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  • Making a connecting flight
    Oct 7, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying from South Africa to JFK on the 11th dec with Eithad airways and land at 8:25am. I have a connecting flight with us airways to Miami at 10:55am. Is 2 hours and 50mins enough time? Given that I will also need to recheck my bag.


    Your transfer time will suffice! I suggest, however, that I suggest you open www.ifly.com/jfk, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text - paying attention to 'International Arrivals' and transfers.


    Okay thank you! I see I will arrive in terminal 4 and will need to make my way to terminal 8. How long does it take to get to terminal 8 from 4? Is it also quite easy to navigate myself? It's my first time in this airport!


    The ride on the AirTrain from T8 to T4 should take 10-15 minutes.


  • Arrive Terminal4. Depart Terminal5
    Oct 5, 2014
    flying Jet Blue must claim bags and recheck El Al best way to get from terminal4 to Terminal5 with elderly mother in wheelchair and how much connection time should we alot


    Wheelchairs are supplied by the airlines - you need to contact them at least 48 hrs prior to arrival and point out that you need to get to Terminal 4, where you need to check-in bags with El Al before proceeding to your connecting gate. Jet Blue uses T5; El Al uses T4. The 'Airplane Terminal Train' (the station is at left end of T5's Arrivals/baggage level) runs counter-clockwise between all terminals - you have only one stop to T4. I do not know if the train is wheelchair-accessible. I strongly suggest that you call JFK's Travelers Aid at 718-656-4879 to give you proper advice.


  • Enough time?
    Oct 4, 2014
    I was wondering if anyone knew if this could work, I'm looking at flying into JFK Terminal 1 on Cayman Airways from Grand Cayman, flight lands at 9pm, want to catch a 10:30pm flight to Stockholm, Sweden on Norwegian Air from the same Terminal number 1, I am Canadian and I wont have any checked baggage, do I have to go through security again if both flights are at Terminal 1? Thanks in advance for your help!


    Upon arrival you will have to go through US Immigration and US Customs, you will then be outside the secure area. If you are able to check in to your Norwegian flight online then you can proceed direct to security. If your flight is on-time and you can check-in online then it's possible but if there are any delays (and Cayman Airways flights are often delayed) you will be stuck in NYC and Norwegian will not be accommodating in rebooking you.


    Thanks for the info!


  • do i have sufficient time
    Oct 3, 2014
    I plan to fly emirates which should arrive into JFK at 8:15 am, and i intend to book an internal flight on Delta to FLL which departs at 11:15 am. Will i have enough time to clear customs and re-check in, to catch the Delta flight ?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, be aware that if you book separate tickets you will have to take your bags to the Delta check-in counter to re-check them and pay a checked bag fee.


    Thanks.. any idea of the terminals i will be arriving to and departing from ? (Landing from Dubai and departing to FLL)


    You will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2 or 4. Delta has check-in counters in both Terminal 2 and 4 and their gates in the two terminals are connected by a shuttle bus inside security.


  • Time for a international connection flight
    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I arrival from Miami to JFK terminal 8 and I have 1 hour and 40 minutes time to catch my connection flight to Finland. The gate is closed 30 min before departure. Can I go directly from arrivals to the departures and is this time ( 1 h 30 min) enough to catch the connection flight?


    Since your first flight is domestic you will arrive directly into the waiting area for the gates. You should have plenty of time.


  • 1h40 min enough time to connect?
    Oct 2, 2014
    Hi! How long is needed to connect between a Delta flight from CDG to a Delta flight to SJU at JFK? They both seem to arrive and depart from Terminal 4. Does a European traveller need to clear customs during the connecting time at JFK or upon arrival in SJU?


    Yes, when you arrive you will go through US Immigration, collect your baggage, go through US Customs, and re-check your baggage with Delta, then go to the departure level and go through security. Minimum time is 90 minutes but 2 hours would be better. For travel purposes Puerto Rico is considered part of the United States. There is no passport control or customs on flights between Puerto Rico and the continental US.


  • Connections for 15 year old daughter - please advise
    Oct 1, 2014
    I live in Rochester NY and my 15 year old daughter is on a flight on Saturday december 20th at 18.11 from ROC to JFK terminal 2 arriving 19.38 with Delta (40% on time flight!?) then she has to make her way to terminal 4 for a Virgin flight departing at 21.30. With the short layover, terminal change and notoriously late regional Delta partner this is a unlikely connection right. Btw, I didn't book this, her mother in England did:(


    nearly 2 hours isn't a short connection. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security from T2 to T4.


  • T2 to T4
    Oct 1, 2014
    Flying with Delta from YUL to JFK. Arriving at 8 at T2. Departing with Delta at 9.25 at T4 from JFK to MEX. Do i have enough Time between 2 flights ? Do i have to go to US customs ?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. your arrival into JFK will be like a domestic flight. Yes, you should have plenty of time. A Delta shuttle bus connects T2 and T4 inside security.


  • Terminal 4 to terminal 8
    Sep 30, 2014
    Hi - we fly Kuwait Airline LON to JFK then on to GYE, Ecuador - we have 3 hrs 25 min between flights if all goes well…will we have to recheck our bags - it is all on one ticket, but sep airlines - Kuwait then LAN. I am traveling with 4 young children and a ton of luggage so am trying to plan ahead!


    You will have to claim your baggage to go through US Customs. if your bags are tagged through to GYE then you can immediately re-check them after US Customs, however if they are not, you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 8 and to the LAN ticket counter to re-check. You should have enough time.


    Thank you, help is much appreciated - is there any way to get help with the bags as I will have 9 very big bags going through.


    There are usually baggage carts to use in Customs, but you can't take them on the AirTrain if you have to take your bags there.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 1
    Sep 30, 2014
    I will be coming from Dubai by Emirates and will go to mexico. Emirates will arrive at 14:15 to Terminal 4 and my connecting flight to mexico is at 17:00 from Terminal 1 Aero Mexico, do I need to go through immigration check and will this time enough?


    Yes, upon arrival you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US customs. if your bags are tagged through to Mexico you can then immediately re-check them at the transfer desk. If they are not, then you will have to take them with you to T1 to check with AeroMexico. You will get your Aeromexico boarding pass in T1 and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Flight connection
    Sep 30, 2014
    Hi! I am coming in from singapore with singapore airline eta 1115 and need to connect JetBlue t5 at 1359 to boston. Both tickets bought separately, do I hv enought time to make the connection. Tks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to bring your bags with you on the AirTrain to T5 to check them with JetBlue.


  • flight connection
    Sep 30, 2014
    i have a 3 hour layover at jfk and will need to connect jetblue to boston. will i hv enough time to make the connection.


    Where are you coming from and on what airline?


    I am coming in by singapore airline eta 1115 and connecting jet blue 1359. Tks


  • Will I have enough time?
    Sep 30, 2014
    My boyfriend and I are going to Ireland and fly domestic into JFK, then leave international to Ireland. Both flights are through Delta. Will we have enough time to get through to our connecting flight? I completely disregarded the time for customs when booking


    You will go through Irish immigration and customs when you get to Ireland. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. How much time do you have and where are you flying in from?


    A little more than an hour. We are flying LAX-JFK-DUB


    Yes, you should be OK and both of your flights will be in Terminal 4.


  • Enough time?
    Sep 29, 2014
    We have a 1hr 10 min layover at JFK and will need to go from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. Both are Delta airlines and we are wondering if there is enough time to get our connection. Do we have to get bags? Through security again? THANKS!


    No, you will not have to collect your baggage and if you take the Shuttle bus between terminals, you will not have to go through security.


  • Domestic to International connection within terminal 4
    Sep 29, 2014
    I'm planning to fly from SFO to JFK and then JFK to LHR (london) on Virgin America then Virgin Atlantic. Virgin flies in and out of Terminal 4. The layover time if 55 minutes. It looks like I will be landing and departing from the same terminal, but will I have to go through security again? Will 55 minutes be enough? Thanks!


    No, you will not have to go through security. That should be enough time.


    Thank you for your help1


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