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  • time between terminasl
    Oct 8, 2012
    we are flying delta from rochester ny and have a connecting delta flight to London and have a 45 minute time layover is this time enough to get to t4 from t2


    On arrival at JFK, Terminal 4, take the Airtrain to Terminal 2 - you will have to go through security check at T2 before proceeding to your gate. The Airtrain runs on average every 8 mins, making its round between all 7 terminals. Airtrain signs are clearly marked. No time to waste!


    Oct 6, 2012


    Delta does not use Terminal 1 (it does use domestic terminals 2 & 3 & International); Your boarding pass is relevant: Terminal 3 has gates 1-18.


  • questions
    Oct 5, 2012
    where is the luggage pick up located?


    On arrival at JFK, follow signs to "Baggage Claim" which is on the ground level.


  • Terminal Connection
    Oct 5, 2012
    I will be arriving from Florida on Jetblue (terminal 5) at JFK airport at 12pm. My guest is arriving from Turkey (terminal 1) at 5:30pm. Am I able to get my bags and wait for him at terminal 1?


    On arrival at Terminal 5 of JFK Airport, claim your bag and take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 arriving at pre-security area - ask any airport employee or go to the information counter to find out where to temporarily store your bag. You can eat or shop on the departures level, eat or shop, and meet your friend in the Arrivals hall near the information counter.


  • visitor help
    Sep 27, 2012
    My friend is flying is flying to India his schdukle is cmh- JFK(Terminal 8) then jfk(terminal 7 ) to india.. he has a gap of 4 hours in it possible for me to meet him in terminal 7 ...and do i need to get anythign for that?/...Please help


    You can only meet in the unsecured area of either terminal (before security check). Best place to meet up is near the information counter in the Arrivals /baggage claim area. Your friend needs to know whether his arriving airline will transfer his bags to the departing airline - if not, he needs to re-check-in his bags at T7 (and make sure he has a boarding pass for T7 departure).


  • Getting checked bags in same terminal
    Sep 24, 2012
    I will be flying in from Buffalo via Jetblue and will get on another flight via TAM 6 hours later. Will I be able to check in right away? Also, once I get my luggage in the same terminal, will I need to go through security again i the same terminal?


    Assuming JetBlue does not transfer your bags to TAM (check first), you should get your bags on arrival and check them in with TAM, also make sure you have your boarding pass. Jet Blue uses both Terminals 4 & 5 - TAM is in Terminal 4 - you can walk over or use the AirTrain, in both instances you will have to go through security at T4, if not arriving at T4, which has Concourse A gates A2-7, and Concourse B gates B20-30..


  • Are there public phones in Terminal 8?
    Sep 22, 2012
    I will need my kid to call me when she gets there...


    Public phones are in each of the terminals, in the baggage claim area and Arrivals Halls.


  • smoking in bar?
    Sep 19, 2012
    i'm coming into jfk and i know i'll need a nicotine fix [not a flier, lol] are we able to smoke in the "bar" areas?


  • International - Domestic Change Time
    Sep 17, 2012
    Hi all-- I'll be arriving on a CX flight from HK (T7) with no bags and need to get myself very quickly to a Delta flight to Boston. What is the shortest amount of time this can be done? How bad are the domestic security lines at the Delta terminal?


    As an international arrival at JFK you need to go through passport check (then most likely need to have your carry-on bag examined by Customs) before you can proceed via Airtrain (serving pre-security areas of all terminals) to either domestic terminals 2 or 3 (both served by Delta - watch the overhead screen for your connecting terminal/ gate. The Airtrain runs 24/7 - between midnight and 4am every 15 mins; between 4-7:30am every 7 mins; between 7:30am-3pm every 10 mins; between 3pm-8pm every 7 mins; between 8pm & midnight every 15 mins. T2 has gates 19-29; T3 gates 1-18.


  • USO
    Sep 7, 2012
    Is there a USO at JFK? If so, what terminal?


    Have checked - could not find anything - which is really strange, as all other larger US Airports do have a USO. However, I suggest yu call JFK at (718) 244 2444. Also a good place to find related info: US Military personnel: TSA has a very helpful site as to checkpoints, checked bags, firearms transport, disabilityies, and more: Open


  • 1hour layover
    Sep 1, 2012
    hi, is 1 hour lay over in jfk to orlando enough time? we will be arriving at 2 15pm and leaving at 3 30pm. thanks


    On arrival at JFK follow signs to the Airtrain which serves all terminals - on arrival at your connecting terminal you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. For details, open then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the text.


  • Car rental at JFK at midnight
    Aug 28, 2012
    Is there a car rental place at JFK open at midnight on sunday evenings?


    Most rental car agencies close way before midnight. You need to search each major rental agency separately.


  • Transportation from T4 toT5
    Aug 21, 2012
    My flight from Kuwait Airways Flight KU 0101 scheduled to arrive at JFK at1820.How can I catch the Jet Blue Flight to Jacksonville at 2059 after the Imigration


    1. Prior to departure make sure that Kuwait Airways will transfer your checked bags to JetBlue - if not, you will need to take those bags with you to the connecting terminal and check them in with JetBlue. 2. You will arrive at the International Terminal 4 of JFK and most likely will depart from Terminal 5 (Jet Blue uses both T4 & T5). Your overhead screens on arrival will show you the terminal, gate & departure times. 3. As an international 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 (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Count on 35-55 mins for this procedure. Then follow signs to the Airtrain which arrives at pre-security at T5, go through security check and on to your gate.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 7
    Aug 19, 2012
    I arrive Turkish Airlines and have 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to a flight with Air Canada in Terminal 7. I am making sure the baggage connection happens without me touching my bags as both are star alliance members. Do I have enough time even if I need to get my bags myself?


    Arriving in Terminal 1*


    You have plenty of time. However, as an international arrival you will 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 (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Thereafter you need to take the Airtrain (follow signs) which serves all terminals outside of the secured areas. 3. At Terminal 7 you need to go through security check and proceed to the large Concourse level with surrounding gates.


  • Great Breakfast
    Aug 12, 2012
    Good coffee and the steak and eggs were great.


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