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  • transferring from a domestic to international flight, JFK to Istanbul
    Jan 7, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from JFK to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. My flight from RDU to JFK arrives at 11:50a in Terminal 4, and the flight to Istanbul leaves at 1:40p in Terminal 1. Is that enough time to get there? Will I have to go through security again?


    ... I meant arriving in Terminal 5. I also have checked bags.


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate ones? If they are one one reservation and your bags are checked through to Istanbul that should be enough time. You will take the AirTrain to T1 and then go through security. If your bags are not checked through to Istanbul I do not think that is enough time.


    Hi, thanks for the response! They'll be checked through to Istanbul. Thank you again!


  • connection between a domestic and an international flight
    Jan 6, 2016
    I am travelling from Mumbai to New York and my flight lands at Terminal 4, at 7:25am from the same terminal I would be taking a domestic flight to Boston at 11:00am. I have 3.5 hours at hand. What would the procedure be for getting onto a domestic flight? Will i have to re-check in, collect my luggage? and then is 3.5 hours enough? Thank You


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you are traveling on two separate reservations you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take your bags to the Delta ticket counter, re-check them, and go through security. If your bags are tagged through to BOS you can re-check them at the re-check desk right after customs.


  • Returning from Europe through JFK to Washington
    Jan 6, 2016
    I am traveling with checked luggage on one ticket on Delta. Returning from Italy, arriving JFK at 1:30. Connnecting flight to Washington is at 3:00. Will I make it?


    That should be barely enough time.


  • Transfer from T1 to T4
    Jan 6, 2016
    I'm going from Paris to Washington DC, I'll arrive at 13:00 on Terminal 1 (Air France Flight) and departure at 15:00 from Terminal 4 (Delta Flight). I have 1 Ticket for all the travel. Do I need to pass security and customs, and pick up my luggage and delivery It again? 2Hs is enough?


    Yes, you will arrive in T1, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to T4 and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • T4 to T2
    Jan 11, 2016
    Flying Toronto-JFK-San Juan Puerto Rico. I am arriving at T4 and need to transfer to T2 - for the connecting flight to San Juan. Connection time is 1 hour and 10 mins., and my first time through JFK. I just have a carry on no checked bags - will I have enough time for the connection ? Thanks in advance.


    Actually you don't have to transfer terminals. The San Juan flights also leave from Terminal 4. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your flight from Toronto is on-time.


    Hello Zap - are you sure that I won't have to transfer terminals because if I look at those daily flights, it shows flt. 4100 ( YYZ-> JFK ) arriving in to Terminal 4 and the flt. 2474 ( JFK -> SJU ) departing terminal 2 for San Juan. I am just concerned that if I we do have to make our way from term 4 to term 2 with only an hour and 10 mins. it might not be enough time. I probably won't know the terminal information(s) until closer to the Jan. 26, 2016 flight.


  • Transfer from T4 to T2 on separate tickets.
    Jan 5, 2016
    Arriving in JFK T4 (CZ flight) at 5:15AM. Departing out of JFK T2 (DL flight) at 8:40AM. Minimum connection time is 1h45min. This gives 3h25min, so not worried about time, just hassle. CZ flight and DL flight are booked as separate tickets. Will we need to take luggage to T2 to check in, or can we check in at T4 and then take DL shuttle to T2?


    You can show your Delta confirmation to the China Southern agent in your origin city and ask for your bags to be tagged through to Delta. They may be willing to do so. If not, you can re-check your bags either at the Delta check-in desk in T4 or T2.


  • Connecting flight DFW-JFK-BCN
    Jan 5, 2016
    I have a connecting flight from at JFK from Dallas to Barcelona. 1h10' of connection. Both at Terminal 8. Does anybody know the process for connecting the flight? Will I need to go through inmigration/customs and pick my luggage to redeposit it? Or can I go directly to next gate?


    If the flights are both booked as 1 ticket, you will not need to do any security or luggage transfer in JFK. T8 so assuming ticket is on AA, right? The minimum legal connection for that trip on 1 ticket is 40 minutes, so your 1h10min is 30 minutes extra in case of delays or anything. Just when you get to JFK, don't waste any time getting to your new gate to asses the situation before continuing to any lounge or shopping.


  • Is 3.35 hours enough connecting to Domestic T4 from International T7?
    Jan 5, 2016
    Hi.. I am arriving from Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific at Terminal 7 time to arrival 06:00hrs and connecting by Delta Airlines DL4259 to Syracuse at Terminal 4 and time to departure is 09:35hrs, so Is 3hrs and 35 min enough for connecting?


    The "minimum legal connection" for that itinerary is 6 hours. Continue at your own risk.


    Realistically though, 3 and a half hours is plenty of time.


    Thank you..


  • Minimum time needed to get from International to Delta terminal
    Jan 4, 2016
    My Virgin Air flight from London is due to arrive in JFK Thursday at 5:45pm. Need to get to the Delta domestic terminal for a flight to Atlanta leaving at 7:30pm. Do I have enough time to get to my second flight? what if I only have carry on luggage?


    That should be enough time.


  • Orlando to JFK - JFK to Edinburgh 58 min transfer time
    Jan 4, 2016
    I'm thinking of booking this flight - Orlando to JFK - JFK to Edinburgh but it only has a 58 min transfer time. Is this enough time? Thanks


    What airlines?


    Ooops, sorry...Delta


    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. If you arrive in Terminal 4 you just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security to Terminal 4.


    Excellent...thank you!


  • Connection time
    Jan 4, 2016
    European citizen flying in to T4 from AMS arriving 13.10pm. I have a domestic connection from T2 at 15.00pm. Delta both flights. Is this sufficient time or should I change the connecting flight? Do I have to leave the secure area and go through security again entering T2 or is it possible to transfer direct after customs? Thanks


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk. Then check your departure gate. If it is from Terminal 4, you obviously don't have to change terminals. If it is in terminal 2, the fastest way is to take the airtrain there then go through security in T2.


  • Baggage Assistance
    Jan 4, 2016
    My Colleague is flying into JFK T4 from London and will be catching a connecting flight to Jacksonville. She will have quite a few bags with her and will need assistance. What is the best way to go about getting baggage assistance? Thanks


    There is no baggage assistance in the International baggage claim. However, there are free carts to use to carry your bags through customs with.


  • JFK Jitney
    Jan 3, 2015
    How often does the jitney between DL T2 and T4 run? and how long would each ride take?


    It runs almost constantly, the trip takes 10-15 minutes.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 with Customs
    Jan 3, 2015
    We arrive JFK Terminal 1 on Alitalia 6:55pm and must transit to Terminal 4 for an 8:30pm Delta flight. Do we have enough time to get through customs if we are registered with GOES and have nothing to declare? Thanks!


    Yes, you still have to go through Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. You barely have enough time.


    Thx! We plan on hand carry for our connecting flight so it sounds doable. Appreciate the help!


  • ATL to JFK on Delta - JFK to LGW on Norweigan
    Jan 4, 2016
    Flight from ATL to JFK via Delta arrive at 8:14 pm. JFK to LGW via Norweigan departs at 10:30pm. Will I have enough time to retrieve luggage and make my international flight?


    It's just enough time if your Delta flight is on-time.


    Thank you for your help. I opted to get an earlier flight just in case there is a delay event. Sounds like that is likely from reading this blog. Happy New Year.


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