JFK Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

New York Kennedy (JFK) Airport

JFK Forum Home

Got a tip about JFK airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between New York Kennedy airport . Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • Tranferring
    Oct 15, 2016
    I am flying on Jetblue to JFK and need to transfer to Delta international. How can I stay inside security to transfer and how long will it take?


    You can't stay inside security. If you have checked bags you need at least 3 hours between flights. Without checked bags you can make it with 2-2.5 hours.


  • JFK Terminal 1 to Terminal 8
    Oct 15, 2016
    My flight the Monday before Thanksgiving arrives at terminal 8 at 2:44pm and then I have to get to terminal 1, check in a bag, go through security, and get to my gate for a flight that leaves 7:22pm. That is around 4 1/2 hours assuming everything gets in on time. Is that enough time? They are two separate tickets, so I will have to pick up the luggage from the one flight and then check it in for the next. I haven't used JFK enough to be familiar with how long it takes. Thanks for any help or advice!


    Yes, that should be enough time. What airlines are you flying?


  • Singapore (SIN) to JFK to Raleigh Durham (RDU)
    Oct 15, 2016
    Hi, my flight arrives in JFK at 1215pm (Singapore Airlines) and I plan to take a flight to RDU. Would it be advisable to take a 340pm (Delta Airlines) or 5pm (American Airlines) flight? Thank you!


    I think either would work.


  • transferring from terminal 5 to terminal 1
    Oct 15, 2016
    I'm flying into terminal 1 on Jet blue at 21:53, and out of terminal 1 at :20 on EVA. Do I exit security and back in? Is this enough time? Do iI take the tran?


    Yes, you will have to take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security. Do you mean 00:20 is your departure time? If so that should be plenty of time.


    Do I need to get all my checked bags? I assume they are checked through. Is this correct?


    Yes, that is correct if both flights are on the same reservation. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Landing from Dubai
    Oct 14, 2016
    I'm a US Citizen arriving on a flight from Dubai at 2:30pm, terminal 4. Wondering how long it would take to get from the gate to the taxi area?


    Probably 30-45 minutes.


  • LHR to JFK to ROC
    Oct 13, 2016
    Hi all, I am flying to JFK with BA from London Heathrow arriving 13:10 at T8. I want to catch a Delta flight to Rochester at 16:40pm from T4. Is 3h30 enough time for immigration, baggage reclaim and baggage drop off (check-in will have been completed online). Will I make it? AirTrain the best transport for this case? Thanks!!


    By the way: This will be on a Sunday and these are two separate tickets


    BA flights do not arrive in Terminal 8. BA operated flights arrive in Terminal 7. AirTrain is the only way between terminals. Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to take your bags with you to T4 to re-check them with Delta.


    Thanks!!!Flight is booked with BA but is operated by American Airlines. So maybe it dies arrive in T8. Does it make a difference timewise? Or there is still enough time under normal circumstances?


    Then it does arrive in T8. It's not much of a difference in terms of time.


  • Terminal 5 to Terminal 4
    Oct 13, 2016
    I amarriving at Terminal 5 and then depart at Terminal 4 for international flight. I have about 1 hour and 45 minutes layover. Do I have time for my connecting flight? Also do I have to go through security check again?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again. What airline are you flying out of Terminal 4? I assume your Jetblue flight is domestic? Are your tickets all on the same reservation or two separate reservations?


    The international flight is through Asiana. And the tickets are on same reservation.


    Then you have enough time. You just take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 and go through security.


  • Connecting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2
    Oct 13, 2016
    I am arriving on Delta at 1034a and connecting to Turkish airlines 1225 pm? will I have enough time?


    You have your terminals reversed. Delta will arrive in Terminal 2 or 4. Is your Delta flight international or domestic? Do you have checked bags? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    My delta flight is domestic from atlanta and I am priority on delta. I will have checked luggage.


    I have 2 separate reservations.


    You have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to transfer your bags yourself from your arrival terminal to Terminal 1 and re-check your bags with Turkish then go through security.


  • Connecting from Terminal 8 to 1
    Oct 13, 2016
    I'm arriving at JFK Terminal 8 on December 11th at 6:40 on a Latam flight, then I've 2:35 hs and a flight with JAL (codeshare with Latam; only 1 ticket) departuring from Terminal 1 at 9:35. 1) Is that enough time?; 2) Is the AirTrain the best option to connect both terminals?; 3) I know I have to claim my luggage at Terminal 8 in order to do US inmigration and customs but; should I drop off my bags at Terminal 8 or carry them to Terminal 1 and drop them off at JAL's counter?


    Yes, that is just enough time. Yes, the AirTrain is your only option. Yes, You will be able to re-check your bags at the re-check desk in Terminal 8.


    Great response! I really thought I had to carry all my luggage to T1. Thanks for your help!


  • term 5 to terminal 4 how much time needed?
    Oct 11, 2016
    I am flying from barbados J to JFK via Jet BLue , arriving 648pm. How much time is needed to get to Terminal 4 for Delta flight to RDU? I have no checked luggage and am a us citizen. I have two separate reservations - can they be made into one to expedite things? Can I print a boarding pas ahead of time for the NY to RDU flight?


    Delta and Jetblue do not have an interline agreement so they can't be combined. If you have internet in Barbados you can check in for your Delta flight there. I would want at least 2 hours between flights, preferably 2.5 hours.


  • ESTA valid as transfer visa?
    Oct 11, 2016
    We are flying to JFK, spending a weekend in NY, then flying to Mexico on vacation. Home trip we are coming back to JFK (terminal 4) to connect to the return trip from JFK (terminal 1). We have 5 hours layover here. 1) Is that enough time? 2) Do we need a separate transfer VISA for this or are we covered with the ESTA we will need anyway for the weekend trip


    We are flying in from and back to Europe btw


    If you are eligible to enter the US on ESTA you never need a transit visa for the US. Yes, 5 hours should be enough time.


  • Flying from Moscow SU100 sat15th - flying to Tampa
    Oct 10, 2016
    Hi, On 15th October Flying from Moscow, aeroflot SU 100 to JFK terminal 1 ETA 12.25 I have to go through customs, pick up luggages then go to terminal 2, register with Delta to Tampa, board ETD 15.29 h From ETA to ETD = 3 hours Is this enough time or not


    Yes, that should be enough time if the Aeroflot flight is on-time.


  • Delta to Singapore Airines
    Oct 10, 2016
    I am connecting from Delta domestic to Singapore International to FRA, I have 3 hours connection both directions will that be enough time? From what I can tell the are both in terminal 4?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Some domestic Delta flights use Terminal 2 but they are connected inside security to Terminal 4 by a shuttle if your bags are checked through or you don't have checked bags.


  • Will I need visa?
    Oct 9, 2016
    Hello. I am Georgian citizen,flying from Istanbul to Kingston(Jamaica) via JFK. Istanbul-JFK is operated by Turkish Airlines and JFK-Kingston is operated by JetBlue. I have to change terminals in JFK, do I need any kind of visa? Ticket is in one order.


    Yes, you need a US Transit Visa. In JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to Terminal 5 on the AirTrain and go through security.


  • Connection time
    Oct 9, 2016
    I am arriving JFK on Delta from PHL in Term 4, and catching a KAL flight to Seoul in Term. 1. I have 2 hrs. for the connection. Do I have enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security.


Google Plus One