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  • Connection from Providenciales to London
    Apr 7, 2016
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    We fly in from Providenciales airport to JFK (JetBlue flight) at 6.17pm on a Wednesdayand then fly out with Virgin Atlantic to London at 22.30pm that same night. They are separate reservations and we have checked baggage. We are from the UK. Do you think this will be enough time to make our flight to London?

     

    4+ hours should be plenty of time.

     

  • Customs
    Apr 7, 2016
    2
    My son is flying from Sydney to Dubai to JFK. He then needs to get a connecting flight to Boston. He is arriving at JFK on a Monday at 9:35 AM. How long will it take to go through customs and do you think he would have enough time to catch an 11:30 AM flight to Boston?

     

    What airlines? Otherwise nobody can answer your question.

     

    Since only Emirates flies Dubai-JFK I will assume he is on Emirates. I recommend at least 3 hours for his connection. So no, I do not recommend an 11:30 flight to Boston.

     

  • Connect from American to British Airways
    Apr 7, 2016
    2
    I am looking at connecting from an American Airlines flight from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, to a British Airways flight to London. I will have two separate reservations and I will have checked baggage. What minimum connection time at JFK would you recommend?

     

    Since you'll probably have to pick up your bags at T8 and then recheck them at T7, I'd say 3 hours is safe. You won't need to clear customs when you land from St. Thomas, which is good.

     

    Won't American be able to through check the bags from STT to LHR bearing in mind both are in One World ?

     

  • Domestic to internstional Flight
    Apr 6, 2016
    2
    I will arrive with Delta 3864 at JFK 20:12 in a domestic flight and would like to leave with Lufthansa LH 405 at 21:55. (I) is this enough time ? (II) How do I come from one gate to the other ? (III) Can I ask at the Delta check in, that they route my luggage directly through to the final arrival airport in FFM ?

     

    If you bought two separate reservations, Delta will not check your bags through to Lufthansa. You will have to claim your bags, take the airtrain from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1, re-check them with Lufthansa and go through security. I think you barely have enough time to do that if everything goes perfectly. I personally wouldn't try it.

     

    Many thanks, feedbavk is very much appreciated

     

  • Time for Terminal Change
    Apr 6, 2016
    1
    I arrive ex JHB on flight SAA 203 at 06:40 trminal 4 and leave for Toronto on flight AA4200 at 09:25 at terminal 8. Is this okay?

     

    That should be just about enough time.

     

  • MXP (Milan) - JFK (New York) - MCO (Orlando)
    Apr 6, 2016
    1
    I'm scheduled to arrive in JFK, New York from MXP, Milan at 19:00 EST on a Friday night on Emirates at Terminal 4. My connecting flight leaves from the JetBlue Terminal 5 at 21:50 EST. This happens to be the last flight to Orlando for the day. These are different reservations, not under the same itinerary. I also have to go through customs and immigration as I am on a work visa in the USA. So, I will have to collect my baggage from T4, go to T5, Check in the luggage, go through security check. Considering all the above, is this enough time ?

     

    It's enough time if the flight from Milan is on-time.

     

  • T4 to T8 in JFK
    Apr 7, 2016
    2
    I will travel fom Dubai to JFK T4. on April 08 and depart through T8 to Toronto after about 2 hrs. My firtst question; Did I need transit visa? My other question did I need to collect my baggage and chech in for the other flight (my both tickets are linked in same booking)

     

    If your citizenship requires a visa to visit the USA, you need a transit visa to transit the USA. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US CUstoms, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to your departure terminal, then go through security. You barely have enough time.

     

    If you are not a US citizen or eligible to get a visa through the Visa Waiver Program, 2 hours will probably not be enough. T4 has the largest volume of international arrivals at JFK and the line for non-citizens is generally long and slow-moving. Don't risk it, especially with rechecked bags.

     

  • an hr layover enough time?
    Apr 9, 2016
    5
    I'm planning on flying on Delta from BWI to JFK to NCE...with only an hr layover. Is that enough time to make it from one terminal to another? And if it's different terminals, do I go through security again?

     

    You shouldn't have to change terminals, both flights will be in Terminal 4. If for some reason you do have to change terminals, Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between Terminal 2 and 4. You should have enough time.

     

    We will be reaching at terminal 4 by west jet at 17.10 Will be leaving for doha-mumbai by qatar airways at 22.00 We are senior citizens with maximum luggage. Will 4 and half hours be enough for our transfer from T4 to T8 and what will be the mode of transfer and how do we avail it?

     

    Shakun, that should be enough time. All terminals are connected outside security by the AirTrain.

     

    How easy is it to get the inter terminal train to move from T4 toT8? What will the ticket cost? Is it possible to take my luggage trolly in the train as I will be carrying heavy luggage with me? Will I get sufficient time to board and alight from the train with heavy luggage. I am 65 yr old lady. Does the air port provide some assistance in my transfer as I have only 4 hr.from flight to flight.

     

    How easy is it to get the inter terminal train to move from T4 toT8? What will the ticket cost? Is it possible to take my luggage trolly in the train as I will be carrying heavy luggage with me? Will I get sufficient time to board and alight from the train with heavy luggage. I am 65 yr old lady. Does the air port provide some assistance in my transfer as I have only 4 hr.from flight to flight.

     

  • Transfer at jfk
    Apr 6, 2016
    3
    Hello , fly TAM Linhas Aereas from Toronto to JFK terminal 8 arrive 17:45 need to be at terminal 5 to catch hawaiian air leaving at 8:18 pm will have a checked bag. is this enough time

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Sorry ZAP , that should have read , catch JetBlue flight to Las vegas at 8:18 pm not Hawaiian.

     

    Same instructions then. Both in Hawaiian and JetBlue use T5.

     

  • moscow-jfk-seattle
    Apr 6, 2016
    3
    we are having 3hours and 10minutes from landing to jfk to catching the plane to seattle. how many percent is it that we won't fit in the time? it will be a peak time, june 3rd

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation and the flight from Moscow is on-time, that should definitely be enough time.

     

    It is not on the same reservation..we are going to seattle and then to juneau(alaska), so it is two more flights we are risking. Thats why im so scared

     

    In that case it's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connecting flights
    Apr 5, 2016
    1
    Hi coming to ewk from London staying few days then flying to Pearson airport from jfk returning to jfk to get connecting flight to London how much time should I allow for connecting flights what documents do I need and route through customs trip is last week in August

     

    What country are you a citizen of? I recommend 3 hours between flights.

     

  • ZRH - JFK -RDU Swiss and AA 2 Hours connection
    Apr 5, 2016
    1
    Flying fron Zurich to Raleigh-Durham via JFK. Swiss flight arrives in Termonal 4 and AA flight departs from terminal 8. 2 Hours layover time Not the same ticket so need to pick up luggage and check it in again. Is it doable? With or without luggage? Thanks!

     

    Without luggage that's barely possible if you check in for your AA flight before you leave Zurich. With checked luggage, no that's not possible.

     

  • 2 hour connection
    Apr 5, 2016
    2
    Hi, We are flying into jfk terminal 8 from South Africa in July. I want to book a Delta connection and i just want to know if 2 hours is enough time?

     

    No flights from South Africa arrive in Terminal 8. What airline are you flying? 2 hours is not enough time for an international to domestic connection on two separate itineraries.

     

    We are flying Qatar Airways so technically coming in from Doha. I booked the later connection. Thank you for your help.

     

  • 2 hours to connect between terminal 5 and 4.
    Apr 5, 2016
    2
    I have 2 hours to connect from a domestic flight (SFO->JFK) at terminal 5 to an international flight (JFK->JNB) at terminal 4. What's the best/fastest way to get from one to another and will I have to go through security again? Thank you in advance!

     

    The only way between terminals is the AirTrain and yes, you will have to go through security again. If everything is on the same reservation you should have enough time.

     

    Yes, all on the same ticket. Thank you so much for the help. Much appreciated!

     

  • is this enough time
    Apr 5, 2016
    3
    hi I am traveling with a kid arriving and will arrive at terminal 1 and have an hour and 50 minutes to make a connection at terminal 4. I've never flown through jfk, so I have no idea if this is enough time or not. Originally was supposed to have 4 hours, but the airline changed the time after booking, so I am hoping I can still make it

     

    Where are you flying from and to? What airlines are you flying? Is everything on the same reservation or are the two flights on separate reservations? I can't answer your question without that info.

     

    sorry, arriving on sun country from mpls, and connecting to Norwegian Airlines heading to Copenhagen. Booked it online through a travel agency so on the same reservation. I have to recheck the luggage, because they will not be transferred, but I have no idea if I have to go through security again or not, which is making me a little nervous about making the connection

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 4, not Terminal 1. You will depart from Terminal 1. You will have to claim your bags, take the AirTrain to Terminal 1, re-check your bags, and go through security. I really don't think you have enough time to do that unless everything goes perfectly. You can get a refund from the airline that changed your flight.

     

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