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  • 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.


  • Delta Rome to Seattle via JFK
    Apr 11, 2015
    Is there enough time to got thru customs and make last leg of flight if Rome-JFK arrives at 3:35 and flight to Seattle leaves at 6:05?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. Both flights will be in Terminal 4.


    Thanks so much!


  • 2 hour layover from Moscow via JFK to San Diego? Too short?
    Apr 10, 2015
    We fly the delta from Moscow to JFK (467) and then JFK to San Diego (436). We only have two hours layover in JFK. Is it enough time? Are these two flight at the same terminal? Do I need to get my luggage out and check-in again? Thank you!


    You will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Your flight to San Diego could depart from Terminal 2 or 4. if it departs from 2, take the AirTrain to T2 and go through security there. Otherwise just go through security and to your departure gate in T4.


    Thank you very much! Is two hours enough for all these if I have to go from terminal 4 to 2? These flights are provided when I booked online.


    Yes, 2 hours should still be enough time even if you have to change terminals.


  • Time between terminals
    Apr 10, 2015
    WE are arrive on a BA flight from LHR arriving at 1845 and need to connect to probably a JetBlue flight to Boston. Can you tell me the terminals and how long I should set aside for terminal change and check in times. How do I get from terminal to terminal


    You will arrive in Terminal 7. JetBlue uses Terminal 5. You could also book on American which uses Terminal 8 and earn BA miles. All terminals are connected outside security by the AirTrain.


    Also, if you're purchasing two separate tickets you should leave at least 2.5 hours, preferably closer to 3 hours.


  • Enquiry on flight connections btw 2 terminals
    Apr 10, 2015
    Hi, I would arrive JFK from Carribean on JetBlue at Terminal 5 on a Fri at 7.15pm. I have a connecting filight on SingaporeAir at Terminal 4 from JFK to Franfurt at 8.55pm. Will 1hr40mins, do I have enough time to catch the connecting flight? Do I need to claim my bags, take the AirTrain and re-go through the security check-in custom at Terminal 4? Appreciate prompt advise. Thanks so much.


    Additonal info. The flight is on 22 May. And the flight tickets are purchased on same day through the travel agent.


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the AirTrain to T4, then get your singapore boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security.


    Thanks for your response. So is 1hr 40min enough time for the above?


  • Two hour layover time
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hi! Im traveling from Warsaw to Cancun with a stop in JFK. What do I have to do when I arrive there? and is it enough connection time? My first flight is with LOT and the secod with american airlines and two-hour layover. Thanks


    I'm assuming you bought two separate tickets? You will arrive in Terminal 1, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take your bags on the AirTrain with you to Terminal 8, check them with American, then go through security and to your departure gate. LOT and American do have an interline baggage agreement, you could show your American confirmation to the agent in Warsaw and ask her to check the bags through to CUN. If she does then you will be able to re-check your bags at the transfer desk right after customs in T1 instead of having to bring them with you to T8. This will be a difficult, but possible, connection.


    Apr 8, 2015
    We are travelling from Europe to LA with connection flight on JFK. Tha plane should arrive at 4:41p.m. and next to LAX is scheduled at 6:30p.m. That makes 1h49min connection time. On flightstats it says it's both T4. We are all first time travellers to US, all tickets were bought together and its Delta for both flights. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. 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. Make sure to complete ESTA before your trip.


  • Changing from T4 to T2 - need advice
    Apr 10, 2015
    Hi, I am flying from Heathrow to JFK arriving at T4 at 1.41pm and have to connect to Phoenix on Delta at 4.30pm at T2. Is this enough time and do I need to go through security once I pass through Customs? It looks like I can get a shuttle between the terminals, is this correct? I travel with a carry-on so do not need to collect and drop off luggage.


    Oh, forgot to mention that I am flying in on Delta as well.


    Yes, upon arrival you will go through US Immigration and Customs and then will be outside security. Check the monitors. Your flight to Phoenix could depart from either T2 or T4. If it departs from T2 you can go through security in T4 and then take a shuttle bus inside security to T2, or take the AirTrain to T2 and go through security there. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks for your help! One last question if you don't mind, we are flying on Sunday, is that a busy afternoon for flights?


    Sunday afternoons are some of the busiest periods as you have both returning leisure passengers and departing business travelers flying at that time.


  • Connecting flight to SFO
    Apr 7, 2015
    Hi, I will be arriving at 1pm with wife and 2 kids at JFK Terminal 4, from an international flight. I have a connecting flight to SFO at 2.30pm from Terminal 2. Tickets for both flights purchased together at Delta. Will I have sufficient time to pass immigration, customs and go to Terminal 2? Thanks Gerry


    No flights to SFO leave from Terminal 2. Delta JFK-SFO flights leave from Terminal 4. You should barely have enough time.


    Hi, Thanks for your info. Strange though...my itinerary stats flight leaves from T2... So I understand you wouldn't risk only 1,5 hr time between connecting flights? Thanks


    I might risk it, as I said both flights will be in Terminal 4 and if you do miss your flight due to the first flight being late, Delta probably has a later flight to SFO you can be rebooked on.


  • Need advice Jetblue/Etihad connection @JFK
    Apr 7, 2015
    I am flying JetBlue from Bermuda to JFK with a connection time of 1 hr 40 minutes for next flight with Etihad flight to Doha. Is it enough time between flights to make it on time for my Etihad flight? Any advice/feedback greatly appreciated


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately. If together it should be enough time as Bermudy has US Immigration and Customs preclearance, but if separately it will be difficult for you to transfer your bags in time before the Etihad checked baggage cutoff.


    Thanks ZAP. Great Help. Was worried about it. Tickets have been booked together. Also, just for future reference, if I were to book the tickets separately, how much time do you think should be sufficient? Maybe 3 hours or more?


    Yes, 3 hours would be OK if purchasing separately.


    Thanks ZAP. Much appreciated.


  • terminal 4 AMS-JFK-SFO
    Apr 6, 2015
    Hi, I will arrive at terminal 4 from a AMS (KLM flight) at 15:30. No bags. Do I have time to take the 16:30 fligth to SFO on the same terminal. Do I have to pass trough custos on JFK or just in SFO? Thanks!!!


    No, you will not have enough time to take the 16:40 Flight to SFO. In JFK you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and go through security.


  • 1 hour 30 mins from terminal 7 to terminal 8 suffcient?
    Apr 3, 2015
    I will be arriving in JFK at 1pm on Cathy flight. My next flight is by AA from JFK to Orlando at terminal 8 at 230 pm. Do you think I have sufficient time? Thank you so much. Any advice is appreciated.


    That would be barely enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go out and take the AirTrain from T7 to T8, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you for your reply. So there is no way I can make it for the connecting flight?


    Apr 1, 2015
    I am travelling with my famiy (wife and 2 kids) from Dubai to Pittsburg via British Airways. But from Heathrow to JFK its operated by American Airlines arriving in Termainal 8 at 12:45 and departure from Terminal 8 to Pittsburg at 15:14. Will there be sufficient time. Please advice


    Yes, that should be plenty of time to make your connection at JFK.


    Thank You so much


  • Baggage Check from a Swiss Air Int. flight to a US Air domestic flight
    Apr 1, 2015
    Hey, I have a flight arriving at JFK via Swiss Air. I had to buy an extra suitcase while abroad making my total suitcase number 3 (too many to take around the airport). Once arriving at JKF, I know I have to go through customs with my luggage, but can I recheck my luggage to my final destination immediately after customs or will I have to take all my bags through the airport to the U.S. Air ticket counter and recheck them there? Also, will I have to go through security again? Thanks!


    If your tickets are purchased all the way though to your final destination, you can re-check your bags immediately after customs. However, if you purchased two separate tickets, you will have to take them to the US Airways counter in Terminal 8 to re-check them. Also, checking 3 bags on US Airways for a domestic flight will cost you $190. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 8.


  • Connection time
    Apr 1, 2015
    I will be flying in from Salt Lake City on Delta and will arrive at ~5:49 p.m. I then need to make a connection and get on a 7:31 p.m. flight to Madrid (i.e., 1 hour, 42 minutes). Is this enough time?


    If both flights are on Delta that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2, it is connected to Terminal 4 where you will depart inside security by a shuttle bus.


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