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  • How much of a hassle
    Jan 31, 2014
    Landing on delta connector from Boston at 8:15pm flying to Rome on Alitalia to Rome at 10:15pm How does it work-do We have to recheck bags, redo security, take a bus?


    If you bought your tickets together and since both Delta and Alitalia are in SkyTeam, your bags should be checked through to Rome. In JFK, you will have to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train from Terminal 2 where you will arrive to Terminal 1 where your Alitalia flight departs, get your Alitalia boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security and to your gate.


  • Are terminal connections all indoors?
    Jan 28, 2014
    This may seem like a silly question, but I've never flown through this airport before, and I will be doing so when temperatures are forecast to be below freezing, so my question is whether a transfer from terminal 5 to terminal 4 requires going outside at all? (Also, is a 2.5 hour layover enough time to connect from an Air India flight to a domestic JetBlue flight?)


    You will be connecting from 4 to 5, not 5 to 4. You will have to take the Airtran between Terminals. The stations are all enclosed. Since Air India and JetBlue do not have an interline baggage agreement you will have to transfer your baggage yourself on the AirTrain between Terminals and check it with JetBlue in T4. Because of this, you will have to hope your Air India flight is on-time and hurry in order to make your connection.


    For an international arrival in T4, I will have to go through customs and immigration. According to the JetBlue website, baggage can be rechecked at the transfer desk in T4 after clearing customs. Is that not the case? (I realize the connection may be tight regardless, given the immigration and terminal transfer.)


    You can only re-check your bags in T4 if they are tagged through to your final destination. As I mentioned, JetBlue and Air India don't have an interline agreement so Air India won't be able to tag your bags through to JetBlue.


  • from terminal 8 to terminal 2
    Jan 27, 2014
    We are arriving from helsinki with Finnair to terminal 8 and continue from terminal 2 to san juan with Delta. Do we have to take our luggage with us to terminal 2, or can we leave them to terminal 8? How do we tranfer to terminal 2 and how long does it take?


    Did you purchase two separate tickets or is it one ticket? Finnair and Delta do have an interline baggage agreement so they can check your bags through to Delta, but you will have to bring documentation when you check in in Helsinki if the tickets weren't bought together. If your bags are checked through to SJU you can re-check them after you clear customs in T8, then take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to T2 or T4 (if your Delta flight number begins with 2 it will leave from T2, if it begins with 4 it will leave from T4). You will need about 2 hours to make your transfer if your bags are checked through to SJU and 2.5 hours if you have to transfer the bags yourself (that includes the time to go through Immigration and customs).


    Tickets are bought together. Thank you for your answear.


  • Is a one hour layover with Delta feasible
    Jan 25, 2014
    We are due to fly to Orlando soon from Shannon via JFK with Delta. Flight into JFK arrives 2.43pm and flight to Orlando leaves at 3.45pm. Assuming all on time does this give us enough time? From what I can tell we arrive and depart from T4. Beginning to panic now


    I could be wrong about JFK to MCO from Terminal 4. If we have to transfer from T2 are we cutting time very tight


    If your JFK-Orlando flight number begins with a 4 it departs from Terminal 4, if it begins with a 2, it leaves from Terminal 2. Keep in mind that you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Shannon so you will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in JFK. But, yes, if you do have to go to T2 it doesn't leave much time for any delays. Delta runs a secure-side shuttle bus between T2 and T4.


    Thank you - hopefully no delays. Going to take a carry on bag as well just in case luggage doesn't make transfer on time


  • should i book this ticket?
    Jan 24, 2014
    Here's the deal- i have a few days to decide on this trip and the price is great. Need to know if the terminal connection is doable. I am flying AirFrance from PHL to JFK, estimated flight to land at JFK Terminal 2 at 4:59pm on Thursday May 29- next flight is on same tticket - departing for BCN from Terminal 4 at 7:36 pm. Will I be able to make the connecting flight in that timeframe? Thanks for your help.


    Air France does not fly from PHL to JFK - that flight will be on Delta Connection. I'm guessing the JFK-BCN flight would be on Delta. Yes, that should be enough time to make the connection as Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security that connects T2 and T4 and all you will have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Yes..it's a Delta connection. Thank you for your info. It's very helpful.


  • Connexion between CDG and MCO
    Jan 23, 2014
    Hello, I'm fying from CDG to MCO on next Sunday, landing at JFK at 13:25 (terminal4), and having a connecting flight at 15:50 (terminal2). So, Have I enough time to take my connection by taking into account the current bad climatic conditions? May be it's better to change now my connecting flight to ensure myself to arrive without any problem... Thank you, Florent


    That should be enough time. There's no way to say for sure what the weather will be like 10 days from now and it's more likely that your transatlantic flight would be on-time than your domestic flight.


    Hello, Thank you for your answer. This is not in 10 days, but next Sunday, in 3 days. I hope the weaher conditions will be better ! A last question : is it better to take the Airtrain instead of delta shuttle between T4 and T2 ? Thank you, Kind regards, Florent.


    Since you will already be outside security after you clear customs and re-check your bags, it's probably fastest to take the AirTrain to T2 and go back through security there rather than go through security in T4 and taking the shuttle.


  • 2 Hours layover enough to transfer from Finnair flight to JetBlue?
    Jan 22, 2014
    Hello, I'm doing a coast-to-coast road trip with 5 friends in July/June 2014. We should be arriving to JFK from Helsinki, Finland with Finnair's flight at 3:50 PM and we are planning to book a continuation flight to San Francisco from JetBlue which leaves at 5:49 PM. Would be 1 hour 59 minutes be enough time for us to claim our checked in luggage, clear immigration/customs, possibly transfer terminals if needed and still make it in time for package drop to JetBlue flight? Or should be just book a later continuation flight? Best Regards, An Eager Roadtripper


    If you're buying two separate tickets yourself I'd want to leave a little more time as you'll have to take your baggage on the AirTrain from Terminal 8 to Terminal 5 and then wait in line to check it there AFTER completing all the immigration procedures. There are lots of JFK-SFO flights on various airlines.


  • Flying from FLL to JFK to Hong Kong
    Jan 9, 2014
    Flying Jet Blue from FLL to JFK arriving 9:30PM. I have a 12:50 AM flight on Cathay to Hong Kong. Is that ample time to retrieve luggage recheck at Cathay and make flight??


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if your JetBlue flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal 5 and then take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to Terminal 7 where Cathay operates.


  • re check in and change of teminal
    Jan 10, 2014
    hi I am leaving from Washington dc at 7.43 and arrive at 8:59 pm with jet blue airways which I will be coming out from terminal 5 and I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old I will be having 3 check in luggage, I have to wait and re check in with my luggage at terminal 4 with Caribbean airlines. the lay over time is 3 hours, will have I enough time? and which will be easier with the kids the AirTran or taxi? I don't know how to go about the AirTran and which will be faster?i just don't want to miss my flight with Caribbean airline, will I be able to get assistance?


    You can't take a taxi between Terminals. You have to take the AirTrain. You should have plenty of time to make your connection. There are many signs directing you to the AirTrain.


    what is the latest time of checking in with Caribbean airline at terminal 4? and how long does it take with the airtran?


    You will probably have to check your bags an hour before your flight. Claiming your bags and getting to T4 will probably only take a half hour or so.


  • changing from jet blue to international flight
    Jan 9, 2014
    do I have to redo security at JFK if i fly from FLL on Jet BLue then transfer to Icelandic Air


    Yes, as JetBlue flights from FLL will arrive in Terminal 5 and Icelandair operates from Terminal 7. You will have to take the AirTrain/AirTerminals Train which runs outside the secure area.


    its the same problem I am having I am arriving at jfk at 8.59 pm with jet blue and I have to recheck in with Caribbean airline at terminal 4 I don't want to be late for my check in which I am arriving exactly 3 hours, the only problem I have to take my check in luggage and re check in pluss I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old I don't know how to get to the air tran and I don't know what to do if to just get a taxi to the terminal 4 with the kids or will it be faster and easier with the air tran, will I get help to go to the terminal using the air tran? I need help


  • Customs from Brussels Airlines to United
    Jan 7, 2014
    I am arriving to JFK with Brussels Airlines (T1) and transferring to United Domestic (T7) to go to LAX. Do I need to go through customs and immigration in JFK or when I get to LAX? I have 2.5 hours between flights, will I have enough time?


    You will go through Immigration and Customs in T1 at JFK. You will then re-check your bags and take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to T7 where you will go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.


  • Connecting
    Jan 5, 2014
    Hi, We'll arrive from st lucia with JetBlue and then heading out for London with virgin.. All at terminal 4. Do we have to pick up our baggage, clear customers and re-check though it's the same terminal? If, how long will it take to go through?


    Yes, you have the procedure correct. Immigration and customs will take 30-60 minutes.


  • arriving from Fort-Lauderdal to Montreal
    Jan 4, 2014
    Hi, I will be arriving from Fort-Lauderdale with Delta and going to Montreal also with Delta, Can you tell me which steps I will have to follow ..... Never have a connecting flight in USA. Thank you so much


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 or Terminal 2 (probably Terminal 2) and depart from Terminal 2. If you arrive in Terminal 4 you will have to take Delta's shuttle bus from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2. If you arrive in Terminal 2 you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. In either case you won't have to go through security.


    Thank you so much ... It is such a relief to know that ....


  • JetBlue to AA connection, both international
    Jan 5, 2014
    I'm flying Jetblue from BGI to JFK and then AA from JFK to YYZ. I only have an hour flights. Can I make the cnnection?


    sorry, that's an hour between flights.


    If you only have an hour between your flights you will NOT have enough time. You should not have booked that ticket and will have to change it.


    how about 2 hours 30 minutes to change from an international jetblue flight to a domestic jetblue flight? I would have to clear customs. Do both flights go out of the same terminal?


    International JetBlue flights arrive in T4 and domestic ones depart from T5. That should be enough time.


  • Connecting from T7 to T4/T2
    Jan 4, 2014
    I will be arriving in JFK from Hongkong with Cathay (CX 830) @12.10 PM and will have a connecting flight with Delta to Buffalo (DL 2907) leaving @3:30 PM. I will be travelling with my wife and will be carrying 2 baggage bags and 1 carry on bag. Is it the time enough for me to catch the flight on time. Need your advise.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Once you clear customs in T7, if your bags are checked through to Buffalo you can re-check them in T7, if not you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T2 (your flight will depart from T2) and check them with Delta there (and pay checked bag fees). You will have plenty of time.


    Thank you for your information


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