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  • 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

     

  • sequestration cut backs
    Mar 27, 2013
    3
    A friend of mine is a flight attendant for AA. She came back from Heathrow last week and said the immigrations lines were horrendous (she and her crew were getting screamed at because the agents streamlined them through for them to make the next flight they were working on). The agent told her that the lines were 3-4 hours wait at some times, due to cutbacks. What have you heard about this? We are coming back from Barcelona next month on AA and only have a 2 hour layover.

     

    What airport?

     

    jfk

     

    While slow-downs at the immigration/customs clearance process in the U.S. have also been impacted by the cut-downs, so far the added time is at most one hour in some of the large U.S. Airports. You arrive at JFK via AA at Terminal 8; After passport clearance, picking up bags & re-checking them in, if AA is also your connecting airline you simply walk to your connecting gate. T8 has Concourses B (gates 1-16 & C (gates 31-17). If needing to get to another terminal for a different airline, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' - however, on arrival at departing terminal you need to go through security check prior to proceeding to your connecting gate.

     

  • American Airlines Connection
    Mar 26, 2013
    2
    Just got notice that there was a schedule change. We are arriving JFK from Milan on AA and have 1:40 to make the connection to Tampa flight. Having never been to JFK/AA terminal before--provided all on time-- is it going to be close?We do have to go through security again?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security again after US immigration, but at least everything is in the same new modern terminal. You should have enough time.

     

    You will arrive at JFK at Terminal 8, where 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. Then go back to the Departures level, go through security check and proceed to your connecting gate. (T8 has Concourses B with gates 1-16 and near gate 14 is access to Concourse C with gates 32-17. It's doable, but there is no time to waste!

     

  • Jalepeno burger
    Mar 24, 2013
    0
    Delicious Jalepeno burger

     





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