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  • 2 hr 35 min enough for terminal 2 to 4 transfer?
    Mar 1, 2014
    Delta flight arriving at 8:45am at terminal 2 (i assume), Emirates flight leaving at 11:20am from terminal 4. Tickets were not purchsed together. Can I use the Delta shuttle to get to Terminal 4? No baggage will be checked. Is this enough time to make the Emirates flight?


    While you might not be able to use the Delta shuttle, you will have plenty of time taking the airline terminal train (going counter-clockwise) to T4, but there need to go through security check before proceeding to your departing gate.


  • Is 59 minutes enough connect time?
    Feb 28, 2014
    I arrive in T2 from ATL and depart from T4 to VCE. Both are Delta. Is 59 minutes enough time? Delta claims it is but I wonder. Thanks


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time it's enough time. Also, you may get lucky and your ATL flight may arrive in Terminal 4. However, it doesn't leave much time for any delays.


    Thanks! Given what happens in ATL I think I'll look into going a day earlier.


  • International to domestic flight connection 1h 15min enough?
    Feb 23, 2014
    I am contemplating purchasing a ticket Helsinki-JFK-San Diego all on Finnair/AA landing in JFK 15:50 and departing for San Diego 17:05 on 4th of April 2014. Is the transfer time enough for a US resident?


    The good news is that both airlines are in the same Terminal 8. However, on arrival you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated, before you can proceed to your connecting gate. You should be able to make your connection in time. T8 has gates B1-B16 & C31-C47.


  • Connection from VCE -T4 to T2 MCO
    Feb 23, 2014
    I will fly Delta from Venice (Italy) on April 9 landing at T4 - JFK at 4:50pm, and departing from T2 to MCO at 7:09pm flying Delta. So I have 2 hours and 19 minutes to go through passport control; claim baggage; customs; recheck bags and take transportation to T2 . Please, advise if the time is enough, and which is the fastest way to go to T2 - Delta shuttle or Air Train. Thanks for help.


    You have plenty of time. Take the Delta shuttle .


  • Arrive T2, depart T4, can I get into T7 to use Club?
    Feb 23, 2014
    I'm arriving Delta T2, departing Egypt Air T4 but I have a pass for the United Club in T7 and many hours to kill. Will TSA let me into T7 to use the Club?


    If you have a valid boarding pass departing JFK on the day in question they should


  • Terminal 5 to Terminal 4
    Feb 20, 2014
    I have a international travel comming where i travel from Charlotte to JFK and then to India by Emirates . My Charlotte to JFK flight ( Jet Blue) reaches at 9.30 PM and my Emirates flight is at 11.00 PM . Is it doable ??


    Were the tickets bought together? It will be tough if you have to transfer bags yourself because they were not, but if the tickets were bought together it's doable. You transfer terminals using the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train.


  • Travel time needed Connecting from Domestic flight to international
    Feb 19, 2014
    Can I make an international Delta flight to Rome at JFK in Terminal 4 from a domestic Delta flight 3831 landing at JFK with a layover of only one hour and 26 minutes? 26minutes?


    1 hr 26 minutes should be enough time. You will likely arrive in Terminal 2. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between T2 and T4.


  • SA - DL international to domestic connection
    Feb 6, 2014
    SA203 from JNB arrives at Terminal 4 and I want the DL flight to LAX that departs at 9:30. It departs from Terminal 4. That gives me 2 hours 50 minutes, but my travel agent tells me I need 3 hours 30 minutes. Why is it so long? Other connections are good with 2 hours. Thanks!


    2 hours 50 minutes should be fine, especially as everything is in the same terminal. Also, since you will be arriving in the morning, if for some reason you do miss your connection, Delta has many later flights to LAX you could be rebooked on.


  • 1 hour and 15 minute layover
    Feb 6, 2014
    Will I be able to catch an international connection. Delta flight Boston to JFK arrives at 7:55 terminal 2. Delta flight JFK to TLV departs at 9:15. Should I call Delta and request an earlier flight?


    I probably would. That connection is doable and legal under Delta's guidelines, but doesn't leave much room for any delays. However, the only earlier Delta flight BOS-JFK is 2 hours earlier. Since your current connection is legal, Delta may want a large change fee ($200 probably) to change to the earlier flight right now. In that case you can wait until the day of travel and then the fee to move to the earlier flight if space is available is only $50. You can also standby for the earlier flight on the day of departure for $50.


    Called Delta last night and they changed it for free. Probably because of all the bad weather yesterday. Thanks for the input.


  • JAX-JFK-PVG-MNL on Delta & China Eastern
    Feb 3, 2014
    Hello. I am currently looking at an itinerary that has these legs: JAX-JFK-PVG-MNL, and the airlines involved are Delta & China Eastern. The layover in JFK is 8 hours. This itinerary is on one ticket. Do we have to collect our checked luggages in JFK to re-check them for the international leg of the flight? The reason I ask is that I was told that since the layover is greater than 6 hours, we would have to collect our checked luggages. I know Delta and China Eastern are both part of the SkyTeam. Just unsure about the 8 hour layover. Thanks!


    Where did you hear that. Delta should be able to check your bags through to MNL in JAX.


    I got this information from my travel agent. I also called Delta. One person said yes and another said no. :/


  • Going from one terminal to other
    Feb 2, 2014
    I am flying from RDU to JFK THEN going India in Emirates.have 1hr. 30 min.flying on Jet Blue then Emirates. Do I have enough time at JFK


    Were your tickets bought together? JetBlue and Emirates do have an interline agreement so your bags should be able to be checked through to India in RDU. You should have enough time in JFK if your first flight is on-time but you will have to hurry. You will have to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train from Terminal 5 where you arrive to Terminal 4 where your Emirates flight will depart.


    While Jet Blue arrives at Terminal 5, Emirates could depart from either Terminals 4 or 5. If you need to transfer, you need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' which arrives at the pre-security area, meaning you need to go through security before proceeding to your connecting gate. You have enough time.


    sufeb is incorrect. No Emirates flights depart from Terminal 5. The only airlines that use Terminal 5 are JetBlue, Hawaiian, and Aer Lingus.


  • How much of a hassle
    Jan 31, 2014
    Landing on delta connector from Boston at 8:15pm flying to Rome on Alitalia to Rome at 10:15pm How does it work-do We have to recheck bags, redo security, take a bus?


    If you bought your tickets together and since both Delta and Alitalia are in SkyTeam, your bags should be checked through to Rome. In JFK, you will have to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train from Terminal 2 where you will arrive to Terminal 1 where your Alitalia flight departs, get your Alitalia boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security and to your gate.


  • Are terminal connections all indoors?
    Jan 28, 2014
    This may seem like a silly question, but I've never flown through this airport before, and I will be doing so when temperatures are forecast to be below freezing, so my question is whether a transfer from terminal 5 to terminal 4 requires going outside at all? (Also, is a 2.5 hour layover enough time to connect from an Air India flight to a domestic JetBlue flight?)


    You will be connecting from 4 to 5, not 5 to 4. You will have to take the Airtran between Terminals. The stations are all enclosed. Since Air India and JetBlue do not have an interline baggage agreement you will have to transfer your baggage yourself on the AirTrain between Terminals and check it with JetBlue in T4. Because of this, you will have to hope your Air India flight is on-time and hurry in order to make your connection.


    For an international arrival in T4, I will have to go through customs and immigration. According to the JetBlue website, baggage can be rechecked at the transfer desk in T4 after clearing customs. Is that not the case? (I realize the connection may be tight regardless, given the immigration and terminal transfer.)


    You can only re-check your bags in T4 if they are tagged through to your final destination. As I mentioned, JetBlue and Air India don't have an interline agreement so Air India won't be able to tag your bags through to JetBlue.


  • from terminal 8 to terminal 2
    Jan 27, 2014
    We are arriving from helsinki with Finnair to terminal 8 and continue from terminal 2 to san juan with Delta. Do we have to take our luggage with us to terminal 2, or can we leave them to terminal 8? How do we tranfer to terminal 2 and how long does it take?


    Did you purchase two separate tickets or is it one ticket? Finnair and Delta do have an interline baggage agreement so they can check your bags through to Delta, but you will have to bring documentation when you check in in Helsinki if the tickets weren't bought together. If your bags are checked through to SJU you can re-check them after you clear customs in T8, then take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to T2 or T4 (if your Delta flight number begins with 2 it will leave from T2, if it begins with 4 it will leave from T4). You will need about 2 hours to make your transfer if your bags are checked through to SJU and 2.5 hours if you have to transfer the bags yourself (that includes the time to go through Immigration and customs).


    Tickets are bought together. Thank you for your answear.


  • Is a one hour layover with Delta feasible
    Jan 25, 2014
    We are due to fly to Orlando soon from Shannon via JFK with Delta. Flight into JFK arrives 2.43pm and flight to Orlando leaves at 3.45pm. Assuming all on time does this give us enough time? From what I can tell we arrive and depart from T4. Beginning to panic now


    I could be wrong about JFK to MCO from Terminal 4. If we have to transfer from T2 are we cutting time very tight


    If your JFK-Orlando flight number begins with a 4 it departs from Terminal 4, if it begins with a 2, it leaves from Terminal 2. Keep in mind that you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Shannon so you will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in JFK. But, yes, if you do have to go to T2 it doesn't leave much time for any delays. Delta runs a secure-side shuttle bus between T2 and T4.


    Thank you - hopefully no delays. Going to take a carry on bag as well just in case luggage doesn't make transfer on time


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