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I'm looking at booking a flight to Spain. The option that Delta gives me is to depart Texas at 8:06AM (6hr layover at JFK) and arrive in Barcelona at 9:55AM. I can save nearly half by booking 2 separate tickets (both with Delta); depart Texas at 8:06AM to JFK (12:55PM), then JFK at 4:20PM to Barcelona (arrive at 9:10AM - w/ Paris Layover). Am I missing something? Is 3 hours not enough time to check out of the domestic flight and reenter on an international - granted I will have luggage (12 day trip). Thoughts? Comments? Price difference is $1,400 and $800 round trip.
Yes, 3 hours is enough time to claim your bags and re-check them for the second flight if that is the amount of time you have at JFK.
Hi. I'm a UK citizen travelling from Las Vegas to JFK ( arrive 05;55 ) to connect to another booked flight to the UK at 08;;00. Basically, is this enough time ?
What airlines are you flying? Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?
Hi, if I have a flight in terminal 8, but I want to go to the wingtip lounge in terminal 4. Will I have to go through security twice at both terminals?
Yes, you would and it's likely you wouldn't even be allowed through security in Terminal 4.

I will arrive in Terminal 5 at 13:40 and my next flight departing from Terminal 5 isat 15:28. The flights are with the same airline and my luggage is automatically being put on the second flight.

Does this leave me enough time to get my second flight at 15:28?

Where are you flying from and flying to?
Arriving from Ireland flying to Raleigh nc
Then yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
we are arriving from Cancun with AA on Terminal 8 at 12:16 and then taking a flight at 4:30 pm from Terminal 1 - do you know how long it takes to go from T8 to T1 ? thanks very much for your help
Actually getting between the terminals only takes 10-15 minutes on the AirTrain.
Hi- I am flying out of JFK Terminal 5, and trying to coordinate to see a friend that is arriving at Terminal 4 within the same time-frame.
After I pass security at Terminal 5 Departures, can I go over to Terminal 4 Arrivals and meet him at his arrival gate? Or do I have to wait for him to go through the customs line first?
And, will I need to go through security again traveling between terminals or arrivals/departures?
No, you can't. They are not connected inside security. You will not be allowed through security in Terminal 4 and he won't be accessible to the public until after he clears US Customs at which point he will be outside security in Terminal 4. You could meet him outside security in Terminal 4 if time allows, but to get to your flight you would have to go to Terminal 5 on the Airtrain and go through security afterwards, so you'd need to leave T4 ~90 minutes before your flight.
Got it. Thanks for the prompt reply!
Hi, I am arriving in JFK from doha on a qatar flight and catching AA clight to charlotte. i have 2 hrs 45 mins of connection time. I am not a US citizen and this is my first visit to US. Will this connection time enough to go through immigration, customs, recheck and board the flight? It is a single ticket. Also Do i need to board any train/bus for boarding my flight to charlotte ?
Yes, that should be enough time. The morning arrival on Qatar Airways arrives in Terminal 7 and you will have to take the AirTrain to T8 to depart. The afternoon arrival is at T8.
Thank You
I need your help to confim if we will have enough time for connection between Terminal 4 (DELTA airline coming from YYZ - 5:34pm) and Terminal 1 (AIR FRANCE flight to CDG - 7:05 pm) ?
Airtrain is the only way to go ?
Thank you for your help and enjoy your day
Yes, you will have to take the AirTrain and then go through security in Terminal 1. You have just enough time if the flight from Toronto is on-time.
Thank you for your quick answer.
Enjoy your day

I have a Delta flight from Manchester, UK to JFK landing at 3:26pm and a connecting WestJet flight to Calgary departing at 5:55pm, will I have enough time?

Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.
I'm arriving at terminal 7 on BA flight from Heathrow and transferring to Terminal 8 for flight to Raleigh. It is on one ticket. Do I need to go through immigration at JFK and pick up my bags or just transfer to Terminal 8?
Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, Take the AirTrain to Terminal 8 and go through security.
Than you for your help.