New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hi, I will be arriving to JFK at 3:15pm on American Airlines and have another flight leaving on Delta to Paris at 5:35pm. Will I have enough time to get to my Delta flight? Also, do I have to go through security again at JFK or am I able to just go from Terminal 8 (AA) to Terminal 4 (Delta)?
Yes, you will have to go through security again in T4. That is a very difficult connection - nearly impossible if you have checked baggage.
Ok, thanks. I will not have any checked bags. Do you recommend me walking (fast) from terminal to terminal or taking the airport shuttle?
You can't walk, you have to take the AirTrain
We are flying American Airlines to JFK on Sept 29th arriving at 3:12 PM. We depart at 5:20 PM on American to Rome. I know 2 hours should be adequate but I've been advised JFK will delay landings if there is any bad weather. Also is the International departure in a Terminal with a shuttle within the Security area or will we have to go through security again?
All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 8.
Hi,

I am flying from Montreal to JFK T4 landing at 1.47pm on Delta.

My next flight is at JFK in T4 at 3.25pm, on Delta as well (but think i may need to check in with Virgin as my following 2 connecting flights to get back to Melbourne are both with Virgin)

I can check-in online now with Virgin and then just bag-drop and I also have priority queuing as am flying premium economy.

My question is....IS this TOO little time to go out through customs, pick up bag, bag drop for next main flight and then get back through customs for my flight st 3.25pm?

Any advice appreciated. thanks
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.
flying from Charleston SC to JFK on JetBlue and onto Dublin with Aer Lingus... We have 1 hour layover between flights... where do we clear immigration and is 1 hour enough time?
There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do on the way to Dublin in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5.
Hi,
Immigration for non-us citizen is done in T5 or T4?
This will be in a July 23, 2017, Sunday night. JET BLUE
Thanks!
Most JetBlue International arrivals are in Terminal 5. Your citizenship doesn't matter where you go through Immigration.
Hi,

I'll be transiting through JFK Terminal 4 -- London -> JFK -> Cincinnati.
Is anyone able to walk me through exactly what will happen?

The impression I got so far from reading various things, I have to:
1) de-plane
2) go through immigration
3) pick up baggage
--> is this in the same area as those arriving or is there some special area for those in transit?
--> Will I be going out into the arrival area like any other arriving (not transiting) passenger?
4) go somewhere to drop off baggage
--> where do I go to do this? Should I look for signs for Transfers/Transits or 'Departures'?
5) then onto departure gate.

Or is the process different because I'll be in the same terminal the whole time?

Thank you very much for any advice.

Regards,
Lucy
Yes, you will go to the same arrival area as everyone. The drop off area is right after you clear customs.
Thank you very much for your help. Really appreciated. :-)
I am flying Cathay Pacific Airways from Hong Kong via JFK to Orlando. It is one reservation through Cathay Pacific. We will be flying Cathay Pacific from HK to JFK, however, the connecting flight from JFK to Orlando will be American Airline. I understand I will need to go through immigration check point. Since there is a connecting flight in the same reservation, do I have to claim my baggage? And if I do, how can I check back in? Thanks in advance.
Yes, you will still have to claim your bags to go through US Customs in JFK. Then you will re-check it at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8, and go through security.
How far is it from terminal 4 to terminal 8 by walking? I ll be coming from KDL Dutch Airlines and my contuniation flight is to Santo Domingo
You can't walk. You have to take the AirTrain. It takes about 20 minutes + security.
I am trying to book a flight between Mexico and St Martin's and one of the options is 2 flights, both on Delta, that connect via JFK. Should I factor in the time to go through customs when arriving from Mexico or can I avoid the time needed for customs since I will be jumping on a connecting international flight? Thank you
You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You need at least 2.5 hours
A am flying on 3rd June from Las Vegas on Delta to JFK (scheduled arrival 14:26) and than on Austrian Airlines from JFK to Vienna (scheduled departure 17:40), which leaves me 3 hours connection time on JFK. Do you think it is enough? The flights are booked separately (on two tickets). Thank you.
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.