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  • 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


  • Arriving Terminal 2 Departing Terminal 3
    Apr 26, 2013
    Arriving Terminal 2 and departing Terminal 3 at JFK. Do I have to go through security again?


    No, Terminals 2 and 3 are linked beyond security.


  • Between terminals transportation
    Apr 26, 2013
    I am arriving terminal 3 Delta and I need to get to terminal 8 at arrival. Is a free transportation between terminals?


    Yes, you can take the Airtrain between terminals for free.


  • Chili
    Apr 23, 2013
    Thanks for the great dining experience - great waitress and super helpful manager! Thank you!


  • Transfer service request
    Apr 23, 2013
    is there a service to accompany my elderly client from T5 to T2 Jet Blue to Delta international departure, using two tickets? a paid service would be wonderful


  • terminal not listed
    Apr 24, 2013
    No listing of what Terminal Hawaiian Airlines lands in or takes out of? Any one know?


    What airport?


    terminal for Hawaiian airlines at JFK


    Hawaiian uses Terminal 5 at JFK.


  • T4 to T2 int to domestic connection time
    Apr 23, 2013
    arriving JFK T4 with international flight (SAA) and need to catch Delta flight at T2 to Orlando. Will 2h20 be enough to collect baggage, clear customs, change terminals, check baggage for Delta flight?


    It may be enough time but it may not be. There are reports of immigration taking a really long time at JFK, but it varies a lot by time of day and terminal. You may get lucky.


  • From T8 to T1
    Apr 23, 2013
    So can i handle the luggage all by my self. When you get your bags, can you find a cart right around there easily and do you have to go downstairs or something if yes is there an elevator to take with the cart to catch the airtrain? Sorry for my dum questions. I just don't like the unknown. Many thanks again.


    The baggage claim is on the ground level where you find the carts. Then look for the Airline Terminals Train sign and head for the train. However, you can't take the cart onto the train!


  • getting around JFK
    Apr 22, 2013
    I'm coming in from Rome on Delta at 4:40 pm, need to connect to Delta domestic flight to Detroit at 6:15. Do I have to go through customs and immigration? Which terminal will I likely be arriving at? Departing from? What kind of terminal to terminal transportation is available? Is this time line manageable?


    Yes, you will have to go through immigration in JFK. Your flight will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 2. There is a walkway between the two terminals. With the amount of time that it commonly takes to get through immigration in New York, I think there's a good chance you will miss your connection and have to spend the night in New York unless your flight from Rome gets in quite early. You are on the last JFK-DTW flight of the day.


    Thanks for this very useful information.


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