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  • will we make our connection?
    Jan 21, 2015
    We fly from UK and arrive JFK at 12.55. We needs to catch connecting plane to Orlando at 14.15. is 1 hour and 20 minutes long enough to reclaim bags and recheck in to next flight?


    What airline or airlines are you flying? Were all tickets purchased together? Normally I recommend at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours.


    American airlines and tickets bought together.


    Then you will have a chance but this is still a difficult connection.


    Thanks for the info. I'll try to get flights changed.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 7 on a Saturday
    Jan 20, 2015
    We arrive JFK on a Saturday through terminal 4 (probably) on Delta at 2:37 pm and depart through terminal 7 on British Airways at 6:40 pm. I know we have to go through security at terminal 7. We will have only carryon baggage, no checked. Will that be enough time to make our departure in terminal 7? Delta's flight schedules for this flight have changed twice since booking and arrival times into JFK are getting later each time. I'm concerned that they will change again before our trip date. What would be the minimum amount of time to make these connections should Delta change its flight schedule again? Thanks.


    You should have plenty of time. I'd say since you're not checking bags it would be possible to make this transfer in slightly under 2 hours, maybe 90 minutes, assuming your Delta flight is domestic.


    Thank you ZAP. I appreciate your information. Looks like we will be fine. It's a domestic flight.


  • LAX to ZRH connecting in JFK
    Jan 18, 2015
    Arriving from LAX on Delta at 4:12pm, departing to ZRH on Swiss at 6:20pm. Separate tickets, both First/Business class. Looks like arrival and departure both from T4. 1. Do I have to collect luggage? 2. If yes (likely, as separate tickets), is there enough time for connection/security?


    Yes, you will have to collect your bags. You should have enough time as long as your first flight is on-time


    Thanks a lot, ZAP! What's a realistic minimal connection - without rushing around? Should I book for a connecting flight out of JFK at around 9pm?


    2 hours is what I think would be the minimum time for that connection, so you're a little over it.


  • C Leys
    Jan 18, 2015
    I arrive from Amsterdam into terminal 4 at approx 1.15 pm depart to Jacksonville from term 4 at 2.50 is that sufficient time to clear immigration and customs ?


    That is barely enough time.


  • Leaving JFK
    Jan 18, 2015
    I am a US citizen landing in Terminal 8 internationally. I have an 8 hour layover and then will continue on a domestic flight to Seattle. Will I be able to leave the airport?


    After you clear customs and re-check your bags at the transfer desk, you will be outside the secure area and free to go where you want. However, note that it's over an hour on the train each way to anything worth seeing.


  • 2hr15mins in JFK
    Jan 17, 2015
    Hi, we will be arriving at JFK T4 from LHR on flight V003 at 12.45pm, we leave for Tampa at 14.55 from T2 on a Delta flight, will that be enough time? Do we go through immigration etc and do we have to collect bags etc. Thanks


    You will arrive in T4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then check the screens. Your flight to Tampa may depart from T4. If it departs from T4, then go through security. If it departs from T2, then take the Airtrain to T2 and go through security there.


  • Enough time for baggage and change
    Jan 16, 2015
    Flying through JFK on way from PIT to MXP. Is one and a half hours leaving PIT enough time to transfer to our plane to MXP? Also wondering if luggage will have to be rechecked or will have enough time to transfer as we are flying Delta and their codeshare Alithalia booked all on one trip ticket?


    Since you just booked one ticket, you won't have to do anything with your baggage. All you have to do is take the AirTrain from your arrival terminal (T2 or T4) to T1 and go through security.


  • Layer of 2 hours 15 minutes
    Jan 16, 2015
    Hello, I reach JFK at 1.17 pm through KLM from Amsterdam. I want to book my next flight - Delta airlines to Rochester at 3.45 pm. Is this enough time to make the flight or should I book the 7pm flight to be on safer side?


    That should be enough time.


    It may not be enough time... You will have to go through immigration and customs when you arrive from Amsterdam. Immigration/luggage area can take anywhere from 45min to a couple hours, depending on how busy it gets. And then you'll need to get to the domestic terminal (air train is pretty easy and fast), and check in, check luggage and go through security for the domestic flight. Go with the later flight - always better to wait a bit longer than to miss a flight and end up stranded :)


    Thank you ZAP and Irene, I'm going to book the later flight just to be on the safer side. I guess Im going to have to wait for 6 hours though. oh well. :)


  • 2 hour layover
    Jan 14, 2015
    We fly EL Al in February and have a 2 hour layover before the connecting flight. We arrive in terminal 4 and depart in terminal 5. Is this sufficient time for passport control and to pick up and recheck our bags?


    It is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. There's no time to waste and you will miss your connection if anything is delayed.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 5
    Jan 14, 2015
    my flight arrives to JFK on Terminal 4, and have a 18 hours layover there till my next flight to Haiti, which will be on Terminal 5 (Jet Blue airplane) Do I need any kind of documents (like Visa) to move from T4 to T5?


    It depends what country you are a citizen of.


  • clearing customs
    Jan 13, 2015
    I will be arriving at JFK on Icelandair from Iceland end of May, 2015 at 12;30pm. Will be departing on Delta, for Florida, 2.5 hours later, at 3:00pm. Is that enough time to clear Customs.


    Barely. Be sure to check in online for your Delta flight before you leave Europe/Iceland and check delta.com to see what terminal your Delta flight will be departing (could be 2 or 4).


  • Connecting flights
    Jan 12, 2015
    Hi I am arriving on a BA flight from london (terminal 7 I think) and connection to an AA flight (terminal 8 I think). I wanted to know if I have to go back through security or if there is a way to transfer terminals without doing so.


    Yes, you will have to go through security when you get to Terminal 8. Any arriving passenger going through US Immigration and continuing onwards has to go through security again anyway, whether they are changing terminals or not.


  • Terminal1 to Terminal4 inise USA flight
    Jan 12, 2015
    Hello, Will be 1h40min enough to go through customs arriving at terminal1 and go to terminal4? Coming from Moscow, trough NewYork to Denver, tickets bought from Riga, LV to Denver, USA


    That should barely be enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that some Delta domestic flights leave from Terminal 2, so be sure to check the monitors or Delta.com to check.


  • Domestic to International Connection -- enough time?
    Jan 14, 2015
    Hi there. I am planning to book flights on USAirways and Cathay Pacific, from Boston to Hong Kong, connecting in JFK. There is a layover in JFK of 1 hour, 38 minutes, but I am being told there should be a minimum of 2 hour layover in JFK. I don't think I will need to get checked baggage, as I am exiting the US. Anything else I am missing? Or is 1:38 really long enough to make the connection, assuming planes run on time?


    I just learned that I would be arriving at JFK Terminal 8, and departing from Terminal 7. Any ideas?


    1 hr 38 minutes should be enough time. All you have to do is take the AirTrain from T8 to T7 and go through security.


  • Terminal 8 International to Domestic
    Jan 11, 2015
    Hi, we arrive on AA from UK at 01.35 pm (February 2015) & depart on AA for MCO at 02.59 pm - non US citizens. Seems tight to me, is it possible? I heard something about short connection cards for immigration - do these exist & how do we get one? Thanks


    That's really pushing what's possible. I am not aware of any such cards. Your connection is possible, but depends on your first flight being on-time or preferably early.


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