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  • Terminal Query JFK
    Sep 14, 2016
    I land from London Heathrow at 12:10 and am looking to fly to Washington DC at 15:12 with Delta. Land in Terminal 8 and fly from terminal 2. Is this enough time please? I am English and live in Switzerland


    As an edit I land at Terminal 8 in JFK with BA. I fly Terminal 2 with Delta. Many Thanks


    British Airways does not use Terminal 8 - they use Terminal 7. That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Check in for your Delta flight online before leaving Europe.


    Dear ZAP, many thanks for your advice :)


  • Yul-JFK to JFK-LHR
    Sep 13, 2016
    Hi! I'll be flying YUL (montreal) to JFK, land at 7pm and catch a flight to heathrow london at 8h05pm. Will I have enough time to make that connection?


    What airlines are you flying?


    American Airlines for both


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 8.


    Thank you very much :-)


  • Security
    Sep 13, 2016
    My wife with 8 months old son traveling to India from Phoenix to JFK and JFK to India. She has lay over at JFK for 7 and half hours. I am thinking of going to fly with them from PHX to JFK. Will I be able to stay with them till they board their flight to India? When we go to the terminal 4 from terminal 3 do we have to go through the security? I will not have ticket to go to India from JFK. I like to go till JFK to help her to take care of baby but I want to find out whether or not do need to go through the security. If so I won't get to help her till.


    JFK does not have a Terminal 3. What airlines are you flying?


    Coming from Phoenix from JetBlue flight 136 to JFK.


    JetBlue lands on Terminal 5 and her international flight departs from terminal 4. Would be able to go with her all the way to the gate for her international flight. I can book my ticket from JetBlue to fly with her from PHX to JFK.


    You will not be able to re-enter security in Terminal 4 without a ticket departing JFK that day from Terminal 4.


  • International connection within T8
    Sep 12, 2016
    Arriving to JFK at 07:40 hr from Chile (with LATAM), and flying out 09:30 to Tokyo with JAL. Both airlines are in T8. Is this enough time to make this connection ? Sound a bit tight though.


    It's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Also, JAL uses Terminal 1 not Terminal 8.


  • EgyptAir and Jet Blue
    Sep 12, 2016
    Hello, We will be arriving to JFK terminal 4 on EgyptAir, we will then transfer to terminal 5 to catch our Jet Blue flight to Orlando. We have enough time to do that as its 6 hr connection, but the question is the AirTrain inside the terminals or outside? And do we have to re check our bags and pass through security again even though its the same reservation as both carriers have an alliance?


    The AirTrain is Outside security. Yes, you will have to claim your bags to take them through US Customs, then re-check then, then go through security in Terminal 5.


  • how much time needed?
    Sep 12, 2016
    Hi there, i have a flight from Singapore to JFK (JFK T4) with southern China and am planning to book a domestic flight with Delta from JFK to Boston (T4) with no checked bags. 1) is it possible to transfer within the Terminal without exiting the customs? 2) if 1 does not work, how much time is needed to check out and check in again, but i find this very amusing :) confused, Shinji


    In JFK you have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security prior to your connecting flight. You need at least 2.5 hours, preferably closer to 3.


    Hi Zap, thanks for the reply! but if i am arriving to T4 and my connecting flight is at T4, i still must exit the customs even if i dont have any checked baggages?


    Yes, you do.


  • Intl-Intl Connection at JFK
    Sep 12, 2016
    I have an 8 hour connection in JFK between my flights from Bogota and Seoul. They will both be arriving and departing within Terminal 4 as I booked through Asiana and Avianca. Considering this is a long connection, will it be possible to go out and see the city for a couple of hours? How many hours before my next flight should I be back? Will I be even allowed to exit JFK? Thanks!


    I really don't think that's enough time. You'll be down to 6 hours by the time you clear US Customs, and you have to be back at JFK 2 hours before your flight to Seoul, and it takes an hour to get anywhere and another hour back, so that leaves you with like an hour to see anything.


  • Internacional flight connection
    Sep 11, 2016
    Arriving into JFK 07:10 hr from Chile with LATAM and flying out 09:25 to Toronto with AA. It seems that both airlines are in terminal 8. Is this enough time between Arriving and Departing JFK and is it possible to book luggage from Chile to Canada with no luggage collection in JFK?


    You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Time needed to transfer from JFK T4 to T8 for connecting flight
    Sep 11, 2016
    Our flight from Abu Dhabi will land at JFK Terminal 4. We need to catch a connecting flight from JFK to Washington DC on AA at JFK Terminal 8. How much time should we budget for to enable us to catch my connecting flight? We are not American citizens.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do in JFK is claim your bags (if they aren't tagged through to Washington), take the AirTrain to T8, re-check your bags, and go through security. I would want 2.5 hours.


    Thanks very much, ZAP. We appreciate your quick response.


  • will i make my conection
    Sep 11, 2016
    flying us airline from Manchester uk to orlando with a 1 hour stop at jfk will I make my flight arrive on a Tuesday at 13:55 and depart at 15:00


    That is absolutely not enough time. You need to contact whoever you booked that ticket through and get more time.


  • getting from terminal 4 to 5 in 2 hrs
    Sep 11, 2016
    Hello, I'm arriving at Terminal 4 on a Delta flight at 14.30 and then I need to get a separate JetBlue flight from Terminal 5 at 16.30. I'm an EU citizen, with 1 checked bag. Would it be possible?


    If the Delta flight is international, I certainly wouldn't try it.


    So how much time would be reasonable?


    I'd want 3 hours.


  • IS there enough time to transfer
    Sep 10, 2016
    We're flying Delta 206 from SNN to JFK on 9/27 and then DL43 to ATL. DL2016 arrives around 1:55 AND DL43leaves at 3:20. Both at T4. Is that enough time to clear ustoms and recheck bags?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Shannon. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Is there enough time?
    Sep 9, 2016
    Hi! On the 4th of november I will arrive with two friends at 20:05 at JFK Airport in Terminal 5. We will be flying with Aer Lingus. After that we want to catch a plane from Bluejet which flies to Tampa and leaves JFK airport at 21:55, also from Terminal 5. We all need to get our baggage from the first plane and the tickets are not on one reservation. Do you think there's enough time for us to make it?


    We are not U.S. citizens by the way, and we will travel from Amsterdam to JFK Airport. So we first take an international flight


    It's named JetBlue. I think that's just about enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin.


  • Can I make it?
    Sep 8, 2016
    I have 1h 4m between my flight from RDU toad flight to Helsinki.Do I have enough time for transfer from terminal 2 to terminal 8?


    On two separate reservations? No I don't think that's enough time. What airline are you flying to JFK?


  • How much time does it take to go through immigration at JKF?
    Sep 8, 2016
    How much time does it take to go through immigration if coming from overseas flight on Saturday afternoon? And how much time should we allow for to transfer and take the next flight? Is 2.5 hours enough time? Or should we allow more time?


    If you're purchasing two separate reservations I'd want at least 3 hours between flights.


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