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  • International flight connections
    Nov 22, 2015
    Arriving Air France/ Delta from CDG at 4:25 terminal 1. Need to get a connecting ticket on separate reservation for 1 of our travelers to ATL. How much time should I allow and will it be easier if we use Delta? Possibly one checked bag.


    ...and what will be process for ATL traveler if she has a bag? American citizen. Once through immigration and customs and rechecking her bag does she have to go through security again?


    Yes, if purchasing two separate tickets she will have to take her bag to the second airline and re-check it and go through security after clearing US Immigration and Customs. She needs 2.5 hrs minimum for a connection like this.


  • Enough time?
    Nov 22, 2015
    Hi I will be flying from Korea via Air Korea arriving at JFK at 7:30pm in terminal 1 and then have a connecting flight to BUF bufflao NY via delta airline at 9:05pm in terminal 4. Would there be enough time? Thanks!


    There is no "Air Korea". It is "Korean Airlines" You barely have enough time for your connection if your Korean flight is on-time. Pack some extra clothes because there's a very real chance you'll get stuck at JFK overnight.


  • Connection between JFK terminal 8 and 1
    Nov 21, 2015
    If I'm arriving to JFK termnial 8 at 10:10 am with Delta, or American Airlines, and have my flight from Terminal 1 at 11:55, will I be able to make it? Which airline is better to choose? Thank you, your advises are very valuable for me!


    If purchasing two separate reservations either is possible but somewhat risky. Delta and American are both about the same distance from Terminal 1 on the AirTrain.


  • ? Luggage Transfer
    Nov 19, 2015
    Arriving into JFK Terminal 4 @ 20.00hr from Boston with AirFrance and flying out from Terminal 4 @ 21.18 to Dublin with AirFrance. Is this enough time between Arriving and Departing JFK and is it possible to book luggage from Boston to Dublin with no luggage collection in JFK?


    Note that both flights will be operated by Delta. You will arrive in Terminal 2 or 4 and depart from Terminal 4. Delta operates a shuttle inside security between 2 and 4 if you need to change terminals. You will not have to claim your luggage at JFK.


  • JFK to SJO - American Airlines
    Nov 19, 2015
    I'm arriving at JFK T7 from LHR with British Airways at 11.05, I'm then traveling to SJO on American Airlines from T8 at 13:30. Is the 2.25 hours enough to clear customs (I have a travel VISA) and make it from T7 to T8 in time to catch my flight?


    I'm not checking any luggage, only have a carry-on backpack


    With carry-on only that should be enough time.


  • Air France International to Air France (delta) Domestic connection
    Nov 18, 2015
    Hi. I will be traveling with my 3.5 yr old daughter in December from Warsaw to Paris, Paris to JFK, JFK to Miami. I know I have to pickup baggage, go through Immigration/Customs and drop baggage off. My flight should land at 1:27pm at JFK in T4 and my flight to Miami departs 3:10pm (supposedly from T2). As I will be by myself with small child and another on the way. Entire flight purchased on the same ticket using the same airline Air France. Will 1:43 be enough to pick up the bags, go through Imigration/Customs/Drop off and eventually to T2? How far away is baggage pickup from Immigration/Customs? Are there any carts to use for the bags?


    Immigration, baggage claim, customs, and re-check are all in a sequence in roughly the same area. Yes, they have carts to use for your baggage in the international baggage claim. You should have just enough time assuming everything goes smoothly.


  • Immigration
    Nov 16, 2015
    Flying from Barbados to sanfrancisco I have an 11 hr layover. Will I di immigration at jfk?


    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to SFO you can re-check them at the re-check desk, otherwise you will bring them to the check in counter of your second airline, then re-check them, and go through security.


  • Need suggestion
    Nov 15, 2015
    I am flying from greensboro to India and have a connecting flight at jfk it is as I will land at jfk terminal 8 by American Airlines at 9:20am and my next flight is with China southern airlines at 10:44 am at terminal 4 will I be able to make in 1:20 mins I have checkin bag as well and I am on f1visa. Please I need experienced answers . Thanks.


    No, that is impossible. Since it appears you purchased two separate reservations it will not be possible for you to transfer your bags to to the China Southern Check-in desk in Terminal 4 before the cutoff. You will have to find an earlier flight to New York, possibly flying in the night before, or find another route to India.




  • traveling between Terminals 2 and 4 at JFK
    Nov 30, 2015
    Hi, I am looking at booking a flight from Frankfurt to Detroit with a layover of 1;55 minutes. Flight arrives at Terminal 4 and departs from Terminal 2. With all whats involved.....Immigration, Baggage Claim , Customs, rechecking baggage and then travel time with the Delta shuttle to terminal 2......is 1 hour and 55 minutes enough ?


    That should be just about enough time if everything goes smoothly. Also note that Delta JFK-DTW flights that begin with the number 4 depart from Terminal 4, not Terminal 2.


    Thank you so much for the quick response. My connecting flight number unfortunately starts with a 5!


    Then there's still a decent chance it could use Terminal 4.


    Just did it ( on 10th November). It is just about achievable. See my review on Trip Advisor. 'JFK, transfer T4 to T2'. I have provided a factual account of the procedure. It's a helluva hike from T4 to T2. No time to hang about. If you need more info my email is: davewk80@hotmail.com. Regards, DaveK


    Hi DaveK....thank you for the info! In the meantime, I have decided to bite the bullet and pay that extra 80€ for a direct flight from FRA to DTW!


  • Delta to Korean Connection
    Nov 14, 2015
    Hi, I'm arriving at 10:19 on 24NOV on Delta from Boston and departing for ICN on Korean at `12:00. Enough time for connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to take the AirTrain from your arrival Terminal (2 or 4) to Terminal 1 and go through security.


  • domestic to International flight
    Nov 13, 2015
    hi, my domestic flight with Delta from Rochester N.Y. to JFK airport T2 will arrive at 2:30PM and my international flight with KLM to Amsterdam T4 at 4:30 PM both ticket I booked it separate . I have two hours transfer could I catch my flight with two hours and how can I go through T2 to T4 or delta will help me ???


    Your flight from ROC will actually likely arrive in Terminal 4 as well, so you will likely have to just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If it does arrive in Terminal 2, Delta operates a shuttle bus inside security between Terminal 2 and 4. You should have plenty of time.


    thanks a lot.


  • Connecting two separate international flights in less than two hours?
    Nov 11, 2015
    I am about to book a ticket of "GGT 4:56pm to JFK 10:59pm on Apr 1, 2016" but also have a flight departing from JFK 00:50am on Apr 2. While this leaves me with less than two hours, I'd like to make sure if I can come thru the customs and baggage claim etc. at Terminal 8 and check back in at terminal 1 for the second flight, going thru customs and baggage check again. I'd appreciate any comment.


    That should be barely enough time - it's only possible because you're going through so late in the evening. You don't have to go through customs twice. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Delta Domestic to Air France International conection
    Nov 10, 2015
    Hi, My friend is arriving at Terminal 4 on Delta at 2:22pm and has a connection on a code share Air France flight in Terminal 1 to CDG for a 4:30pm departure. He's not sure what to do about his bags - should he pick them up in Terminal 4 and recheck them? Or does he send them through all the way to CDG from his original airport? He is Sky Priority, if that helps, and all of this is booked on the same reservation. Thanks so much in advance!


    His bags will be transferred for him. All he has to do is take the AirTrain from T4 to T1 and go through security. He has plenty of time.


  • layover time (outbound flight)
    Nov 10, 2015
    My parents will fly to FCO from ORD via JFK on Nov 14. ORD-JFK is with Delta arriving at 3:15PM (Terminal 4), JFK-FCO is with Alitalia leaving at 4:55PM (Terminal 1). The tickets were issued by Alitalia. Do you think 1h40 layover is enough time? I don't know this airport, is it easy/freindly to use as for directions to move around terminals? My parents are elder and they don't speak Engish. Thanks


    They will have to follow signs to the AirTrain, take it to Terminal 1, and then go through security. JFK is not a terribly easy to navigate airport but thousands of international travelers manage to use it every day without getting lost. They have enough time as long as their flight from Chicago is on-time.


    Nov 10, 2015
    I am italian, flying from Rome FCO to JFK with 1 checked baggage. I'll land in JFK at 14.45 T1, to then catch the 17.00 flight to SFO (2h15m layover). will this time be enough? do I have to claim baggage and check it it again? do I have to pass border security checks? Regards


    In JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If both flights are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to SFO, you will then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to Terminal 4 (if your flight to SFO is on Delta), then go through security. You should have enough time.


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