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  • Baggage Assistance
    Jan 4, 2016
    My Colleague is flying into JFK T4 from London and will be catching a connecting flight to Jacksonville. She will have quite a few bags with her and will need assistance. What is the best way to go about getting baggage assistance? Thanks


    There is no baggage assistance in the International baggage claim. However, there are free carts to use to carry your bags through customs with.


  • JFK Jitney
    Jan 3, 2015
    How often does the jitney between DL T2 and T4 run? and how long would each ride take?


    It runs almost constantly, the trip takes 10-15 minutes.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 with Customs
    Jan 3, 2015
    We arrive JFK Terminal 1 on Alitalia 6:55pm and must transit to Terminal 4 for an 8:30pm Delta flight. Do we have enough time to get through customs if we are registered with GOES and have nothing to declare? Thanks!


    Yes, you still have to go through Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. You barely have enough time.


    Thx! We plan on hand carry for our connecting flight so it sounds doable. Appreciate the help!


  • ATL to JFK on Delta - JFK to LGW on Norweigan
    Jan 4, 2016
    Flight from ATL to JFK via Delta arrive at 8:14 pm. JFK to LGW via Norweigan departs at 10:30pm. Will I have enough time to retrieve luggage and make my international flight?


    It's just enough time if your Delta flight is on-time.


    Thank you for your help. I opted to get an earlier flight just in case there is a delay event. Sounds like that is likely from reading this blog. Happy New Year.


  • Is 2 and half hours enough time for a connecting flight?
    Jan 2, 2015
    Coming into JFK from Tel Aviv at 550 AM. There isan 8:30 AM flight to Denver. Is that enough time for customs and to get to the Delta terminal on time?


    flight entering JFK is on El Al


    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Customs and check in to another flight
    Jan 2, 2015
    I am on a non-stop flight from Milan to JFK on June 22nd. Arrival time is 7pm. I have to catch a Jetblue flight to denver at 8:38pm. I know it is a gamble. But will 60-75mins be enough time to clear customs and re-check in/clear security.


    On two separate tickets with checked baggage that will be very difficult if not impossible.


  • Is one hour enough for this connection? Please help
    Jan 1, 2015
    Hello, I have a flight from DCA to SFO with a layover at JFK for 60 min (DELTA). I won't have any checked luggage. Is this enough time? I may have to change from T2 to T4? Flight arrives at JFK around 7:15 AM.


    That is enough time if your first flight is on-time. Both flights will likely be in Terminal 4.


  • ccs-jfk-lhr
    Jan 1, 2015
    hello I have a connection flight from CCS(SVMI) to JFK with american airlines, i will arrive in T8, after that i have a fligth to london heathrow with the same airline, I arrive 6:05 PM and the flight to london is at 9:25 pm in the same T8..Do I have enough time fot the connection? 2. Do i have to claim my bags and re check outside in the counter? thanks.


    You should have enough time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • 3 hour layover
    Jan 1, 2015
    Hello, I have a 4 hpur connecting inJFK from Madrid Spain. Final destination is Toronto. I checked my bags in Madrid, do I have to pick them up at JFK on the way to the terminal for my Toronto connecting flight? Also do I have to go through customs at JFK?


    Yes in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags, go to your departure terminal and through security. You have plenty of time.


  • HTR-JFK-SCL Oneworld, int´l arrival Terminal 7 connecting to 8
    Dec 31, 2015
    Hi, I have a HTR-JFK ticket with British Airways that arrives at 5:20 pm at Terminal 7. My connecting flight is with LAN (also Oneworld) leaving at 8:00 pm from terminal 8. Is 2 hrs. and 40 mins. enough time to connect?


    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • will i get my discount
    Dec 31, 2015
    Hi, I'm travelling from Jamaica to New york JFK then a connecting flight to London Heathrow will I be able to go to the duty free in New York even though it is a connecting flight ?


    Yes you will. You will go through US Immigration and customs after you arrive from Jamaica.


    Dec 30, 2015
    Hello, I am traveling from ATL to JFK on Delta arriving at Terminal 4 and JFK to CDG departing from Terminal 1. How do I go from 4 to 1 and do I have to go through security again and how much time is needed to do everything that needs to be done and arrive at my departing gate at Terminal 1 without rushing??? And what about the checked baggage?? All help would be appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!!


    You need to take the airtrain to terminal 1 and go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags.


    How much time do I need for security and going from terminal 4 to 1???


    I'd want at least an hour for this connection.


  • Terminals??? CLE - JFK - Paris (CDG)
    Dec 30, 2015
    Hi everyone. I'm travelling from Cleveland (CLE) to Paris (CDG) through NYC (JFK). Booked through Delta, but flight to Paris is operated by AirFrance. What is the terminal I should arrive at and wherefrom do I take off to Paris? #4 and #1??? Do I have to collect and check-in my luggage again? Than you!


    You will arrive in Terminal 4, take the Airtrain to terminal 1, and go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags.


    Thanks! I've never been at JFK. How do I find the Airtrain and is it free-of-charge? Does it specify the route to Terminal 1?


    It is free between terminals. There are many signs. It will say which one to get on to go to terminal 1.


    Thank you! Gooled it. I will use the yellow (Airline Terminals Train) line.


  • connetion flight transfering baggage at the same terminal
    Dec 28, 2015
    arriving at Terminal 4 and depart at the same terminal 4 at delta airlaine going to narita tokyo japan and we have 50 mitutes connetion flight do we have time to transfer our baggage in just 50 minutes or the airline will do that for us?


    If both flights are on Delta and your first flight is domestic that is enough time. You won't have to do anything with your baggage and just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If that is not correct, where are you flying from and what airline are you on?


    yes its a domestic flight we are coming from BWI/WASNINGTON DC to JFK arrive in termianl 4 and depart at the same terminal 4 then going to Narita/tokyo japan to the Philippines...they are all on delta flights,,,


    Yes, then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Exiting airport between connections
    Dec 27, 2015
    I'm arriving from San Juan Puerto Rico T4 and flying to Abu Dhabi from T5 Etihad Airways all the way.. with a 3 hour wait... Can I step out between connections to meet friends at the airport? Thanks!


    I think you have your terminals reversed. If you are flying JetBlue from Puerto Rico you will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 4. Anyway, yes, you can meet your friends when you transit between terminals because you will have to exit the secure area anyway.


    Thanks Zap..this helps..any idea where i would clear outward immigration. ..San Juan or JFK.. I'm not a US citizen...


    There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You will go through the immigration of your final destination when you reach it. You will just show your passport to the airline agent when boarding your flight to Abu Dhabi in JFK.


    Great. .thank you!


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