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Im flying in few weeks from Frankfurt (FRA) with Delta to Santo Domingo (SDQ). Connection flight is in JFK (both flight to/from Terminal 4). Are the 1,5 hours realistic? One month ago i was in Atlanta and had 2 Hours for flight (SDQ-ATL-AMS) in last minute... I was waiting 1 hour for speaking with immigrant officer, then security check. Any tips to expedite? :)
I forgot to say i have one checked baggage. It is the same airline (delta) and same Terminal (4). Do i need to claim my baggage and check it again or it will be automatically forwarded to my flight to Santo Domingo (SDQ)?
1.5 hours at JFK is just as risky as your 2 hour connection in Atlanta. However, if you are an EU citizen, now that you are a repeat ESTA user, you can use the faster immigration lanes when entering the US.
Also, yes, you will have to claim and re-check your baggage in JFK.
Hey ZAP,
Thanks for quick answer.
1. I'am EU citizen but not ESTA (Poland), I need visa. You mean the usage of the machines with picture, finger print and so on? I did it already last october in JFK.

2. What happend if my flight from Frankfurt is delayed and i phisically didn't have chance to catch my connection flight? Will Delta check me on the the 4 hours later flight to santo domingo for free?
I only one time in my life missed my connection Flight: JFK-<American Airlines>London Heathrow<should Be British Airways>Munich. British Airways lady checked me on... Lufthansa in Heathrow :)

3. How does it look the baggage re-check? I have to first talk with immigrant officer, then pickup my main luggage, customs and then what? Where I can drop it off?
Then since you need a visa, not ESTA, you won't be able to use the kiosks. Yes, if your miss your connection you will be rebooked on the later flight to Santo Domingo. The re-check desk is right after you clear Customs.
I am flying Delta SFO to JFK then have a 4 hour layover before my Delta flight to LHR. Both arrival and departure are terminal 4. Am I able to leave the terminal while I wait for my connection?
Yes, you are allowed to leave the terminal. However, there's not really much of anywhere to go in that amount of time.
Thank you for your reply. I need to leave as my parents are bringing me a suitcase with summer clothes to take to London. Will I be able to check another bag in for my connecting flight?
That might actually be difficult since JFK is not your origin, unless the JFK-LHR flight is on a separate reservation. Maybe your parents should wait until you find out if you can check the bag, that way if you can't they can take the clothes back home and ship them to the UK.
I'll be arriving into terminal 4 from Dublin with Delta and then from terminal 2 to Orlando with delta. Does it take long to move between terminals. I assume luggage won't be collected till Orlando ??
Yes, as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin you won't have to do anything with your bags in JFK. Just take the shuttle bus to T2 and go to your departure gate. it should take less than 20-25 minutes.
Ok thank you. Are shuttle buses near the arrival gates to go to the other terminals
The only shuttle bus inside security is the one between T2 and T4. There are plenty of signs. Delta calls it the JFK Jitney.
We are arriving at JFK from Rome at 6:20 p.m and departing from JFK to RDU at 8:29. Will this be enough time and do we need to recheck our bags?
If both flights are on the same reservation that should be just enough time.
Im arriving at JFK from Amsterdam with KLM at terminal 4 at 11.50, and have a connecting flight to Baltimore from Terminal 8 (American Airlines) at 16.05. Im not a US citizen and I have check-in luggage. Will I have enough time to make it to my connecting flight?
Yes, that should be plenty of time. Note that you will have to transfer your bags yourself to Terminal 8 on the AirTrain.
I am coming from Hong Kong to JFK on Cathay Pacific landing at 12:15pm. Will I make a Jetblue flight from JFK to New orleans at 2:45PM?
That is enough time if both flights are on the same reservation and everything goes smoothly.
they are on 2 separate bookings
i am flying from Dublin and going to Toronto with a 2HR connecting flight at JFK. will i be asked to check out my loggage and then check in again. before frying to Toronto?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK.
Hi, my wife and I have a flight from Salt Lake International to JFK and have about an hour to make our connection there to Shannon. They are both Delta flights. Will I make my connection in time?
Yes, that is enough time. If you arrive in Terminal 2, it is connected inside security to Terminal 4 by a shuttle bus.
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I'm not sure yet which Terminal I'm coming in in JFK. The Wingtips is the only one that's open during the time we're there. Thank you.
You could arrive in Terminal 2 or 4. Yes, that is enough time to go to a lounge.
Virgin Atlantic stopped direct San Fran to Manchester flight! Now been booked on San franciso to Manchester via JFK!

I understand delta and virgin Atlantic are code partners!

We land at JFK 2020 and take for Manchester 2130!

Not sure 1hour 10mins layover is enough time as do we have to collect bags and recheck in for thee second flight!

Any thoughts gladly appreciated as never had connecting flight before

All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal 4. You have enough time if the flight from San Francisco is on-time.
Thanks for getting back to me and putting ones mind at ease!