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  • Enough time to connect.
    May 11, 2014
    I'm arriving into T8 at 1.10pm from LHR and then departing from T8 to orlando at 2.35pm. Will this 1 hour and 25 mins be enough to go through immigration, customs etc. I 'll be checked in right through to orlando but believe i've got to collect bags to go through customs at jfk and then re check them. Just nervous i will run short of time to do all this! Any advice appreciated.


    As you stay at Terminal 8, your transfer time should suffice. T8 has Concourse B with gate 1-16, while near its gate 14 is access to Concourse C with gates 31-47.


    Thanks - does T8 have its own customs hall or does it share with other terminals?


    Yes, T8 has its own immigration hall.


  • Time to go from T4 to check-in counter at T8
    May 10, 2014
    Hello, I will have about 40-45 minutes to go from T2 to Air Berlin check-in counter in T8 as they do not have web check-in and will close check-in 90 minutes prior to departing time. Woul I be able to make it?


    On arrival at JFK's T2, take the frequently-running 'Airlines Terminal Train' (follow signs) from T2 to T8 - only one stop - running counter-clockwise. At T8 you need to proceed to the AB check-in counter at Departures level and on to security check & your gates. T8 has Concourse B with gate 1-16 and near its gate 14 is access to Concourse C with gates 31-47.


  • 1 Hour internation-domestic connection with no checked in luggage
    May 11, 2014
    I have exactly 1 hour between my arrival with Iberia from MAD and my departure with Delta #480 to ATL on Sunday afternoon. I will have only a carry on and no checked luggage. Assuming my first flight will not be late will it be possible to make it to the domestic Delta flight? What do I need to do exactly in order to be as fast as I can? As I purchased the two tickets separately is there a chance that Iberia or Delta staff will assist me in being on time in an immigration/security fast track or something of the sort? If my first flight is late and I miss the second flight will Iberia and/or Delta put me on the next flight to ATL with no additional charge? Thanks


    As you do not have to go through customs clearance at JFK, all you need to do after passport check at Terminal 7, take the frequently-running 'Airlines Terminal Train' from T7 to T2 - running counter-clockwise). However, at T2 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. You have enough time.


    Thanks! I was not totally lucky. The Iberia flight was late by 45 minutes and I missed the next flight. Although it was a separate reservation Iberia rebooked the Delta flight for me and 2 hours later I was on my way.


  • Possible to meet family members between transfers
    May 7, 2014
    I am flying from Dubai to Toronto wth a transfer in JFK. I will have to transfer from Terminal 4 to Terminal 7 to board the flight to Toronto. I have family in NYC, if they come to the airport, will I be able to hang out with them between transferring terminals?


    Yes, you could meet them outside security in Terminal 4 and they could ride the AirTrain with you to Terminal 7.


    Thank you!


  • International to domestic
    May 8, 2014
    I'm arriving in JFK terminal 1 from Frankfurt (Lufthansa) at 13:00. Than I have a separate flight to Atlanta (Delta) at 16:59 from terminal 2. Will I have enough time to go through immigration and reclaim my baggage?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can even check in for your Delta flight online before you leave Europe.


    Thank you!!


  • 1 hour transit from Dublin to Tampa--sufficient?
    May 5, 2014
    We have to transit through JFK from Dublin-Tampa in early October. Cheapoair.com has lined up the ticket to be efficient time-wise (1 hr transit, catching last Jet Blue flight out) but I think this will not be sufficient time. My questions are: 1. If we get seats at the front of the plane and travel with no check-ins, will that be sufficient? 2. Is the Dublin-JFK flight generally on time? 3. Will the Aer Lingus/Jet Blue flight wait for us if we booked it all as Aer Lingus? Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated.


    Answered my own questions--Aer Lingus will check our bags through to Tampa and we don't have to change terminals. Nice! The information is at: http://www.aerlingus.com/travelinformation/knowbeforeyoufly/newyorkjfkairport/#d.en.6382


    Note that if you are late it's very unlikely they would wait for you. However, you would be booked on the next JetBlue flight to Tampa.


    Thanks. We figured as much.


  • International to domestic flight with change of terminals
    May 3, 2014
    I am arriving in JFK at terminal 4 from an international flight (Delta airlines) and have a layover of 2 hours. Is it correct that I first have to go through US immigration, then I have to reclaim my baggage. So the baggage is not automatically transferred as in Europe. Then I have to proceed through customs with my baggage. Immediately afterwards there will be a boot of Delta airlines where I can re-check my baggage. After going through security, I have to go to gate B16 where I can take the bus to terminal 2. Once arrived in terminal 2 at C60, I can proceed to my gate without any delays. About the return flight: same story, but terminal 2 > terminal 4 and layover of 1h45. I suppose I won't have to reclaim my baggage because I'm leaving the US. So then arrive in terminal 2, don't claim my baggage, go through customs, don't go to the counter of delta airlines to recheck it and proceed immediately to security. Afterwards I go to gate C60 where I can take the bus to terminal 4 (B18) and proceed to my gate. Is this a correct plan or am I missing something? First time that I have a layover in the US, so I am a bit nervous and prefer to ask prior to the flight so I won't face any surprises. Thanks for your help!


    International arrivals at U.S.A. need to go through passport check, pick up bags & go through customs with bags; then re-check in bags where indicated. Bags then will automatically be transferred, unless you bought separate tickets. Until 2015 when T4 will become exclusive Delta terminal, it maintains 2 terminals: T2 & T4, and therefore shuttles its passengers from gate to gate: At T4 at B23 gate, at T2 at C60. Outgoing international flights need no clearance.


    Thank you for your clear answer!


  • JFK Connections
    May 1, 2014
    Where do you get the Shuttle to go from Delta Terminal 2 to Delta Terminal 4?


    It goes fro C60 to B18 - http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/airports/new-york-jfk.html


    Thanks so much.


  • 55 minutes layover
    May 1, 2014
    Hello, does anybody know if 55 minutes layover is going to be enough for me to get to my second flight. My first one is Chicago - JFK with Delta, and then I have 55 minutes to get to the next flight which is JFK - London Heathrow with Delta again?


    Yes, it should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will have to take Delta's shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 and then go to your departure gate. However, delays are common at JFK in the summer. If you miss your connection you will be booked on the next Delta or Virgin Atlantic flight to London.


    So I wouldn't have to go through all the checks, scanners and luggage check ins again? Thank you for the information, it's much appreciated!


    No, all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to departure gate.


  • international connection
    Apr 30, 2014
    I am traveling from CCS to BCN, with 1 stop at JFK with AA round trip I want to know if I have to go through immigration and check bags again? if I have to do it, what is the process to go from a gate to the another both routes. thanks


    Yes, both ways you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then Re-check your bags with American in JFK Terminal 8. Then you will go to the departure level, through security and to your departure gate.


  • enough time for connection ?
    Apr 30, 2014
    I 'll arrive from Istanbul on Terminal 1 at 16H50 on may 3d, I have a separate ticket to connect on United Airlines 19h35 departure to Washington from Terminal 7. Is it enough ? Is there really a priority for connecting passengers at immigration? I heard something about vouchers to avoid queues? Where can I collect this voucher?


    You should have plenty of time. Most terminals do not have priority for connecting passengers.


    Thanks a lot, it's a relief


  • 3.5 Hours enough to clear customs and check in bags?
    Apr 29, 2014
    Hey, We have a flight arriving at 0825 from dubai and a connection on delta at 11.50. Just wondering if thus is enough time to clear customs and change terminals for the delta flight. It seems from previous responses there is but I just wanted to be sure.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • time to connect
    Apr 28, 2014
    hi, traveling from phx on delta to jfk , arriving at 2:59p.m., going on Brussells airline in terminal 2 at 5:55pm, will i have to recheck bags, and is there enough layover?


    Were your tickets purchased together or separately? Either way you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • International-Domestic Transfer
    Apr 23, 2014
    Hello, Curious to know if there is anything i should look out for. i am flying from Doha to JFK and on to Norfolk. I booked the tickets all together, and I am flying into and out of T8 (Qatar Airways and American Airlines). Just wondering if I am going to have to recollect/recheck my bags and if I'll be able to stay secure side during my layover. It's 2 hours long. Thank you!


    There are no secure side intl->domestic transfers in the US. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Transferring planes at JFK
    Apr 23, 2014
    I am considering flying into JFK from Milan arriving at 7pm on Emirates, then flying to Chicago on Jet Blue departing 8:45pm. Is this enough time to clear customs, collect and recheck bags? Please advise!!


    Were your tickets bought together or separately. If together it should be enough time as you can just drop your bags after you clear customs. However, if bought separately you may have a tough time getting to T5 before the bag cutoff.


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