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  • connection with 2 small kids
    Jun 7, 2013
    I'm flying on Delta from Copenhagen to JFK then on to New Orleans with my 3 year old and 3 month old. I've never been through JFK and am nervous about a few things: 1. whether or not the airline will give me my stroller back at the gate and 2. can someone help me with claiming and rechecking my bags at customs? 3. how difficult is it to get from our arrival terminal to our connecting flight? Is it a bus? Train? We have a 5 hour layover so plenty of time, but I like to know what to expect. And any suggestions for kid play areas or things to do during our layover? Thanks!!


    You will arrive and depart in the same terminal (Terminal 4). They will probably give you your stroller back at the gate. What kind of help do you need claiming your bags? There usually aren't baggage porters working in immigration due to the difficulty of working there.


    Thanks, ZAP! I usually fly through ATL and go through customs/immigration there. I have to physically get my luggage off the belt and take it through to the area where you drop off your luggage for your connecting flight. Since I'll have a stroller, I won't be able to also pull/push a cart with 2 suitcases nor will I be able to pull them myself. In ATL they have helpers, just wondering about JFK. Thanks!


  • AA transit within Terminal 8
    Jun 5, 2013
    will be transiting in terminal 8 arriving from LHR at 1:35pm connecting to Orlando departing 2:55pm. Both AA Flights. Will that be enough time for immigration and customs baggage re-check? Are there special lines for transfer passengers at immigration?


    There are no lines for transfer passengers. It will be very tough for you to make your connection unless your flight arrives early. Unfortunately, in case you miss your connection AA does not have a later flight that day to Orlando from JFK. Perhaps they can rebook you through Miami or on another airline if that happens.


    thanks ZAP for your quick answer. AA just changed the departure time of the onward flight to 30 Minutes earlier.


  • Time Between
    Jun 5, 2013
    If you have no luggage except for carry on and you are coming intoTerminal 7 at 5:10 pm will you be able to make a flight leaving Terminal 4 at 6:20 pm?


    If your first flight is domestic it's possible, but JFK is one of the most delay-prone airports in the country and your proposed connection is at a peak time. I would advise against trying it. If your first flight is international, no chance.


    On arrival at JFK's Terminal 7, look for the 'Airline Terminals Train' sign which makes a continuous loop around the terminals, but when arriving at Terminal 4 you need to go first through security check before proceeding to your gate.


  • from terminal 4 to terminal 8
    Jun 3, 2013
    Hi - I'm flying in on KLM from amsterdam #630 @ 3:30 pm terminal 4 and then going onto boston via AA in terminal 8 @ 7:20 pm. Can I check my bag after immigration so I don't have to lug it on the train? thx!


    It depends on whether your tickets were bought on the same reservation or not and whether your bag is checked through to BOS or not. KLM and AA do have an interline baggage agreement, but they probably won't check your bag through unless your tickets were bought on a single reservation.


  • Zurich via JFK to LAX
    Jun 4, 2013
    I'll fly on June, 14th to JFK, arriving at 12:30pm (Terminal 4 I think) with Swiss and have to connect the United flight to LAX at 03:00pm. Is this enough time to change planes even I'll have to clear immigration (I'm German citizen) and costums? What terminal United operates it's flights to LAX from? Thank you very much for your help.


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 and your United flight will leave from Terminal 7. Take the Air Terminals Train between the terminals.


    Thanks a lot. Is it possible to clear immigration and costum in 2:30h ?


    Yes, you will probably have enough time, although that is the busiest time for immigration in T4.


  • US Airways to Phx
    Jun 3, 2013
    I fly AER LINGUS from Dublin to JFK and then US AIRWAYS to PHX


    Make sure to go through US customs clearance at Dublin! Your arrival is Terminal 4 (T4) and departure T7. Take the 'Air Terminals Train' (not the Airtrain) to T7, go through security check there, and and on to your gate. NOTE, however, that if Aer Lingus does not transfer your bags to US Airways, you need to claim your bags at T4 and check them in with US Airways at T7.


  • transportation between terminals??
    Jun 3, 2013
    I've been reading some comments/questions and have searched a bit but couldn't find the section on transportation between terminals? If I arrive at one terminal on American and have to get to another terminal to fly on El Al to Tel Aviv what are the options?


    El Al operates from Terminal 4 and AA from Terminal 8. To get between them take the JFK Airtrain which runs outside security.


  • travelling alone
    Jun 3, 2013
    Hi,Departing Boston airport arriving JFK TERM 4 on flight AF 2741 at 814 pm. Onward connection to Dublin Terminal 4 departure at 9 29 pm on AF 3657. both flights operated by delta airlines. Have I enough time to make connection ??. I presume as all booked on same ticket hold luggage will be transferred straight through from Boston to Dublin and I won't need to collect and check in again. Thanks for your advice on this


    Note that your boston flight may arrive in Terminal 2, in which case you would have to take the Delta shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. Yes, you won't have to do anything with your baggage. Even if you have to take the shuttle you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2.
    Jun 1, 2013
    I need to go from terminal 4 to terminal 2.


    Delta runs a shuttle between the two terminals http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/airports/new-york-jfk.html


  • Transfer BRU - JFK - MCO
    May 30, 2013
    Travelling from Brussels to JFK on the 7th of june with DELTA 141. probably arriving at T4 at 1pm. then connecting to Orlando on DELTA 4 at 4pm. enough time? do i need to claim Luggage and recheck them in?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will claim your baggage in immigration and then immediately re-check it with Delta once you leave customs.


  • China-JFK-FLL
    Jun 1, 2013
    Hi there, Our schedule is PVG(Shianghai)-JFK-FLL. We will fly with China Eastern to JFK Terminal 1 and move to terminal 4 Delta. Time to arrive is 1:15 pm and depart 3:40 pm . 2.25 hrs transit time enough for JFK?? or unrealistic? Thanks!


    You have enough time. On arrival at JFK, you need to go through security check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in your bags. Check with China Eastern whether they will transfer your bags to Delta flight; if not, you need to take your bags along and check them in at your connecting terminal's Delta counter. The 'Airline Terminals Train' runs on average every 8 mins from T1 (making stops at: T8, T7, T5 & T4) in the unsecured terminal areas. On arrival at your connecting terminal you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. IMPORTANT: Do check with Delta, which - as of May 24, used the newly expanded T4 only for flights to Amsterdam, NL, Georgetown, Guyana, St. Georges, Grenada & San Juan, P.R. - and all others at either T2 or T3.


    Thank you, wemay13 :)


    Note that there are no more flights from Terminal 3, it is closed. All Delta flights now used 2 or 4.


    Thank you for your advice, ZAP! I'll note that.


  • Getting from terminal 2 to terminal 5
    May 28, 2013
    Hi...On Jet Blue...how to get from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5. Have 45 minutes and only carryon luggage. Thanks


    nevermind...figured it out...thanks!


  • is a 56 minute transfer enough time?
    May 23, 2013
    I am traveling from MSP>JFK>SVO (Moscow) on Friday, May 24th. I am flying Delta all the way. I should arrive at JFK at 15:14 and depart for Moscow at 16:10, which is only a 56 minute layover. My flight is scheduled to arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 4. I plan on taking the Delta shuttle so I do not have to go through security. How much time do you think this will take?


    You will have enough time if your first flight is on-time, but JFK is delay prone, especially that time of day, so anything could happen.


  • SFO to JFK to BCN
    May 22, 2013
    Hello, I will be traveling from SFO to BCN with a stop over in JFK on March 29th. I would like to know if I will need to claim bags at JFK and re-check bags? I'll be flying Delta from SFO to JFK and Delta again from JFK to BCN. Thanks so much for your help!


    No, you will not have to do anything with your bags in JFK on your way TO Spain.


  • transfers between terminal 7 and termina
    May 21, 2013
    We arrive from Heathrow in terminal 7 on BA 117 at 11.00 and then have to get to terminal 8 for American Airlines flight AA1635 at 14.55 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, is there transportation between these terminals. Also will we have to claim our luggage and re check it in for American Airlines


    Yes, you will have to claim your luggage in immigration, then re-check it once you exit customs. Then you take the Airtrain one stop from T7 to T8, then go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.


    When we have claimed luggage in immigration do we re check it after customs in T7 before we get Airtrain to T8


    Because of the AA and BA codeshare, you will likely be able to re-check it in T7.


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