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  • Going through Security at T4 vs T2
    Aug 23, 2015
    Hello! We arrive from BCN to T4 at 4:45PM (on January 1st) and we have a connection flight to SAN at 7:25PM in T2, I've read we have to follow several steps after landing in NY (going through US Immigration, claiming our bags, going through US Customs, re-checking our bags) before going through security and finally boarding the next flight. Since we only have 2hrs and 40 mins between flights; what would it be faster: going through security at T4 and then take the Delta shuttle to T2 OR take the Airtrain at T4 and then pass security at T2? Do you think 2 hours and 40 minutes would be enough time? (we are not US citizens). Thank you very much in advance!


    First, make sure your flight to SAN is departing from T2, many Delta domestic flights at JFK now use T4. Secondly. it is probably faster to take the AirTrain to T2 and go through security there vs. going through security in T4 and taking the shuttle. Finally, yes, I think you have enough time.


    Perfect then. Thank you very much for your help!


  • T8 to T1 to T7 transfer
    Aug 23, 2015
    Hi everyone, looking for some advise in this situation. I fly in from Toronto on an AA flight to T8 and then have a 4 hour layover until my QF flight from T7. As a Priority Pass member, there's no lounges in either T8 or T7 so I was thinking of spending my layover in one of the lounges at T1 and then go catch my flight at T7. I am aware that I can easily take the terminal train to go between terminals in no time but my question is do I have to clear security each I time I transfer terminals because if this is the case it would be waste of time to go through security twice going from T8 to T1 to T7. I would just hate to spend 4 hours sitting at T7 at the gate, that's why I'm looking at what my options are. Thank you.


    Yes, you have to go through security every time you enter a new terminal. T7 isn't that bad. It's generally pretty quiet and civilized compared to the other JFK terminals.


  • Connection Time Opinion - Help!
    Aug 23, 2015
    We are traveling from Toronto to Jfk (Delta 4100) arriving at 7:49 then departing jfk to St. Thomas at 8:35 (on Delta 465). Booked together through Delta so I thought it would be fine, but we have never been to jfk and this seems really short! Will we be able to make this connection? What terminals are we likely to be in (so I can memorize the map), thank you!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto, both flights are in Terminal 4. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight from Toronto is on-time you have enough time.


    Thank you so much ZAP! I feel much better knowing they will be in the same terminal, fingers crossed for an on time flight.


  • T5->T4 baggage
    Aug 22, 2015
    Hi I fly in from Boston and arrive at terminal 5 at 11:33 (B6 717) I then leave at 14.25 (UN 2222) to VKO at terminal 4. Do I must to recheck baggage (take it at T5 and drop off at T4)?> pse help


    If they were bought on the same reservation then you do not have to claim your bags, if you purchased two separate reservations then you will have to claim and re-check your bags.


  • Washington Reagan (DCA) - JFK - Dublin
    Aug 22, 2015
    Hi. I have never been to JFK before. I fly Delta 6221 from DCA to JFK, arriving at 8:01pm. I then have an international flight to Dublin, Delta 411, departing at 10:41pm. Although both flights are Delta they were purchased separately. Is the 2hr 41min connecting time at JFK sufficient? Also, any idea if Delta will transfer a checked bag from DCA all the way to Dublin? Thank you ZAP.


    You can call delta and their can join your two reservations to gether so your bags can be checked through to Dublin. Then all you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Immigration at JFK
    Aug 21, 2015
    Hi there, I'm not U.S.citizen,but I have U.S.transit visa. If I fly from Bermuda to JfK by AA that arrival time 11.21 a.m. at terminal 8. My next flight from FJK to ICN at 13.30 at terminal 8. Is that enough time to connect flight? and I have to clear immigration when I arrive at terminal 8? Thank you for your help.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Bermuda. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, no flights from JFK to ICN leave from Terminal 8 - what airline are you flying to Seoul?


    so sorry for my mistake. I think it will be terminal 4 with OZ. So, is that enough time from T8 to T4 if I have on 2 hours?


    Yes, that is still enough time. If both tickets are on the same reservation all you will have to do is take the AirTrain from T8 to T4, get your Asiana boarding pass iff AA isn't able to issue it, then go through security. If you purchased two separate reservations and you have checked bags, you will have to claim them first and take them to the Asiana counter in T4.


  • Connection between terminal Terminal 7 and 4
    Aug 21, 2015
    Hi I fly in from Toronto and arrive at terminal 7 at 09.57 on Air Canada I then leave at 11.15 on SAA to JNB at terminal 4 is that enough connecting time ? do I have to recheck baggage in or go through security again> pse help


    As long as both tickets were bought on the same resesrvation you will not have to do anything with your baggage - just take the AirTrain from T7 to T4 and go through security. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If you purchased two separate reservations this is not enough time for this transfer.


  • Connecting flight to Orlando
    Aug 21, 2015
    I arrive at JFK (T4) from Manchester at 14:25 on a Delta flight, I then depart from T2 to fly to Orlando at 16:05 also on a Delta flight. Is this possible and what is the process I will have to go through once I arrive in JFK. Thankyou.


    Yes, that should be barely enough time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. If you do indeed leave from T2 you can take the AirTrain to T2 first and then go through security there.


    Thankyou thats very helpful, although I was under the impression that since both my flights are with Delta, that they would transport my bags from one flight to another, is this not the case? (mind the pun)


    They will, but all passengers arriving in the US must claim their bags in order to go through US Customs, then they drop them at a re-check desk immediately afterwards.


  • JFK T4 immigrations
    Aug 20, 2015
    Hi I plan to arrive on Friday 18th Sept at 12:30 in T4 and take a domestic Delta flight (probably T2) at 4:30 pm. Is 4 hrs enaugh to clear immigrations (I am non-US), customs, get luggages and change terminals? Of course assuming my flight is on time.


    Forgot to mention: it's separate airlines so i need to check in again in T2.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that many Delta domestic flights now use Terminal 4.


  • BA from LHR to JFK then AA JFK to YYZ
    Aug 19, 2015
    Hello, I arrive from LHR into T7 at JFK, then I have to change terminals to depart from T8 to YYZ. Do i have to collect my luggage at T7 and check in/Drop off again at T8, or is it done automatically and i just have to walk to my gate? Security? immigration? help pls


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US Customs. If your tickets were purchased on the same reservation and your bags are tagged to YYZ, then you can re-check them at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to T8 and go through security.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 2 connection
    Aug 19, 2015
    Hi, Delta had a time change on the connecting flight booked and we are now worried if there will be enough time. Flight arrives in JFK - Terminal 4 on SAA at 06h40 Flight departs JFK to Orlando - Terminal 2 on Delta at 08h05 So only 1h25m - Is this enough time now? How long would the AirTrain take between these terminals? Travelling with luggage and two children


    That's not enough time, especially if you're traveling on two separate reservations. You'll have to try to change one of your flights.


    Thank you!


  • JFK Connection - Baggage
    Aug 19, 2015
    Arrive Terminal 4 on DL3408 from Philadelphia and connect to DL2788 leaving from Terminal 2 for San Diego. Do I need to collect/re-check baggage??


    No, you don't have to do anything with your baggage, just take Delta's shuttle bus inside security from T4 to T2.




  • Connection JFK
    Aug 18, 2015
    Hi. I have a flight with Norwegian Air (LGW - JFK) that lands at 20.00. Need to make a DELTA flight (JFK-STI) at 23.50. Would that be enough time (in December - so I imagine it'll be pretty busy!)? Or am I better off changing to an early morning DELTA flight the next day?


    I would take a flight out in the morning. You won't have enough time to get your bags to Delta before the checked baggage cutoff.


  • Transfer between terminals
    Aug 17, 2015
    Ric to joke lands Term 2 our depart is into from term 4 - TSA at both airports? Do we need to collect luggage? How long woul it take transfer between terminals


    If both flights are on Delta and purchased together you don't have to do anything with your baggage and just take the Delta shuttle bus inside security between Terminals.


  • Connection MTY - JFK - CPH 2.5 hours
    Aug 17, 2015
    Hello, we have a connection from Monterrey, Mexico arriving to JFK Terminal 1 at 2:10 pm. Will we make it in time to Terminal 2 where our Delta flight to Copenhagen departs at 4:40 pm?. We are travelling with a Mexican citizen. Thank you.


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive, 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 Terminal 4 (not Terminal 2) and go through security and to your departure gate. Note that if you don't already have a US Visa of some sort you will need a US Transit Visa.


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