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  • 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.


  • JFK Terminal 7 to Terminal 5 - is 2 hours 20 mins enough time (from UK
    Jun 29, 2016
    Hi We fly BA into JFK arrive at 12.10, would we make a Jetblue Terminal 5 connection at 14.33? Thank you (have a Visa which may slow us down a little)


    That will be very difficult, if not impossible.


    Thank you Zap, I'll book a hotel near JFK & take the flight the following morning


    Landing in JFK at 22:30 with a 22:50 connector, connector flight with JetBlue states they tend to run almost 30 mins late. Purchased the insurance for delays, so it looks like I'm landing in terminal 1 and leaving at terminal 5... Won't do check in and have preclearance. Think I'll make it? Sadly it's the latest flight out they have ;( Date will be July 12


    Kbfp, you won't make it. Zero chance.


  • adequate connection time?
    Jun 26, 2016
    I am considering frying Delta in early September from Mexico City to JFK, connecting to a Delta flight to Copenhagen. The layer-over between these two international flights is 1:47. Is that enough time to deplane, go through immigration (we are US citizens), pick up our checked luggage and go through customs, leave off our bags, and make it to our Copenhagen flight? I am skeptical, even though Delta offers this option.


    It's not impossible but it certainly leaves no time to spare.


  • Baggage Storage in different terminal
    Jun 26, 2016
    I'm flying into JFK on JetBlue at 12:15 in terminal 5. My connecting flight to London is on Norwegian Air at 23:00 from terminal 1. I'd like to store my bags and go into the city. There's baggage storage at Terminal 1, but my question is: when I travel from terminal 5 to terminal 1, will I have to go through security in terminal 1 to get to baggage storage?


    No - baggage storage is located outside security.


  • layover to moscow
    Jun 25, 2016
    I am landing at JFK from Chicago on JetBlue at 12:03, which I believe lands in Terminal 5. I then have to catch a flight at 2:20 with Aeroflot in terminal 1. Do I need to grab my bags? Do I needs to security again? IS this enough layover time, almost 2 1/2 hrs?


    If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags in T5, take them with you on the AirTrain to T1, and re-check them and go through security. If your flight from Chicago is on-time you should have just enough time.


  • Connection Delta/Air France at JFK
    Jun 25, 2016
    Hello I'm gonna fly on a Delta flight from Quebec City (Canada) to JFK, arriving at T4 and then I have a connection to Paris CDG on an Air France flight (departing T1). Do I need to recheck my bags at the Delta re-check counter at T4 or do I need to recheck my bag at an Air France desk at T1? (these flights are on the same booking). Thank you


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk in T4, then take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security.


  • Tight connection options
    Jun 25, 2016
    I'm arriving from Belgrade (international) at 5:25pm. Then, leaving American Airlines flight at 6:59pm. (Domestic) I have two separate itineraries.l, so will need to pick up checked bag. What are my options? Can I possibly request to check bag all the way through? Is this enough time? Should I purchase flight departing at 7:25 with delta instead, if that would help with time?


    No, you will not have your bags checked through. Neither connection is sufficient. You realistically need at least 3 hours. If there are no later flights prepare to spend the night in New York.


    The flight was delayed 2 hours so I will not make it. Can I request reimbursement or a voucher from either airline? I purchased a 9:30 flight in the meantime.


    No, when you purchase two separate itineraries it is at your own risk.


  • transfer from jetblue to terminal 1
    Jun 23, 2016
    I will be doing a trip in october. Hope to take jetblue from D.C. to JFK and then to Italy. Have to go from terminal 5 to terminal 1. What is the quickest way to go between these terminals and what is the approximate time needed. Thanks so much


    The only way between them is the AirTrain. I recommend at least 2.5 hours for this transfer.


  • Short Flight Turn Around
    Jun 23, 2016
    I am a non-US citizen, flying from Amsterdam to JFK terminal 4. I am arriving to JFK at 1920; then I have a domestic flight for Rochester at 2055, from terminal 4, both flights are KLM. Will I have to go through immigration and Customs at JFK? Is 1 hour and 35 minutes going to be enough time? Thanks in advance.


    Yes, you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. Your flight to Rochester will be operated by Delta Connection. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Domestic flight to International
    Jun 22, 2016
    Im landing in JFK at 18:20 from chicago and getting on a plane for london at 20:30. So ive got just over two hours to make it. Its in the same terminal (Terminal 4). Its run by virgin but Delta is flying it. Will I have to go through security and customs? Or can I just jump straight into the same terminal? I also only have carry on baggage


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


    Fantastic news! Its sounds like common sense but Its gonna be my first time connecting and I had to pick JFk for doing that didnt I. Thank you!


    Jun 22, 2016
    Flying from AUH, arriving in JFK Terminal 4 going to Seattle via Jet Blue in Terminal 5 with 2H 30min lay over. Is this enough time considering security checks and do we have to take our checked luggage and rechecked again in terminal %?


    IF both tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be checked through to Seattle and all you have to do is take the AirTrain to T5 and go through security. If you have two separate reservations then you will have to claim your bags and re-check them with JetBlue in T5. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. Either way you should have enough time.


  • I need answers
    Jun 22, 2016
    I am flying in from San Diego to JFK on Delta operated by KlM then transferring to Altallia operated by KLM I am pretty sure I will be landing in terminal 4 and leaving out of Term 4 no checked bags is 75 minutes enough time to make my connecting flight? Do I have to go through security again?


    Where are you flying to out of JFK? Your first flight will be operated by Delta.


    I am flying to Rome I am pretty sure out of terminal 1


    Yes, so then you will take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1 and go through security. You have enough time if your flight from San Diego is on-time.


  • Traveling home w delayed flight
    Jun 25, 2016
    Flying home on Delta flight from Dublin and the flight was delayed an hour. Land at 2:32 pm in terminal 4 and my next delta flight departs at 3:55 in terminal 2 of JFK. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. You will still pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do is take the Jitney bus to T2 and go to your departure gate.


    My niece is landing at JFK and her flight was late out of Europe. Coming to T4 and has connection out of T2 - I know they have to clear customs - they have carryon only. There is a recheck security point after customs correct? But is the bus or train from T4 to t2 inside security? Thx. They are flying non rev. Right connection time due to late flight out I Spain.


  • Is 2hr 20 min enough time to make inter flt arv/dep term 8 ?
    Jun 21, 2016
    Hi. Arriving at 18:10 on AA from Clt. Departing at 20:30 on Alitalia to Milan. Is that going to work ?


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. However, note that Alitalia flights depart from Terminal 1, not Terminal 8. You will have to transfer any checked bags between terminals yourself.


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