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  • Flight connection
    Jul 1, 2016
    I am flying from LHR to JFK arrive at 1150 terminal 4. I have a connecting flight with the same airline at 1330 from terminal 4. Will I have enough time with having to clear customs etc and bags to re check?


    Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    it depends. If you have Global entry, yes. If not, you could have a 2 hour delay getting through customs and then another delay going back through security - Again: Global entry = access to TSA pre lines. I was at JFK on Tues and lines for customs were LONG.


  • Terminal 4: South African Airways to West Jet
    Jul 1, 2016
    If I am arriving to Terminal 4 via South African Airways at 6:40am (from JNB) and have a connecting flight booked separately departing on West Jet at 7:59am (to YYZ) also in terminal 4, is this enough time? I will only have carry on baggage, and I am a Canadian citizen.


    Westjet does not fly from JFK to YYZ. Please double check your reservation to make sure it is not from LGA. If it is from LGA this connection is completely impossible. Even as it is it is very very difficult.


    I haven't booked anything yet but the flight I am looking at is this: WestJet Flight 6324 (Q) Departs: Sun Nov 20 7:59am New York - NY, John F Kennedy International (JFK) Arrives: Sun Nov 20 9:51am Toronto - ON, Pearson International (YYZ) It's Operated by Endeavor Air, so a code share with Delta? Does that make more sense?


    OK. That flight is a Delta Connection flight. Still, a very very difficult connection.


    Okay thank you. What about an American airways flight departing from terminal 8 at 9:25am. Would there be enough time to get from terminal 4 from the same arrival flight? Last question.


    No way you could get out of T4 and over to T8 in that time frame - even without customs. It takes a good 30 - 40 minutes just to walk from your gate to the airtrain - T4 is HUGE - over a mile from one end to the other and the carts do not come very often. I do not suggest such a short connection.


  • AMS > JFK > MSP
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hi, My daughter comes in from Amsterdam tomorrow night on KLM (Friday the 1st) at 7:20 at term 4. She has a 9 pm flight on Sun Country to Minneapolis. Is that cutting things too close? She's been in the terminal many times so she knows the layout if that helps at all.


    Without checked bags she can probably make it. With checked bags, probably not.


  • Two separate bookings
    Jun 30, 2016
    I'm arriving via Air Serbia from Belgrade to JFK Terminal 4 at noon. Then on a seperate booking, I fly domestic from JFK to Tampa at 2:55PM. I know my bag won't be checked through, what do I do once I get to JFK to make sure everything goes well? Is this an alright amount of time?


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through Customs, then take your bags to the check in desk for the airline you are flying to Tampa (if it's in another terminal you take the airtrain to get there), check your bags and get your boarding pass, and go through security. You have enough time if your flight from Belgrade is not. However, the Air Serbia flight is often delayed.


  • Enough time to get through immigration?
    Jun 30, 2016
    We are flying to Orlando (Disney holiday) with Delta from Edinburgh. We arrive into JFK at 15:49 and our flight to Orlando leaves at 18:25. Both with delta, will we have enough time to get through. Or do we go through immigration in Orlando? Sorry first time travelling with kids overseas.


    In JFK 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.


  • Flight from mxp airport
    Jun 29, 2016
    My parents will fly from Milan Malpensa, MXP to JFK with Alitalia toward the end of July and will have a connecting flight with Delta 2 1/2 hours later TO DFW. Will they have enough time to clear custom and go through security again? Will they need to change terminal? They don't speak English and I'm afraid they will get lost


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes they will arrive in terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 4.


  • Jet Blue to Iceland Air
    Jun 29, 2016
    In September I'll be arriving on Jet Blue from Orlando and transferring to Iceland Air to Iceland and Paris. Booked one ticket via Iceland Air. The time between flights is 2 hours, is this enough time?


    That is do able. If the first flight is on time


  • From YYZ to JFK to LIR with 1h 15m connection
    Jun 29, 2016
    I am coming from Toronto, Canada tomorrow morning to JFK airport and have a 1h 15m connection before boarding my flight to Liberia Costa Rica. Will this be enough time to get to my connecting flight. I will be flying with Delta both flights.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both likely be in Terminal 4. You have enough time.


  • Collect Baggage & timings
    Jun 29, 2016
    Hi. Flying KLM from Birmingham UK to Amsterdam, and then Amsterdam to JFK on Delta 47 arriving 11.47, then JFK to Orlando on Delta 426 leaving 13.33. Will we have to collect baggage in NY? And is 1hr 46mins enough time?


    Yes, in JFK you will arrive in Terminal 4, 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, also in Terminal 4. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Do I have enough time??
    Jun 29, 2016
    Fly Seattle to JFK on American Airlines. Land at T8. Have 2.5 hours before our next leg JFK-Cairo (Egyptair) departs from T4. I'm assuming we will need to collect luggage and resubmit. Can this be done in 2.5 hours?


    Yes, that should be just enough time if your flight from Seattle arrives on-time.


  • Do I have enough time?
    Jun 29, 2016
    I have a flight from PAP to JFK, and after that a second flight from JFK to MXP. I have 2 hours and 30 minutes to go from terminal 5 to terminal 4. The flights are on the same reservation... do I have enough time? Thanks!


    That should be just enough time. What airlines are you flying?


    I fly with Jet Blue from PAP to JFK, and with Emirates from JFK to MXP. I'm an European citizen


    Then yes, you should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Not enough time?
    Jun 30, 2016
    I'm going from Acc to MCO with a layover at JFK. I have checked luggage will be possible to get from terminal 4 to terminal 2 in 1 hour ten minutes? Do I need to recheck my luggage(check-in)? And if I can't make it, could there be another flight to Mco within the same day? I get to JFK at 4:50 and leave 6:00.


    And it's on the same reservation


    No, 70 minutes is not enough time for an International to domestic connection at JFK. Yes, you have to 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. That flight is the last Delta flight to Orlando of the evening. You'll have to plan on spending the night in New York.


    Will there be a recheck bags desk right outside of the us customs? Also can I go to the desk to book a flight for me to go the next morning if I miss my flight? And can I sleep in the airport?


  • Connecting flight between BWI and Prague
    Jun 28, 2016
    We would like to fly from BWI or Washington DC to Prague. Do we need to re-check our luggage at JFK? Is 1h 59m layover enough to move between terminals?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in JFK on your way to Prague.


  • jfk transfer
    Jun 27, 2016
    I will take a flight from China arriving Terminal 4 in JFK at 6pm . and the next flight is 9pm from JFK Terminal 2 to Washington DC. Both flights are in one ticket. Do you think I will have enough time to go thru immigration, customs, recheck bag, take a ride to T2 and go thru security at T2? Can I quickly re-check baggage once I get out of US customs? I wonder if I should take the shuttle ( jitney) bus from T4 to T2 or take the air train. Can you advice please? your help will be appreciated.


    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, there is a re-check desk right after customs that you can use if your bags are tagged through to DC. I would take the airtrain to T2 and go through security there. Note however, that it's possible your flight to DC may depart from T4, so check before you go.


    Thank you very much. Anyone knows how long it takes to go thru immigration , and security? I heard some bad story from people immigration line is long for visitors.


    At 6 PM it will probably take 60-90 minutes. Security will probably take about 20-30 minutes.


  • TLV to JFK to SFO connection in 3:45h
    Jun 27, 2016
    Hi all. I'm arriving from TLV t JFK on Jul 30 with Delta (T4) @5:15 am, departing to SFO @9:00am with JetBlue (T5). Need to claim baggage, go through immigration and move between the terminals. Is it doable? 10x!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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