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Greetings! I am booked at an American Airlines flight from Milan to JFK, arriving at 1:40pm on a Sunday. My connection is a Delta flight departing at 3pm. Looking for opinions on whether getting through customs, security, changing terminals, and getting to the gate would be possible in one hour and 20 minutes. I will only have carry on luggage. I'm thinking I just might be able to make this happen. Thanks for your comments!
With carry-ons only it is not completely impossible, but it's still very risky.
We have a flight from JFK to Belgrade, on Saturday, 17 September 7.30 pm (Air Serbia )and we were thinking of buying the flight from San Francisco the same day, Virgin America-it leaves at 7 am and should be on JFK at 3.30pm. Most probably we will have only carry-on bags-would this time be enough to get to our flight?Are Virgin America flights usually on time? Thanks in advance for your answer.
Yes, that should be enough time. Virgin America's on-time rating is average. All New York airports are subject to delays.
This is definitely enough time, as long as your Virgin flight isn't more than 2 hours late. You have time to check bags if need be. Virgin America generally has good on time statistics. Leaving at 7am, the chances of a severe delay are tiny. You should be fine.
Hello I am on a delta flight from Punta Cana to jfk tomorrow 8/25/2016 landing at 6:15 I am then booked on a connecting virgin flight from JFK to Heathrow at 7:00 (one ticket) will I have to collect my luggage & pass back through security ? This is only a smal time period so is there anyway of ensuring we catch this flight? Thanks
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. This connection is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE. Whoever booked this for you should not have done so.
I appreciate your reply Thankyou. this was booked through a tour operator and it states that 45 minutes is the minimum connection period time. If completely impossible what do you suggest we do or what are the recommendations ? This was all booked on one ticket so one would assume delta/virgin would know this connection was going to be tight, crazy!!
Your Tour Operator is completely incorrect. You need to contact them and they need to change it. You need at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours. They are responsible for this.
We are looking at flying from Barbados to jfk to then get our flights back to the uk. jetblue we know lands in terminal 7 and we fly from terminal 5 how long should we leave in-between our arriving flight and the outbound flight to the uk. We are guessing we would have to pick up our bags change terminals and then again check in our bags again? Thanks in advance.
You have your terminals reversed. JetBlue will arrive in Terminal 5 and a British Airways flight will depart from Terminal 7. You need at least 3 hours between flights, preferably a little more.
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I am a Singaporean and will be flying from Singapore to JFK on Singapore Airlines and from JFK to Boston on Jet Blue. (Both flights purchased separately) From the other comments I have read, it looks like I will have to clear immigration, collect luggage, take the airtrain to terminal 5 and then re-check in luggage with Jet Blue and clear security. Is this correct? If not, could you please advise. Thank you.
Yes, that is correct.
Thank you. One more quick question if you don't mind.
I'm supposed to arrive at 11.10am. Do you think it is too rush if I get the 1pm flight to Boston on Delta Airlines?
The alternative flight is to take the 2.59 flight with Jet blue...
I would take the 2:59 flight. I don't think you could get your bags to the counter in T5 by the bag check cutoff for the 1 PM flight.
I have a flight landing at Terminal 4 - JFK New York at 16.40 on 26 March 2017, via an Etihad flight and then want to book a JetBlue flight to Las Vegas at 19:05 departing from Terminal 5.
Will 2.5 hours be sufficient time to get from Terminal 4 to 5, taking immigration and baggage check-in into account.
Will 2.5 hours be enough time for me to collect my luggage at JFK and check in at Jet Blue counter.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do in JFK is claim your bags, take them with you on the AirTrain to T5, check them with JetBlue, and go through security. You should have enough time.
Thanks for the feedback, why would I pre-clear immigration in Abu Dhabi. Would I not be required to check-in at passport control in New York.
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi because they have a preclearance facility there and everybody on your flight will. This takes care of such procedures that you would normally have to do in JFK.
Flying in from DC on Delta at 7:20 and need to make a JFK flight to Bermuda at 8am. Carry on only. Any way this is humanly possible?
Yes, it's possible if the first flight is on-time. However, it is possible you will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 4. There is a shuttle that connects them inside security but it obviously takes time, making this connection very difficult.
I will be traveling from Morrocco into JFK, presentimg my permanent residence visa at customs... Do I get my luggage after customs then proceed to check in at Jetblue? Is Royal Moroccan Airlines far from Jet blue? Is 3 hours enough time to present my visa, get my luggage, check in at jetblue and make my flight?
Check in for your JetBlue flight online before you leave Morocco. You will arrive in Terminal 1, go through US Immigration (this is where your visa is processed), then claim your bags. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination, then you re-check your bags at the re-check desk, otherwise, you will take your bags with you to Terminal 5 where JetBlue departs on the AirTrain, check your bags with them if you haven't already, then go through security and to your departure gate. 3 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
What is the airtrain? Is jetblue far from the Intl. Terminal? Is the recheck desk close to customs? Thank you this is great information.
The re-check desk is just outside customs. The AirTrain is a train that runs between all the Terminals outside security. You arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 5. There is no Terminal 3, so you will stop at 2 and 4 on your way to 5 on the AirTrain.