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  • Connection between terminal 4 and 3
    Feb 11, 2013
    My sister is arriving from Sao Paulo on Terminal 4, then needs to go to Terminal 3 to get her connection flight to Atlanta, what is the best way to do it? Please help


    On arrival at JFK your sister needs to go through passport check, pick up her bags, go through customs clearance & then re-check-in her bags where indicated. She then should head for the Airline Termials Train (following signs) to get to T3, where she will have to go through security check before proceeding to her connecting gate.


  • Moscow-Las Vegas
    Feb 10, 2013
    My friend comes from Moscow on Tuesday at 12.10 pm (I think it's terminal 1) and after that flies away to Vegas from Terminal 3 at 16.10. I want to meet her in between the flights but don't want her to be late. What would be the best place to meet and how much time can we have considering the earliest I can be there is 2.40 pm? Does she have to check her bags and go through security again in Terminal 3? If yes, how much time should we allow for that? I feel kind of lost, can I go through security with no ticket and meet her inside or the best place would be in front of Terminal 3? Thank you so much for your help! Lana


    On arrival at JFK your friend will go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in her bag where indicated. Thereafter she will need to take the 'Airline Terminals Train' (signs will guide her) to the connecting Terminal 3, where she will arrive in the unsecured (before security check) area. It is best to meet her in front of the Information counter on the arrivals level. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Arrival at T7 and connecting at T8
    Feb 9, 2013
    I arrive on BA into T7 and then my connecting flight leaves with AA from T8. After passport control and customs, can I check my bags at a transfer desk at T7, or do I have to take them to T8 to check back in again with AA?


    BA & AA are members of OneWorld Alliance - your bags will be transferred automatically to your connecting flight. On arrival at JFK, you will need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance & re-check in your bag where indicated. Thereafter, take the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs), which serves all terminals, making a continuous round between T1 to T8, T7, T5, T4 & T2/3) to your connecting T8, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. T8 has Concourse B with gate 1-16, while near its gate 14 is access to Concourse C with gates 31-17.


  • flying terminal 7-security terminal4?
    Feb 8, 2013
    I am flying from JFK terminal 7 and my son from JFK terminal 4. Can I check in my luggage at terminal 7 and then check in the luggage of my son at terminal 4, go through security with him at terminal 4, see him boarding at terminal 4 and then go to terminal 7 to board myself?


    Yes you can! After checking in your bag at T7, take the Airline Terminals Train (outside of security) to T4, check in at his airline counter and request there a 'non-flying boarding pass', which will get you through security check on to his gate. However, if he is over the age of 10, he will be able to get there on his own by following signs. T4's departure level with check-in counters opens up to the Concourse level with security checkpoint at entrances to Concourse A (gates A2-7) and Concourse B (gates B20-31).


    Feb 7, 2013
    Hi, i am flying from lahore (pakistan) to toronto, via JFK, by the Etihad airways at terminal 4, and then from terminal 8 i have to take american airline for toronto, DO I HAVE TO COLLECT MY CHECKED BAGGAGE FROM TERMINAL 4 AND TAKE TO TERMINAL 8 , AND PASS THROUGH CUSTOM CHECKS AGAIN, OR I WILL COLLECT MY CHECKED BAGGAGE ONLY AT TORONTO . Thanks,


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags in Terminal 4 while going through customs. I don't know whether there will be someone in T4 to take your bags to American or if you will have to take them yourself to Terminal 8 though, but you will probably have to take them yourself.


  • Terminal 4 Connection
    Mar 10, 2013
    Hi, I'm flying London Heathrow to JFK on 20/04/13 on Delta flight 04, am told will be at T4 JFK by 1pm . I have a connecting flight to San Juan Delta flight 329 at 5pm, again from T4. Do I have to collect my baggage, go through security etc or does my baggage automatically get transfered to my flight?


    On arrival at JFK you need to go through passport check, retrieve your bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in your bag where indicated. Before proceeding to your connecting gate, you need to go through security check at the Concourse Level (at the entrance of your concourse: T4 has Concourse A, gates A2-7, and Concourse B, gates B20-31. You have plenty of time to eat or shop before proceeding to your gate.


    Many thanks thats a great help.


    We are on same flights but I'm sure it says on deltas site lands at terminal 3 and departs for San Juan terminal 4 so does the same info apply. Many thanks


  • customs
    Feb 5, 2013
    I'm Russian citizen. flying from Moscow to Chicago. connection flight in JFK. Do I have to go through customs in JFK or in Chicago if flying with the same airlines from the same terminal


    You will go through customs at JFK, then re-check your bags and go back through security before your flight to Chicago.


    I only have 1 hour and 25 min between my flights . is it enough time?


  • Halifac to Toronto to NY to Hong Kong
    Feb 10, 2013
    I'm flying Air Canada from Halifax to Toronto then to New York to Hong Kong with Cathy Pacific, lay over for 2 and half hours at JFK, will that be enough? Do I have check my bags again?


    It should be plenty of time. You will preclear US Customs in Toronto.


    Do I have to recheck my bags?


    you will claim and recheck your bags when entering the US Departures area in Toronto. From there the next time you will have to claim your bags will be in Hong Kong.


    I only have 1 hour and 25 mins in Toronto, will that be enough?


  • Terminal 8 connections
    Feb 4, 2013
    I will be flying into JFK terminal 8 from Dublin Ireland and I have a connecting flight to Raleigh which also departs from terminal 8. I will be clearing immigration control at Dublin airport so there will be no delays when I land, will 60 minutes be enough time to get off the first flight and make it to the second or should I consider a later connecting flight?


    Yes, if your flight from Dublin is on time then 1 hour is fine. Terminal 8 isn't that big.


  • internacional flight
    Feb 4, 2013
    i will take a flight from atlanta to madrid (spain) with a stop at JFK airport, Im going with my baby and i have 1 hour and 20 min to do the connection, is it enought time to do it? i will go with the baby and a carry on, i dont know the terminals and how to go between then, i dont want to lose my flight or wait 5 houres if a take another conecction, with a baby 5 hours in the airport will be the hell


    You need to tell us what airlines you are taking if you want to know what terminals you will be in.


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    Feb 4, 2013
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  • Customs at terminal 8
    Feb 4, 2013
    My mom is traveling from Columbus to Brazil. She will board at columbus to jFK and from there to Brazil, all within AA flights. Does she have to go trought customs at JFK or it will be only in Columbus ( which is an international airport as well)? In case she will need to pass customs again in NY, will she need to pick up luggage ans re-check in?


    On the trip from Columbus to Brazil, she will clear customs in Brazil. On the trip from Brazil to Columbus, she will clear customs in JFK. On that trip she will have to claim her luggage at JFK while going through immigration then drop it back off with AA before going through security again at JFK.


    Thank you!She will ony have to go through security in Columus or does she also have to pass by atterminal 8 in JFK ( meaning, showing the passport and metal detector) ? She is 72y and not very fast.. . As she has only 1:30h to change aircrafts, I am afraid she will need to hush ans mybe get confused... But I guess, she will not change terminals. Thanks, again for further advice.


    Both her flights will be in terminal 8 at JFK so she won't have to go through security on her way to Brazil there. If you're concerned about her in the airport you can request wheelchair service (which is free). Just call the airline to do so.


  • Detroit to Nece
    Feb 3, 2013
    Flying Delta have 1/12 hours between flights--Do I have enough time between flights --Detroit to JFK


    On arrival at JFK, look at overhead screens to find your flight and gate number. Delta uses Terminals 2, 3 & 4. If you need to transfer, use the Airline Terminals Train, starting at T1 to T8, T7, T5, T4, & T2/3). Signs will guide you (JFK map show the line it in yellow). T2 has gates 19-29; T3 gates 1-18, T4 has gates A2-7 and B20-31. You can also walk between T2 & T3. On arrival at your connecting terminal you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.


  • What terminal?
    Jan 31, 2013
    I am flying in from SFO to JFK on United. What terminal I'll be arriving at?


    United uses Terminal 7 at JFK


  • getting from terminal 8 to terminal 3
    Jan 30, 2013
    I am connecting at jfk for a flight to aruba. I am flying out of boston and only have 1 hour to make connection. Airline says I will make it. Any thoughts or tips?


    At JFK,on arrival at Terminal 8 board the Airline Terminal Train (follow signs) which runs between all terminals in the unsecured area and takes minutes. At T3 you need to go through security check prior to getting to your connecting gate. Make sure your airline transfers bags to your connecting airline - if not you need to pick up your bag on arrival and take it to your connecting airline counter at T3.


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