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  • CDG -> SEA
    Aug 13, 2016
    Looking to book a flight from CDG to SEA with a two hour layover in JFK. Is this enough time to go through immigration/customs and get through the airport for the connection?


    That is just enough time if both tickets are on the same reservation and everything goes smoothly.


  • international to domestic
    Aug 13, 2016
    I am coming in to JFK from Brussels on Delta and want to purchase a new delta ticket 2 hours later to Fort Lauderdale. I was told my luggage can be transfered to the new flight to Fll, and that I will go thru customs, but will not need to go thru security again. How could this be? Wouldn't I be leaving one international terminal and going to a domestic one??? Hope somebody can help!


    You will have to go through security again. Whoever told you that is wrong. However, it has nothing to do with "going from an international to a domestic terminal" All arriving passengers on International flights have to go through security before connecting to another flight. This is a difficult connection. You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs in JFK.


  • traveling from Georgetown Guyana thru JFK to Dubai
    Aug 13, 2016
    I want to ask the folowing : i have to travel to Dubai thru JFK comming from Georgetown Guyana. I have lot of luggage with me and i want to know if i have to collect my luggage and make a new check in on dubai airlines or my luaggage will be send automaticaly to Dubai flight?


    You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs in JFK. What airline are you flying from Guyana to JFK? Are both tickets on the same reservation or is it two separate reservations?


    i ll be comming from Georgetown Guyana to JFK with Caribean Airlines and will leave for Dubai with Emirates. Yes the both tickets are on same reservation;


    OK, so yes you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then if Caribbean isn't able to issue your Emirates boarding pass in Georgetown, go get it at the Emirates check-in desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Terminal Connection Itnl/ domestic baggage
    Aug 12, 2016
    I am arriving into JFK international flight terminal 8 I then need to connect to a domestic flight on American Airlines terminal 4 my question is once I exit immigration and customs is there a counter for American Airlines where I can recheck my luggage or do I need to shlep it myself on the Airtrain to the next terminal. The flights are seperate tickets


    American airlines does not use Terminal 4. Where are you flying from and to and what airline are you flying into JFK?


    Flying from Tel Aviv via EL Al then AA to North Carolina


    Ok, then you have your terminals reversed. You will arrive in terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US customs then take the airtrain to terminal 8, check your bags with American and go through security.


    Aug 11, 2016
    Arriving from Raleigh Jet Blue on terminal 5 at 21:15 and have to take Emirates to Dubai Terminal 4 at 23:00. Do I have enough time to make the connection. Reservation is on the same ticket.


    on Aug 28th Sunday


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 and go through security.


  • time it takes to get form T4 - T8 @ JFK
    Aug 12, 2016
    My colleague will be taking a flight from Toronto to JFK arriving Terminal @ 07.50 with Delta. he needs to then get to Terminal 8 for a flight to London departing @ 10.05? he will not have any checked bag only hand luggage and will check in online. please confirm this is doable? - thanks


    apologies .. arriving terminal 4 into JFK


    Yes, with no checked bags that is doable as long as the first flight is on-time. he will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


    Thanks very much!


  • Connecting flight terminal 4 and terminal 1
    Aug 10, 2016
    My flight is delayed twice, and supposed to be arrived at terminal 4 at 10:40 pm.I need to check in with Norwegian at 11pm at terminal 1 to connect flight to Paris. Is any chance I can make it? How long does it take for train from terminal 4 to terminal 1? Please help!


    Zero Chance - You will miss your connection and don't expect for Norwegian to be very accommodating. This is the risk you take when you book two separate reservations to save a little money.


  • Will it be enought 1.55 hrs to connect
    Aug 10, 2016
    I will arrive jfk terminal 8at 13.00 on AA and will board to montreal from terminal 8 by AA at 14.55 is the connection time enough to collect luggage and do the immigration and check in back my luggage? I am a lebanese passport holder


    Where are you flying into JFK from?


    I am flying from abu dhabi on 12 august AA operated by etihad 9057 to manchester arriving 7:40, from manchester at 10:15 to jfk AA 211 arriving terminal 8 at 13:00 . From jfk to yul AA 4196 operated by TRANS STATES AS AMERICAN EAGLE at 14:55.


    Then that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • From LAX via JFK to Paris
    Aug 10, 2016
    We arrive at 14:45 on a staurday from LAX at JFK on Terminal 5 and leave at 16:20 to Paris on Terminal 1. Will we make it? Everything is booked on one ticket and it is a codesharing flight (from LAX with Delta, to Paris with Air France).


    Delta does not use Terminal 5. You will arrive in Terminal 4. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Taxi
    Aug 10, 2016
    I'm going to get picked up by a friend who's coming by taxi. Where can I get picked up?


    A taxi can't leave from one part of the airport and pick up someone somewhere else in the airport. You have to go meet your friend first using the AirTrain.


  • London to CUn via JFK
    Aug 9, 2016
    Do I need an ESTA for transit thru JFK? Also, we land at 13.55 at JFK, Terminal 7 and then get a connecting flight on AA at Terminal 8 at 16.10. Will we have to go through immigration and re-check bags?


    Yes, you need to complete ESTA. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8, go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much - it feels like it might be a bit tight for time - what do you think? I will have just under 2 hours.... Also - i hear that there are new kiosks for immigration - do you advise we use those to save time?


    First time ESTA users can't use the kiosks. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • international - domestic connection , are 2 hours enough?
    Aug 9, 2016
    Landing with british airays from london at 2pm and leaving 15:59 for BWI with american eagle on a friday. will I make it?


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Enough time
    Aug 9, 2016
    I have a flight landing from Vegas at 21.27 then one leaving for Scotland at 23.08 will this be enough time? Also do I need to collect my luggage


    What airline are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    It's delta. No they are the same reservation


    Then all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will arrive in terminal 2 or 4 and depart from Terminal 4. If you need to change terminals Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between terminals 2 and 4. You have plenty of time. You don't have to do anything with your bags.


  • Transit Time
    Aug 9, 2016
    Do people need to go through the security check again during the transit in JFK? Or can they just go to the gate for the next flight after clearing customs without security check?


    It depends whether they are arriving on an International flight or a domestic or precleared flight and if they have to change terminals. Can you be more specific?


    Yes, thanks for your reply! It's an international flight from Cancun to Guangzhou with the transit in JFK for 3 hours. I believe we arrive at Terminal 1 and need to go to Terminal 4 for departing. Do we need to go through the customs and then go to the baggage claim or the other way around? Also, do you think 3 hrs would be enough transit time?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags, go to your departure terminal and through security and to your departure gate. 3 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • International to Domestic Transfer at JKF
    Aug 8, 2016
    I'll be flying in from India (New Delhi) to JFK on Air India, and then JFK to Gainesville Florida on Delta. Will I need to claim and recheck bags and go through customs? If I have to recheck bags, where do I have to do this? Also, will I get the boarding pass for Gainesville flight in India or JFK? I have 6 hours layover in JFK between the flights. Please advise.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then go the Delta check-in desk in Terminal 2 or 4 (wherever your flight to Atlanta departs from), check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


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