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  • layover time (outbound flight)
    Nov 10, 2015
    My parents will fly to FCO from ORD via JFK on Nov 14. ORD-JFK is with Delta arriving at 3:15PM (Terminal 4), JFK-FCO is with Alitalia leaving at 4:55PM (Terminal 1). The tickets were issued by Alitalia. Do you think 1h40 layover is enough time? I don't know this airport, is it easy/freindly to use as for directions to move around terminals? My parents are elder and they don't speak Engish. Thanks


    They will have to follow signs to the AirTrain, take it to Terminal 1, and then go through security. JFK is not a terribly easy to navigate airport but thousands of international travelers manage to use it every day without getting lost. They have enough time as long as their flight from Chicago is on-time.


    Nov 10, 2015
    I am italian, flying from Rome FCO to JFK with 1 checked baggage. I'll land in JFK at 14.45 T1, to then catch the 17.00 flight to SFO (2h15m layover). will this time be enough? do I have to claim baggage and check it it again? do I have to pass border security checks? Regards


    In JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If both flights are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to SFO, you will then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 (if your flight to SFO is on Delta), then go through security. You should have enough time.


  • International to domestic flights layover time
    Nov 9, 2015
    I will be arriving from KEF to JFK and a layover of 3 hours until flight back to RDU. It will be on September 11th. Will that be more than enough time to clear customs and connect, especially given the date? Also, will I have to claim baggage at JFK? All flights are on same itinerary with Delta.


    Nothing special happens that day at the airport. Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, then if your flight to RDU departs from Terminal 2, go there, and then go through security. You have enough time.


    Would there be heightened security on that day? I have a choice of a 3-hr or 5-hr layover. The flight from KEF arrives at JFK at 10:30AM. Which would you recommend?


    There are no special security procedures in place normally. The 3 hour layover should be fine.


  • 2 hours layover between Terminal 1 and terminal 4 (non-us citizen)
    Nov 10, 2015
    Hello, I am landing in on Terminal 1 at 4:25 PM on January 11th 2016,via airfrance from Paris and I need to connect to a flight at 6:25 PM delta flight (its on the same ticket) to Seattle at 6:25 PM at terminal 4. I am an Indian citizen so would need to go through standard immigration. Will have one checked in bag. Will 2 hours suffice ? Thank you.


    That should be just enough time.


    Thank you so much, what would be the best way to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4.


    The only way between terminals is the AirTrain.


    We are flying to JFK on Korean Air and connecting to Jetblue. We have plenty of time but I have had an accident and have trouble walking. Are there carts or something for injured (like me) or seniors (like my 74yr old husband?


  • Terminal Connection time
    Nov 8, 2015
    Hi, we will be coming in from Nantucket (Shuttle America-Delta Connection) and then flying to Las Vegas (AA T8) on a Sunday - can you advise which Terminal Shuttle America - Delta Connection comes into? Also we have 1hr 50 min between flights with checked luggage - is this enough time? Thank you.


    Your Delta connection flight will arrive in Terminal 4. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Nantucket is on-time and your bags come out reasonably quickly, but you don't have a lot of time to spare if there is a delay.


  • International flight transfer time
    Nov 6, 2015
    Hi - I am transferring between 2 international flights in JFK mid-week. Arriving Jan 7th 6:35am from India (terminal 4) and have a flight to Cancun at 9:15am (terminal 8). Flights are with separate airlines and I have 1 check-in luggage. I am not a US citizen. Will 2hrs 40mins be sufficient time to transfer?


    That should be just enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • Connection from Vegas flight, two different airlines
    Nov 6, 2015
    Hello, we're planning on joining a flight from JFK departing midweek for UK at 21.30 from a connecting flight arriving from Vegas on the same evening at 18.45. It will be two different airlines, so no responsibility on their part to guarantee a connection. Is that enough time to clear baggage reclaim and check into our transatlantic flight, or should we look at an earlier flight from Vegas?


    Yes, I think that would probably be enough time.


    Thanks you!


  • DCA - JFK - CDG connection
    Nov 5, 2015
    Hi -- I'm traveling from DCA to JFK on separate ticket then JFK to CDG on another. I arrive at terminal 8 and depart from terminal 7. Do I have to clear security again once I get to JFK? I have both boarding passes electronically, have Global Entry and am not checking luggage. Also, is it possible to walk between terminals?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T7. It is not feasible to walk between terminals. Take the AirTrain.


  • Jet Blue Costa Rica -> JFK -> Boston
    Nov 4, 2015
    Hi, my flight will be arriving from Costa Rica at 9:05pm to JFK. I have another flight from JFK to Boston that leaves at 10:59pm. Will that be enough time to clear customs and catch the 2nd flight? They are not on the same reservation, both flights are through Jet Blue, and I will not have any checked baggage. Thank you for your help!


    That should be plenty of time. You can call JetBlue and have them join both reservations together so you can have both boarding passes issued in Costa RIca to save a little time.


    Nov 4, 2015
    YUL to JFK / JFK to FCO Nov 4, 2015 0 my appologize, I made a mistake on my previous post do we have enough connection time Arriving from Montreal by WestJet at 6:26PM Departure to Rome by Delta at 7:30PM = 1:04 connection time Thanks!!


    Still plenty of time - you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in JFK.


  • YUL to JFK / JFK to FCO
    Nov 4, 2015
    do we have enough connection time Arriving from Montréal by WestJet at 4.45PM Departure to Rome by Delta at 7:30PM 1:04 connection time Thanks!!


    Westjet does not fly from Montreal to JFK. Both flights will be on Delta/Delta connection. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 4 and you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. You should have plenty of time.


    Nov 4, 2015
    Hi! I'm flying from Arlanda (Stockholm) to Mexico City through New York JFK, and wondering if 4,20 h is enough time for connection. I read somewhere that international to international minimum connection time can be from 3 to 6 hours? Seems like a lot of time. My flight would be in JFK on Monday evening, and the connecting flight would leave a bit after midnight - can I assume JFK shouldn't be that busy on these hours? :) Thank you!


    That should be enough time, even if you are purchasing two separate tickets. Correct, late evening is not a busy time at JFK.


  • Transferring at JFK from terminal 1 to 5
    Nov 1, 2015
    Hi! I have 2 h 25 mins between arriving to terminal 1(international flight) and next domestic flight from terminal 5. Is it enough for transfering from terminal 1 to 5?


    That should be plenty of time if both tickets are on the same reservation and barely enough time if you have two separate reservations.


  • Transforming from T1 to T2
    Oct 31, 2015
    I'll arrive at T1 then I'll go to T2 I've 3 hours,do I need to check out and recheck in again?


    What airlines are you flying? Were your tickets purchased on the same reservation? Where are you flying from and where are you going?


    Oct 30, 2015
    Hi - I'm flying from Helsinki to San Diego through JFK on AA/Finnair with a 1:35 layover. I'm not sure if I will check luggage yet (want to if it isn't going to cause time problems) - if I do, will my bags be checked through to San Diego, or do I have to claim and recheck? Same question for the itinerary going back to Helsinki from San Diego. I'm also unsure at this point which terminals at JFK I'll be coming in/out of.


    If you check luggage, in JFK, you will have to claim it go to through US Customs, then re-check it at the re-check desk on your way to San Diego. you won't have to do anything with it in JFK on your way back to Helsinki. Both of your flights will be in Terminal 8.


    Great - thanks. Would the layover be too short to consider checking on the way to San Diego? Or possibly okay since in the same terminal?


    You could check a bag and make it, but if you don't have to I wouldn't.


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