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My flight lands at JFK with Caribbean at 5:35am. I have a connecting flight with american which leaves at 7:30am. would i be able to connect in time? I have no bags except hand luggage. What are the steps to connect at JFK?
With no checked baggage that is barely enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration and Customs, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8, get your AA boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.
I'm flying on Delta from IAD (washington dc) and I have a layover of 50 min in JFK. Do I have enough time to catch my connecting flight to Mexico City?
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from IAD is on-time. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are operated by Delta.
Arriving on Qatar Airline and connecting to MSP on a separate reservation with American Airline. Do I need to transfer to another terminal?
No, both flights will be in Terminal 8. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then go up to the departure level, re-check your bags with American and go through security.
You will not go through Immigration in Atlanta. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. If you have checked bags you will have to claim them from Delta, re-check them with Etihad, and go through security.
But 2hours and 30 min is sufficient time to collect bags and go to etihad counter and check in?
That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm planning to fly into JFK from SFO at 8:15am on United (terminal 7) and need to catch a 10:40am South African Airlines flight from Terminal 4. Is the Air Train the best option for transfer and is this enough time?
United doesn't fly to JFK anymore, so no, you can't be planning that.
Thanks for that heads up! I looked closer at the reservation and the flight was into Newark! I checked NY area flights. Well anyway, I'm looking for the amount of time I need between flights. Thanks!
Well, if you fly to JFK on two separate reservations you need 2-3 hours. If you fly to Newark you realistically have to either arrive on a very early redeye (before 6 AM) or arrive the night before.
I am taking an Emirates EK 201 from Dubai to JFK r terminal 4 eaching at 14.15 hrs on 12th Oct & then have another flight to Port of Spain - Carribean Airlines BW 525 DEP 17.05 on same day . so having 2.50 hrs for immigration, baggage , customs & check in . is it enough ?
That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.
On my return from Italy to Cleveland I have a 2 hour layover at JFK. 1) is that enough time to get through customs and to my flight (which happens to be the last flight to CLE of the day) and 2) do I have to get my checked luggage before going on to the CLE flight?

Yes, you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs at JFK. What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations?
Alitalia for the full reservation (codeshare with Delta)
Then yes, that should be just enough time.
Thanks ZAP
Hello. I fly from SFO and arrive at Terminal 1. I have 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 to catch a flight to CDG. Is there anything I should know about making the connection between terminals? It sounds like the AirTrain is the best option. Thank you!
No flights from SFO to JFK arrive in Terminal 1. What airlines are you flying? If both flights are on Delta they will both be in Terminal 4.
Oops. Typed that incorrectly. I arrive into JFK Terminal 4 on a Delta flight. Connect to a Delta/Air France flight out of Terminal 1 for CDG. Is the AirTrain the best option? I'm assuming when I check in at SFO, I'll be ticketed through to my final destination. Thanks again.
Yes, the AirTrain is your only option. Yes, all you have to do in JFK is take the AirTrain to T1 and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks, ZAP!
Tomorrow I'll arrive from Italy with a Delta flight to T4 then I have a connection flight that leaves from T2 (gate C64) which is the best way to reach the T2? Can I re-enter to the T4 and take the connecting T4-T2 bus? Or I must exit from T4 and enter to T2 ?
You can do either (go through security in T4 and take the bus or take the AirTrain to T2 and go through security there). Personally I'd probably take the AirTrain.
Hello. I am leaving Moscow on Finnair (connection in Helsinki) and arriving in JFK terminal 8 at 3:55 pm. Do i have enough time to clear customs and immigration (I am an american citizen) and get to Jetblue at T5 before 6:54 PM?
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.