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  • Terminal 4 Connecting flights
    May 10, 2016
    Hi, I'm travelling from India through Emriates and arriving in JFK terminal 4 at 8.50 am. I've a connecting flight to MSP at 11.25 am in terminal 4 itself. Will that time be enough? Please let me know the steps to be followed between my arrival at JFK and departure of the connecting flight. Thanks in advance.


    What airline are you flying to MSP? Upon arrival you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, if your bags are not checked to MSP you will then have to take your bags to the check-in counter of the airline you are flying to MSP and go throughs ecurity and to your departure gate. This is a doable but difficult connection.


    Thank u... Sun country airline to MSP


  • Jet Blue to Emirates connection
    May 10, 2016
    Hello! We will be flying in on Jet Blue arriving at 1:08pm and then flying out on Emirates at 4:30. These are separate tickets, but we are working on packing backpacks and not checking bags. Will this be enough time? I should also have my TSA precheck KTN by then, the husband already has his. Thank you in advance!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4, get your Emirates boarding passes if you don't already have them, and go through security.


  • Delta Terminal 2 to Virgin America Terminal 4
    May 10, 2016
    I am flying from BOS to JFK arriving at 10:13am in Terminal 2 and have a flight on Virgin America terminal 4 departing at 11:50am. I booked these separately, but will check in online and do not have checked luggage. How do I transfer? Is this enough time?


    It is possible if your flight from Boston is on-time. Delta has a shuttle bus inside security from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 that you can take. It arrives into the Delta gate area of Terminal 4, but you can walk inside security to the Virgin America gates.


  • ATL to JFK, JFK to Dublin
    May 9, 2016
    Flying from ATL to JFK arrive 8:15pm terminal 2. Flying to Dublin from terminal 4 10:10jpm departure. Taking only carry on; no checked bags. How do I get to terminal 4? Do I have to go through security at terminal 4? Do I have enough time to make my connection?


    Delta has a shuttle bus inside security from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. You don't have to go through security if you take the shuttle. You have enough time.


    May 9, 2016
    Arriving in JFK at 5:59 PM on American from Chicago. I'll be traveling with a tour group on a separate reservation to TLV on Delta departing at 11:59. The rules of the tour require me to meet them in T4 four and a half hours before the flight. Will I have enough time in the event of a delay in Chicago?


    Yes, the flight could be delayed up to an hour and you'd still probably be OK.


  • SNN - MOB connection at JFK
    May 9, 2016
    Hello, I arrive on Delta (Aug 2nd) from Shannon Ireland and have 1 hour 25 mins to get a connection to Atlanta. I don't know the Terminal numbers yet. Have I enough time to make the connection (all Delta flights)?


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2 or 4. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Shannon and you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in JFK. If you depart from Terminal 2, Delta has a shuttle inside security from Terminal 4 to 2.


  • Arrive from Shannon; connect for Atlanta
    May 9, 2016
    Hello there. I arrive from Shannon Irl at 1355hrs and depart for Atlanta at 1530hrs. I don't know what terminals. Is there sufficient time ?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Shannon. What airlines are you flying? If both flights are Delta that should be enough time.


    Thank you. All Delta flights. Ignore my repeated question and thank you again.


  • T-8 Int to Domestic
    May 9, 2016
    We are flying into JFK from LHR on Jun 30 with American Airlines both flights. We land at 1:00 pm and go to Florida at 2:59 pm. I have two questions. Do we have enough time to clear customs and checked bags? We are travelling Business Class does that give us any line perks? Thanks


    You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, you can use the priority security line when going through security prior to your flight to Florida.


  • connect from Delta terminal 4 to terminal 2
    May 12, 2016
    I will be returning fro a flight from Paris in late evening on Delta . I would presume that will be terminal 4. I will have a separate ticket to return back to Buffalo from JFK . Do you know which terminal I wold most likely depart from to return to Buffalo. It would be a morning flight at 8AM.We will stay in the terminal overnight because we are arring at Jfk at like 9:30 PM. How do I connect to terminal 2.


    Your flight to Buffalo will also depart from Terminal 4. You won't be allowed into the secure area until the next morning, about 4:30 AM.


    Very helpful. Thank you so much. We will just park ourselves where we can in the terminal. Seeing we will be flying Delta, and check in is usually 24 hours in advance, I can check in once we arrive.


    Next question. Seeing we will arrive and leave from the same terminal: Our trip to and grom JFK is a separate ticket fornm our Europwean ticket, which is part of a trip package that had...for real...free airfare from JFK. It just so occurred that they used Delta, which is my usual airline So, if we spen the night in the terminal and do not have checked bags, do we somehow go through a security check (walking out at one the areas and coming back in, or are we ok as long as we are ticketed? If we check a bag can it be rechecked after customs and then where would we wait in the terminal until our morning flight.


  • current transit process international thro domestic
    May 8, 2016
    Hi I am due in at Term 7 from the UK and have approx 2 hrs 15 mins to get thro to Term 8 for flight to Nashville. Could someone let me know the process and if in current situation I have sufficent time to use the Airtran? (PS I see that it might be better to use the Outer ring counter clockwise to get to Term 8.). I have to clear customs using ESTA. thank you in advance


    You will arrive in Terminal 7, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8 and go through security. The signs will tell you which direction train to get on to go to Terminal 8. You should have just enough time.


    thank you that is very useful and clear.


  • Transfering from terminal 4 to 1
    May 7, 2016
    I am arrving at terminal 1 from Orlando at 15:00 om with Delta and depart 16:20 pm from terminal 4 with AF to Paris. Is that enough with security check etc.. Please advise ? I am worried as less than 1,30 h


    You have the terminals reversed in the body of your question. You will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 1. You will have to go through security in Terminal 1. You should have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Terminal 5-1
    May 7, 2016
    HI! Flying from MSY-JFK_KIV, the flights are on 2 different tickets (JetBlue and Turkish). So, arrive at JFK at 10 :00am at T5 and at 12:25 pm at T1 I have the flight with Turkish Airlines. Is 2 hours enough time to catch the transfer? Can I register my bags (2) at MSY for the entire route, or I need to collect the bags and check them once again? Thank You


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be checked through to your final destination and you can make this. If you purchased two separate reservations this will be very difficult, bordering on impossible.


    Thank You! Sorry I didn't get it. So, I have about 2 hours to get from terminal 5 to Terminal 1, is it enough or impossible? I guess in your reply , you told me about baggage. thank you once again


    You need to let me know if your flights are on the same reservation or not.


    Nope, 2 different reservations. one from New Orleans to JFK(Jet BLUe) and the second :JFK-KIV (Turkish Airlines)


    All I'm asking if I have enough time to catch my flight, Thank you for your patience


    Then no, that probably isn't enough time.


  • Connecting flight from Terminal 4 to terminal 7 and the opposite back
    May 13, 2016
    Hi, I'll be flying to JFK on Virgin America, arriving @3:50pm terminal 4. Then will take Iceland Air at 8:40pm at Teminal 7. Since I booked these 2 not at the same time, so I assume that we'll have to wait to take the luggage from Virgin, then take the AirTrain to terminal 7. So basically i have 4 hours and 50 minutes, I believe that should be plenty, however, after hearing horrible waits with the TSA last week, I wonder if this is enough time. Also, on the way back, the same situation, arriving at JFK at 12:25pm at terminal 7 and leaving JFK to LAX @4:55pm, basically having only 3 hours 30 minutes, and I've read that I would need at least 3-5 hours for this. Can you also comment and any input would be appreciated. Thank you.


    I think you should have enough time, although the return will be more difficult.


    Thanks. Can you elaborate why the return will be difficult and how to improve upon the chance?


    Yes, on the return you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, change terminals, re-check your bags, and go through security, and you have less time.


    Thanks again. I guess i have no choice now. Worst case probably will catch the next flight out.


    I am a non US citizen arriving to JFK at 8:40 am from Dubai (Emirates airlines, terminal 4) then need to catch a plane at 12 pm (AA, terminal 8) from two separate reservations. Will I have enough time to get my bags, go through immigration/customs, change terminals and recheck my bags and check in at AA? Thank you


  • Terminal 4 to terminal 7 flight connection
    May 6, 2016
    Hi there, I fly from Vegas to JFK terminal 4 with AA on 9th July and land at 6.01am. I do need to collect checked in bags firstly, and then get the airtrain to terminal 7 to fly club world British airways to London Heathrow for an 8am flight. So I have 2 hours from the moment I land to get bags and my check in, through security, is that enough time? Normally as long as I get to the British airways check in desk (I have first class check in) an hour prior to flight this is enough, but is this ok, or impossible! Once I check in anyhow and get bags checked in they don't normally fly without anyone!!!


    AA does not use Terminal 4. AA flights to JFK arrive in Terminal 8. If both tickets are on the same reservation you won't have to do anything with your bags in JFK. You will just have to go to Terminal 7 and go through security. You should have enough time even if you have to claim and re-check your bags.


    Thanks for this. Sadly not on same reservation so do have to pick up bags, but thanks for advising should be fine. I cannot see us getting to check in later than 7am and that's worst case (unless plane is late!)


  • International Trip on American
    May 6, 2016
    Arriving on American flight from LAX on May 22 at 4:38 at Terminal 8, and departing on an American flight to Barcelona at 5:40, also Terminal 8. I'll have 1 checked bag. Can I make this connection (any problems with security or baggage)?


    You don't have to go through security or do anything with your baggage. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


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