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  • Connecting flight from Paris
    Sep 6, 2014
    Hi, I am looking at tickets now which come from Paris (CDG) to JFK, and with connecting flight to LAX and I only have two hours between the flights, is that enough? Or should I have more time when coming from Europe? It's Air France from Paris and Delta to LAX


    2 hours should be enough time.


  • International to Domestic Transfer at JFK
    Sep 6, 2014
    Flight segments from Billund, Denmark to Amsterdam to JFK for Danish traveler on KLM/Delta Airlines. Connection to domestic Delta flight from JFK to Austin, Texas. Two hour connection time in New York. Possibly carry-on luggage only I understand clearing immigration, collecting any checked luggage, passing customs, and rechecking baggage. I am also aware of Fast-Pass at customs if the connection time is tight. The question is whether I clear customs and then use the shuttle between T2-T4, or vice versa, and avoid additional security lines. Again, this is for an international to domestic connection. Thank you for any info.


    You can go through Security in T4 after clearing customs and rechecking your bags and then take the shuttle to T2 or you can take the AirTrain to T2 after you re-check your bags and go through security there. There's no way to avoid having to go through security again in JFK.


  • T5 to T1 within 2 hours
    Sep 5, 2014
    I am booking a Dec flight from Boston to NY JFK arriving at 1:20pm at T5 by JetBlue, then I will go T1 to take a plane leaving US at 3:20pm. I have only cabin luggage, will it be enough time for me to do so? how long will it take from T5 to T1 and by waht transport? Thanks


    That should be enough time with only cabin luggage. All Terminals at JFK are connected outside security by the Airtrain.


  • Domestic to International
    Sep 3, 2014
    Hi, I have flight from DFW to JFK (using Delta) arriving at 2:44pm and then to Tel Aviv (using ElAl) leaving at 7:00pm. Tickets were bought separately. 1. Can I ask Delta to issue both tickets at DFW? 2. will it be enough connection time? 3. should I check out luggage and check in again at JFK? if yes, are there any tips to simplify the process?


    Delta cannot issue your El Al boarding pass as they will not have access to your reservation. Yes, you will have to transfer your baggage yourself. You will have to claim it in T2 or T4 when you arrive, take it on the AirTrain to T4 (if you arrive in T2), then take it to the El Al counter to check to TLV. You should have plenty of time as long as your first flight is anywhere close to on-time.


    Thank you! Do you know if there are any visual tours: of the Terminal 2 - how to get your luggage from luggage claim and Terminal 4 - how to pass the security?


    There are no visual tours, just plenty of maps. The route to security is always very clearly marked and very obvious. There will be overhead signs pointing the way to everything.


  • how long of a connection do i need for domestic to domestic
    Sep 2, 2014
    I will arrive in JFK from AUH on Etihad T4 but will be precleared in AUH and its supposed to be treated as a domestic arrival. Arriving at 4:35 PM, and need to fly on to CLE on the same day. The latest flight i can find seems to be Delta (T2) at 7 PM (need to be there 60 mins before i believe), so will i be able to make the connection? What if my flight is a bit late, will i be able to make it? Basically how much time do i need to allow? Thanks


    Yes, you could make that connection because of the pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi. You will likely have your baggage (if you're checking bags) by 5:05 PM, it will take you maybe 10 minutes to get to T2, so you'll be in line to check your bags with Delta at T2 by 5:15 - so your flight can be up to 45 minutes late and you'll still be OK.


    thank you!


  • International to Domestic
    Sep 1, 2014
    Hi, I'm considering a flight with Delta from Dublin to New Orleans via JFK. We will have cleared security in Dublin, but have only 1 hour 5 minutes to make the connecting flight to NO. Both are with delta so I was hoping this might be doable? Thanks!!


    Yes. it should be doable but doesn't leave much time for delays. You will likely have to take the shuttle bus from T4 to T2 upon arrival.


  • Transfer time from terminal 4 to terminal 1
    Sep 2, 2014
    Would I have enough time to transfer from a Delta flight from Boston arriving at 20.33 to an Air France flight to London departing at 22.30?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You won't have to do anything with your baggage and both boarding passes should be issued in Boston. You will just have to take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security.


    Thanks for you quick response. I should have mentioned that I am a UK citizen and that the flights were booked separately. Does that make a difference?


    The citizenship doesn't matter, you don't go through Immigration when leaving the US. However, the flights being booked separately makes a difference - Delta should be able to check your bags through to Air France since they're both in the SkyTeam allowance, but since you bought separate tickets they are not obligated to. If they don't you will have to claim your bags in T2 and then bring your bags with you on the AirTrain to T1 to check with AIr France. It's possible, but leaves very little room for delays.


    Will it speed things up if we take cabin luggage only....no waiting for the baggage to be unloaded?


    Yes, that will save you quite a bit of time.


    Thank you. What a great service


  • San Francisco - San Juan (Porto Rico)
    Sep 1, 2014
    Hi I arrive with Delta on Sunday at 6:01 AM at T4, to connect at 7:00 AM from T2. Is this enough time? Thank you


    Yes, it should be enough time. Also it appears that the JFK-SJU Delta flights routinely leave from T4 in addition to T2, so be sure to check the monitors before running off to the T2 shuttle bus.


    Thanks a lot. (in a reply further down ZAP mentioned that 2h45 is not enough for T1 to T4. But here it is ??) Where is the luggage drop-of at T4 please ? and will SAA tag my bags for AAL ?


    The post below was an international->international connection on two separate tickets. According to this post, it's a domestic->domestic connection on one airline. That's a huge difference. For you, Cornelia, SAA and American do have an interline baggage agreement but they are only obligated to tag your bags to AA for you if you purchased your tickets in a single itinerary. Luggage re-check is right after you exit customs.


    Thanks so much ! Actually I posted my follow-up message at the wrong place (Sorry!) It was related to the question below [Arrival SAA from Joburg, to continue with Delta to Haiti]. I purchased the full itinerary with Seat24. Any advice greatly appreciated !


  • Connection time Non-US citizen from T4 to 8
    Aug 28, 2014
    Hello I arrive with South African on Thursday at 6.40 AM, to connect at 9.20 AM with AAL from T8. Is this enough time ? Thanks a lot


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • JNB to JFK to SEA checked baggage question
    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi I will be arriving at JFK on SAA at terminal 4 at 6.40am and will be going on to SEA on Jetblue at 8.59am at Terminal 5 I am a permanent resident. Do I have to claim recheck my luggage? How do I do this if have to. Have never traveled through JFK with checked luggage.Is there enough time if I have to?


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage after clearing US Immigration in order to clear US Customs. If your tickets were bought together you should then be able to re-check them with JetBlue immediately afterwards. If bought separately you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T5 to check. You should have enough time. You can check in for your JetBlue flight before you leave South Africa to save a little time.


  • Only 1 hour 45 min between flights
    Aug 24, 2014
    Hello, I have a flight arriving from Rome at JFK Terminal 1 at 14:10 and then departing from Terminal 4 with Delta Air Lines to Salt Lake City at 15:55. This only gives me 1 hour 45mins to connect between two flights and I am not a US citizen. Can you please tell me if this should be enough time? thanks!


    1. As you arrive at JFK with an airline other than Delta (Delta does not use Terminal 1 /T1) make sure that your bags will be automatically transferred to T2 - Delta's domestic terminal. If you purchased both flights on one ticket, or your 2 airlines have a code-share agreement, your bags will be transferred). 2. As an international arrival at LAX, you will need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, then re-check-in your bags where indicated. 3. Thereafter, follow signs up to the "Airline Terminals Train' running continuously between all terminals counter-clockwise - your next stops would be T8, T7, T5, T4, T2/3. On arrival at T2, you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate (T2 hasgates C60-C70). You should have enough time for transfer.


  • Flying from PBI to JFK terminal 1
    Aug 23, 2014
    I am considering a flight with Jet Blue from PBI to JFK. Arriving in JFK at 4:52 pm terminal 5 I believe. My overnight flight to Manchester leaves at 7:05 pm with Air France. Is the international flight leaving from Terminal 1 and do I have enough time in between for baggage and check in (does checking in on line for international flight speed anything up). And is the Air Tran my best choice to get between terminals? Any advice greatly appreciated.


    Air France does not fly from JFK to Manchester. It is likely operated by Delta. As such it will depart from Terminal 4. The AirTrain is the only way between Terminals. 2 hrs 13 mins is barely enough time for your transfer.


    Thank you for your reply. I will look into an earlier flight.


  • 2 hour 45 mins connection time from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1
    Aug 23, 2014
    Hello, I am booking a flight with Caribbean Airlines arriving from Trinidad at JFK Terminal 4 at 13:05 and then departing from Terminal 1 with Air China to Beijing at 15:50. This only gives me 2 hours 45mins to connect between two international flights and I am not a US citizen. Can you please tell me if this should be enough time? Many thanks!


    I think that would be very difficult. You probably need to be checked in for your Air China flight by 14:20 so that leaves only 1:15 to get out of customs and to Terminal 1, assuming the Caribbean flight is on-time, which they often are not.


    Bummer! Though thank you very much for your reply! Glad I asked before booking!


    Aug 22, 2014
    hello, will be traveling from Toronto to Dubai connecting through JFK flying to JFK via Air Canada so landing in terminal 7. Will be flying out of terminal 4 with Emirates. Only have 1 hour and 20 minutes between flights. Will this be enough time to connect? Everything is purchased on the same ticket. I have a feeling this is really tight..


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto. You will have to get your Emirates boarding pass before you leave Toronto or else you will probably get to T4 after the check-in cutoff. There is no room for any delays or hiccups.


    Aug 21, 2014
    Non US citizens arriving with Delta from Haiti at 5:44 PM and leaving to Milan with Alitalia at 8:30 PM. Do you think we have enough time for custom clearance, baggage claim and re-check, terminal change etc? Will we save much time if we travel with hand luggage only? Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Your bags should be tagged through to Milan in PAP so you will will be able to re-check them in T4 after going through customs rather than having to take them with you on the Airtrain to T1. Hand luggage will save you time, but again, I think you have enogh time evne with checked baggage.


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