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  • Domestic to international connection times and security
    Sep 8, 2016
    I arrive at jfk terminal 8 from Charlotte at 5.59pm and fly out of T8 to Birmingham UK at 6.55pm. As the transfer time is so short, will I need to go through security if I am arriving and departing from the same terminal? I worry that I may not have enough time to catch my international flight.


    You will not have to go through security. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • AirBerlin Lands 16:00 - JetBlue Departs 17:23 / Carryon only
    Sep 7, 2016
    I've got a flight into JFK from Berlin on Monday @ 4pm. My Jetblue flight to IAD leaves @ 1:23pm. I will only have a carry-on. Can I make it if I check-in online for my Jetblue flight before boarding the AirBerlin flight to JFK?


    Sorry meant to say that the flight to IAD departs at 4:23pm


    5:23 grrr


    It's still very unlikely that you can make that, even without checked bags.


  • domestic to International
    Feb 27, 2017
    Hi, I book from Fort Lauderdale to Abu Dhabi on Etihad airways with flight connection on JFK, The domestic flight will be on Jetblue, do I have to claim my bags and recheck for final destination? Thanks


    If both flights are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK. All you have to do is change terminals on the AirTrain and go through security.


    Hi I am travelling to Minneapolis from Delhi with a stop at JFK and on a single ticket. Both arrival and departure are at Terminal 4. Do i need to collect my baggage at JFK and re-check in? Or what will be the procedure there ?


  • Transfer through Tç
    Sep 7, 2016
    I will be flying Delta Airlines from Amsterdam to JFK arriving at 12:56 with a DL connecting domestic flight at 14:55. This gives me just 2 hours to clear immigration. Is this sufficient time and do I need to collect my baggage although my connecting flight is also with the same reservation and airline? Thank you


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, 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.


  • Probability of this connection
    Sep 6, 2016
    I'll be arriving with multiple checked bags on an American international flight, from Edinburg at 12:50 PM, and would then look to connect to a Delta domestic flight at 4PM. How do-able is this?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • From T4 to T5
    Sep 6, 2016
    I wil be arriving on EgyprAir T4 tomorrow at 3:00 pm with two luggaes. I have a connection Jet Blue T5. How and where can I transfer/recheck my baggages


    If you have to separate reservations you have to take your bags to the check in counter in T5. If you have one reservation you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in T4.


  • Terminal transfer
    Sep 4, 2016
    Hi , how do I transfer from terminal 5, from domestic flight wit Jet Blue ( with checked in baggage ) to terminal 4, for international flight with Delta airlines? Thanks


    You have to claim your bags in T5, then take the AirTrain to T4, then re-check your bags with Delta, and go through security.


  • Arrv T4 Dep T2
    Sep 3, 2016
    I am arriving into JFK T4 at 1140 with Virgin Atlantic from LHR and will be departing with Delta onto MCO at 1340. I was sold this flights by virgin as one ticket but personally I don't believe it is long enough as I have to clear customs and collect my luggage along with my partner before making the journey to T2 to check in for the Delta flight. Is there anywhere in T4 to check in for delta flights (a connection desk in arrivals as such) or will I have to hot foot it to T2. I have raised the question to Virgin to see if they can move me onto the later MCO flight which Deps around 1530 but they declined to help - I thought it would benifet both parties in the event i had to be rebooked at the airport. Any help/suggestions would be great. I already know of a shuttle in T4 deps to T2 but i have checked in luggage which i wouldnt get through security at T4.


    Yes, you should be able to re-check your bags at the re-check desk in T4 after clearing customs. There is also a regular Delta check-in counter in T4. You can go through security in T4.


  • Connecting Flight w/ 3h20m
    Sep 4, 2016
    If I arrive at JFK from Atlanta at 12:45pm, have to collect and recheck bags and catch an international flight to Germany at 14:05, should that be enough time?


    1245 to 14:05 is only 1 hr 20 minutes, not 3 hrs 20 minutes. 1 hr 20 minutes is not enough time. 3 hr 20 minutes is.


    Thank you. I meant 16:05, aka 4:05pm. Trying to get used to using 24hr time since I'm going to Europe, but I guess my dumb American is still showing.


  • Delta to Interjet connection
    Sep 3, 2016
    Hi, I'm arriving to JFK on early October at 5:15am and have a connection flight to Cancun (T1) at 6:55am. I'm not a US citizen. Any chance I can make it? (In expertflyer it seems marginal - they say 2 hours for I-2-I connection) The TSA lines based on their data should be short at this time. Comments?


    That would be pretty much impossible with checked bags. Without checked bags you might have a chance.


  • Arriving from Athens Delta 213 to Detroit Delta 4017
    Sep 3, 2016
    Do I have enough time to make it through Customs and Immigration arriving on Flight Delta 213 from Athens at 4:32PM and departing 6:30 PM on Delta 4017 for Detroit with checked luggage?


    it's difficult but not impossible. Both flights will be in Terminal 4 so that will save some time.


  • Connecting flight times
    Sep 5, 2016
    We flew to jfk from Heathrow with Virgin and were due to get a connecting flight to Orlando, however we were only given less than 2 hours to do so, with going through customs etc, collecting our bags we didn't even make it to check in for our connecting flight as check in closed an hour before take off time, my question is did we ever have a chance of catching that connecting flight with only 1 hour and 55 minutes to do so?


    If it was two separate reservations no, you had no chance. If on the same reservation you should not have had to check in separately for your second flight.


    Thank you for your response! It was Infact 1 reservation through virgin but we flew a virgin flight to jfk then we were flying delta from jfk to Orlando, we were only given boarding pass's at Heathrow to go to jfk hence the need to check in again at jfk..


    Hi TL. We're doing the same next month and was wondering what the outcome was? How did Virgin/Delta deal with the missed flight?


    Hi RAP, our flight unfortunately happened 3 days after Delta had their computer failure so we were told no connecting flight for 48 hours, only after making a huge fuss did they manage to find 5 seats the following morning and had to put us up at the Radisson at the airport!! If your flight times are exactly the same between them I would strongly suggest you trying to get a connecting flight giving you more time to get through immigration, both virgin and delta are very casual and flippant about getting you on another flight but that doesn't give you back lost holiday! Good luck with your flight and have a wonderful holiday


    Thanks for the update. You'd think the booking system would factor in transfers! Sounds like you had a bit of a nightmare but hopefully you went on to enjoy Disney? Did you have any issues with collecting hire car later than the booking?


    We didn't have car hire we had transfers...if you've hired a car it shouldn't be an issue picking it up later as you've paid for it, really hope it all goes smoothly for you, I'm sure we were just really unlucky!


  • flight question
    Sep 2, 2016
    I'm flying into JFK from Greece on Delta Flight 213 on 10/18/16 arrive at 4:32 p.m. and have to catch Jet Blue flight 71 leaving at 7:51 p.m. Do I have enough time to pick up baggage & catch flight? Do I have to go through security again?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5, check your bags with JetBlue, and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you that helps a lot!


  • Flight to Cancun
    Sep 1, 2016
    Hello, I am not a US citizen and I do require US visa. However, can I catch connecting flight in JFK to Cancun without going through immigration or US customs?


    No, you have to go through US Immigration whenever you arrive in the US, even if you are transiting to another country. This is the case at every airport in the US.


  • connection time
    Sep 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving EL AL at 5:50 am.... terminal 4 ..no check baggage.. US citizen. needing to catch a Delta flight scheduled terminal 2 at 8:05am. First, if this is adequate time.. and second, if we must leave the secured area to get to terminal 4. (Is there a way to get to the Delta shuttle after customs?)


    After you clear customs, You can either check in in Terminal 4 and then go through security and take the shuttle to Terminal 2, or take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 and go through security there. You should have just enough time.


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