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  • Connecting from Terminal 8 to 1
    Oct 13, 2016
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    I'm arriving at JFK Terminal 8 on December 11th at 6:40 on a Latam flight, then I've 2:35 hs and a flight with JAL (codeshare with Latam; only 1 ticket) departuring from Terminal 1 at 9:35. 1) Is that enough time?; 2) Is the AirTrain the best option to connect both terminals?; 3) I know I have to claim my luggage at Terminal 8 in order to do US inmigration and customs but; should I drop off my bags at Terminal 8 or carry them to Terminal 1 and drop them off at JAL's counter?

     

    Yes, that is just enough time. Yes, the AirTrain is your only option. Yes, You will be able to re-check your bags at the re-check desk in Terminal 8.

     

    Great response! I really thought I had to carry all my luggage to T1. Thanks for your help!

     

  • term 5 to terminal 4 how much time needed?
    Oct 11, 2016
    1
    I am flying from barbados J to JFK via Jet BLue , arriving 648pm. How much time is needed to get to Terminal 4 for Delta flight to RDU? I have no checked luggage and am a us citizen. I have two separate reservations - can they be made into one to expedite things? Can I print a boarding pas ahead of time for the NY to RDU flight?

     

    Delta and Jetblue do not have an interline agreement so they can't be combined. If you have internet in Barbados you can check in for your Delta flight there. I would want at least 2 hours between flights, preferably 2.5 hours.

     

  • ESTA valid as transfer visa?
    Oct 11, 2016
    2
    We are flying to JFK, spending a weekend in NY, then flying to Mexico on vacation. Home trip we are coming back to JFK (terminal 4) to connect to the return trip from JFK (terminal 1). We have 5 hours layover here. 1) Is that enough time? 2) Do we need a separate transfer VISA for this or are we covered with the ESTA we will need anyway for the weekend trip

     

    We are flying in from and back to Europe btw

     

    If you are eligible to enter the US on ESTA you never need a transit visa for the US. Yes, 5 hours should be enough time.

     

  • Flying from Moscow SU100 sat15th - flying to Tampa
    Oct 10, 2016
    1
    Hi, On 15th October Flying from Moscow, aeroflot SU 100 to JFK terminal 1 ETA 12.25 I have to go through customs, pick up luggages then go to terminal 2, register with Delta to Tampa, board ETD 15.29 h From ETA to ETD = 3 hours Is this enough time or not

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the Aeroflot flight is on-time.

     

  • Delta to Singapore Airines
    Oct 10, 2016
    1
    I am connecting from Delta domestic to Singapore International to FRA, I have 3 hours connection both directions will that be enough time? From what I can tell the are both in terminal 4?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Some domestic Delta flights use Terminal 2 but they are connected inside security to Terminal 4 by a shuttle if your bags are checked through or you don't have checked bags.

     

  • Will I need visa?
    Oct 9, 2016
    1
    Hello. I am Georgian citizen,flying from Istanbul to Kingston(Jamaica) via JFK. Istanbul-JFK is operated by Turkish Airlines and JFK-Kingston is operated by JetBlue. I have to change terminals in JFK, do I need any kind of visa? Ticket is in one order.

     

    Yes, you need a US Transit Visa. In JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to Terminal 5 on the AirTrain and go through security.

     

  • Connection time
    Oct 9, 2016
    1
    I am arriving JFK on Delta from PHL in Term 4, and catching a KAL flight to Seoul in Term. 1. I have 2 hrs. for the connection. Do I have enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security.

     

  • connection process
    Oct 13, 2016
    3
    I arrive in Terminal 4 and have to take my next flight from terminal 5. have 3 hours of layover. Do I need to clear customs in terminal 4 and do the security check again at terminal 5? Travelling with a baby and want to prepare in advance. thanks

     

    Where are you flying into JFK from? What airline are you flying?

     

    Flying from bermuda in jetblue and going to Dubai in emirates.

     

    You have your terminals reversed. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Bermuda and arrive in Terminal 5, then you will take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 and go through security. You don't have to go through Customs at JFK. You have enough time.

     

  • connecting flight
    Oct 7, 2016
    1
    I am arriving to JFK from LAX. My airplane is American Air. My plane will be arriving at 5:34 pm. (17:34) on terminal 8. I will be boarding my connecting flight going to Dublin, also with American Air at 6:50 pm (18:50) also on terminal 8. I only have about one hour and 16 minutes to go to my connecting flight. My question is....do I have enough time and do I have to go through security with TAS again? Thanks. Rudcas38

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in T8.

     

  • connection
    Oct 7, 2016
    1
    My flight lands at JFK with Caribbean at 5:35am. I have a connecting flight with american which leaves at 7:30am. would i be able to connect in time? I have no bags except hand luggage. What are the steps to connect at JFK?

     

    With no checked baggage that is barely enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration and Customs, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8, get your AA boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.

     

  • IAD to JFK to MEX
    Oct 6, 2016
    1
    I'm flying on Delta from IAD (washington dc) and I have a layover of 50 min in JFK. Do I have enough time to catch my connecting flight to Mexico City?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from IAD is on-time. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are operated by Delta.

     

  • Connecting from Terminal 8 to American Airline
    Oct 6, 2016
    1
    Arriving on Qatar Airline and connecting to MSP on a separate reservation with American Airline. Do I need to transfer to another terminal?

     

    No, both flights will be in Terminal 8. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then go up to the departure level, re-check your bags with American and go through security.

     

  • ATL-JFK-AUH
    Oct 5, 2016
    3
    AM FLYING ATLANTA TO JFK (DELTA AIRLINES) REACHING 8:15PM , I HAVE TO CATCH ANOTHER FLIGHT ETIHAD @11:0PM IS IT SUFFICIENT TIME? ONCE I DONE IMIGRATION IN ATLANTA THEN I NEED TO DO AGAIN ?

     

    You will not go through Immigration in Atlanta. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. If you have checked bags you will have to claim them from Delta, re-check them with Etihad, and go through security.

     

    But 2hours and 30 min is sufficient time to collect bags and go to etihad counter and check in?

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connecting from terminal 7 to 4
    Oct 5, 2016
    3
    I'm planning to fly into JFK from SFO at 8:15am on United (terminal 7) and need to catch a 10:40am South African Airlines flight from Terminal 4. Is the Air Train the best option for transfer and is this enough time?

     

    United doesn't fly to JFK anymore, so no, you can't be planning that.

     

    Thanks for that heads up! I looked closer at the reservation and the flight was into Newark! I checked NY area flights. Well anyway, I'm looking for the amount of time I need between flights. Thanks!

     

    Well, if you fly to JFK on two separate reservations you need 2-3 hours. If you fly to Newark you realistically have to either arrive on a very early redeye (before 6 AM) or arrive the night before.

     

  • Connecting flights
    Oct 4, 2016
    1
    I am taking an Emirates EK 201 from Dubai to JFK r terminal 4 eaching at 14.15 hrs on 12th Oct & then have another flight to Port of Spain - Carribean Airlines BW 525 DEP 17.05 on same day . so having 2.50 hrs for immigration, baggage , customs & check in . is it enough ?

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

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