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  • Connecting flights
    Apr 5, 2016
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    Hi coming to ewk from London staying few days then flying to Pearson airport from jfk returning to jfk to get connecting flight to London how much time should I allow for connecting flights what documents do I need and route through customs trip is last week in August

     

    What country are you a citizen of? I recommend 3 hours between flights.

     

  • ZRH - JFK -RDU Swiss and AA 2 Hours connection
    Apr 5, 2016
    1
    Flying fron Zurich to Raleigh-Durham via JFK. Swiss flight arrives in Termonal 4 and AA flight departs from terminal 8. 2 Hours layover time Not the same ticket so need to pick up luggage and check it in again. Is it doable? With or without luggage? Thanks!

     

    Without luggage that's barely possible if you check in for your AA flight before you leave Zurich. With checked luggage, no that's not possible.

     

  • 2 hour connection
    Apr 5, 2016
    2
    Hi, We are flying into jfk terminal 8 from South Africa in July. I want to book a Delta connection and i just want to know if 2 hours is enough time?

     

    No flights from South Africa arrive in Terminal 8. What airline are you flying? 2 hours is not enough time for an international to domestic connection on two separate itineraries.

     

    We are flying Qatar Airways so technically coming in from Doha. I booked the later connection. Thank you for your help.

     

  • 2 hours to connect between terminal 5 and 4.
    Apr 5, 2016
    2
    I have 2 hours to connect from a domestic flight (SFO->JFK) at terminal 5 to an international flight (JFK->JNB) at terminal 4. What's the best/fastest way to get from one to another and will I have to go through security again? Thank you in advance!

     

    The only way between terminals is the AirTrain and yes, you will have to go through security again. If everything is on the same reservation you should have enough time.

     

    Yes, all on the same ticket. Thank you so much for the help. Much appreciated!

     

  • is this enough time
    Apr 5, 2016
    3
    hi I am traveling with a kid arriving and will arrive at terminal 1 and have an hour and 50 minutes to make a connection at terminal 4. I've never flown through jfk, so I have no idea if this is enough time or not. Originally was supposed to have 4 hours, but the airline changed the time after booking, so I am hoping I can still make it

     

    Where are you flying from and to? What airlines are you flying? Is everything on the same reservation or are the two flights on separate reservations? I can't answer your question without that info.

     

    sorry, arriving on sun country from mpls, and connecting to Norwegian Airlines heading to Copenhagen. Booked it online through a travel agency so on the same reservation. I have to recheck the luggage, because they will not be transferred, but I have no idea if I have to go through security again or not, which is making me a little nervous about making the connection

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 4, not Terminal 1. You will depart from Terminal 1. You will have to claim your bags, take the AirTrain to Terminal 1, re-check your bags, and go through security. I really don't think you have enough time to do that unless everything goes perfectly. You can get a refund from the airline that changed your flight.

     

  • Domestic transfer
    Apr 4, 2016
    4
    I am arriving on Hawaiian Airlines in JFK at 0655 and depart JFK to MSY(New Orleans) on Delta at 0800. I will only have carry on. Is that enough time? How to I get from one terminal to the next? Do I have to go through security again?

     

    You will have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 or 4 (Delta uses, both, check Delta.com for your departure terminal) and then go through security. This is an extremely difficult connection.

     

    I'm flying standby so I could easily change my routing. Do you think that's best?

     

    Yes, I recommend not trying this routing. I'm assuming you are an HA employee - I recommend trying to go through LAX instead. It's shorter and from LAX you have the option to fly UA, WN, or DL (assuming you have ID90 or ZED on all of those) to MSY or buy a ticket on NK.

     

    Thanks so much. I'm glad I found this forum

     

  • Connecting flights
    Apr 3, 2016
    1
    I am arriving at JFK from Zurich on Swiss Air at 12:35 and want to catch a Delta flight leaving at 1:48. Is this enough time to go through customs and make it to Delta terminal?

     

    No, that is not enough time. Don't even try it.

     

  • International to domestic connection
    Apr 3, 2016
    0
    I am flying from Zurich on Swiss Air landing at JFK at 12:15 with connecting flight at 1:45 on Delta. Is this enough time?

     

  • Checking baggage
    Apr 3, 2016
    1
    Arriving from Riyadh at T1 (Saudia) and then 4 hrs later on to Delta T4 (Delta) Will we have to collect luggage and go thro security again? This is on the same itenerary.

     

    Yes, when you arrive you will 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 and got through security.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Apr 2, 2016
    2
    Flying from Atlanta to JFK to Venice. One ticket. 1 hour layover. Possibly 1 checked bag. Do we need to go through security again? Is there a special international security we would have to go through.

     

    Also, we arrive and depart T4

     

    No, you don't have to go through security again. There is no "special international security" All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • short connection
    Apr 2, 2016
    1
    I'm considering an international flight that goes into JFK on the Delta Shuttle (from DC) and then on another Delta flight to Spain with a 45 minute connection. This seems very tight but is one of the airline's options. Is this reasonable? How fast is the terminal switch, which presumably would go through TSA again??

     

    Delta shuttle flies to LGA, not JFK. Is it Delta connection? If so that should be fine. You don't have to change terminals, both flights will be in Terminal 4. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Dont know the terminals
    Apr 2, 2016
    1
    First time to JFK, I am arriving from PHX to JFK on Alitalia (Operated by Delta) at 13:49 and connecting with Alitalia flight to Rome-FCO departing at 16:10, carry on luggage only, all same ticket. Do you know what will the terminals be? and is this enough time between flights? Thank you for your help.

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 2 or 4 and depart from Terminal 1. You should have plenty of time. The AirTrain connects all terminals outside security.

     

  • Terminal 7 to Terminal 4
    Apr 2, 2016
    1
    I am flying from YVR on Cathy Pacific arriving T7 at 0700 with connecting flight on Delta T4 to Toronto at 0755. No bags. Can I transfer terminals without clearing security/immigration?

     

    No, when you arrive you will go through US Immigration and Customs, then take the AirTrain to T4 and go through security. You do not have enough time for this connection.

     

  • From terminal 4 to 8
    Apr 1, 2016
    1
    Hi, I arrive from Atlanta in terminal 4. I should meet a friend that arrives from Barcelona in terminal 8. May I take the inter terminal trains to the terminal 8 even without tickets?

     

    Yes, you can take the AirTrain to Terminal 8 to meet your friend at the exit of customs.

     

  • Terminal 8 to Terminal 1 connection for Korean Air flight
    Apr 1, 2016
    1
    Hi…I'm traveling from RDU to JFK to ICN. I am scheduled to arrive at JFK Terminal 8 on an AA flight, then transfer to Terminal 1 for Korean Air. I am scheduled to have 2 hours for the transfer (if the originating flight is on time)…is this enough time?

     

    If you have checked bags that's really borderline if that's enough time since if it's on two separate reservations then you will have to claim your bags from AA and bring them on the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and re-check and go through security.

     

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