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  • Connecting flight terminal 4 and terminal 1
    Aug 10, 2016
    My flight is delayed twice, and supposed to be arrived at terminal 4 at 10:40 pm.I need to check in with Norwegian at 11pm at terminal 1 to connect flight to Paris. Is any chance I can make it? How long does it take for train from terminal 4 to terminal 1? Please help!


    Zero Chance - You will miss your connection and don't expect for Norwegian to be very accommodating. This is the risk you take when you book two separate reservations to save a little money.


  • Will it be enought 1.55 hrs to connect
    Aug 10, 2016
    I will arrive jfk terminal 8at 13.00 on AA and will board to montreal from terminal 8 by AA at 14.55 is the connection time enough to collect luggage and do the immigration and check in back my luggage? I am a lebanese passport holder


    Where are you flying into JFK from?


    I am flying from abu dhabi on 12 august AA operated by etihad 9057 to manchester arriving 7:40, from manchester at 10:15 to jfk AA 211 arriving terminal 8 at 13:00 . From jfk to yul AA 4196 operated by TRANS STATES AS AMERICAN EAGLE at 14:55.


    Then that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • From LAX via JFK to Paris
    Aug 10, 2016
    We arrive at 14:45 on a staurday from LAX at JFK on Terminal 5 and leave at 16:20 to Paris on Terminal 1. Will we make it? Everything is booked on one ticket and it is a codesharing flight (from LAX with Delta, to Paris with Air France).


    Delta does not use Terminal 5. You will arrive in Terminal 4. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Taxi
    Aug 10, 2016
    I'm going to get picked up by a friend who's coming by taxi. Where can I get picked up?


    A taxi can't leave from one part of the airport and pick up someone somewhere else in the airport. You have to go meet your friend first using the AirTrain.


  • London to CUn via JFK
    Aug 9, 2016
    Do I need an ESTA for transit thru JFK? Also, we land at 13.55 at JFK, Terminal 7 and then get a connecting flight on AA at Terminal 8 at 16.10. Will we have to go through immigration and re-check bags?


    Yes, you need to complete ESTA. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8, go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much - it feels like it might be a bit tight for time - what do you think? I will have just under 2 hours.... Also - i hear that there are new kiosks for immigration - do you advise we use those to save time?


    First time ESTA users can't use the kiosks. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • international - domestic connection , are 2 hours enough?
    Aug 9, 2016
    Landing with british airays from london at 2pm and leaving 15:59 for BWI with american eagle on a friday. will I make it?


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Enough time
    Aug 9, 2016
    I have a flight landing from Vegas at 21.27 then one leaving for Scotland at 23.08 will this be enough time? Also do I need to collect my luggage


    What airline are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    It's delta. No they are the same reservation


    Then all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will arrive in terminal 2 or 4 and depart from Terminal 4. If you need to change terminals Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between terminals 2 and 4. You have plenty of time. You don't have to do anything with your bags.


  • Transit Time
    Aug 9, 2016
    Do people need to go through the security check again during the transit in JFK? Or can they just go to the gate for the next flight after clearing customs without security check?


    It depends whether they are arriving on an International flight or a domestic or precleared flight and if they have to change terminals. Can you be more specific?


    Yes, thanks for your reply! It's an international flight from Cancun to Guangzhou with the transit in JFK for 3 hours. I believe we arrive at Terminal 1 and need to go to Terminal 4 for departing. Do we need to go through the customs and then go to the baggage claim or the other way around? Also, do you think 3 hrs would be enough transit time?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags, go to your departure terminal and through security and to your departure gate. 3 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • International to Domestic Transfer at JKF
    Aug 8, 2016
    I'll be flying in from India (New Delhi) to JFK on Air India, and then JFK to Gainesville Florida on Delta. Will I need to claim and recheck bags and go through customs? If I have to recheck bags, where do I have to do this? Also, will I get the boarding pass for Gainesville flight in India or JFK? I have 6 hours layover in JFK between the flights. Please advise.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then go the Delta check-in desk in Terminal 2 or 4 (wherever your flight to Atlanta departs from), check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Conncting flight through JFK from CUN
    Aug 8, 2016
    Hi, I have a flight booked on one ticket with Thomas Cook flying from Cancun to JFK (JetBlue) arriving 6pm and then onto Manchester at 10pm will we have to re check our bags and clear customs and security?, will the stop over time be sufficient? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to do all that. You will also have to change terminals. You should have enough time.


    Thanks for your response, I will check what terminals we fly into and from prior to our departure.


  • RDU - JFK - BRU
    Aug 7, 2016
    I am US citizen with 50 minute connection . My flight to JFK occasionally uses gate C60; flight from JFK to BRU uses gates B30 - B36. Is 50 minutes enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from RDU is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • CDG - JFK - CUN : 2h20 enough?
    Aug 7, 2016
    Hi It is my first time to have a stop over in the US. I have read many posts and I am not sure if I should expect a night in NYC. I booked a ticket from PARIS to CANCUN with AA. We land at 12:35 and the next flight departure is at 14:55. Since it is two international flights, will I have to claim my luggages? Is the transit time enough? Thank you Nick


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • International arrival T4 connecting to Delta domestic flight T2
    Aug 8, 2016
    I have 2 separately purchased tickets with 4 hour connection time. Is this the correct procedure? 1. international flight arrives at T4 2. go through immigration 3. Claim baggage 4. Customs 5. Right after customs, check in baggage, get boarding pass (usually there is a Delta desk on the airside) 6. Go through the security (but where? outside or airside?) 7. Take Delta shuttle from T4 to T2 8. Get on board the domestic flight


    That is correct. However, where are you flying into JFK from? Also, Security is the main checkpoint on the departure level.


    TY. International flight from Seoul, Korea. My question is do I security check at T2 (Delta departure terminal) among the passengers who arrive at the airport? Or security check at T4 among in transit passengers?


    There is no special checkpoint for transit passengers. you can either go through the regular checkpoint in T4 and then take the shuttle to T2 or take the airtrain to T2 and go through security there.


    I'm in a similar situation but I don't have a US VISA cos it is an impromptu flight and I'm only transiting for a few hours. Will this be a problem?


  • Will I make it?
    Aug 6, 2016
    Aloha, I'm traveling from LA to JFK on Virgin America and arrive at 7:30a. If I book a flight to Buffalo through JetBlue at 8:39, with no bags to check, will I make it? Thank you!


    It's possible, but the flight from LA absolutely needs to be on-time for you to make it.


    Thanks Zap. I'm gonna risk it for a biscuit.


  • Asiana to American Airlines
    Aug 6, 2016
    I'm arriving on Asiana at 11am at T4 and need to connect to AA for a domestic flight departure of 12:30p out of T8. I have Global Emtry and TSA Pre, but will need to collect my bags and recheck them with AA. This enough time?


    It's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. I'd say you'd have no chance without Global Entry.


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