pm. then connecting to Orlando on DELTA 4 at 4pm. enough time? do i need to claim Luggage and recheck them in?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will claim your baggage in immigration and then immediately re-check it with Delta once you leave customs.


  • China-JFK-FLL
    Jun 1, 2013
    Hi there, Our schedule is PVG(Shianghai)-JFK-FLL. We will fly with China Eastern to JFK Terminal 1 and move to terminal 4 Delta. Time to arrive is 1:15 pm and depart 3:40 pm . 2.25 hrs transit time enough for JFK?? or unrealistic? Thanks!


    You have enough time. On arrival at JFK, you need to go through security check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in your bags. Check with China Eastern whether they will transfer your bags to Delta flight; if not, you need to take your bags along and check them in at your connecting terminal's Delta counter. The 'Airline Terminals Train' runs on average every 8 mins from T1 (making stops at: T8, T7, T5 & T4) in the unsecured terminal areas. On arrival at your connecting terminal you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. IMPORTANT: Do check with Delta, which - as of May 24, used the newly expanded T4 only for flights to Amsterdam, NL, Georgetown, Guyana, St. Georges, Grenada & San Juan, P.R. - and all others at either T2 or T3.


    Thank you, wemay13 :)


    Note that there are no more flights from Terminal 3, it is closed. All Delta flights now used 2 or 4.


    Thank you for your advice, ZAP! I'll note that.


  • Getting from terminal 2 to terminal 5
    May 28, 2013
    Hi...On Jet to get from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5. Have 45 minutes and only carryon luggage. Thanks


    nevermind...figured it out...thanks!


  • is a 56 minute transfer enough time?
    May 23, 2013
    I am traveling from MSP>JFK>SVO (Moscow) on Friday, May 24th. I am flying Delta all the way. I should arrive at JFK at 15:14 and depart for Moscow at 16:10, which is only a 56 minute layover. My flight is scheduled to arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 4. I plan on taking the Delta shuttle so I do not have to go through security. How much time do you think this will take?


    You will have enough time if your first flight is on-time, but JFK is delay prone, especially that time of day, so anything could happen.


  • SFO to JFK to BCN
    May 22, 2013
    Hello, I will be traveling from SFO to BCN with a stop over in JFK on March 29th. I would like to know if I will need to claim bags at JFK and re-check bags? I'll be flying Delta from SFO to JFK and Delta again from JFK to BCN. Thanks so much for your help!


    No, you will not have to do anything with your bags in JFK on your way TO Spain.


  • transfers between terminal 7 and termina
    May 21, 2013
    We arrive from Heathrow in terminal 7 on BA 117 at 11.00 and then have to get to terminal 8 for American Airlines flight AA1635 at 14.55 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, is there transportation between these terminals. Also will we have to claim our luggage and re check it in for American Airlines


    Yes, you will have to claim your luggage in immigration, then re-check it once you exit customs. Then you take the Airtrain one stop from T7 to T8, then go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.


    When we have claimed luggage in immigration do we re check it after customs in T7 before we get Airtrain to T8


    Because of the AA and BA codeshare, you will likely be able to re-check it in T7.


  • Transit
    May 21, 2013
    I will arrive JFK New York Kennedy Airport terminal 4 at 1055hrs via SQ and need to depart from terminal 2 at 1435hrs to baltimore international airport via Delta. How to travel from T4 to T2? Any security check in between? Is the time sufficient? Do I need to re-check in my baggage? Thank you.


    After going through customs you should be able to re-check your baggage with Delta, then take the Airtrain to T2 and go through security (you may have to pick up your boarding pass from Delta first). You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you so much!


  • Time from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1
    May 19, 2013
    We are arriving at JFK on Delta flight at terminal 3 at 2:51. Making a connecting Delta flight (via Alitalia) to FCO leaving from terminal 1 at 5:25 . Will we have enough time? What is quickest way to get to terminal 1? Will we have to go through security again? All flights made on one reservation. Thanks!


    You will have to take the AirTrain and go through security again, but if your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.


    Thanks so much for your response!


  • Terminal 3 to 5 and back
    May 18, 2013
    We have a 7 hour layover. Our flights arrive and depart from Terminal 3 but we would like to eat in terminal 5. Would we have to go through security both to enter terminal 5 and then to re-enter terminal 3?


    On arrival at T3, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' which serves all terminals outside of security (follow signs). As each airline has its own rules, check with your airline whether they will automatically transfer to your connecting flight or if you need to re-check-in your bags, particularly if you use 2 different airlines.


  • Minimum layover time
    May 17, 2013
    Hi, I am flying Delta from San Francisco to JFK, arriving 8pm and then getting another Delta flight to Dublin at 9.30 pm. I think I arrive into, and depart from Term.4. I really need to get back that day, so I am getting worried that I won't make the flight. Will I have enough time to make the connection?


    at JFK, LAX & SFO Delta flights are in Terminal 2 - meaning you need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' to Terminal 4 (follow signs) and there go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Concourse A has gates A2-7, Concourse B gates B20-40. NOTE: First phase of major reconstruction of T4 opens with fanfare next Friday. However, it possible that the Delta Shuttle bus from T2 to T4, gate to gate (with no security check at T4) will already be in place. Either way you should be able to make your connection on time.


    The Delta shuttle bus should be running.


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