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  • 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.


    Aug 15, 2014
    My daughter arrives JFK Terminal 4 @ 11am by SQ. Leave for Buffalo from Terminal 5 via Jetblu. Which level is the Airtrain located and what is the fastest way to get to Terminal 5?


    There are ample signs to the airtrain. It is actually located outside the terminals so it really isn't on a level. Yes, that is the only way to T5.


  • Enough time for International flight??
    Aug 15, 2014
    I will be traveling from DFW on Oct 13th (Columbus Day) to JFK. Then from JFK to Nairobi on Brussels. This is with a tour that starts at JFK (we make our own connecting flight) I was told I should check in at least 3.5 hours before (which seems excessive). My flight thru JFK is non-stop via Delta arriving at 2:55pm and im scheduled to leave for Nairobi at 5:55pm. Is this enough time to get my bags an check them in for the international flight?. I will be leaving from Terminal 1. I can always change my flight but prefer to do non-stop to avoid losing baggage and this is the earliest non stop flight.


    Yes, that should be enough time. 3.5 hours is excessive. They just tell people that so people don't try to cut it too close.


  • Ter-4 to Ter-2
    Aug 14, 2014
    My son (on student visa) would arrive at JFK Terminal-4 (at 8:30 am) from Dubai by Emirates; leave from Terminal -2 ( at 3:30 pm) for Indianapolis by Delta Air If he transfers by shuttle bus, 1) where, when to go for custom check / immigration ? 2) where from to board shuttle bus ? Requesting for sequence of actions at JFK for a 1st timer at US.


    Upon arrival in T4 after his Emirates flight he will be forced to go through US Immigration, claim his bag, and go through US Customs. If his bag is tagged through to Delta he can immediately re-check it with Delta. Otherwise, he can either take his bag to the Delta counter on the departure level, pay a checked bag fee, and then go through security and then take the Delta shuttle bus to T2. Or, after customs, he can take the AirTrain to T2, check his bag there, and then go through security and to his gate.


  • where is my gate?
    Aug 13, 2014
    I have nothing but trouble when I get to JFK. It is so large and I am elderly and get very anxious when I get there. My flight from BWI is already delayed today 8-13 for an hour later and that means that I have an hour less time to get to my gate. I am flying to Prague, Czech Republic. Is there anyway I can find out where my gate is ahead of time. Any help would be appreciated.


    Your airline's website should have that information.


  • How to connect from terminal 2 to 4
    Aug 15, 2014
    I'm travelling with Delta from Toronto to New York JFK airport terminal 2. How do I get to terminal 4 as I have a Delta flight to Israel?


    Delta runs a shuttle bus between T2 and T4 on the secure side of the airport.


    My plane arrives from Toronto to JFK at 8:00 pm and my plane to Israel leaves terminal 4 at midnight. Will I have enough time to take the shuttle bus? Will my bag be transferred or will I have to claim it first?


    Yes, you should have plenty of time. If you purchased tickets together your bag will be transferred automatically. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto.


    I have a similar flight (YYZ-JFK-TLV) where there is only one hour scheduled between the two flights. It seems tight, any tips on how to make sure that I don't miss my connection?


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