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  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 5
    Jan 14, 2015
    my flight arrives to JFK on Terminal 4, and have a 18 hours layover there till my next flight to Haiti, which will be on Terminal 5 (Jet Blue airplane) Do I need any kind of documents (like Visa) to move from T4 to T5?


    It depends what country you are a citizen of.


  • clearing customs
    Jan 13, 2015
    I will be arriving at JFK on Icelandair from Iceland end of May, 2015 at 12;30pm. Will be departing on Delta, for Florida, 2.5 hours later, at 3:00pm. Is that enough time to clear Customs.


    Barely. Be sure to check in online for your Delta flight before you leave Europe/Iceland and check delta.com to see what terminal your Delta flight will be departing (could be 2 or 4).


  • Connecting flights
    Jan 12, 2015
    Hi I am arriving on a BA flight from london (terminal 7 I think) and connection to an AA flight (terminal 8 I think). I wanted to know if I have to go back through security or if there is a way to transfer terminals without doing so.


    Yes, you will have to go through security when you get to Terminal 8. Any arriving passenger going through US Immigration and continuing onwards has to go through security again anyway, whether they are changing terminals or not.


  • Terminal1 to Terminal4 inise USA flight
    Jan 12, 2015
    Hello, Will be 1h40min enough to go through customs arriving at terminal1 and go to terminal4? Coming from Moscow, trough NewYork to Denver, tickets bought from Riga, LV to Denver, USA


    That should barely be enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that some Delta domestic flights leave from Terminal 2, so be sure to check the monitors or Delta.com to check.


  • Domestic to International Connection -- enough time?
    Jan 14, 2015
    Hi there. I am planning to book flights on USAirways and Cathay Pacific, from Boston to Hong Kong, connecting in JFK. There is a layover in JFK of 1 hour, 38 minutes, but I am being told there should be a minimum of 2 hour layover in JFK. I don't think I will need to get checked baggage, as I am exiting the US. Anything else I am missing? Or is 1:38 really long enough to make the connection, assuming planes run on time?


    I just learned that I would be arriving at JFK Terminal 8, and departing from Terminal 7. Any ideas?


    1 hr 38 minutes should be enough time. All you have to do is take the AirTrain from T8 to T7 and go through security.


  • Terminal 8 International to Domestic
    Jan 11, 2015
    Hi, we arrive on AA from UK at 01.35 pm (February 2015) & depart on AA for MCO at 02.59 pm - non US citizens. Seems tight to me, is it possible? I heard something about short connection cards for immigration - do these exist & how do we get one? Thanks


    That's really pushing what's possible. I am not aware of any such cards. Your connection is possible, but depends on your first flight being on-time or preferably early.


  • Temrinal 4 to Terminal 1 - HELP!
    Jan 11, 2015
    Hi I need detailed information on how to go about getting from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1. This is for someone who only speaks Spanish, so I need to be able to give them clear instructions They have 4ish hours between flights SFO > JFK via DELTA then JFK > MADRID with a layover in OSLO on Norwegian Airlines. 1) Will they have to re-clear security? 2) Does transport between terminals cost anything? Is there anything esle I should know that I can relay to my Spanish friend?


    First, they will need to claim their baggage in Terminal 4. Norwegian doesn't interline baggage with any other airline. Then they need to take the AirTrain from T4 to T1, it doesn't cost anything. Then they will need to re-check their bags with Norwegian, get their Norwegian boarding passes and go through security.


    Jan 10, 2015
    Flying with Delta from Toronto to Mexico with a 1 hr. 10 min. layover. No checked baggage. Will I have enough time? Do I have to go through security at JFK? If I buy liquor at duty-free in Toronto, can I bring it through security at JFK?


    You do not have to go through security in JFK. Delta runs a shuttle bus from Terminal 2 where you will arrive to Terminal 4 where you will depart. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


  • Terminal 7 boarding time
    Jan 9, 2015
    Hello, I am visiting an Islanders game in Nassau Coliseum Centre on Thursday 21Jan. It should end at 9pm. I'll take a cab to JFK T7 what should take an half an hour. I will be flying to Heathrow at 11pm so ir leaves me with little more than one hour for passing security and walking to my gate. I only have hand luggage. It that enough time for boarding or should I count with a busy rush hour? Thank you.


    Plan on leaving the Islanders game before it's over, more like 8:30 You won't get to JFK in a half hour.


    Thank you for a quick reply. Let's say the taxi ride will take an hour, so I would arrive to T7 at 10pm. I don't mind challenging situations at the airports and I usually come late and have to run. Is it likely that I make it to the gate until 11pm? How much time should I calculate for waiting in a security queue in a Thursday night on January?


    There won't be much of a security line at that time.


  • t2 transfer to t4
    Jan 9, 2015
    Hello. I will be returning from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Paris CDG, through JFK. I think we are arriving in jfk at t2 and leaving from t4. I have 80min between flights, is that enough time? What happens if I don't catch my flight to Paris? Thank you very much!


    Flying with delta and airfrance


    Neither of your flights will likely be in T2. You will arrive in T4. If your flight to Paris is operated by Air France it will depart from T1. if it is operated by Delta it will depart from T4. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Both flights from san juan to jfk & from jfk to paris are operated by delta. So on what terminal are we arriving and from which are we departuring? Thanku u very much!


    Then both your flights should be in Terminal 4. You'll just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    That is great news!!! I have one more question please. We are arriving on AF from CDG to JFK...that is terminal 1 right and conecction flight to san juan is by delta...so i have to collect my bags go thru security go to t2 and then chech in right?


    You have the steps a bit mixed up. You will collect your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the AirTrain to your departure terminal (likely T4, check flight status to make sure), then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Delta domestic to international connection
    Jan 9, 2015
    Hi. I'm sending my daughter from LAX to JFK on her way to Moscow. Her flight is scheduled to arrive JFK at 3:05 and depart at 4:22. Will she have to change terminals from domestic to international? Will this give her enough time? Thanks.


    What airlines is she flying? Were both her tickets purchased together? I can't answer that question without that information.


  • Connection domestic - international JFK
    Jan 8, 2015
    Hi, when having both domestic flight and connecting in JFK terminal 8, do you need to go through security and passport control again?


    You do not go through US passport control when leaving the US. You also won't have to go through security again. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Flying from ATL - JFK - CDG 1 hour and 50 Min connection all on Delta
    Jan 8, 2015
    Is one hour and fifty minutes enough time to connect to CDG in JFK all on Delta


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2, delta runs a shuttle bus inside security to Terminal 4 where your flight to CDG will depart.


  • t4 to t8, how long to get to t8 arrivals?
    Jan 8, 2015
    im arriving myself at t4 and need to meet some friends at t8 arrivals, how long should it take me to get there? thanks


    The ride on the airtrain is about 10 minutes, so you could be at t8 arrivals maybe 20 minutes after you arrive at the gate if you don't have checked bags and are arriving on a domestic flight. Checked bags or an international flight would obviously be longer.


    I do have checked bags and I need to go through inmigration...but so do the friends I'm meeting at t8 plus they get there 30 min after me. So I guess meeting them won't be an issue. Thanks


  • Barbados Via JFK to Johannesburg
    Jan 8, 2015
    I'm flying from BGI Barbados on Jet Blue landing at 759am at Terminal 5 JFK. I need to catch a flight at 1115am at Terminal 4 to Johannesburg. Will I have enough time to catch the Johannesburg flight? Many Thanks


    That should be enough time. If you purchased separate tickets and your flight is on-time, you will be out of customs by like 9 AM, so that still leaves you over 2 hours before your flight to get to T4 check in, go through security, and to your gate.


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