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  • T8 International to Domestic Connection
    Jul 17, 2015
    I will be arriving on an AA flight from LHR to JFK T8 and departing to DCA also from T8. The connection time is 1hr15 minutes. Do I need to exit through immigration and then re-enter? Is this enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. That is 15 minutes shorter than the recommended time for that connection. It's possible but there's no room to spare for delays.


    Hi, I have seen your post about T8 International to Domestic Connection. i have 1hr 40 mins time to proceed to teh same route. i am also flyimg from LHR next week. Did you make it to catch your Connecting flight? Do we get any Express boarding pass in london for Domestic flight..to clear everyhting easily.


  • Connecting flight time crunch?
    Apr 18, 2015
    I have a delta flight from SLC arriving at JFK at 3:07pm (not sure what terminal) and then a connecting flight to the Dominican Republic leaving at 4pm from Terminal 4. Is this enough time between flights? Do I have to recheck my baggage or go through customs for the DR? Any advice would be great! Thanks!


    All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle bus between T2 and T4 inside security. You will go through DR immigration and customs when you get to DR.


    Thank you! Is that also enough time for my baggage to get put on the connecting flight as well?


    Yes, it should be enough time.


  • Cathay to delta connection
    Apr 17, 2015
    Hello I am looking at an arrival from Hong Kong on Cathay at 1:05PM (I believe Terminal 7) and then a connection to Montreal on Delta at 3:20 PM (terminals 2 or 4). Is this doable?


    Booked together as one ticket, it's definitely doable. Booked as two separate tickets it's doable, but depends on everything going very smoothly in order for it to work since you will have to transfer your bags from T7 to T4 yourself.


  • Icelandair arrival then United departure
    Apr 16, 2015
    I purchased 2 separate tickets for travel on 5/27: one is from Icelandair, arriving JFK at 12:30pm, then depart JFK on United at 2pm. Would I have enough time to clear customs, pick up baggage, check in, go through security for the 2pm United flight? Both airlines are located in Terminal 7. Please advise. Thanks!


    You will have to hope your Icelandair flight is on-time and lines at customs and Immigration are short in order to make it.


  • JFK Finnair Terminal 8 to JetBlue Terminal 5
    Apr 16, 2015
    I will be arriving at JFK, 3:50 p.m. at Terminal 8 and would like to make a connecting reservation with JetBlue departing at 5:55 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon in August. Will I have enough time to get my bags, get through immigration and customs and make it to Terminal 5 to check my bag and get through security? I am not familiar with JFK so there will be disorientation to take into consideration as well. Thanks


    That would probably be barely possible. It would definitely be pushing it if there are any delays at all.


  • help with terminals
    Apr 16, 2015
    Hi, my parents will travel from Moscow to jfk and have connect flight to Richmond VA. What arrival terminal and what terminal parents need for Richmond VA. My parents old and not speak English. If I order wheelchair person can he help my parents go from one terminal to another?


    I can't answer your question unless you can tell me what airlines your parents are flying.


  • Transfer from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2
    Apr 17, 2015
    Hi there I am flying with Delta from LAX to San Juan, Puerto Rico with a stop over at JFK, all booked together. My flight arrives at Terminal 4 at 5:55am and departs from Terminal 2 at 7:00am so I have 1.05 minute stop over, will this give me enough time to make my connecting flight? Do I need to clear through security again? Does Delta have a shuttle bus for connecting flights? Thank you


    I mean I have 1 hour and 5 minutes connection time


    Most Puerto Rico flights leave from Terminal 4. However, even if it leaves from Terminal 2 you have plenty of time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security to Terminal 2 if you need to go there.


    My itinerary says it departs from terminal 2, is this subject to change? That sounds perfect so I won't need to go through security again if I catch the shuttle bus between terminals? How often does the shuttle bus run?


    Yes, it is subject to change. The shuttle bus runs almost constantly. Yes, you won't have to go through security at JFK even if you have to take the shuttle bus.


  • T7 to T8 transfer
    Apr 17, 2015
    Arriving on BA from LHR into T7, departing on AA to BOS from T8. I assume I will collect my luggage, clear customs and drop the bags at the transfer counter. Out into fresh air, onto the train and off again at T8. back through security and off to my gate. I have about 2:30 for the connection. Am I correct? Any possible issues? Thanks...


    oh, forgot to mention, this is a single through-ticket (I actually start the trip in Nice). I'd assume that the bags will be labelled right through to BOS.


    You have the process correct. Yes, the bags will be tagged to BOS but you'll still have to claim and re-check them in JFK. 2:30 should be plenty of time.


    Thanks. One other thing... I'm a OneWorld Sapphire member. Are there any express lanes for customs, security etc?


    That may get you priority security in T8. If so it will be printed on your boarding pass.


  • do i have enough time?
    Apr 16, 2015
    Flying Delta from CLE to JFK. Arriving at 18:43. Flight on Singapore Airlines leaves for FRA at 20:55. Will I need to collect my luggage and re-check it? Do I need to go through security again? Do I have enough time? Thanks.


    Did you purchase your tickets separately or together. If together then you won't have to claim your bags and just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in T4. If separately you will have a tough time because you will have to claim your bags from Delta and re-check them with Singapore then go through security.


    I purchased my tickets separately. I can take an earlier flight but that means sitting in JFK for almost 8 hours.


    You'll either have to do that or you can fly to LGA and leave about 4 hours between flights and do a connection between airports. There's a lot more flights from CLE to LGA than to JFK.


  • security clearance for same terminal
    Apr 15, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying into JFK from Dublin with AA and have the connecting flight from the same terminal with same airline. I would have pre clearance for immigration at Dublin so I won't need to go through it again in JFK. Will I need to go through security again at JFK for my connecting flight? Please help and Thanks!


    No, all you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks a million!


  • Luggage Racks in between Terminals
    Apr 15, 2015
    Does anyone know if you can pay for a luggage cart in one terminal and take it to another terminal on the train?


    Rental luggage carts are generally not allowed on trains.


    Thx for reply. Any suggestion for how my mother in law (who is traveling with three bags on her own and does not speak English) can get from Delta terminal to LAN with her bags?


    She can pack a small foldable luggage cart in her baggage.


  • 1:12 Connection Time
    Apr 14, 2015
    If I am flying into JFK from Atlanta on Delta to catch a connecting flight to Moscow, is 1 hour, 12 minutes enough time? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You may arrive in Terminal 2 or 4 and will depart from Terminal 4. Delta runs a shuttle between T2 and T4 inside security.


    Much appreciated!


  • Short connection JFK
    Apr 12, 2015
    Hi, we are flying Delta from Italy to San Juan (Puerto Rico) with a short connection on JFK. The first plane should arrive at 01:45 PM (Terminal 4). The second fight is scheduled at 02:59 PM (Terminal 4). That makes 1h14min connection time. We are no US citizens and we have a little child. Is it enough time between flights ? Thanks in advance.


    No! that is insufficient time. the minimum time for that connection is 90 minutes, and I would prefer to have closer to two hours.


  • T4 to T5 in 2:35
    Apr 12, 2015
    I arrive at 11:10 on Sunday AM to T4 than need to go via T5 at 14:45. Will 2:35 do the job? Iam coming from Europe and will need go through custom as well. Do I need to carry my checked in luggage to T5 myself or is there a way to re-check it right at T4? Singapore air said they tag the luggage all the way down. I change to JetBlue


    CORRECTION: 13:45 PM so 2:35 in between


    You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, but can then re-check it at the transfer desk if it is tagged through to your final destination. You will then take the AIrTrain from T4 to T5, get your JetBlue boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security.


  • JFK Layover
    Apr 11, 2015
    Flying from Madrid to LAX, with a layover at JFK. Arriving and departing Terminal 4 with Delta. 1) Will we need to claim bags, clear customs, and re-check-in while at JFK? Current layover time is 1hr45min. 2) Wondering if this is enough layover time if we need to clear customs/get bags/check-in?


    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in T4. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


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