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    Aug 2, 2016
    DL446 lands at T2 or T4 at 20:10 EK202 departs T4 at 23:00 Separate tickets. What are my chances? DL446 seems to be often delayed.


    That should be enough time if DL446 is on-time. But as you can see, it often is not.


    Also, DL446 will arrive in T4, the same terminal you will depart from.


    Thank you ZAP. Does DL446 always arrive in T4? How can you tell that? Is it because of the equipment?


    Delta does a slick thing at JFK where all flights that start with 4 use Terminal 4 and all flights that start with 2 use Terminal 2.


    And the flights starting with 9,8,7 etc go to one or other terminal undecided beforehand?


    Nevermind, that rule only applies to Delta JFK departures, but I'm fairly certain DL446 will arrive in T4 because it is a 767 and the gates in T2 can't handle the 767.


  • Stockholm to JFK to Chicago
    Aug 2, 2016
    Hello, 2 US citizens flying from Stockholm to JFK on Norwegian and then from JFK to Chicago on Jetblue. Do we need to go through security/customs in NY? Our layover is only 40 minutes - is this possible?


    Yes, in JFK you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Terminal 5, re-check them with JetBlue and go through security. 40 minutes is completely impossible. If you have already booked this ticket, you need to change it or buy something else if that's cheaper than changing.


    Aug 1, 2016
    Hey! We will arrive on Sunday at 4:33 p.m JFK (Terminal 8) from Puerto Rico. The connecting flight to Helsinki Finland (HEL) leaves at 5:40 p.m. ( at the same Terminal 8 ). The airlines are American airlines but operated by Finnair JFK-HEL. Everything is on the same reservation ( SJU-HEL). Do we need to claim our luggage and/or go through US Immigration? Do we have enough time?


    There is no US Customs or immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • JFK terminal connection and minimum time required.
    Aug 1, 2016
    I am reaching by Emirates flight to JFK at 20.45 hrs at terminal 4, I have connecting flight to Rochester by JetBlue departure at 22.50 hours from terminal 5. How to go from terminal 4 to terminal 5? I have to also under go immigration and custom clearance. Please guide/advise as the time available between arrival and departure of connection flight I'd 2 hours.


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags? With checked bags on separate reservations this is practically impossible. With everything on the same reservation it will still be very difficult. You go between terminals using the AirTrain.


    Thanks for your response. My reservation is in one ticket and I will have 2 pieces checked in baggage.


  • enough time and security
    Aug 1, 2016
    We are arriving at Terminal 5 from Rochester NY and leaving from Terminal 4 for Frankfurt Germany. Will we have to pass through security again and how do we get Terminal 4? The airlines are JetBlue and Singapore.


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 4.


  • Connection times
    Aug 1, 2016
    I'm flying through JFK from Charlotte to and from Dublin with a 1.5 hour layover each way in JFK. Is that enough time to make the connection?


    What airlines are you flying? Is everything on the same reservation or separate reservations?


    Operated by Endeavor Air DBA Delta Connection.


    Then if your flight to Dublin is also on Delta, all you have to do both ways in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal 4. You have enough time.


    Just realized the return flight from Dublin to Charlotte only has a 1 hour 4 minute connection through JFK. Flying Delta and Delta Endeavor. Is THAT enough time???


    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in JFK both ways is just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4.


  • 2hr 30 mins transfer. Will i make it?
    Aug 2, 2016
    I am arriving JFK via etihad airways at 9.25am and departing for washington DC via delta at noon on 2 separate tickets with only carry on bags but non US citizen. It seems like both will be on T4. Is this enough time? Do I have to go through immigration and security check at JFk if i have check-in online for delta and only have carry-on bags? Or can i just transfer to delta and only go through immigration upon reaching DC?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. If you check in online for your Delta flight, since you don't have checked bags, all you have to do at JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks for the prompt response. I am only transiting in Abu Dhabi to JFK. My originating flight is Singapore. Will I still pre-clear US immigration and customs upon reaching Abu Dhabi?


  • Connecting flight from T2 to T4 at JFK
    Aug 2, 2016
    Ok so I have a flight booked this week and I'm starting to panic at the thought of only having 45 minutes for transfer time between T2 and T4. I'm flying in from Charleston (CHS) to JFK - then onto London (LHR) Is 45 minutes long enough to transfer between these terminals? Are there any security checks I need to account for also? I'm really quite worried about limited time :-S


    Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between the two terminals. If your flight from Charleston is on-time you can make this connection.


    Thank you for your response - from past experience that flight from CHS has always been behind schedule 5 - 10mins everytime so I'm thinking even if I don't make it to T4 in time they'll have to put me on the next flight right?


  • 2h10 of connection time in JFK
    Aug 1, 2016
    Hello I have a flight from Montreal to Paris via JFK airport terminal 8 (American Airlines), with 2h10 between both flights. Is it enough ? Do i have to pass immigration control ? And do i have to get my baggages ? Thanks for the answer


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • connection flight to MIA
    Aug 1, 2016
    I am traveling from ATH to MIA via LHR and JFK. I have 2h and 3min time left in JFK. do I have to go through luggage, customs, and immigration at the JFK too? Or only in MIA ? If time is not enough and I miss the flight due to custom and immigration regulations and procedures, what happens next ?


    This is one ticket flight and operated by BA and AA. Correcting the time left in JFK, 2h and 30 min


    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8 if your flight to JFK was on BA, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time. If you miss your connection you will be booked on the next available AA flight to Miami.


    Thank you very much.


  • Is this enough time
    Jul 30, 2016
    I'm traveling from CLT to LHR via JFK on AA. Both flights are on the same ticket. Is 41 minutes enough time to make the connection assuming of course that the original flight from Charlotte is on time?


    Yes, if both flights are operated by AA then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 8. It obviously leaves very little time to spare.


    Yeah, they changed the original flight and made the connection time shorter, or I would have avoided this situation. Just glad I picked seats in row 6 on the first flight. Thanks for the info.


  • terminal 1 to terminal 8
    Jul 30, 2016
    Im landing at JFK with 2 infants from toronto (terminal 8 ) at the same time as my husband from london (terminal 1) . How can he hurry up and come get me? walk or airtrain? we will have to go thru security and get our bags etc right? is there a post security restaurant i can wait for him in? dont want to go wait outside with 2 babies and luggage...how do i access Wifi??


    You can't walk from T1 to T8, he has to take the AirTrain. Where are you flying to or are you just ending your trip in New York. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


    Hi we are both getting out at NY...the JFK website says you can walk btw the terminals and itll only take 8 mins...but u say he shud just take the airtrain?Thanks


    Yes, I think he should take the AirTrain.


  • Connection
    Jul 29, 2016
    I am traveling from Msp to jfk on sun country flight 247 arriving at tarmanal 4 and departing from flight Emirates 202 at tarmanal 4 . Do I have to go security and have to pick my bages I have 3 hours enough And how to go from termanal 4 arriving to termanal 4 departure


    Yes, Sun Country doesn't interline bags with other airlines, you will have to exit security, claim your bags and re-check them with Emirates on the departure level. You have enough time if your Sun Country flight is on-time.


  • Qatar from Doha to JFK, clear immigration and customs with infant
    Jul 28, 2016
    Will there be any lines for Parents with Infant for immigration? I need to collect luggage from Qatar,clear customs and check in to AA. Will there a counter to drop off luggage after customers or we need to carry it between the gates/terminal. Any helpful infomration would be greatly appreciated


    There is no such lines. Yes, if your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can re-check them right after you clear customs.


    Thanks for the info


  • Flying YYZ - JFK - SJU
    Jul 28, 2016
    I am departing Toronto (YYZ) and connecting at JFK to my final destination in Puerto Rico (SJU). Do I need to pick up my checked bag and recheck it at JFK? I only have a 1 hour layover!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. What airlines are you flying?


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