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  • Etihad-American (Terminal 4-8)
    May 13, 2015
    Hi there, will be arriving into JFK on Etihad and am set to fly out on American to LA 2:54 hrs later. We are not American citizens, but will be travelling business class throughout. Etihad says we should be treated as 'domestic arrivals' upon arrival because of pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi, and that our luggage will be sent through directly to LA from Abu Dhabi. Is 2:54 enough time? I had originally thought it was but seeing this forum and others, I'm getting nervous and am looking for feedback on whether I should suck it up and get our tickets changed before the fact to avoid headache. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Yes, Etihad is correct in that there will be no immigration formalities upon arriving in New York as that will be taken care of in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do is take the AirTrain to T8 and go through security.


  • T8 to T4 transfer
    May 12, 2015
    Arriving from Finland at15:50 at T8 and connecting to Delta at T4 at 19:30. Do i have enought time through customs, transfer to T4, check- in and security check?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • One hour and 16 minutes to connect - possible?
    May 12, 2015
    Hello, I will be flying to the US from London and will land at JFK Terminal 8 at 15:35. I will then have to catch a flight to Washington Ronald Reagan at 16:51, also from Terminal 8, leaving a transfer time of 1hr16mins. My flights were all booked at the same time and so are all on one ticket. Will this be enough time and will I have to collect my luggage and re-check or not? I've read conflicting things so all advice is appreciated


    Yes, upon arrival in T8 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. The minimum connect time is 90 minutes. It can be done in 1 hr 16 mins but that depends on your flight from London being on-time or preferably early and everything going smoothly.


  • connection between gate c and b
    May 11, 2015
    Hello, the plane from Atlanta DL 1394 is delayed, arriving at gate A5 at 19.29. My mother has a connecting flight to Barcelona DL 476 at gate B24 leaving at 20.29. He goes on wheel chair, is it feasable? Thanks for your support


    sorry from gate c67 to gate b24 in 1 hour


    He should have enough time. The wheelchair service will help her between Terminals.


    Many thanks!!!!! Is there any way i can check if she made it?


    Other than getting in contact with her, no, there is not. However, DL 1394 arrived at 7:43 PM and DL 476 didn't push back until 8:56, so she probably made it.


    Thanks again. Very useful!


  • 48 min domestic to international
    May 11, 2015
    We are arriving into JFK from San Francisco and then leave to London 48 min later. Both flights on American Airlines in and out of Terminal 8, is this sufficient time or shall I give them a call and get something more reasonable?


    That is possible if the first flight is on-time. However, it doesn't leave much time to spare in case of delays.


  • International transit from europe to Canada in T4- Delta end to end
    May 11, 2015
    Hi, i will connect in JfK T4 from europe to Canada with Delta end to end on same ticket. Do i have to pick luggage and clear customs or i can go directly to my gate without entering united states ?


    Upon arrival in T4 you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go to the departure level, through security and to your departure gate.


  • is a 2hr 10min transfer possible?
    May 10, 2015
    Is a 2hr10min international transfer possible? May 10, 2015 0 Hi all, I'll be landing at terminal 1 at 18:20 (from Japan) and departing at 20:30 from terminal 8 (to Brazil). My flights were all booked with Japan Air Line but the flight to Brazil is a codeshare operated by TAM. Usually 2 hours is enough time for international transfers but since I need to re check my luggage in JFK I'm concerned! Considering I need to clear immigration, collect my luggage, re check my luggage, then transit from T1-T8 on the skytrain... do I have any chance of making this connection? Many thanks in advance for any advice or info! Lee


    Yes, this is possible, but it does depend on your flight from Japan being on-time.


    Thanks so much for the fast response, thats a reassurance! I'm going to try to travel without a checked suitcase if possible to save a little time. I understand that JFK has some sort of express connections system for the immigration queue, but I can't find anything regarding how I can arrange it. Is that just something I ask for upon arrival? Regards, Lee


    You shouldn't need it.


  • Connection T4 to T4 - Only one hour !
    May 10, 2015
    Hello, I'm arriving from Montreal to T4 at 6:23 PM (Delta) and have to take a other international flight to Brussels (Delta again) at 7:30 PM at the same terminal. Only 1 hour, can I make it ? Thanks for yours answers.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if your first flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks for your answer. I didn't know about this precheck system. Thanks Yes my first flight have to be on time. But if you think that I can make it easily, what's your opinion about the transfert of the luggages? Do you know if this take time to transfert them from one plane to another ? One hour will be sufficient too? Thank you again


  • Connection
    May 10, 2015
    Hi, i am arriving from Raleigh to T4 at 8.40 am and then at 11.50 am flying to Azerbaijan from T1..is there enough time between terminal transfers? Do i need to take airport shuttle bus? Thanks


    You take the AirTrain between Terminals. You have enough time.


  • International connection
    May 10, 2015
    Hi I will arrive from St Lucia at 8:19pm flying on JetBlue on terminal 5 on a Saturday and I will have to get a flight to London departing at 9:50pm from terminal 7. Although I bought separated tickets, I should be able to check my luggage at st Lucia all the way to London thanks to an inter line agreement. Is the time enough to make it? Do I still need to get my luggage back to go through customs?


    You will still have to claim your luggage in JFK to go through US Customs, then re-check it at the transfer desk. You should have barely enough time.


  • Connection time
    May 11, 2015
    arriving at terminal 4 (from Denver, Delta) at 16;30 and hv connecting flight at terminal 1 (Paris, Air France) at 18.25. Do I have sufficient time between 2 connections?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Assuming you purchased your tickets together all you have to do is take the AirTrain from T4 to T1 and go through security.


    Thank you very much for your answer.. this is a valid connection for air france. In case if I miss the connecting flight to france, then the airline will make arrangement for my journey.. it it right? (i am 1st time traveller)...


  • Connection terminal 5 to terminal 8
    May 7, 2015
    First time at JFK. Is a 1 hour layover enough time to make a connection from T5 arrival on Hawaiian to T8 departure on American Eagle? This would be at Monday 6:00am arrival at T5.


    Purchasing separate tickets? With checked bags that would be impossible. Without checked bags it would be very difficult but not impossible.


  • First time flier
    May 10, 2015
    first time fliers,,,,arriving via Dubai to JFK through Emirates (T4) and connecting to Charlotte(T5) Jet blue ...Connecting Time between flights is 2hr 45 min...Is this time enough....and Where would be the immigration and customs....


    Upon arrival in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation and your bags are tagged through to CLT, you can then re-check them at the transfer desk, otherwise you will have to bring them with you to T5 on the AirTrain. Then you will re-check your bags if you haven't already and get your Jetblue boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Thanks a ton...I appreciate your quick reply...


    Where is the baggage transfer desk located? Inside the cudtoms hall or after you exit the customs hall?


    After they exit the customs hall......opposite to welcome center....


    Dear SSS Thanks for the information


  • Changing terminal 5 to 4
    May 6, 2015
    I am a first time flyer, I have a flight from Raleigh to New York arriving at Terminal 5 on 09: 23 PM and flight to Dubai from Terminal 4 at 11:00 PM (tickets booked together). Is this sufficient time for change. What all the services I can use for the transit. First time flyer, anything that I should know beforehand to make it smooth transit.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Your bags should be checked through to your final destination and you should be issued all boarding passes in Raleigh. All you have to do in JFK is take the AirTrain from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 and go through security.


  • COnnection time
    May 6, 2015
    Arriving 21.06 PM at Terminal 4 and have to catch Delta to Paris from Terminal 1 at 23.15. Is it sufficient time to catch the flight to Paris.


    Delta does not use Terminal 1. Is it an Air France flight? Anyway, you should have enough time assuming your tickets were purchased together.


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