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  • Connecting international flight
    Jun 7, 2016
    Hi, First time traveling to JFK airport. Any info is appreciated. Flying in from LAX to JFK with a 42min layover for a connecting flight to Dublin. I will also have my 4yr old in tow. Will I have to recheck bags and what terminals do I need to go too? Thank you!


    I can't answer your question unless you post what airlines you are flying.


    LAX to JFK on Jet Blue JFK to Dublin on Aer Lingus


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5.


  • ORD-JFK-TLV with Delta
    Jun 7, 2016
    Im flying w/ Delta tonight from Chicago to Tel-Aviv via JFK. I do not have any checked baggage, only my carry-on. I land in JFK at 10:30p and take off at 11:55p. Do I need to go through security again? Do I have enough time? If I do need security - are there speccial lines for connecting passangers? Is there passport control for leaving the US? Any tips on what would help things go faster? Thanks, Roy


    You do not have to go through security and there is no passport control when leaving the US. You just show your passport to the gate agent when boarding your flight to Tel Aviv. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4. You have enough time.


  • Landing in T4 mtg daughter T8
    Jun 7, 2016
    Both my daughter and I are flying into JFK, although she lands in T8 and I land in T4, whats the best way to meet up with each other to travel to our hotel?


    You can meet in the baggage claim level of whoever is arriving later or if you're taking the airtrain, you could meet at the airtrain transfer station with the LIRR or Subway.


  • Switching terminals
    Jun 7, 2016
    I have a 10:30 PM flight out of JFK on Norwegian. From Terminal 1. I am going to purchase a flight from Rochester NY to JFK (probably Jet Blue) which comes in on a different terminal. No checked luggage. I will go through TSA in Rochester. Will I need to go through again JFK? If so, when should I try to arrive at JFK (Norwegian says they close the boarding 1 hour before flight time) A JetBlue is "scheduled" to arrive at 835. Cutting it too close?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in JFK. Norwegian doesn't close boarding an hour before the flight. 8:35 is possible but doesn't leave a lot of room to spare. JetBlue arrives in Terminal 5 and Norwegian departs from Terminal 1.


    Thanks for the help.


  • Intl to bermuda
    Jun 7, 2016
    Arriving via Caribbean airlines @Terminal 4 at 5.35am with 1 checked bag. Departing at Terminal 8 at 8.16am. Do I have time to collect bag and recheck? OR should I just nix the bag and walk with hand luggage only - if timing doesn't allow the baggage claim process


    I think you'd have enough time to deal with a checked bag. Of course not having a checked bag makes it easier.


    thanks much. hopefully it wont be risk if I check a bag as it's so early in the am.


  • Is the lay over time enough to catch my flight?
    Jun 6, 2016
    I am traveling on BA from LHR arrivung at JFK at 13.55. Do I have enough time to catch my AA flight at 17.05? What is the average time i can spend at immigration, baggage claim and customs? Thank you


    That should be plenty of time.


  • Quebec City to New York Connections
    Jun 6, 2016
    Hi, we are travelling business class on Australian passports from Quebec City to JFK on Delta, with a 2 hour layover in JFK connecting to a flight to LA and onto to Brisbane. Can we do pre clearance in Quebec City or do we have to do in JFK?


    Quebec City does not have preclarance. You will have to go through US Immigration and customs in JFK.


  • connections and time
    Jun 5, 2016
    I will arrive in NY Jet Blue June 14 from Charlestn at 12:41. I have a connecting flight Meridiana at 3:00 p.m. I will check my luggage. Is there enough time between flights? Where are the respective terminals? Thanks GDL


    You will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 1. Assuming you purchased two separate reservations, you will have to claim your bags from Terminal 5, take them on the AirTrain to Terminal 1, and re-check them with Meridiana and go through security. You have just enough time.


  • 1h 40min between terminal 4 & 2, will I have enough time?
    Jun 5, 2016
    I'll arrive from Copenhagen(DK) to JFK at terminal 4. Then I have to baggage claim and check-in to go to my connection flight at terminal 2. Can I get some help or do I have enough time to my connecting flight? (Tickets already bought with Delta/ Air France) About how long will the baggage claim and the check-in take?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you can just re-check your bags at the re-check desk right after clearing customs in T4, then go through security and take the shuttle to T2 or take the airtrain to T2 and go through security there. You have just enough time.


  • JFK to GIG
    Jun 4, 2016
    I am travelling on an American Airlines flight operated by British Airways arriving in JFK at 19:30 Saturday, Terminal 7 then having to transfer to American Airlines flight to GIG from Terminal 8 at 21:40. British Airways and American Airlines have an agreement so I don't have to check in again and luggage is supposed to be labelled for GIG, but I am told that I have to collect it and hand it over to customs without checking it in in Terminal 8. Airline says 2 hours is sufficient transfer time, is this correct? Has anyone heard of handing luggage over to customs and not a check in desk?


    Yes, in Terminal 7 you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AIrTrain to Terminal 8 and go through security. There is a desk right after customs specifically for this purpose.


  • Arriving from Iceland
    Jun 4, 2016
    I am arriving from Reykjavik at 19:00 and need to board my Delta flight to Syracuse at 21:10...is that time enough to get through security and change terminals and check in?


    Is your flight from Iceland on IcelandAir or Delta? Do you have checked bags?


    IcelandAir and yes i would have


    If you haven't bought this yet I wouldn't. If you already have it will be very very difficult.


    I booked the Delta flight to Syracuse but managed to cancel it for a full refund so if i try for the 22:55 JetBlue flight will that be better?


    Yes, that would be a much better idea.


  • Connecting via JFK
    Jun 7, 2016
    I'm flying in to JFK from LHR by AA at 18:05 in T8 and my flight to SFO departs at 20:00 from the same terminal. Will I have enough time for immigration, customs and baggage recheck?


    Yes, that should be just about enough time.


    Thanks Zap! This will involve two separate airlines/tickets. Does that make a big difference?


  • International to domestic connection
    Jun 3, 2016
    I will arrive from Brazil by AA at 06:20AM (T8) and I have to catch a flight from Delta at 11:00AM to Orlando (T2). How can I do to transit between the terminals? Where is the airtrain in both terminals?


    The airtrain runs outside security - it is a fairly long walk along covered walkways from the entrance to T2 but it is fairly close to T8. You should have enough time.


  • Transit Visa at JKF Terminal 4
    Jun 3, 2016
    I have a Guyanese passport, do I need a visa to transit in JFK Terminal 4


    Yes, you need a US Transit Visa.


  • domestic to international connection
    Jun 3, 2016
    I will arrive from San diego at 3:15 pm by delta airline , and I have to catch a flight from KLM to amesteram at 5:45 pm , I have only a carry on bag , should I go through TSA again , can I make it ?


    You will arrive in Terminal 2 or 4 and depart from Terminal 4. If you arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security to Terminal 4. You do not have to go through security. You have plenty of time.


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