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  • from JFK international terminal to connect to Delta Local
    Sep 7, 2015
    I will be arriving in JFK from Rome(Alitalia airlines) at 2:45 pm. I only have carry-ons(no baggage claim). I have a connecting flight from Delta to MN at 4:05. If I take the AirTrain would that be sufficient time to board the 4:05 flight, given I have to go thru Customs. How fast is the Air Train from the International terminal to the local delta terminal. Thank you for your help


    That should be just enough time if your flight from Rome is on-time. It won't be easy though.


  • Conecting time intern To domestic
    Sep 6, 2015
    Hi! My flight arrives 06:10AM (TAM) and want To take 09:00AM (Delta) To Chicago. Is it enough time? Since I need baggage claim/ US Imigration...


    That should be enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • bda to jfk
    Sep 6, 2015
    I have a flight from bda to jfk on delta airlines arriving at 14:12 pm and a connecting flight from jfk to Dubai at 1630 pm.they are not on the same tiket.will I have enough time and what is the procedure regarding this. Also,on my return flight I'm arriving from dxb-jfk at 14:15 at terminal 4 and leaving terminal 8 for my American airlines flight leaving at 17:29.is that enough time since its 2 diff terminals?thanks!


    sorry forgot to mention that the jfk-dxb and dxb-jfk are both on emirates flights


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Bermuda. You will just have to claim your bags from Delta and take them to the Emirates check-in desk. You should barely have enough time. On your return you should also have enough time except that you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, and US Customs and then take the AirTrain to Terminal 8 and re-check your bags with American and go through security.


  • Time needed to make connecting flight
    Sep 4, 2015
    I will be on a Delta flight from Boston to JFK arriving at 7:00pm in Terminal 4 with a connecting flight to Milan on Alitalia at 8:30pm in Terminal 1. Bags will be checked through in Boston. This was all booked through Delta (via Expedia). Don't know the distance between terminals? Will I have to go through security again? Should I be worried?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T1. It takes about 5-10 minutes to get from T4 to T1 on the AirTrain. You should have enough time if your flight from Boston is on-time.


  • Connection time Delta to Delta
    Sep 4, 2015
    My flight from MSP arrives at JFK Terminal 4 at 9:19pm and my flight to England departs from Terminal 1 at 10:06. Although Expedia booked this through Virgin Airlines these are all on Delta flights and the Delta website says allow 2 hours for international connections. Do I need to be worried? Thanks.


    If they are both on Delta then your flight will not depart from Terminal 1, it will depart from Terminal 4. Even if your flight to London is operated by Virgin and departs from Terminal 1, 2 hours is plenty of time to take the Airtrain from 4 to 1 and go through security.


    It's terminal 2 (typo, sorry) per itinerary and the connection is 47 minutes, not 2 hours. That was my question. Thanks.


  • Connecting
    Sep 3, 2015
    Hi- I have a layover at JFK. to San Fran. from Boston. Is 56 minutes enough time to make it my connecting flights? Flying Jetblue.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if the first flight is on-time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5.


  • Flight connection
    Sep 3, 2015
    My flight British Airways denmark to london, london to jfk/nyc, immigration, custom, Transfer to Copa nyc to panama,, panama to sudamerica.. I have to rechecked my baggage in copa?


    Yes, at JFK you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to COPA then you can drop your bags at the re-check desk then take the AirTrain to Terminal 4, get your COPA boarding passes and go through security. if your bags aren't tagged through to Copa, you will have to take them with you to Terminal 4 to re-check with Copa.


    So, I didn't my luggage by Copa, only has tagged by British Airways last tagged say final destination, I drop my bags on drop on JFK,So I didn't get my bags..What the next step to get my bags...what is the area in JFK airport with luggage no sent them to the airline company...Copa is taking slow action to get my bags. So I wanna do something by myself to get my bags. I am in my country right now. Thanks for your replay


    The British Airways bag office at JFK probably has your bags.


    Unless you know someone in New York who can pick your bags up from the British Airways baggage office and then ship them to you in Costa Rica, you will probably never see your bags again.


    sorry, for some reason I thought you were in Costa Rica, but the advise is the same.


  • Baggage Interline
    Sep 2, 2015
    I bought first ticket from Hyderabad to JFK (emirates) and second ticket is Delta airlines from JFK to buffalo. Layover is 2 hours. Please let me know the proper procedure for baggage agreement between emirates and Delta. Also please tell me the departure terminal number for JFK2BUFFALO


    That's not enough time. Emirates does not have to check your bags through to Delta. The JFK-Buffalo flight will depart from Terminal 4, the same terminal as your Emirates flight will arrive.


    Thanks ZAP. I will plan accordingly. I heard there is baggage interconnect partnership between different airlines. Any thoughts about it


    Yes, but the agreement is only for those purchasing all tickets on the same reservation.


  • Terminal 8 Transfer
    Sep 3, 2015
    I am arriving from London into JFK on American and flying on to Cincinnati again on American, I know I have to clear customs, pick-up bag, etc. But can I drop the bag and go to my gate without exiting the terminal? Or do I have to go all the way out and come back in again through security, etc.?


    Once you claim your bag and go through US Customs, you will drop your bag at the re-check desk, go up to the departure level and go through security.


    Thanks for your reply, very helpful


  • Minimum Connection Time
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hi, we are a family of 5 flying into JFK on Emirates, arriving at 13.50. We have a connection flight booked to Miami on AA which originally was departing at 4.45pm. AA have now changed this flight to 4pm and am concerned that this is not enough time. The next AA flight is 5.15pm but is not direct and takes an extra 3 hours. I really am not sure what to do here...keep original flight or make the change. Any advise would be appreciated.


    I I would change to the later flight. 2 hours is not a reasonable connection time for International to Domestic in two separate terminals on two separate itineraries at JFK.


  • Delta Arrival from Washington to Airberlin
    Aug 30, 2015
    Please help, My flight arrive from Washington at JFK at 3.12pm with Delta and my next flight with Air Berlin at 5.25pm, is that enough time and do I have to clear custom etc. Thank you


    Forgot to mention, the two bookings are separate bookings


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. you just need to claim your bags from Delta and take them to the AirBerlin check in counter in Terminal 8 and re-check them, then go through security. You should have barely enough time.


    Thank you for your reply, initially I had 3 hours in between but Delta just changed my flight, it sounds risky I need to change to earlier flight with 10 hours lay over, so frustrating


  • Connection time at JFK from Nassau to Moscow
    Aug 29, 2015
    I see a flight on Expedia that arrives into JFK from Nassau at 12:52pm (JetBlue T5) on a Monday and departs to Moscow at 2:25pm (Transaero T4), is this even possible? Is this possible with carry-on bag?


    Yes it's possible. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Nassau. All you have to do is change terminals and go through security.


  • Connecting time and terminal information
    Aug 30, 2015
    My itinerary includes flight from DEL to JFK with Air India and then JFK to BOS with Delta. I have 3:35 hr layover at JFK. Is this time enough to transit? Also, do I have to claim my luggage and recheck-in at delta counter or just drop off at custom check? Can you also tell what terminal these flights will be arriving and departing from at JFK? Also how long does it take at immigration check line? I'm a permanent resident. Thanks.


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you can re-check at the re-check desk. Otherwise you will have to bring it to the Delta counter. You will depart from Terminal 4 as well.


    Thanks for the reply! How about arrival? Will AI flight arrive at terminal 4?


    Yes, you will also arrive in Terminal 4.


  • Security
    Aug 28, 2015
    At JFK is there access from T1 to T8 behind airport security, or is leaving and returning through security required?


    Those terminals are not connected inside security. You will have to take the AirTrain between terminals and go through security.


  • International - domestic connection time
    Aug 28, 2015
    My Alitalia return flight is scheduled to arrive at JFK at 2:55 pm; is a 5:15 flight to DCA or IAD too tight? What is the ideal amount of time for this type of connection? Many thanks for your tips!


    5:15 would be barely possible. I'd want a flight a little later, but you can probably make 5:15 work. Then again, Alitalia isn't known for their punctuality.


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