New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Our flight is with DL (DL/KLM) from Amsterdam via JFK on to Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU). We have 1hr50min for the connection, tkt booked all the way with DL, connection suggested by DL flight system. I imagine both flights arrive and leave from Terminal 4, so is it realistic to expect for us to make it? Would DL help us go faster through customs and pick up luggage? If we cant make it, is DL efficient at arranging hotel and flight for the next day? thx
There are no "fast passes" for US Immigration and customs. Also, if you miss your connection they will rebook you for the next day but they won't pay for your hotel unless your flight from Amsterdam was delayed due to a mechanical reason. It's possible but a somewhat risky connection.
Thank you ZAP. But if DL offers such connections when you look for a flight, does it not mean that they are agreeing that this is a regular connection and that there is no extra cost for passengers (such as paying for a hotel) if transit takes long?
Connecting through JFK in March. Will we do customs pre-clearance in Halifax before leaving or will we clear customs in JFK? Also will we need to collect our luggage at JFK? We are flying with Delta, one ticket the whole way. We have a 4.5 hour layover so not concerned about time but would like to be prepared for the process.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Halifax, so all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thanks, I wasn't sure because of our early morning flight (6am). Not sure if the pre-clearance area is open in time.
I am taking delta from phoenix and going to Athens, Greece. connecting in New York. I will be using a wheelchair. How to I get to terminal 2 to terminal 4
There is a bus that connects T2 and T4 inside security. Your wheelchair pusher will take you the most efficient route.
We have 4 bags . Coming from ROC NY to JFK AT TERMINAL 5. WE HAVE TO CATCH INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT FROM TERMINAL 4. HOW DO WE GO TO TERMINAL 4 FROM TERMINAL 5 AND TIME NEEDED. CAN WE WALK WITH BAGGAGE ON TROLLEY FROM TERMINAL 5 TO TERMINAL 4
What airline are you flying out of Terminal 4 and to where? Are both flights on the same reservation or is it two separate reservations? You take the AirTrain between terminals.
Hey,

I'm flying from lax to JFK and then to Amsterdam. Do I have to recheck my bags etc? I was told by a friend to ask the air hostess where I need to go to get to my next terminal.
What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Yes it is. It's for klm airline (delta). Made in one reservation.
Then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. Also, in the US they're called Flight Attendants, not Air Hostess.
My daughters will be arriving from Reykjavic, Iceland on Icelandair, and then need to take a different airline to fly from JFK to Syracuse. Options include a 2 hour layover (nonstop on Jetblue) or a 3 hour layover (then longer 4 hr flight with connection on American). Is 2 hours enough time to go thru customs/immigration and recheck a bag, or should they get the longer layover to be safe, even though its a much longer flight with a layover?
2 hours on two separate reservations with checked bags is probably not enough time.
If my flight is coming from Tokyo on Sunday, at 10:35 AM, is a 3-hour layover enough to go through baggage claim, security and immigration to make it to a 1:46 PM connecting flight to Orlando?
Yes. Should be more than enough time
Really? Thanks for your reply.
Good day, I'm flying in from Washington DC to term 4 and have 1 hour and 50 mins to get to term 1 to abu dhabi. do i have enough time, is there another security station to go through?
thanks
Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 1. Is it two separate reservations or one reservation? Do you have checked bags? On two separate reservations with checked bags it will be very difficult.
I just have one reservation through orbitz with checked in luggage at departing airport all the way to abu dhabi. I believe that i just have to get to terminal one and go through thanksanother checkpoint but i'm not here on the time frame.
Then yes, if it's all one reservation and your bags are checked through that's enough time. However, I'm not aware of any airlines that interline bags with Etihad that fly from Washington DC to JFK that operate into Terminal 4. What airline is operating the first flight?
I made an error I land Terminal C and go to terminal 8..... :/
AA (American Eagle) Syracuse to Washington DCA and American Airlines (American Eagle) to JFK to Abu Dhabi (Ethihad).

Still worried about the connection.
Scratch all of the above. Its terminal 8 to terminal four.
You should have enough time - you just have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 and go through security.
We are flying from Syracuse to arrive in JFK about 6:56AM. Then out plane leaves for St. Lucia at 8:00AM. Is one hour enough time? Do we have to go through Security for International Travel at JFK? Or is it a simple gate transfer at the same terminal where an hour would be plenty? Thank you.
There is no special security for International flights. If both flights are on JetBlue then you just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and have enough time.
Thanks much. Your answer matches what another (Professional) wrote on Trup Advisor.
I have a flight from Tampa to JFK. I have 2 hours to catch a second flight from JFK to Heathrow both on Delta Airlines. Do I have enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2 you can get to Terminal 4 where you depart using a shuttle bus that runs inside security.
Thank, ZAP. My delta flt is delayed and arrives in term 2 and i have to get to Term 4 fast and was wondering if I have to go in and out of security. Thank goodness there is a bus that runs inside security. Do you know where you get the bus in Term 2? Or just follow signs for Connecting Flts?