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  • Arriving JFK Terminal 4, Departing 5
    Nov 13, 2014
    Hello! Departing Abu Dhabi on Etihad, arriving in terminal 4 and departing for Denver from terminal 5. All flights booked through Etihad, although JFK-DEN is a Jetblue codeshare.In Abu Dhabi you clear US customs there. Will I have to get my bags in NY and take with me to terminal 5? Or do I just go through customs and drop the bags again? Is there a way to go from terminal 4 to 5 and stay within security? Or will I have to go through security again when I reach terminal 5?


    Since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi and you purchased your tickets together, your bags will be sent straight through to Denver. All you have to do in JFK is take the AirTrain from T4 to T5, get your Jetblue boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.


  • From Paris to Buenos Aires
    Nov 14, 2014
    We arrive Sunday 21December at 8.15pm from CDG at T8 and have 1h45 to catch the plane to EZE also on T8. Do we have to clear customs and immigration? And is this enough time? I suppose that we will be ok because arrival/departure are on T8 and we dont have to move to other terminals, but i was wondering still because it will be on a Sunday.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up to the departure level and through security. You have enough time. Sunday isn't really any busier than any other day.


    my bags can not be labbeled to EZE directly from CDG on? Both flight are AA


    Your bags will be labelled to EZE, but you still have to claim them to go through US Customs in JFK.


  • International connection through JFK
    Nov 13, 2014
    I am coming from Istanbul, Turkey and continue to Panama City, Panama. I am not going to have any checked luggage, do I have to pass Passport Control or am I going to go directly to the gate? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and go through Security. Depending on what airlines you are flying you may also have to change terminals via the AirTrain as well.


    Nov 13, 2014
    Hi! We bought 2 separate tickets. One from RDU to JFK on Delta. And then JFK -> KEF on Icelandic Air. It appears that we will land in Terminal 2 and take off in terminal 7. We have about 3.5 hours. From what I have read, we will have to get our luggage then take a Air Train to terminal 7, check in and go through security again? Is this correct? Is this enough time, or should we try and get on an earlier flight? We are flying on a Friday evening. Thanks so much for any help!


    Yes, that is correct. 3.5 hours should be enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Flight from manchester UK
    Nov 12, 2014
    We arrive from MAN at 12.30 and our flight to San Diego leaves at 17.35. I know its plenty of time but what are the procedures and will we need to change terminals. Both flights with AA. When we have the to return flights are the procedures different?


    You will arrive in T8, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up to the departure level and through security. On your return towards Manchester, you will not have to do anything at JFK other than walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 11, 2014
    H! I I'm Travelling from US to Philippines and Ill be checking in in Fayetteville Regional Airport via US airways and will transfer to Asiana Airlines at JFK bound to South Korea.. I have 2 concerns, If I check in in a Fayetteville Regional Airport , Do I have to get my luggage when I reach JFK and recheck it in again to Asiana Airlines? and My Layover time is 2 hours to transfer from US airways to Asiana Airlines in JFK will it enough? Please reply.


    Did you purchase all your tickets together on one reservation or not? If you did then you won't have to claim your bags and you won't have to touch them until you get to the Philippines.


    I purchased them all together. Ill be flying from Fayetteville, NC Regional Airport to Charlotte Intl Airport then To JFK via US airways then from there ,will be Asiana Airlines. How about the layover time from US aiway terminal to Asiana Arline terminal in JFK, is 2 hours enough ?Thanks for the reply by the way..


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from Terminal 8 where you arrive to Terminal 4, get your Asiana boarding passes if you don't already have them, and then go through security. 2 hours should be plenty of time.


  • Terminal 4 and 1 Connection
    Nov 11, 2014
    I have two separate flights booked. I have a Delta flight from New Orleans to JFK (Terminal 4) that arrives at 3:35PM and a Alitalia flight ("operated by Delta") to Milan (Terminal 1) that departs at 5:51PM. Is this enough time? Do I need to go through security again to get to Terminal 1? I will not be checking in a bag.


    If your flight to Milan is operated by Delta it will not leave from Terminal 1, it will leave from Terminal 4. Your flight from New Orleans will likely arrive in Terminal 2. If your flight to Milan is indeed operated by Delta you can just take the Delta shuttle bus from T2 to T4 inside security after arrival in JFK. Be sure to check in online for both flights before leaving New Orleans.


    Thanks for your help! I just checked online and I'll be arriving at Terminal 4 and also departing from Terminal 4. Would I have to leave the terminal and go to the ticketing area in order to pick up my ticket though?


    You don't have to go to the ticketing area if you check in online.


  • Changing flights
    Nov 10, 2014
    I'm traveling to London from LA via NY. Do I have to pic up bags in JFK and recheck them again?


    No, you do not assuming you purchased your tickets together. You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.


  • T5 - T7
    Nov 8, 2014
    Hi there I arrive from Grand Cayman at 17.00 into T5 with JetBlue on Monday 8 Dec. my onward flight is with BA from T7 at 19.20 that evening. I have checked baggage and the flights were booked separately. From reading the above I guess I should be ok (save for delays etc) but are there any suggestions to help remove possible stress / negate risk of missing onward flight? Thanks in advance


    Nothing to recommend other than trying to sit as far forward on your JetBlue flight as possible. Also, the international gates at T5 are new and haven't opened yet, so it's not clear how well they will work. They open Nov 12.


  • Question Regarding Connection Flight
    Nov 13, 2014
    We are scheduled to arrive at JFK from Dublin, IE, on Nov 20 via Delta. We only have about 90 minutes until our connection flight to Atlanta (also Delta) departs. Is this enough time? Will we need to claim and re-check our baggage? Will we need to go through immigration and customs from Ireland? We had a straight flight from Dublin to Atlanta but just received information regarding a Delta shedule change which resulted in a layover. There are no other straight flights.


    There is US Immigration and customs preclearance in Dublin, so you will do all those procedures there. Your arrival into JFK will be like a domestic flight. You will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Chances are you will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2. There is a Delta shuttle bus inside security between the two terminals. You have enough time.


    Thank you.


    Is it the same situation coming from Shannon to JFK? I'm looking at a 1.5 hr. layover connecting to Chicago.


  • Connections from SYR
    Nov 2, 2014
    HI, I am flying in on JetBlue from SYR and landing at JFK at 7.15am. I then have a separate ticket to get to London at 8.30am. Is that enough time to collect my bags and then clear customs and then catch that flight please? Any advice appreciated. Thank you


    It's really pushing it. It may be possible but will be extremely difficult and depends on your flight from Syracuse arriving on-time or early. You have a much better chance of making it if you don't check a bag.


  • Connecting flight from NY to SIN
    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi, I will be arriving on JKF via delta 2444 on 8/11 sat 555pm. My next connecting flight is SQ 25 which departs at 825pm. Both are in T4. Will i have enough time to make it? What are the procedures involved and where should I go once I get out of DL 2444 ? Thanks !


    If you arrive from an international flight, you need to go through passport control, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance. If you purchased your 2 flights on one ticket, you may proceed to your connecting gate, but need to go through security check first. If you did not purchase your flights on one ticket, you need to re-check-in your bags at the Singapore counter after customs clearance, as Delta & Singapore airlines belong to different Alliances. The concourse level of T4 is divided into gates A3 & A5 to the left, and gates B20-B41 to the right.


    Ignore sunov's post. It is completely incorrect. I see that DL2444 is from Orlando. DL2444 usually arrive in Terminal 2. You will exit security and claim your bag, then take the AirTrain one stop to Terminal 4 and check your bags at the Singapore Airlines check-in counter. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks Zap! I heard that you need to walk outside of terminal 2 to reach the airtrain station, is that true? Is there a bridge or link way or something?


    It's a bridge but it's not heated and is somewhat exposed to the elements.


  • connection time
    Nov 1, 2014
    we are hoping to come in at 6 pm on JetBlue from Sint Martin and catch a flight at 8 pm to albuquerque NM. Is that enough time to clear customs and get through security?


    It should be enough time. You will arrive in T4 and depart from T5, so you will have to take the AirTrain to T5 after you clear customs.


  • Does Jet blue have an agreement with Icelandic for transfer of luggage
    Nov 1, 2014
    Can my luggage be transferred from a Jet blue fight to Icelandic with out me having to pick it up between flights


    Yes, if you purchased a single reservation and your JetBlue flight is domestic.


  • Connection time Delta domestic to Air France
    Nov 1, 2014
    Daughter is heading for study abroad, LAX to Florence on Delta & Air France. Current itinerary has outbound 90 minute connection time at JFK from Delta domestic terminal 4 to Air France terminal 1 and then 1 hr 40 mins at CDG to Florence. Return has her with 2 hrs at JFK to clear customs and connect to LAX, changing from terminal 1 to 4. Will this be enough time on both sides? Delta tells me yes but I'm a worried mother.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All she has to do in JFK on the way to France is to take the Airtrain from T4 to T1 and go through security. On the return she will have to go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, then re-check her bags then take the Airtrain to T4 and go through security. However, 2 hours should be enough time.


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