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  • Arriving from Athens Delta 213 to Detroit Delta 4017
    Sep 3, 2016
    Do I have enough time to make it through Customs and Immigration arriving on Flight Delta 213 from Athens at 4:32PM and departing 6:30 PM on Delta 4017 for Detroit with checked luggage?


    it's difficult but not impossible. Both flights will be in Terminal 4 so that will save some time.


  • Connecting flight times
    Sep 5, 2016
    We flew to jfk from Heathrow with Virgin and were due to get a connecting flight to Orlando, however we were only given less than 2 hours to do so, with going through customs etc, collecting our bags we didn't even make it to check in for our connecting flight as check in closed an hour before take off time, my question is did we ever have a chance of catching that connecting flight with only 1 hour and 55 minutes to do so?


    If it was two separate reservations no, you had no chance. If on the same reservation you should not have had to check in separately for your second flight.


    Thank you for your response! It was Infact 1 reservation through virgin but we flew a virgin flight to jfk then we were flying delta from jfk to Orlando, we were only given boarding pass's at Heathrow to go to jfk hence the need to check in again at jfk..


    Hi TL. We're doing the same next month and was wondering what the outcome was? How did Virgin/Delta deal with the missed flight?


    Hi RAP, our flight unfortunately happened 3 days after Delta had their computer failure so we were told no connecting flight for 48 hours, only after making a huge fuss did they manage to find 5 seats the following morning and had to put us up at the Radisson at the airport!! If your flight times are exactly the same between them I would strongly suggest you trying to get a connecting flight giving you more time to get through immigration, both virgin and delta are very casual and flippant about getting you on another flight but that doesn't give you back lost holiday! Good luck with your flight and have a wonderful holiday


    Thanks for the update. You'd think the booking system would factor in transfers! Sounds like you had a bit of a nightmare but hopefully you went on to enjoy Disney? Did you have any issues with collecting hire car later than the booking?


    We didn't have car hire we had transfers...if you've hired a car it shouldn't be an issue picking it up later as you've paid for it, really hope it all goes smoothly for you, I'm sure we were just really unlucky!


  • flight question
    Sep 2, 2016
    I'm flying into JFK from Greece on Delta Flight 213 on 10/18/16 arrive at 4:32 p.m. and have to catch Jet Blue flight 71 leaving at 7:51 p.m. Do I have enough time to pick up baggage & catch flight? Do I have to go through security again?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5, check your bags with JetBlue, and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you that helps a lot!


  • Flight to Cancun
    Sep 1, 2016
    Hello, I am not a US citizen and I do require US visa. However, can I catch connecting flight in JFK to Cancun without going through immigration or US customs?


    No, you have to go through US Immigration whenever you arrive in the US, even if you are transiting to another country. This is the case at every airport in the US.


  • connection time
    Sep 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving EL AL at 5:50 am.... terminal 4 ..no check baggage.. US citizen. needing to catch a Delta flight scheduled terminal 2 at 8:05am. First, if this is adequate time.. and second, if we must leave the secured area to get to terminal 4. (Is there a way to get to the Delta shuttle after customs?)


    After you clear customs, You can either check in in Terminal 4 and then go through security and take the shuttle to Terminal 2, or take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 and go through security there. You should have just enough time.


  • Transit time
    Aug 31, 2016
    Hello, I am booking a flight from London to Sau paulo, with one stop in JFK. The transit time is 2,45h, do you think it is enough time, to pass the border control and to take the flight on time? The company is American Airlines, I will arrive at 7.50pm to JFK and the connection flight to GRU will be at 10.35pm. Do you think I can book, it is better to have just the hand bag, or I don't need to check again an eventually luggage? right?


    Yes, you would have to claim your bags carry them through US Customs, and then re-check them. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • checking bags jfk
    Aug 31, 2016
    On 09-11-16. I have a 6:30 pm departure and I'm going to a football game at the meadowlands. If I arrive a 5:00 is that enough time to check bags and make flight


    Is it a domestic flight or an international flight? What airline are you flying?


  • checking bags jfk
    Aug 31, 2016
    On 09-11-16. I have a 6:30 pm departure and I'm going to a football game at the meadowlands. If I arrive a 5:00 is that enough time to check bags and make flight


  • Domestic to International Connecting time
    Aug 31, 2016
    I will arrive on Delta at JFK domestic at 15:00. I need to make an Emirates 16:30 international flight. Is this enough time?


    With checked bags that is not enough time.


    Thanks and appreciated ZAP. On that feedback I'll reschedule the flights


  • Connection Time
    Aug 30, 2016
    First off thanks for this site and to those who respond. It is greatly appreciated! Flying into terminal 4-Emirates 0840am and on separate ticket due to layover time 1300 departure on American. No checked bags and US citizen. Looking at this thread it appears to be enough time but any additional input would be great. Thanks in advance.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you ZAP.


  • Connecting thru JFK from CDG on Delta
    Aug 30, 2016
    Hello, am looking to book a flight from CDG to JFK on Delta 405, assuming arrival into Terminal 4. Have 1h54m transit time before a Delta 433 flight to San Juan, PR (which hopefully is also T4). Possible? Only with carry on. Thanks in advance.


    Yes, with just a carry on this would be possible if the flight from Paris is on-time.


  • Flying from Dubai to charlotte via JFK
    Aug 30, 2016
    Hi, i am flying first time to US and want to know how to catch the domestic flight (Jetblue), i am travelling from Dubai via (Emirates airline) i have 2 and half hour time between two flights. my booking is in single ticket.


    On a single ticket this is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    HI Zap, Thanks for response, i would also like to know hot do i go to terminal 4 o terminal 5. if i am not wrong these are the terminals for my flights


    The AirTrain connects all terminals outside security. Those are your terminals.


  • Terminal 8 transit
    Aug 29, 2016
    Arriving with Finnair from Helsinki to terminal 8, leaving with AA at terminal 8. Carry on luggage, european passport. Any possibility to avoid re-entry, like in other airports?


    No, you have to do this at every airport in the US. You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connecting distance
    Aug 29, 2016
    How far from arrival gate from CLT to departure gate 36 to DBL - we're walking handicapped with long distances and wonder if we need assistance. Flight 100 from CLT on Aug 31


    What airlines are you flying? Are you flying to Dublin? If so the code is DUB, not DBL.


  • possible to make this connection?
    Aug 25, 2016
    Greetings! I am booked at an American Airlines flight from Milan to JFK, arriving at 1:40pm on a Sunday. My connection is a Delta flight departing at 3pm. Looking for opinions on whether getting through customs, security, changing terminals, and getting to the gate would be possible in one hour and 20 minutes. I will only have carry on luggage. I'm thinking I just might be able to make this happen. Thanks for your comments!


    With carry-ons only it is not completely impossible, but it's still very risky.


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