JFK Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

New York Kennedy (JFK) Airport

JFK Forum Home

Got a tip about JFK airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between New York Kennedy airport . Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • need to go thru security again if going from domestic to international
    Dec 6, 2014
    I'm coming from Seattle to JFK to Curasao and wondering if you need to go through security again because I come in on a domestic flight and out on international. I only have 2 hours - is that crazy? Thanks!


    It depends what airline you are flying. If both flights are on Jetblue you do not have to go through security and have plenty of time. If it's another airline, let me know and I can tell you.


    Id be coming in on Delta and going to Jet Blue for the Curacao leg - thanks so much!!


    Then you will have to transfer your bags yourself from Terminal 4 where you will arrive to the JetBlue check-in counter in Terminal 5, get your JetBlue boarding pass if you don't already have it and then go through security. You should still have enough time.


  • Connecting Flights - customs - luggate
    Dec 2, 2014
    I am US citizen arriving from UK via Virgin Atlantic at 7pm Dec 10. I need to book a Jet Blue flight to get to Boston. Where do I go through customs? Do I get my bags at the claim and bring them over to Jet Blue for my next flight or will they be sent over if I tell Virgin when I check in? Also, how long should I allow in between flights? I haven't booked the Boston flight yet.


    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in JFK. You will have to take the baggage with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5 to check with JetBlue. I would not book a flight to Boston earlier than 9:30 PM.


    If I book the JetBlue 11pm flight and I finish immigrations/customs earlier, can I possibly go on the 9:00 flight. There are only 9pm and 11pm flights to Boston.


    Yes, Jetblue offers same day flight changes and free standby for an earlier flight.


  • Transfer from T2 to T4 at jfk
    Dec 2, 2014
    I am leaving for India from St.loius via jfk and Amsterdam. I have one hour and 15 minutes to go to terminal 4 from terminal 2 to catch the flight to Amsterdam. Is this enough and how to get into terminal 4 without security check.


    Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between Terminal 2 and Terminal 4.


    Thanks. Could you please also advise the frequency of this shuttle and whether I could manage to take the flight within an hour and 15 minutes from terminal 4.


    The shuttle runs almost constantly. Yes, 1 hr 15 mins is sufficient transfer time.


    Thanks again


  • Connection: Terminal 8 to Terminal 1 JFK
    Dec 1, 2014
    Help Needed :) We fly into JFK on AA (Dec 12th) at Gate 40 Terminal 8 at 7:50pm. We need to be at Terminal 1 for our Norwegian Air flight that leaves at 10:30pm. Do you think we have enough time to get there? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!


    Yes, you have enough time if your AA flight is on-time. However if your AA flight is delayed and you miss your connection, don't expect Norwegian to be very forgiving.


    Great to know! Thank you so much for your insight and fingers crossed the flight is on time :)


  • Tranferring from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 in 1 hour
    Nov 30, 2014
    Hi, I just wanted to know if this is enough time. This is a transfer, and I dont have to worry about checking bags or anything. I just have to deplane, change terminals, and presumably go through security. I am connecting from Jetblue to Emirates. Thanks a lot for your advice.


    It should be enough time but it doesn't leave much to spare.


  • Flying from Dubai to Toronto connecting at JFK
    Nov 30, 2014
    I'll be flying in with Emirates at T4 and connecting to fly to Toronto with Delta. I have luggage to be checked and 2 hours between my flights. Will I have enough time? Also will I be flying out of Delta's international terminal in T4?


    On arrival at JFK you will need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags where indicated. If you bought your 2 flights on one ticket your bags will automatically be transferred. If not,you will need to go to the Delta counter at T4 on the Departures level & check in your bags, before proceeding to your gate. Either way you have enough transfer time.


    You flight to Toronto will likely leave from Terminal 2, as all Delta Connection flights depart from there. However, you can still check your bag at T4 if necessary, then go through security and take the shuttle bus to T2.


  • montreal to kjf to sao paulo
    Nov 30, 2014
    Hi Zap, i have a flight from Montréal to JFK operated by CHAUTAUQUA DBA DELTA CONNECTION, arrival JFK terminal 2 @ 5:58pm, my connection flight is in terminal 4, going to Sao Paulo (Brazil) with Delta departure @ 8:07pm. Do I have enough connection time? do i need to recheck my baggage and pass security? What would be your advise to get to terminal 4 faster. thanks for your help


    Go through U.S. Customs clearance at Montreal AP; you arrive at JFK - Delta's domestic T2 - take Delta's shuttle bus gate-to-gate to Terminal 4. No need to go through security check. Bags will be automatically transferred.


    Just take the shuttle bus from T2 to T4, you have plenty of time. Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal and won't have to do anything with your bags in New York on your way to Brazil.


  • terminal connections
    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi! I plan to book a flight to JFK fr MNL on PR arriving at JFK terminal 1 at 0700. I have a connecting flight to BOS on DL. I'm wondering if the flight that will depart at 1030 would be feasible considering that I have to pass with immigration and customs or will i book the flight that departs @ 1300? Pls help.


    The 1030 flight should be possible.


  • Orlando Magic at jfk?
    Nov 28, 2014
    We have booked flights from LHR to Orlando through JFK. We arrive at 12:25 at T7 and are due due fly out at 13:59 from T8. Will we have enough time and will we need to go through customs and immigration?


    That should be barely enough time.


  • T2 connection to T5
    Nov 25, 2014
    from Delta T2 to Hawaiian T5 with 1 hour between flights. no checked baggage, will I have enough time? what's the fastest way to get from T2 to T5?


    Get your Hawaiian boarding pass online before you leave on your first flight, you may get there after check-in cutoff. The only way to get between the terminals is on the AirTrain. You have enough time but it's cutting it pretty close.


  • Enough time
    Nov 25, 2014
    Travelling from Toronto through JFK on Delta Connection flight T2, connecting on Delta to Zurich T4. One hour connection. December 2014. All on one ticket purchased from Delta. Customs cleared at departure in Toronto. Bags checked through to Zurich. Is one hour enough time? Winter time travel.


    Yes, it is enough time but it doesn't leave much time to spare in case of delays. T2 and T4 are connected inside security by a shuttle bus.


  • Connecting T2 with T4 - 60 min. layover
    Nov 24, 2014
    Hi ZAP Arriving with DL from YUL on Jan 3th, 2015 to JFK T2 at 8:00 AM. Departing with DL from JFK T4 to MEX at 9:00 AM. Wife on wheelchair. Enough time for connections ? Delta shuttle how long between T2 and & T4 ? Shuttle accepts wheelchair ?


    The wheelchair person will take you the fastest possible route. Yes, you should have enough time.


  • Delta to British
    Nov 24, 2014
    In Jan 2015 I am flying SJU-JFK on Delta arriving at 3:58pm and connecting to British Airways to LHR, departing 7:20pm. I bought the whole ticket through Orbitz. Will I have to take out the luggage and recheck the bags at British Airways or will Delta check them through? And the BA boarding pass? What do I have to? Is this enough time?Thank you in advance


    Yes, since you purchased one reservation DL should tag your bags through to BA. You won't have to do anything with them in JFK. You will have to take the ATS train from T4 to T7, get your boarding pass, and go through security. You have enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Airtrain Connection
    Nov 24, 2014
    Hi there. I have a flight from YYZ -> JFK -> NRT on 15 Dec. The flight arrives at JFK Terminal 7 and connects with a flight in Terminal 1. If using the airtrain to get from 1-7 will it be within security or outside of it. If it is outside of security will checked bags still be transferred to the connecting flight? Lastly, is two hours enough time to make the connection. Thank you.


    The Airtrain runs outside security. However, if bags are checked through to NRT they will still be transferred for you. Yes, 2 hours should be enough time.


  • ZRH - JFK - TPA
    Nov 25, 2014
    Hi ZAP Today our plane departure in ZRH got changed so that we have less connecting time at JFK. It's only 1 h 57 min. We're flying with Delta. Is that enough time for immigration, customs, security and a terminal change? It's on Good Friday 2015. And I saw that some flights to Tampa are leaving from terminal 4....? Thank you so much for your help!


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, more Delta flights are now using T4 and fewer are using T2.


    Thanks! Happy holidays!


Google Plus One