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  • JFK layover allowance
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hi! I will have a connecting flight in JFK from Hong Kong (via Cathay Pacific) and going to St. Thomas, USVI (via AA). Is 2 hours, 20 minutes enough with the need to re-check the baggage and have security checks? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will also have to take the AirTrain from T7 to T8, but it should barely be enough time.


  • Minimum time
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hi, I found a flight that arrives (from Europe) at JFK T1 and my next domestic flight (to Dallas) in the same terminal JFK T1 is 53 minutes after that. Is this normal there?


    No flights to Dallas leave from T1. 53 minutes is not enough time to make an International to Domestic connection at JFK. What airlines are you flying?


    Maybe it was not Dallas, the flights are not available anymore to check, but it was: Helsinki - JFK - ??? (USA) - Lima. with only 53 minutes "waiting" (actually running) in JFK. Thank you for your reply :)


    Ah... yes, all flights were from American Airlines.


    American Airlines uses T8. But still, 53 minutes is insufficient. You need to contact your travel agent and fix this.


  • Immegration/Recheck Suitcase and Catching Connection
    Feb 18, 2015
    Hello, I'm flying in from LHR to JFK Terminal 8 with US Airways and have 1 hour 25minutes before my flight still departing from Terminal 8 JFK to Charlotte Douglas with US Airways. Is this sufficient amount of time? I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance.


    Note that your first flight will be operated by American Airlines. That is 5 minutes below the minimum recommended connection time. It's possible to make it but there is some risk, especially if your first flight is delayed.


  • How long to clear customs from Italy?
    Feb 17, 2015
    We'll arrive from Milan on Delta. I understand we have to claim our bags, go through customs, then recheck them before connecting to another Delta flight. How long will that take?


    The minimum recommended connection time is 90 minutes.


  • Transferring between terminals
    Feb 17, 2015
    Hi, I am arriving at JFK at 18.25 at Terminal 1 and my next flight is at 21.15 from Terminal 4. Could anyone tell me where I could get a taxi or a phone number which I could contact to book a taxi to transfer me from one to another terminal? Thank you


    You cannot take a taxi between terminals. You have to take the AirTrain.


  • connection
    Feb 16, 2015
    I'm travelling from Amman,Jordan to buffalo, i'm using Turkish airline to get from Amman to JFKI I will arrive at terminal 1 and need to go to terminal 5 to get jetblue flight from jfk to buffalo,i only have 1:50 minute layover, is it enough time to clear customs and switch terminals? I brought this as connected flight if I miss the buffalo flight is jetblue will compensate me free or serve me another seat on next flights? Alsoi want to ask if I want to use wheelchair there whom i should inform or tell.thanks


    That should barely be enough time. If you need a wheelchair you need to contact your airlines.


  • Conne tion time
    Feb 16, 2015
    I purchased through Delta on same ticket flying 3/7/15 DELTA 1247 PHOENIX 1:14pm to NYC-KENNEDY arriving 8:00pm Connecting to DELTA 468 to Tel Aviv departing 9:08pm. Is 1 hr 8 min enough time? Do I have to collect checked bag and re-check for Tel Aviv flight?


    You do not have to claim your bag. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All Delta gates at JFK are connected inside security, but some require a shuttle bus to access. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    thank you!


  • Term1 to Term4
    Feb 15, 2015
    Hello! On the 21st of Feb i'm travelling from paris (af) to san juan, puerto rico via ny jfk. Flight to san juan is operated by delta, so i have to change terminals, will be 3,z hours enogh time? What happens if i miss my flight to san juan because of a delay because of weather? Hope not... thanks a lot for you help and answer.


    Yes, 3 hours should be enough time. If you miss your connection due to a delayed first flight you will be put on the next available flight to San Juan.


  • Enough time to catch connection flight?
    Feb 15, 2015
    Hi, on a Tuesday I will arrive from Paris at 12.55pm (don´t know which terminal). Airline is Air France. Departure time for my connection flight (Endeavor Air DBA Delta Connection) to Jacksonville will be 2.45pm (don´t know which terminal) . Is 1hr 50min enough time to go through the whole process and catch the connection flight? Both flights were booked on one ticket with Delta. Is Delta going to pay for another later connection flight if I miss the scheduled one? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.


    You will arrive in Terminal 1, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 where your flight to Jacksonville will depart, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time. If you do miss your connection because your first flight is delayed you will either be rebooked on the 8:15 PM flight to Jacksonville or to Jacksonville with a connection in Atlanta, free of charge.


    Thanks for your help ZAP. But what if I miss my connection flight not because my first flight was delayed but because for some other reason, like the long waiting line at the immigration desks or anything like that. Are they still going to rebook free of charge?


    Yes, they will


  • Do I have enough time?
    Feb 13, 2015
    Arriving at T1 via PAL at 0730 and connecting with JetBlue at T5 at 09:55 with luggage to check in. Do I have enough time after immigration etc. Travelling w/ US passport and has never been to JFK. Thanks for any help.


    That should barely be enough time if your PAL flight is on-time. After you clear customs you will take your bags with you on the AirTrain to T5 and check your bags at the JetBlue counter.


    Thanks ZAP. Got to hurry up then.


  • Enough time?
    Feb 12, 2015
    Hi, I'll be landing from Bogota, Colombia at 10PM (Terminal 4), and departing to Athens, Greece at 11:55PM (Terminal1), on separate tickets. Is it enough time? Do I still need to go through customs even though I will not stay in the U.S.? Can I have my luggage sent directly to Athens (the airlines are of the same alliance, if that makes any difference), Thanks!!!


    No,. That's not really enough time. You have to go through US Immigration and you have to claim your bags even if you get them checked through to Athens in order to go through US Customs. It's not completely impossible, but it will be very very difficult to get to the check-in desk in Terminal 1 by the baggage check cutoff.


  • Connection time
    Feb 12, 2015
    Travelling into JFK from Manchester, UK, later in year and have 2hr 40 min wait before our connecting flight to Boston (all booked with Delta airlines). Is this enough time to go through immigration and make connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • transfer
    Feb 12, 2015
    My non-speaking relatives are arriving at JFK(terminal4). After going through immigration/baggage/customs - I`m afraid they`ll get confused as to how and where to go, which train to take. Is there any airport service/ outside company that can provide meeting outside of the customs+ getting to the next terminal? I know LA airport has such outside non profit organization, it was helpful to use them in the past. thanks in advance for your responce or advice


  • time transfer between 2 terminal
    Feb 12, 2015
    hi there i will arrive next Wednesday @ 11:30am Hrs in JFK terminal 1 by international flight and i have a separate flight ticket to Orlando @ 2:33 hrs from terminal 5 do i have enough time and can i transfer between terminals by air train with my baggage thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time, and yes, you can bring your baggage on the AirTrain.


  • Security Checking when exchange between Terminal 7 and 8
    Feb 11, 2015
    Hi, I am planing to travel through JFK this summer and I have 7 hours layover time. So I decided to go United Club located in Terminal 7. However my flight from clevland (CLE) directly go to terminal 8 in JFK. My question is, once I touch the Terminal 8 JFK, can I directly going to United Club located in terminal 7 without security checking or with security checking ?. I acctually want to skip security checking twice in both terminals entering. Thanks !


    No, there is no secure-side connection between Terminal 7 and Terminal 8.


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