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  • Terminal 3 to 5 and back
    May 18, 2013
    We have a 7 hour layover. Our flights arrive and depart from Terminal 3 but we would like to eat in terminal 5. Would we have to go through security both to enter terminal 5 and then to re-enter terminal 3?


    On arrival at T3, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' which serves all terminals outside of security (follow signs). As each airline has its own rules, check with your airline whether they will automatically transfer to your connecting flight or if you need to re-check-in your bags, particularly if you use 2 different airlines.


  • Minimum layover time
    May 17, 2013
    Hi, I am flying Delta from San Francisco to JFK, arriving 8pm and then getting another Delta flight to Dublin at 9.30 pm. I think I arrive into, and depart from Term.4. I really need to get back that day, so I am getting worried that I won't make the flight. Will I have enough time to make the connection?


    at JFK, LAX & SFO Delta flights are in Terminal 2 - meaning you need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' to Terminal 4 (follow signs) and there go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Concourse A has gates A2-7, Concourse B gates B20-40. NOTE: First phase of major reconstruction of T4 opens with fanfare next Friday. However, it possible that the Delta Shuttle bus from T2 to T4, gate to gate (with no security check at T4) will already be in place. Either way you should be able to make your connection on time.


    The Delta shuttle bus should be running.


  • PRG - JFK - DEN with 2h30min layover
    May 16, 2013
    Hi, I'm flying international from PRG to JFK Terminal 4 with DL211 which arrives at 16:30 and I need to catch 19:00 DL971 from the same terminal. Do you think 2:30 is enough to go through imigration, new second imigration SEVIS check, customs, check baggage and another security for domestic flight? Or should I look for another flights?


    That should be enough time


    Thanks for quick answer:) I have one more question, how does baggage re-checking work? Do I have to go to normal airline check-in counter or is there any other place to re-check?


    Delta will have a re-check desk right after you exit customs


  • How much time between airlines at T5
    May 16, 2013
    I will be arriving at 6:55am into T5 via Hawaiian airlines with a connecting flight on JetBlue that departs at 7:40am from T5. Will I have enough time to make the connecting flight? Would also help to know what terminal Hawaiian flies into.


    Both Hawaiian and JetBlue use T5 at JFK. You will have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Getting from JFK Terminal 2 to 4
    May 12, 2013
    Hi, I'm from England, UK and will be in the US in early July. On the way back to England we will be travelling from Buffalo (Delta Airlines) into JFK Terminal 2 at 16:10 and need to catch a 19:25 Virgin Atlantic flight from Terminal 4 back to London Heathrow. We will have hold baggage. What is the quickest way to get from T2 to T4? Is it possible to not go through security again (saves time)? Will I have enough time to catch the 19:25 (including check in etc..) Thanks


    Delta operates a shuttle bus from T2 to T4 on the secure side -


    Thanks ZAP. Will we still be able to check in our bags and get our boarding passes on the secure side for our Virgin flight?


    If your bags are checked through you won't have to do anything with them in JFK. If not you will have to leave the secure side and claim them, then take them to T4 and check them with Virgin Atlantic. You have over 3 hours so that is enough time to do all that.


    OK, that's good to know. I doubt the bags will be checked through as the two flights were booked separately as part of separate trips LHR\JFK return and JFK\BUF return as we are going to niagara at the end of our NYC trip. I will ask at the airport when we check in at Buffalo on our return journey. Thanks for the advice.


    Also, If we will leave the secure side can we still get the Delta shuttle bus from T2 to T4 (or an equivalent shuttle service)?


    No, on the non-secure side you'll want to use the Airtrain.


  • Enough time between flights?
    May 7, 2013
    My husband & I are flying for the first internationally from Atlanta to Greece with a 1 hr layover at JFK. Our flight from Atlanta arrives in and departs from JFK to Athens in Terminal 3. We will be traveling Delta all the way. Will we have enough time between flights? Also, will we have to retrieve our baggage and recheck them thru?


    If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time. You will not have to do anything with your baggage in JFK on the way TO Greece.


  • connecting flight to Dublin aer lingus
    May 6, 2013
    I have 1 hr and 8 minutes to make connecting flight and change that enough time?


    forgot to tell you flying in from Portland via Jet Blue to JFK connect to dublin aer lingus to birmingham england


    You will not have to change terminals, both flights will be in Terminal 5. Thus, if your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.


  • MCO-JFK-FCO Alitalia
    May 2, 2013
    I have 1 hour 25 minutes to connect from a Delta flight from MCO to an Alitalia flight to FCO. I have no checked luggage. I have been told that I have to get my boarding pass from Alitalia when I get to JFK. Is this correct and will I have enough time?


    It'll be tight but it should be doable if your first flight is on-time. You need to take the airtrain to Terminal 1 from 2 or 3, then go to Alitalia to get your boarding pass, then go through security. Since Delta and Alitalia are both in SkyTeam, Delta may be able to get you a boarding pass in MCO if your tickets were bought on the same reservation.


    Thank you


  • London-JFK-Peru 1h20min stopover
    Apr 30, 2013
    Hi I'm planning a trip from London to Peru, stopping over at JFK for 1h20min. Will that be enough time, especially if we have to pick up our checked bags and go through security again?


    I forgot to mention that we would be landing at JFK at 2245h, so if anyone knows how long it would take to re-check bag and go through security again at that time, that would be great!


    What airlines are you flying? Normally that would be a very tight, almost impossible connection, but may be doable since it's so late at night.


    American Airlines. The travel agent also advised against it so we've gone with another flight. Thank you so much for your input though!


  • Time between Terminal 8 and Terminal 5
    Apr 29, 2013
    We are flying from Chicago to JFK, arriving in Terminal 8, and need to go to Terminal 5 to catch our flight to Ireland. From looking at the map, I'm seeing that Term 8 is quite large, as is Term. 5. And I'm assuming we have to go thru security again in Term 5. How long do you think it will take to get from gate in 8 , thru security, to gate in 5 if we're unlucky enough to have the farthest gates in each terminal on arrival and departure.


    Worst case scenario is probably about an hour but more likely 30-45 mins.


  • Time between 3 & 2
    Apr 29, 2013
    I'm flying with Delta Airlines from Miami - London with a stop in New York. Will 1 hour 20 mins be enough time for me to get from terminal 3 to terminal 2? Do I have to go through security? Thanks


    Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 in JFK are connected beyond security.


    Brilliant, thank you! Do I just have to walk to find the other gate then?


    Yes, you should have plenty of time if your first flight is on time.


  • Love It!
    Apr 29, 2013
    My dad is a frequent flyer so he's practically and expert when it comes to airlines and airport. Last year, I was able to go alone from New York to Ankara via Istanbul. I told my dad that I was planning on leaving early to get something to eat before my flight and he recommended this place. This place is probably as close to Turkish food than any other Turkish place in the U.S. they give classic Turkish sweets and desserts and various food while still serving American treats and sandwiches. They even serve classic Turkish coffee and tea. Now I've been traveling frequently and I always stop by this place whenever my flight is in Terminal 1. Definitely recommend this to anyone, especially those who are planning to actually go to Istanbul


  • How much time
    Apr 28, 2013
    Going from delta in terminal 2 to delta international in T3 or 4, how long does it take?


    10-15 minutes. Depends on how long you have to wait for your gate-check bag on your Delta Connection flight (if you have one).


  • Security Clearance?
    Apr 27, 2013
    If you leave from T5 to go to next flight at T4 do you have to clear security again?


    Indeed you will have to! (take the 'Airline Terminals Train, get off next stop).


  • T5 JetBlue to T4 Emirates
    Apr 27, 2013
    Have 2 hours 20 minutes from planned arrival at 20:44 to planned departure at 23:00 moving from T5 to T4. Will this work?


    Yes, that should be enough time


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