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  • Transporting luggage between terminals on separate flight tickets
    Jan 28, 2017
    Flying jetblue BUFFALO to JFK and then on to london, heathrow thru British airways (separate ticket)- do I need to transport my own checked bags between terminals, and if so, how much time is needed? Thanks!


    Yes, you will have to take your bags yourself from Terminal 5 to Terminal 7 and re-check them with British Airways. You'll want at least 2.5 hours.


  • Connection Time
    Jan 27, 2017
    Hi, I am flying into JFK from Ecuador on Latam air, then on to Shannon, Ireland via Aer Lingus. We 2 hours 5 minutes from arrival to departure. Will we be able to get thru customs and checked in for Aer Lingus at least 60 minutes prior to departure? I.E., through customs and to the Aer Lingus check in in an hour?


    I really doubt it.


  • time between flights
    Jan 27, 2017
    Is 2 hours and 30 mins enough time from terminal 8(AA) to terminal 4(Air Serbia),one reservation


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • JFK to China
    Jan 27, 2017
    On a Saturday flying into JFK on Jet Blue flight landing at 10:52pm to then fly out with China Airways at 1:35am. We have checked luggage. Are we going to make it?


    There is no such airline as "China Airways". Are you flying China Airlines or Air China? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    It's China Airlines and it's two separate reservations, i.e. the Jet Blue leg and the China Airlines leg are two separate reservations. We are doing this is June incidentally.


    That should be enough time. Since it's two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from JetBlue in T5 and take them to Terminal 4 with you on the AirTrain to re-check with China Airlines.


    Thank you so much. Feeling very relieved :)


  • Delta to AirFrance
    Jan 26, 2017
    Is an hour and 20 minutes enough time for a connection on Delta from Salt Lake to AirFrance to Paris? Two tickets but partner airlines.


    If the flight to Paris is operated by Air France you will have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security. It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Heathrow to Richmond VA via JFK
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi, I'd be arriving at JFK on Delta flight DL1 at 1330 and departing on Delta flight DL4136 from JFK at 1455 meaning I have 1hr 25mins to make the connection. Is this enough time? Would I have to clear customs and would I have to re-check my bag back in? I believe both flights are from terminal 4? Thanks, Tom


    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. 85 minutes is really pushing it and is far less than I recommend.


    Thanks Zap, the Delta helpdesk are telling me that they would handle the bags being transferred between flights and that I'd just have to get myself through customs. Is this incorrect?


    Yes and no, YOU have to claim the bags to bring them through customs, but you can drop them off right after, so technically, THEY are actually transferring them between flights by way of you at the International baggage claim.


    Hi Tom, I have a similar issue flying Heathrow to Chicago via JFK with 95 min connection time. How did your connection work out? Thanks for any help you can give!


  • New Orleans to JFK to Heathrow
    Jan 25, 2017
    Hi, fly into JFK on Jet blue flight landing at 9:19pm fly out to Heathrow with BA at 11:10. We have checked bags, are we going to make it? Thanks


    With checked bags it will be very difficult for you to get them to the BA check-in desk in Terminal 7 before the bag check cutoff. But it's not impossible if everything goes perfectly.


  • Enough time
    Jan 23, 2017
    Is 45 mins enough time to go from a domestic terminal (coming from CLT) to Terminal 4?


    there is no "domestic terminal" at JFK. What airlines are you flying? Do you have checked bags?


  • Is 2 hrs enough for connection of two separate tickets
    Jan 23, 2017
    Hello, I plan to arrive in JFK at 12:50 with flight SN501 from BRU and then connect flight DL to DCA at 15:00. They are two separate tickets. Would that leave enough time to clear customs and make the next flight? I have Global entry and have carry-on only.


    With global entry and only carry-ons, that should be enough time. Check in for your flight to DCA online before leaving Brussels.


    Thank you very much!


  • Seperate tickets Turkish airlines to Jetblue in JFK
    Jan 23, 2017
    I am flying in from Istanbul and switching to a jetblue ticket. I will need to re-check my bags. How much time do I need to allow in JFK.


    At least 3 hours.


  • 1h30 mins enough to clear immigration and board next flight?
    Jan 23, 2017
    Hi, planning to arrive in JFK at 13:30 with flight DL419 from MXP and then board flight DL429 to SDQ at 15:00. Would that leave enough time to clear customs and make the next flight? Will I need to pick up luggage and recheck them in like in MIA or is there a transfer service and checked luggage goes through? Thank You for your help.


    Yes, you will 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. You have just enough time if your flight from Milan is on-time.




  • Do I have enough time
    Jan 21, 2017
    In august we're flying from Manchester UK (Delta) into JFK Terminal 4. We have booked a separate ongoing flight (AA) from JFK TO CHARLOTTE NC. We had allowed 5 hours between the 2 separate flights to clear immigration, collect checked luggage, change from Terminal 4 to Terminal 8 and check in for our 2nd separate flight to Charlotte. The flights have been changed, and now we only have 2 hours. Will that be enough time. We're worried that we'll have to pay to change our 2nd flight to Charlotte, through no fault of our own, because the 2 flights were booked separately.


    No, 2 hours is not enough time. Reject the schedule change on the flight that changed and get a refund or alternate routing.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 & changing Airlines
    Jan 24, 2017
    What is the process for flying domestic into Terminal 2 (Delta) and then changing airlines to fly international from Terminal 3 (Aeroflot)? Same question regarding the return flight. Flying international into Terminal 3 (Aeroflot) and transferring to Terminal 2 (Delta) for a domestic flight How much time should I allow in between flights on each trip?


    Correction on terminals Delta is Terminal 4 and Aeroflot is Terminal 1


    On your way to Russia 90 minutes is acceptable. You just have to take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security. On the return you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to T4 and go through security.




    We booked the domestic flight separate from the Russia flight. So I am assuming we will have to pick up our luggage at Baggage Claim and then go to T1 to check in for the international flight to Russia. Correct?


    That is correct, which means I'd want 3 hours.


    What about on the return flight? After going through Customs and Immigration, are you able to recheck your bags a the re-check desk even if you are now on a different airlines?


    No, you can't. You'll have to take it to your departure terminal with you and re-check it there.


    How much time due you recommend between flights in the return leg of this trip in order to get through customs and then recheck our luggage at the different Terminal?


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 1
    Jan 21, 2017
    We're flying into Terminal 4 on Delta on a Thursday--arriving at 5:30 p.m. Our flight to Italy is on Alitalia leaving from Terminal 1 at 8:30 p.m.. Is that enough time to make the connection? What ground transport should we use to move between terminals? Thanks.


    If your first flight is domestic that is plenty of time. The only way between Terminals is the AirTrain, which runs outside security.


    Yes, LAX to JFK. Thanks for the information.


  • Have I got time
    Jan 22, 2017
    Due to flight schedule changes - Arrival at JFK from Montego Bay gives me 1 hour layover before a flight to London Heathrow. Both arrival and departure are with DELTA at Terminal 4. Would this be enough time? Many thanks.


    Realistically no, call Delta to reject the schedule change and request a connection over a different hub (such as ATL) or a later flight to London.


    thank you for your advice. they have now put us on a flight from jfk to lhr which gives us 1hr 30min layover. is this acceptable ? arrival from mbj and departure to lhr are from terminal 4..would we have to go through customs collect bags and then security again?


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