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  • Flying from Milano with Delta
    Mar 11, 2015
    I arrive from Milan through Alitalia/delta DL1045 14th March at 17.15 Terminal 1, and have to go to Terminal 2 DL2502 with take-off at 19.05.Would I have enough time? How can I move from Terminal 1 to 2?


    That should be barely enough time. After you clear customs and re-check your bags you will be outside security and follow the signs to the AirTrain. Take the AirTrain one stop from T1 to T2. Then you will go through security.


  • connection at JFK terminal 8
    Mar 11, 2015
    I will be arriving from Jordan to JFK at 18:15 (terminal 8) and leaving to Toronto at 19:59 via American Airlines from the same terminal (8), is 1:44 minutes enough for connection?


    Did you purchase your tickets separately or together? You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US CUstoms, then re-check your bags. You can re-check your bags at the transfer desk if you purchased one ticket but will have to take them to the AA ticket counter if you did not. Then you will have to go through security.


    I purchased them in one ticket and will not have bags ( I will have only hand bag) so you think the transit time 1:44 is enough


    Yes, I think that will be enough time then.


  • Flying from Madrid to NY: Leaving with Jet Blue
    Mar 10, 2015
    I arrive from Madrid through Iberia at Terminal 7 around 7:15pm and have to transfer to Terminal 5 to catch my Jet Blue flight which is scheduled to leave around 9:16pm. I have 2 hours in between these two flight. Is it enough time to get through customs, recheck luggage, and pass through security again?


    If you purchased your tickets together then that should be barely enough time. If you purchased two separate tickets that will be quite difficult.


  • Flying with Delta on 1 ticket but changing at Jfk
    Mar 9, 2015
    We are going to be flying from London to Toronto with Delta on 1ticket with a layover of 88 mins in JFK. We are worried this may not be enough time as we do not know if we need to pass through customs & immigration or collect & re-check our bags? You have mentioned on other posts about Terminal 4 & Delta's new procedures for connections so I assume they will help us make the connecting flight?


    That is 2 minutes shorter than the recommended connection time. Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, which should also be in Terminal 4.


  • Baggage transfer for connecting flights
    Mar 8, 2015
    Hi, I will be traveling on delta from GNV to JFK, eta is 3 pm. My next flight is on SQ to Singapore at 9 pm. I understand that delta will not check my baggage thru to my final destination. As this is new to me, may I have your advice on the process to check in my baggage. Thank you.


    Claim your baggage from Delta in Terminal 2 or Terminal 4 where you arrive, bring it to the Singapore Airlines check-in counter in Terminal 4. Get your Singapore Airlines boarding pass, go through security. It's quite simple.


    Thank you for the quick reply. Do I need to clear immigration after collecting my baggage? Also, do you know whether I can check in immediately with Singapore Airlines or do i have to wait as I understand check-in counters only open around 2 hours before flight. I would like to check-in early to walk around T4 and use the lounge if possible. Thanks.


    You do not go through US Immigration and Customs when leaving the US and Gainesville and New York are both located in the United States, so you don't go through US Immigration on that flight either. The Singapore check-in counter probably opens more like 3-4 hours before the flight. They have a lot of passengers to process.


  • Arriving from Paris on American; Leaving on JetBlue
    Mar 8, 2015
    I arrive from Paris on American Airlines at 1:40p, and am supposed to catch a JetBlue flight at 4:30p. Not sure what terminal I arrive in from Paris; I think JB is Terminal 5. I will have to claim luggage, clear customs, change terminals, re-check baggage, and go through security. Is that enough time? In general, how much time is recommended when transferring terminals from international destinations and changing airlines?


    You will arrive in Terminal 8. That is probably enough time to make your connection. You can check in online for your JetBlue flight before you leave Paris.


    Thank you, ZAP. How much time is generally recommended when transferring airlines and changing terminals when clearing customs is involved? I could ostensibly fly another airline (like United) and leave an hour later.


    the roughly 3 hours you have is about the minimum I would recommend when traveling on two separate tickets.


  • Transfer in JFK
    Mar 6, 2015
    Hi, I would like to know if I have enough time for my transit because I'll arrive in JFK at 12:45pm with AA (from London) and i should take a United flight to SFO at 3:30pm. Almost it's 2 separated book and the terminal is respectfully T8 and T7. Thanks for your answer


    Without checked luggage, that's an easy connection. With checked luggage you will have to transfer it yourself from T8 to T7 and re-check it. It's possible but more difficult.


  • Enough time?
    Mar 5, 2015
    We arrive back in the US via Air China at 2:30pm (I believe that is Terminal 1). We then have to connect to a JetBlue 5:39pm flight out of Terminal 5. Will that give us enough time presuming we arrive on time? We booked flights separately. thanks.


    That's enough time. You take the air train to connect you to terminal 5.


  • terminal 4 to Terminal 1
    Mar 4, 2015
    Arrive from Pheonix @ terminal 1 at 2.45pm and will take off from Terminal 4 at 4.15 - is it enough ? what is the best way to change terminal ?


    No flights from Phoenix arrive in Terminal 1. What airlines are you flying and where are you flying to?


    good point. I will actually arrive with AF8864 at Terminal 4 at 2.45pm and will leave to Paris with AF023 taking off at 4.15pm from Terminal 1. Is it Ok and what is the best way to change terminal


    Note that the first flight will be operated by Delta. Your bags will be transferred automatically. You will have to take the AirTrain from T4 to T1 and go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Enough time?
    Mar 4, 2015
    My starting point is San Diegp arriving at JFK at 2:52 pm. International flight to Rome departs at 4:35 pm. I have checked lugguage. Is this enough time??


    Were your tickets purchased together or separately? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer this question without that info.


    Tickets purchased together through a tour group Globus. Flying Delta.


    You should have enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both likely be in Terminal 4. All Delta gates at JFK are connected inside security and to you don't go through US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Enough time to clear customs and transfer?
    Mar 3, 2015
    On July 3, AF8702, arriving from Nice, AF 2958 departing for Seattle--will 2h 37m be enough time to clear customs and transfer?


    Note that both flights will be operated by Delta and both will be in Terminal 4. You should have enough time.


  • SQ connect to DL
    Mar 3, 2015
    Hi, we are arriving into JFK, supposedly T4 on SQ. Our connection flight to MCO is on DL. I reckon we have to clear immigration, collect our baggage and travel to DL terminal to re-check in the baggage? Is there a DL counter in Terminal 4 that we can check-in our baggage and get our boarding passes before we take the train to DL terminal? Tks!


    DL's terminal IS Terminal 4.


    Oh, I thought DL operates from T2 as well.


    The vast majority of their flights are now in T4 and even if your flight departs from T2, you can check-in and go through security in T4 then take a shuttle bus to T2.


  • Delta International to Domestic Connection
    Mar 2, 2015
    I will be arriving at JFK on a Delta flight from Italy (Terminal 4) and transferring to a Delta Connections domestic flight (likely Terminal 2). After exiting customs in Terminal 4, what is best way to get to Terminal 2? Does Delta have a dedicated shuttle for such transfers? If not, is it generally faster to go through security at Terminal 4 and take Delta's JITNEY or to take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 and go through security there?


    Delta recently opened an expansion of T4 and nearly all Delta connection flights operate from there now. If you are one of the rare flights operating from T2, since you will be outside security already after clearing customs, it's probably fastest to take the AirTrain.


  • Connecting from Virgin Atl flight from LHR to Delta flight to Buffalo
    Mar 2, 2015
    On July 15th we will arrive around 2:30 at JFK on a Virgin Atlantic flight from LHR. At 4:20 we would need to catch a Delta flight to Buffalo, NY. Is this enough time to clear customs and change terminals?


    It is possible if you don't have any baggage to claim and recheck. If youbdo then you will be cutting it VERY close and will need to rush at every step to make it in time.


  • San Juan-JFK-Montreal connection
    Mar 1, 2015
    Flying Delta. 1hr 45 min layover at JFK from San Juan PR to Montreal (early evening). Should be sufficient however should we expect any issues re luggage etc? Do not know terminal or gates yet. Thanks


    Both flights will likely be in Terminal 4, but all Delta gates at JFK are connected inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


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