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  • Flight connection from T4 to T2 on Delta flights
    Jul 9, 2013
    I'm arriving at JFK at 6:00 am probably on T4 on an international flight. Have to connect to Delta connection flight on T2. Layover time is 3.5 hours. Do I have the time to go thrue inmigration lines, custum and recheck loggage ? how do I go to T2 from T4 ? by bus or Airtrans/air ?


    Yes, you have enough time. You can either go back through security in T4 and take the Delta bus to T2 or take the AirTrain to T2 and go through security there.


  • Luggage
    Jul 8, 2013
    My son is flying Air France from Norfolk to JFK, with a layover, then to Paris De Gaulle. Will he need to retrieve and re-check his luggage in JFK?


    His Norfolk to JFK ticket will be operated by Delta Connection. If both of his tickets were bought on the same reservation then Delta will transfer his bags for him. He will however, have to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 (assuming his JFK-Paris flight is actually operated by Air France), if that flight is also a Delta code-share then he should take the Delta shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4.


  • Delta flights terminals 2 and 4
    Jul 7, 2013
    We have a 55 minute connection between 2 Delta flights, arriving at Terminal 2 then departing from Terminal 4. I have heard the Delta shuttle bus line is sometimes long enough to fill 3 buses. Is there realistically a chance of making the connecting flight and are buses busier at certain times of day?


    The buses are probably busiest in the early afternoon, before the transatlantic flights leave in late afternoon. It's possible to make the connection, but as you say, it might be tough, especially with how delay-prone JFK is.


  • connecting in JFK to Italy
    Jul 3, 2013
    My daughter is flying from Ohare to JFK and catching a connecting flight to Milan on July 11. Both flights on Delta. Her layover is only an hour. Is that enough time?


    It's doable, but tough. JFK frequently has delays and she will have to take the Delta shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4.


  • terminal 4 to 8
    Jul 3, 2013
    Hello, My grandmother and mother are taking a Delta flight from atlanta to JFK terminal 8 that lands at 3.05 PM. They are then catching another flight with Airberlin from terminal 8 at 5.15 PM. Will they be able to make the connection? Do they have to pass through any customs? It is their return flight going home to sweden. It is two separate bookings so they have to take their own luggage. Thank you!


    You do not have to go through customs when leaving the country. However, you will reall yhave to hope that their flight is on-time - it could take half an hour to get from Terminal 4 to Terminal 8 on the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train.


  • Transfer from T4 to T2
    Jun 29, 2013
    My son will arrive at JFK terminal 4 from Copenhagen. He will continue to Columbus from terminal 2. Both flights are with Delta. Will his luggage be transferred from one flight to the next, or will he have to pick it up in T4 and carry it to T2 by himself?


    He can re-check it with Delta when he exits customs. They will then take it to his next flight. He can then go back through security in T4 and take Delta's shuttle bus to T2 or take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to T2 and go through security there.


    Thank you very much for answering. Will 1 h 40 min be enough for this?


    It will be tough, but is possible. Immigration could take an hour.


  • clearing customs
    Jun 30, 2013
    My daughter will arrive JFK from Tel Aviv (El Al) at 7:10 pm on a Tuesday. Will she have time to clear customs and make a 9:55 Jetblue flight to Tampa? Thanks


    That will probably be enough time, but it will be close. She will have to take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train from T4 to T5.


    Thanks, she'll give it a try.


  • Moscow-JFK-Toronto connection
    Jun 28, 2013
    I will travel from Moscow to JFK with Transaero, which arrives in T4. I will then have to catch a flight to Toronto with Delta from T2. Do I need to go through passport control, customs, and pick up my luggage in JFK or will I just be able to transfer without going through all of that? If I have to go through customs/passport control/pick up my luggage, how much should I allow? Thanks


    Yes, you have to go through immigration, customs, and security. I would allow 2.5 hours.


    Jun 27, 2013
    I am going to be coming into JFK on LY8187 (operated by AA) to terminal 8 and have make it to terminal 4 for ElAl (LY8) flight in 2:30 hours - assuming no delays in flight. Will there be time? especially with 4 young kids. Do i need to get my bags and recheck, or go straight to terminal 4?


    Yes, you should have enough time. Your bags should be checked straight through to Tel Aviv assuming you bought everything on one ticket. You just have to take the Airtrain/Air Terminals Train from T8 to T4 and go back through security, which shouldn't take more than 45-60 minutes.


  • Connecting flights
    Jun 28, 2013
    Hi, I read some tips to make coincidences but now I'm not sure on relating procedure, I'm arriving in JFK (T8) with a AA flight and I'll departing from same terminal (AA flight), which is the right sequence/procedure to make connection ? Thanks!


    If you are an international arrival at JFK, you need to go through passport control, pick up your bag, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags where indicated. If you are a domestic arrival at JFK, proceed to your connecting gate. Terminal 8 has Concourse B with gates 1-16, and Concourse C with gates 31-47. Look at overhead screens for your connecting flight number and gate, then simply follow signs.


    Thanks for your feedback! It's an international arrival and connecting with a domestic departure. Just an information, after bags re-check-in, should I go through security again before to proceed at the gate ?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again to get back to the gates.


    Thanks, I suppose without bags because they will be released on carosello belt next to customs, do you confirm it ? Thanks again


    Yes, you will re-check your bags with American after you go through customs, then you'll go to the departures level and back through security.


  • JFK Terminal A
    Jun 28, 2013
    We are flying from Logan Int. to JFK on Delta. Our flight lands at Terminal A. I can't seem to find any information on this terminal. Does it have another name? Where is it in relation to Terminal 4, where we areconnecting to an international flight. How long does it take to go from Terminal A to Terrminal.4 by the airport "train"? Sorry if this question has been asked before. Any information would be appreciated.


    A isn't a terminal, it's a concourse of Terminal 4. http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/airports/new-york-jfk.html


    Your clarification is much appreciated. Thank you?


  • restrooms before customs
    Jun 25, 2013
    the map only shows restroom after security ( means flying out). does anyone know any restrooms before customs? ( when flying in)


    What terminal?


    Terminal 1. and would also like to know if there is one before immigration too.


  • Help 1 hr 6 min connection
    Jun 26, 2013
    I am flying from Tokyo, to Boston, to JFK arrival at 4:05 PM on Monday 8/5. I want to book a flight to Syracuse which my son is on from Jet Blue at 5:11PM. I am only bringing a carryon so no luggage. Is that enough time to make the connection? Your help is appreciated. Thank you


    I forgot Im coming in American Airlines flight 1851-it doesnt show what gate/terminal yet


    So you're flying on American from Boston to JFK? If you only have a carry on you could make that connection, barely, if your flight from Boston is on-time, without a checked bag. You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 5. Check in online for your JetBlue flight on your phone when you're in Boston so you don't miss the check-in cutoff. If you did have a checked bag you wouldn't have enough time. Also, if you have any delays (which are quite common at JFK) you'll probably miss your connection and be stuck in New York. At least it appears that JetBlue also has a 10:45 PM flight that you might be able to get on if you miss your connection.


    There may be a delta flight at 5:40 to syracuse will the extra 30 min ensure making the connections?


    Nothing will "ensure" it, especially at JFK in the summer, but extra time never hurts. However, since that is Delta's only flight of the day from JFK to Syracuse, if you miss that connection you'll be spending the night in NYC (or maybe they'll send you on a taxi to LaGuardia, where they have a 10:25 PM LGA-SYR flight). Unlike JetBlue who has a later flight from JFK.


    Also, that Delta JFK-SYR flight is almost always late, which in your case is a good thing.


  • Connection T8
    Jun 24, 2013
    Hi, I'll arrive in JFK from Italy at 13:30 fly AA199, connection with fly AA 85 to SFO at 15:30, I'm a little bit worried to lose my fly, are there some tips to avoid it ? Thanks


    "Lose my fly"? What does that mean? You should have enough time to make your connection and AA will have later flights to SFO if you miss it.


  • Time to clear customs
    Jun 23, 2013
    I am arriving at 3:15 from Cairo Egypt Air, so I assume T4. I have an AA connecting flight at 5:15 from, I assume, T8. Is this enough time to clear customs and get to T8?


    It should be enough time. You take the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train between terminals.


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