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  • 2h enough time to transfer to an international flight?
    Aug 4, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving with JetBlue at terminal 5 and have exactly 2hours until my international flight leaves to Europe. Are 2 hours enough to pick up my luggage, get to Terminal 1and to check in (including suitcase) and make it through security checks in time before the gate is closing? Thank you in advance for help, I haven't been to JFK before and don't know how long all this takes.


    Sorry- one correction, it's not JetBlue - I am arriving from Denver with Sun Country Airlines at Terminal 4. Next flight is 2 hours 10 min later at Terminal 1 with LOT to Warsaw.


    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Time connection
    Aug 4, 2016
    Hi, I am traveling this month from Brussels to miami with a stop in JFK terminal 4 with only 1h30 time to get my connection in terminal 2...I travel with my son and we have a ESTA Visa. I am afraid I won't have enough time: go through immigration, change terminal . Do I need to claim bags or will the luggage automatically be transferred?


    Flying with Delta


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to Terminal 2 and go through security and to your departure gate. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly. This is a difficult connection.


    Aug 3, 2016


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    In one reservation from Expedia.


    Then that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. Both flights are in Terminal 4.


  • Brussels - JFK - Orlando
    Aug 3, 2016
    Hi, Traveling from Brussels to Orlando tomorrow with a stopover in JFK all with Delta. 2 adults, 2 teens on a Visa Waiver (ESTA) . Arriving at Terminal 4 and need to get to Terminal 2 (will take the Delta jitney after rechecking bags). We have 2h40 mins but are way in the back in the plane. All have carry-on and luggage. Will we have enough time, last time we sailed through immigration, using the automated kiosks. But not sure this happens every time.


    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thanks Zap.


  • Manchester to San Fransisco
    Aug 3, 2016
    I am flying on Delta DL221 from Manchester UK on 12/8/16 arriving at JFK T4 then transferring to DL483 for onward flight to SFO also T4. Do I need to collect baggage, go through security,customs etc and check in again at JFK ? I have about 1 hour 30 minutes connection time?


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks for the reply, so is that effectively the same as arriving at the airport and going through arrivals, customs, security and baggage claim as if I was staying in New York, or is there a separate flow for passengers who are transferring flights


  • Lounge access T8
    Aug 3, 2016
    If I'm flying DUB-JFK-SJU with Aer Lingus and AA (Booked through BA website), what lounge access would I have in T8 with AA, we have a longish layover (5 hrs)


    What do you have that would give you lounge access? All the lounges in T8 are AA Presidents Clubs.


    Hi, we're flying business class, I've only flown business with Delta before so was wondering what lounge access you get flying business with AA.


    I believe since you are arriving on a OneWorld transatlantic flight in business class you will have access to the Presidents club in JFK T8. Just flying JFK-SJU in business class would not give you such access.


  • Do I have enough time to get connecting fly to lax
    Aug 3, 2016
    fly in JFK from BCN, with 1hr.25mins. layover do I have enought time to get to connecting fly to LAX?? on Sun Oct. 16?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate ones? Do you have checked bags? That's probably not enough time regardless.




  • Arriving from Zurich on Aug 5th connecting to DC flight
    Aug 2, 2016
    1 adult and 2 kids arriving on delta from Zurich 4:49pm and then connecting to jet blue to go to Washington DC departing 6:10pm. Do I have enough time.


    No, that connection is pretty much impossible. If you have checked bags you need at least 3 hours to make that connection. Without checked bags maybe you could do it in 2-2.5 hours.




  • Delta 40 Minute Connection
    Aug 2, 2016
    I'm flying later this month from SFO - BCN via JFK and only have a 40 minute connection. I'll be on Delta. This seems terribly tight. Do I have a chance to make my connection?


    Both flights will be in Terminal 4. It is possible if the flight from SFO is on-time. Obviously it leaves no time to spare.


    Thanks, I picked a seat towards the front of the plane. I guess I will just cross my fingers. Not sure why then offer such a tight connection.


  • Transfer time
    Aug 2, 2016
    We have a flight with delta travelling Manchester to jfk then jfk to Orlando (I think it's the same terminal as both flights start with a number 2) does 1hr 45 min min allow enough time. I will be travelling with two young children. Thanks. Also will my bags go straight from Manchester to Orlando?


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 (T2 doesn't have immigration facilities), Go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate, which will likely be in Terminal 2. This is a very difficult connection.


    Aug 2, 2016
    DL446 lands at T2 or T4 at 20:10 EK202 departs T4 at 23:00 Separate tickets. What are my chances? DL446 seems to be often delayed.


    That should be enough time if DL446 is on-time. But as you can see, it often is not.


    Also, DL446 will arrive in T4, the same terminal you will depart from.


    Thank you ZAP. Does DL446 always arrive in T4? How can you tell that? Is it because of the equipment?


    Delta does a slick thing at JFK where all flights that start with 4 use Terminal 4 and all flights that start with 2 use Terminal 2.


    And the flights starting with 9,8,7 etc go to one or other terminal undecided beforehand?


    Nevermind, that rule only applies to Delta JFK departures, but I'm fairly certain DL446 will arrive in T4 because it is a 767 and the gates in T2 can't handle the 767.


  • Stockholm to JFK to Chicago
    Aug 2, 2016
    Hello, 2 US citizens flying from Stockholm to JFK on Norwegian and then from JFK to Chicago on Jetblue. Do we need to go through security/customs in NY? Our layover is only 40 minutes - is this possible?


    Yes, in JFK you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Terminal 5, re-check them with JetBlue and go through security. 40 minutes is completely impossible. If you have already booked this ticket, you need to change it or buy something else if that's cheaper than changing.


    Aug 1, 2016
    Hey! We will arrive on Sunday at 4:33 p.m JFK (Terminal 8) from Puerto Rico. The connecting flight to Helsinki Finland (HEL) leaves at 5:40 p.m. ( at the same Terminal 8 ). The airlines are American airlines but operated by Finnair JFK-HEL. Everything is on the same reservation ( SJU-HEL). Do we need to claim our luggage and/or go through US Immigration? Do we have enough time?


    There is no US Customs or immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • JFK terminal connection and minimum time required.
    Aug 1, 2016
    I am reaching by Emirates flight to JFK at 20.45 hrs at terminal 4, I have connecting flight to Rochester by JetBlue departure at 22.50 hours from terminal 5. How to go from terminal 4 to terminal 5? I have to also under go immigration and custom clearance. Please guide/advise as the time available between arrival and departure of connection flight I'd 2 hours.


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags? With checked bags on separate reservations this is practically impossible. With everything on the same reservation it will still be very difficult. You go between terminals using the AirTrain.


    Thanks for your response. My reservation is in one ticket and I will have 2 pieces checked in baggage.


  • enough time and security
    Aug 1, 2016
    We are arriving at Terminal 5 from Rochester NY and leaving from Terminal 4 for Frankfurt Germany. Will we have to pass through security again and how do we get Terminal 4? The airlines are JetBlue and Singapore.


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 4.


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