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  • connection flight to MIA
    Aug 1, 2016
    I am traveling from ATH to MIA via LHR and JFK. I have 2h and 3min time left in JFK. do I have to go through luggage, customs, and immigration at the JFK too? Or only in MIA ? If time is not enough and I miss the flight due to custom and immigration regulations and procedures, what happens next ?


    This is one ticket flight and operated by BA and AA. Correcting the time left in JFK, 2h and 30 min


    Yes, in JFK 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 if your flight to JFK was on BA, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time. If you miss your connection you will be booked on the next available AA flight to Miami.


    Thank you very much.


  • Is this enough time
    Jul 30, 2016
    I'm traveling from CLT to LHR via JFK on AA. Both flights are on the same ticket. Is 41 minutes enough time to make the connection assuming of course that the original flight from Charlotte is on time?


    Yes, if both flights are operated by AA then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 8. It obviously leaves very little time to spare.


    Yeah, they changed the original flight and made the connection time shorter, or I would have avoided this situation. Just glad I picked seats in row 6 on the first flight. Thanks for the info.


  • terminal 1 to terminal 8
    Jul 30, 2016
    Im landing at JFK with 2 infants from toronto (terminal 8 ) at the same time as my husband from london (terminal 1) . How can he hurry up and come get me? walk or airtrain? we will have to go thru security and get our bags etc right? is there a post security restaurant i can wait for him in? dont want to go wait outside with 2 babies and luggage...how do i access Wifi??


    You can't walk from T1 to T8, he has to take the AirTrain. Where are you flying to or are you just ending your trip in New York. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


    Hi we are both getting out at NY...the JFK website says you can walk btw the terminals and itll only take 8 mins...but u say he shud just take the airtrain?Thanks


    Yes, I think he should take the AirTrain.


  • Connection
    Jul 29, 2016
    I am traveling from Msp to jfk on sun country flight 247 arriving at tarmanal 4 and departing from flight Emirates 202 at tarmanal 4 . Do I have to go security and have to pick my bages I have 3 hours enough And how to go from termanal 4 arriving to termanal 4 departure


    Yes, Sun Country doesn't interline bags with other airlines, you will have to exit security, claim your bags and re-check them with Emirates on the departure level. You have enough time if your Sun Country flight is on-time.


  • Qatar from Doha to JFK, clear immigration and customs with infant
    Jul 28, 2016
    Will there be any lines for Parents with Infant for immigration? I need to collect luggage from Qatar,clear customs and check in to AA. Will there a counter to drop off luggage after customers or we need to carry it between the gates/terminal. Any helpful infomration would be greatly appreciated


    There is no such lines. Yes, if your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can re-check them right after you clear customs.


    Thanks for the info


  • Flying YYZ - JFK - SJU
    Jul 28, 2016
    I am departing Toronto (YYZ) and connecting at JFK to my final destination in Puerto Rico (SJU). Do I need to pick up my checked bag and recheck it at JFK? I only have a 1 hour layover!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. What airlines are you flying?


  • Time to clear customs
    Jul 28, 2016
    Arriving from Frankfurt 11.10 am Thurs Sept 29. What time can we safely book flight on to Washington?


    If you're booking two separate reservations I would not book anything before 2 PM.


  • Entry point to USA (JFK) connecting to PHX, can exit to Manhattan
    Jul 28, 2016
    ETA JFK: SQ0026 @ 1110hrs International flight) TErminal 4 ETD JFK (to PHX): B6135 @ 1905hrs (domestic) Terminal 5 With about total of 8 hours lay over and minus the checking out (customs/immigration) and checking in back, can I exit JFK airport into Manhattan for a few hours (say 1pm to 4pm at most) and get back by 5pm for check in (only hand carry baggage, leaving my checkin baggage for airlines to handle, not sure since it is different airlines)?


    I don't think you'd be in Manhattan until at least 2, so at most you're talking about 2 hours in Manhattan. I personally don't think that's worth it.


    Thanks for the tip. Well i have not been to east coast especially nyc so eveb if i had only 2 hours tops (2-4pm at one or two main spots ie filotron or times square etc it will be sufficient. Question is if i store my bags at T4 upon arrival and do this, leaving manhattan at 4pm, can I make it back to collect my bag at T4 and get to T5 in time for check in about 5pm or 530 latest for myb715pm flight out?


  • T4 to T5 short window
    Jul 27, 2016
    I'm landing in JFK with an Emirates flight from Italy on sat 30 July at 7pm. Will I manage to catch a JetBlue flight to LAX departing at 9:45pm? (2.45 hrs window) Is it possible to ask for a fast lane connection? Thanks for your help.


    It's possible. There's no such thing as a "fast lane connection" in the US.


  • arrivals level to air train
    Jul 26, 2016
    Hi , can you please tell me the quickest way to go from the arrivals level to air train in Terminal 1 ( JFK )


    Just follow the signs, it's very well marked.


  • Check in window
    Jul 26, 2016
    Hi i'm travelling from Edinburgh to JFK with AA at the end of September and have a 1hr55min window to catch a flight to Orlando, will this be enough time? Thanks


    If both flights are on AA on the same reservation that should be enough time.


  • T2 to T1
    Aug 4, 2016
    how to go from t2 to t1 in jfk in least time? how much time it takes?


    The only way is the AirTrain. It takes about 10-15 minutes (including walking/waiting for the train).


    Hi, flying from Dub via JFK to MCO with Delta on one ticket, Sept 22, have 1hr 40min connection time, will clear customs in DUB, can I check bags through or will I have to collect? Travelling with wife and 3 kids, one of which is an infant, flying into T4 and out from T2 will I have enough time? DL45 is flight and seems to be frequently late!


  • Transfer T1 to T5
    Jul 25, 2016
    Hi, we arrive from Vienna at 14:15 and next separated ticket is from T5 to Orladno on 15:59. Is it enough time to transfer? What is the best way? Would it help if we take carry-on bag only? Thanks.


    Arrive will be to terminal T1


    With carry-ons only and if you check in for your JetBlue flight online before leaving Vienna you might barely have enough time.


  • Custom clearance at JFK
    Jul 25, 2016
    Hi, I have a AirFrance/Delta flight from BLR to AUS via CDG and JFK. I am travelling for the first time internationally without a companion. Flight arrives into T1 at JFK and I need to take a domestic Delta flight from T2. Do I need to undergo immigration & Customs at T1 and then move on to T2? What about the baggage re-check in? Is it taken care at T1 or at T2? I have a 4.5 hour layover at JFK. Hope it is enough time considering I am travelling on a weekend. TIA


    If 4.5 hours will be too tight for customs/immigration and change of terminals, can I go for an alternate booking that has 7 hours layover at JFK?


    Yes, in T1 you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to T2, go through security, and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Connection terminal 1 to 5
    Jul 24, 2016
    I will arrive from China to JFK at terminal 5 and after 2 hours and 20 min I have my flight from JFK terminal 1 to boston. Is there enough time to be able to reach the terminal? I am also traveling on a VISA for USA. Thank you very much


    You have your terminals reversed. You will arrive in 1 and depart from 5. If both flights are on the same reservation you should have just enough time.


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