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  • Connecting Flights at JFK
    Feb 5, 2015
    Got a flight with Delta to JFK T4 and then connecting flight to Santo Domingo 2 hours later - do we need to collect luggage and go through immigration at JFK?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, and then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Feb 6, 2015
    We are Belgian and German citizens. We booked on ONE ticket for September 3, 2015 from Brussels DL 43 to JFK arriving at 1:04 pm at terminal 4 and connecting flight DL 1370 at 2:30 pm to San Francisco at terminal 2. Is it correct that we have to go through immigration, collect bags (already tagged to SFO), go through custom, recheck bags, take air train to terminal 2, go through security ? Is this possible in 1h26 minutes (according to DL they respect the minimum connection time) ? If we miss our connection, is DL responsible for having us on the following plane without extra charge for us ? If yes, where can we find the written rule ? If we get our plane, what is the chance that our bags are on time in SFO ? Thanks to all from a worried passenger!


    Both of your flights will be in Terminal 4. You have the process correct but you do not have to go to Terminal 2. If you miss your connection due to a delayed inbound flight you will be rebooked on the next available flight to SFO with no additional charge. 1 hr 26 mins is actually 4 minutes below the minimum time.


    If we miss our connection not due to a delayed inbound flight but for example because we have to queue a long time for immigration formalities, does DL also have to rebook us on the next available flight to SFO with no additional charge. As we have 4 minutes below the minimum time can we ask DL now to book us on the next flight with no additional charge ? Where can I find the minimum connection time ? Thank you very much for your answer.


  • Delta Connection
    Feb 4, 2015
    Landing Delta from Brazil (I don´t know which terminal) departing 2 hours later to Seattle (I don´t know which terminal). Have to take the train or shuttle?


    Both of your flights are in Terminal 4. When you arrive in Terminal 4 you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go up to the departure level, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • terminal1 to terminal 4 connection
    Feb 4, 2015
    I have someone arriving to terminal 1 and departing from terminal 4. The person is coming to the US for the first time and does not speak English. What is the best way for him to make the connection?


    He will arrive in Terminal 1, go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, re-check his bags at the transfer desk (assuming his bags are checked through to his final destination), then take the AirTrain from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 and go through security and to his departure gate. JFK is a truly international airport and much of the signage is in other languages or has the international symbols for things.


    Feb 2, 2015
    I have a 45 minute connection(coming from Boston), and heading to Costa Rica. I assume that we will be departing for Costa Rica from a different terminal than we arrive. 45 minutes seems like an awfully short time. Assuming that flight is on time, will this be enough time to connect? We are flying JetBlue


    If both flights are on JetBlue you do not have to change terminals. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5. In that case that is enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Turkish Airlines
    Feb 2, 2015
    Landing 21:47 from Miami AA - leaving 00:40 Turkish Airlines. Canadian & Turkish passport. Luggages. One ticket bought from Turkey. Enough time to catch TK? Or fly back earlier from miami?


    That should be plenty of time. All you have to do is change terminals via the airtrain from T8 to T1, get your Turkish boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.


  • Connection between T1 and T8
    Feb 2, 2015
    Flying from Toronto Tokyo, arrive on T8 by AA, departure on T1, 4 hrs between 2 flights. Do I need to collect my luggage and enough time to get on next flight?


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? if together then you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs and you will not have to claim your bags in JFK on your way to Tokyo.


  • Arriving terminal 4 on Delta, deparitng terminal 1 on Alitalia
    Jan 30, 2015
    We will be in business class so can use the faster security lines...is two hours enough time to make a connection between Delta on terminal 4 and Alitalia (Delta code share) on terminal 1


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if your Delta flight is domestic and enough time if your Delta flight is International.


  • Using airport lounge on different terminal
    Jan 29, 2015
    My husband and I have a flight from Terminal 4, however, have passes for the United lounge on Terminal 7. Would it be possible for us to clear security on Terminal 4 and then head to the lounge on Terminal 7 for a bit before we head back to Terminal 4 for our flight? I guess the question is are the terminals connected post security and can I use the United lounge even though my flight is from a different terminal?


    No, T7 is not connected to any other terminal inside security.


  • Arriving delta at 4:30. Departing iceland air 8pm
    Jan 29, 2015
    Looking for estimated times to arrive delta, pick up luggage, check in to iceland air, travel to gate


    That should be enough time.


  • Meeting arrivals at terminal 4 after arriving at terminal 7
    Jan 29, 2015
    I have to meet some friend at terminal 4 but I will be arriving at terminal 7. Should I just cab aline it or meet them to share a cab


    A cab from JFK to Manhattan is about $60. So if you can meet up with them that would be preferable. You can take the AirTrain from T4 to T7 and meet them on the arrivals level. Better yet, if you are going to Manhattan you could take the AirTrain to the LIRR or Subway there. It's much less expensive and usually faster than a taxi.


  • connection time
    Jan 28, 2015
    Hi, our fllht comes from orlando on delta at terminal 4 and then we have a connection for Paris at terminal 1 , is 1h40 enough between connections? Thanks!


    That should be enough if your first flight is on-time. If you purchased your tickets together your bags will be transferred automatically. You just need to take the AirTrain from T4 to T1 and go through security.


  • Baggage Re-check
    Jan 28, 2015
    Flying from Dublin to LAX. Arrive in JFK T4 and have connecting flight from T4. 3:30 hours between flights. Do I have to Collect my bags and re-check them in?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Dublin has US Immigration and Customs pre-clearance. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting Terminal 1 to 5, 8:30pm on a Friday
    Jun 2, 2015
    My companion and I are U.S. citizens. We'll be arriving at JFK (Terminal 1) on Norwegian Air on Friday, February 20 and need to depart on JetBlue from Terminal 5. Obviously, we need time for Immigration, Customs, the Airtrain to Terminal 5, and Terminal 5 security (we do have JetBlue's Even More Speed, and we'll have checked in online and printed our JetBlue boarding passes already). We are traveling carryon only, so we don't have to wait for bags. Is 2 hours 45 minutes (could be more like 2 hours and 15 minutes, as the Norwegian flight is typically 20-30 minutes late) enough tp make the connection, or are we cutting it too close for comfort? When I check the Immigration website wait times, Friday evenings at Terminal 1 seem to average about 30 minutes for wait time, although the averages are somewhat skewed by the handful of people (presumably non-citizens) who have extremely long waits... Your thoughts?


    Yeah, 2 hr 45 mins should be enough time since you won't have checked bags and have already checked in.


    Just wanted to follow-up. Given the fact that we didn't have to claim anything at immigration, or pick up any checked baggage, we were through Immigration and Customs in less than 30 minutes, reached Terminal 5 some 20 minutes later, and were through security and waiting at our departure gate with well over an hour to spare. Thank you all for your help!


  • Terminal Transfer
    Jan 28, 2015
    Hi, I am flying to JFK from New Delhi, India at 7:35 AM in Terminal 4. I then have a separately booked flight from JFK Terminal 1 to Toronto at 10:35 AM. Are 3 hours enough to go through immigration at T4 and then go to T1 for my 10:35 flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However no airlines that fly from JFK to Toronto use T1. What airline are you flying to Toronto?


    Sorry, I am flying from T7 to Toronto


    Is there enough time from 7:35 AM - 10:35 AM to pick up our checked bags (6 suitcases), go through immigration, and go from T4 to T7.


    You should have enough time. If you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to YYZ, then you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk in T4. Otherwise you will have to take them with you on the airtrain to T7 and pay a fairly hefty excess baggage fee.


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