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  • Transfer in the same teminal
    Apr 17, 2013
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    My passport is China and I will travel from Tokyo to Montreal, and transfer in the T8 of JFK by AA. (arrive at T8, at leave from T8) I wonder that whether I need a transmit visa when I transfer in the same terminal?

     

    You do indeed need a C-1 transit visa.

     

  • Delta terminal 3 to Etihad terminal 4
    Apr 17, 2013
    1
    I booked a ticket through Delta and will arrive in JFK terminal 3. I then booked a separate ticket through Etihad which is in terminal 4. My question is how would I do this? Would I go collect my baggage from terminal 3 then use the airtran to terminal 4 and then check my baggage in terminal 4 at the Etihad counter and finally go through security again? thanks... by the way my flight arrives at 3 PM at JFK and my Etihad flight doesn't leave until 10:30 PM, so I will have plenty of time shouldn't I?

     

    Yes, that is how you would do it and yes, you will have plenty of time. In fact the Etihad counter may not be open when you arrive.

     

  • from T8 to T1
    Apr 17, 2013
    1
    Hi all, I will be traveling with a 3 y o and an 11 y o. I will land on T8 and have to get my luggage and make to T1 and have 4 and a half hours of layover time. I was just wondering if there is any help I can pay for to get all my luggage and help me with it all the way to T1. What are my options?

     

    I take it you already checked with your first airline and it does NOT transfer bags to your connecting airline. In which case you should, on arrival, proceed to the baggage claim area, pick up a cart, load your bags, then take the elevator to the the 'Airline Terminals Train' - unload your cart before boarding the train to T1, your next stop. At T1, grab a cart and proceed to the check-in area. Alternatively, get a taxi.

     

  • Terminal 1 to 5
    Apr 16, 2013
    3
    Hi there, I land in terminal 1 at 2:30 with eastern china and have a flight at 4:00 with jet blue in terminal 5. is it enough time. thanks

     

    On arrival at JFK you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag - unless China Eastern does not transfer your bags to your connecting JetBlue flight, in which case you need to take your bag along on the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) to your connecting terminal, where you need to (re-check-in your bag at the Departure level's JetBlue counter) go through security check and on to your connecting gate. (JetBlue is in both Terminals 4 & 5. If you need your bags to be checked in for JetBlue, your transfer time will be extremely tight!

     

    On arrival at JFK you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag - unless China Eastern does not transfer your bags to your connecting JetBlue flight, in which case you need to take your bag along on the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) to your connecting terminal, where you need to (re-check-in your bag at the Departure level's JetBlue counter) go through security check and on to your connecting gate. (JetBlue is in both Terminals 4 & 5. If you need your bags to be checked in for JetBlue, your transfer time will be extremely tight!

     

    China Eastern and JetBlue do not have an interline baggage agreement so you will have to move the bags yourself, as such I really don't think that leaves you enough time.

     

  • Egyptair -> American Airlines
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    I booked two separate tickets (due to a change in plans). I will be arriving on Egyptair in Terminal 4 and need to catch an American Airlines flight out of Terminal 8 two hours later. Is there an American transfer counter in customs of Terminal 4 where I can check my bags once I've cleared customs, or will I have to drag all my baggage on the AirTrain and check in at Terminal 8?

     

    You will have to take it yourself. AA will have no presence in T4.

     

  • Heathrow to San Juan via JFK
    Apr 15, 2013
    1
    I have a delta flight to JFK landing at terminal 3 but then flight to San Juan also with delta departs from terminal 4. Will I need to recheck bags or will they only be checked at heathrow. We have 3 1/2 hours between flights if they are on time. Also how to we get from terminal 3 to 4 thanks

     

    On arrival at JFK your bags will automatically be transferred to T4. All you need to do is look for the 'Airline Terminals Train' sign, board the train to T4 where you arrive in the unsecured area and need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. On arrival at Heathrow you will have to go through 'non-Schengen immigration/ customs clearance procedure.

     

  • JFK connections & using United lounge
    Apr 19, 2013
    2
    Will be arriving from California on Jet Blue @T-5, then flying out 9 hours later on Air Berlin to Berlin @T-8. Would like to use passes for United lounge @ T-7 before international flight..... Would there be time to pick up bags @ T-5, check them in for Air Berlin & then go to T-7 lounge & then to T-8 for departure. Probably being overly optimistic to expect to do this???? Thanks for any advice.

     

    At JFK, the 'Airline Terminals Train' runs between all terminals, but in the unsecured areas (meaning you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting Berlin flight), taking only minutes between terminals. After checking in with Air Berlin, you can take the train back to T7. Signs to the train will guide you.

     

    Thanks for the help!

     

  • Conncection flights
    Apr 14, 2013
    1
    Im ariving at terminal 8 at 7:05 am from a flight via LAN from Ecuador. I have to do a connection flight to Montreal departing from terminal 7 at 10:45 via AirCanada. Am i supposed to go through inmigration already inside the airport, or am i supposed to leave go to the Airtrain and then come back in terminal 7 to fo the inmigration check again?

     

    On arrival at JFK at T8, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated (if LAN transfers bags to AirCanada, if not you need to take bags along to T7 & check them in there with Air Canada). The 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) will take you to T7, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. (T7 has gates 1-6 left, & gates 7-1 right.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Apr 9, 2013
    1
    I have to travel from Terminal 7 on US Airways to Terminal 4 on Asiana and I have to get my boarding pass from their check-in counter. I only have carry ons to take so no checked baggage. Is 1 hour and 40 minutes enough time on a Thursday at around 11:20 am? What's the best way to transfer from Terminal 7 to Terminal 4?

     

    On arrival at JFK, T7, take the 'Airline Terminals Train', making its continuous loop between the terminals (look for signs) to T4; after getting your boarding pass on the Departure Level, go through security check and on to your connecting gate. T4 has Concourse A, gates A2-7, and Concourse B, gates B20-31. No time to waste!

     

  • us customs location
    Apr 7, 2013
    2
    I am arriving at Terminal 4. Then does Terminal 4 has its own us customs in Terminal 4 building? and Terminal 1 has its own us customs in Terminal 1 building ? OR there is only one us customs is in JFK ? and Is baggage claim place for Terminal 4 and Terminal 1 different location?

     

    sorry, I meant if immigration is at each of Terminals in JFK.

     

    Every terminal at JFK, except JetBlue's Terminal 5 and Delta Connection's Terminal 2 has its own immigration facilities.

     

  • Layover in JFK
    Apr 5, 2013
    1
    I am Egyptian and I have a Canadian permanent resident card and I have a layover in JFK airport .. Can I leave the airport for couple of hours without US visa?

     

    There's nobody who monitors who comes and goes from the airport. When you exit US immigration you will be in the non-sterile area, so you can go where you want. However, you will need a C-1 transit visa http://www.immihelp.com/visas/transitvisa/c1visa.html

     

  • connect from T8 to T5 in 1:15
    Apr 3, 2013
    1
    Can I make it? What gate does Aer Lingus 105 depart from?

     

    It'll be pretty hard. You'll need to take the airtrain to T5 then go through security.

     

  • Toronto to San Juan
    Apr 3, 2013
    1
    I am considering a flight from Toronto to San Juan in December that connects through JFK. The layover is only 45 minutes but we can go through US customs in Pearson airport in Toronto so we can avoid that at JFK however the flight from Toronto arrives in terminal 2 and the flight to San Juan departs from terminal 4. Is the 45 minutes enough considering we don't have to clear customs? Both flights are with the same carrier so the bags should go all the way through.

     

    Not advisable. Winter flight delays & Holiday rush at the security check means 45 min transfer is taking a big chance: On arrival a JFK, look for sign to the 'Air Terminals Train' connecting all terminals - however only in the unsecured areas. You will need to go through security check at at T4, before proceeding to your gate.

     

  • 55 Minute for transfer intern. transfer?
    Apr 1, 2013
    1
    Is 55 min. enough time to arrive at Terminal 4 on an a flight from Europe, pass security as a non-US citizen, collect bags, and drop off bags/board a flight to CA?

     

    I would suggest at LEAST 90 minutes for any connection requiring going through US immigration, so no.

     

  • carnet endorsement
    Mar 31, 2013
    1
    does anyone know where to endorse my carnet at kennedy airport terminal 4 departure hall before check in

     

    Here's some instructions - http://www.uscib.org/index.asp?documentID=1679

     





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