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  • Dublin-JFK T8-LA
    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi. I'm flying with AA to LA via T8. As I will preclear customs at Dublin how do I get from the arrivals level up to the departure gates without having to go through customs again. Thank you.


    Since you pre-clear immigration, you won't have to go through to the arrivals level, you will come out the door on the departure level of the terminal, like a domestic flight would.


  • Enough time to connect from Istanbul flight to domestic flight?
    Mar 3, 2014
    If I arrive from Istanbul at 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday at Terminal 1, does an 8:30 p.m. American Airlines flight from Terminal 8 to LAX give me enough time to get thru passport control, customs, recheck baggage, and get to Terminal 8? I haven't flown thru JFK recently but have heard horror stories


    Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time.


  • ATL-JFK-FCU (Rome)
    Mar 2, 2014
    We will be arriving on a Delta flight at T2. Our Alitalia flight (bought on a Delta ticket) will depart from T1. Will we need to go through security at T1? What is the minimum we should allow between flights?


    Yes, you will have to go through security to depart from T1. Allow at least 90 minutes for your transfer.


    Thanks for the info. We'll plan on it.


  • Lax > jfk > MXP
    Mar 4, 2014
    we will arrive at JFK from LAX (t4) with delta and depart to MXP with Emirates (t4). Is 1 hour and 30 minutes enough?


    That is enough time.


    U think we get collect our baggage in New York?!


    Were your tickets bought on one reservation or separate? If they were bought on separate reservations you will have to transport your baggage from the Delta baggage claim to the Emirates ticket counter as Delta does not check bags through to destinations bought on separate itineraries.


    Will be enough time even if I have to take baggages? Thank you!


  • what terminal changes do NOT involve security?
    Mar 2, 2014
    i have a 3+ hour layover arriving in jfk from san fran on american airlines and leaving jfk on hawaiian air for honululu (yes, a bizarre routing i know!). i have a delta sky club membership and would like to go there : 1. do i have to exit my arrival terminal, enter security to get to delta sky club, then exit delta terminal, and re-enter security for my hawaiian air departure terminal?...OR...is there a way to do this without having to deal with security? thanks!


    You will arrive at AA's Terminal 8 & depart your Hawaiian flight at T5; however, Delta Sky Club is in T4 POST-SECURITY(near gate 32). All terminals are reached by the Airline Terminals train, running counter-clockwise OUTSIDE of security. Contact Delta & see what you need to do to use their Sky Club.


  • 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. :/


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