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  • Connecting between SA Airways and Delta
    Apr 6, 2016
    I arrive SA Airways from Jburg to JFK at 6:40 am. Can I make a Delta flight 2 hours later? other option is to transfer to LGA. I'm flying Biz Class on SA airways and have GOES fast passport check. It is the luggage I'm concnered about


    On two separate itineraries I think that would be impossible.


    What terminal does your Delta flight depart from? If it's T4, you'll probably make your connection with Global Entry (presumably that's what you mean by GOES fast passport check). If it's T2, it'll be a harder connection but still doable because Delta has an airside shuttle from T4 to T2, meaning you won't need to leave security. MAKE SURE ONCE YOUR PASS CUSTOMS AT JFK, DO NOT LEAVE SECURITY! Follow signs to return to gates and then get on the shuttle: The T4 shuttle stops are located at B18 and B54 (NEW). The T2 shuttle stop is located at C60. Good luck!


  • Qatar to Delta
    Mar 26, 2016
    Hello, I'm just doing some research before booking my tickets. I would be arriving on a Qatar Airways flight from DOH-JFK at 9:15am which if I'm correct arrives in T8. I would then catch a Delta flight to Toronto YYZ at 3:45pm. The QR flight and DL flight will not on the same reservation as they will be booked separately. My questions are: What terminal would the Delta flight be out of? Is it T4? Am I correct in thinking that 6.5 hours is sufficient for me to clear US Immigration, pick up my luggage from my QR flight, switch terminals, check in again at DL counters, go through T4 security etc? How would I transfer from T8 to T4? After grabbing my bag, exit the terminal and catch the AirTrain to T4? Thank you in advance for answering my questions.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Yes, your flight to Toronto will likely depart from Terminal 4. Yes, you will have to take your bags with you on the AirTrain to re-check them with Delta in T4.


    Thank you ZAP. I will be flying Business Class with QR, when I'm re-checking with Delta they are going to charge me for baggage fees because it's a separate ticket. Is there anything that would get me past the fees considering that I flew in business class on a long haul international flight just a few hours prior? Thank you.


    No, the fact that you gave a completely different airline more money on a completely separate ticket will not get you out of paying bag fees on Delta.


  • American to Etihad
    Mar 25, 2016
    I'm flying on December 10th arriving on American Airlines 4196 from RDU and need to connect to Etihad 102 to AUH. The inbound is scheduled to arrive at 11:58 AM and the outbound departs at 2:30 PM. I think I will have to change terminals from 8 to 4, will this be enough time? Will my bags be checked through?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be checked through. If not you will have to claim them and take them to T4 to re-check. You will have to go through security again when you get to T4. You should have enough time as long as the flight from RDU is on-time.


  • Montreal to San Juan
    Mar 25, 2016
    I will be flying on April 29: Montreal to JFK to San Juan on Delta. I'm I right to say I will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal, will not need to pick-up my checked bag and will only need to proceed to departure gate (both in same terminal?) ? I'll have 1h45m between flights).


    Yes, you won't have to do anything with your bags at JFK. You will arrive in Terminal 4. Some flights to SJU depart from Terminal 4 while some depart from Terminal 2. if your flight departs from Terminal 2 you just have to take a shuttle bus inside security there. You should have enough time.


  • Delta?
    Mar 25, 2016
    I'm in CLE waiting to depart to JFK, late. Will arrive at 7:06p.m. Delta website ways T4, Gate B46 and I need to get to my flight to London leaving at 8:30. Delta website says T4 but someone said that domestic flights don't land at T4. Do they? Enough time?


    Delta Connection flights like yours arrive in Terminal 4. This is a somewhat recent change (within the last year). All you should have to do at JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Changing terminals at JFK
    Mar 25, 2016
    Arriving from England at T4 (Delta) and then 2 hrs later on to Orlando T2 (Delta) Will we have to collects luggage and go thro security again


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Security check in correspondance
    Mar 24, 2016
    Hi, If I fly from Amsterdam to Montreal (Canada) and have a correspondence in JFK. Do I need to pick-up my checked bag and go through security again? Thank you!


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. If you are an EU citizen you need to complete ESTA before your trip.


  • Terminal 4 transfer
    Mar 24, 2016
    April 7 , my parents from Guangzhou to JFK, arrive at T4 at 5;10am, 2hr late, they need to take fly to Toronto, westjet airline, T4. Please advise whether they need to go to security custom, or they only stay at Terminal 4 to wait for another fly. your clear answer will helpful. thanks!


    In JFK they will go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, re-check their bags a the re-check desk if they are tagged to YYZ, then go through security and to their departure gate (westjet does not fly from JFK to Toronto, so that flight is likely on Delta). They need US Transit visas if they are Chinese citizens. They have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Travel agency company advised the luggage is directly to Toronto, they need not to claim luggage in States. As they arrive in Terminal 4, and departure at Terminal 4. I checked the JFK airline, it is show Westject in Terminal 4. Any body can verify this points? My parents have USA visa and Canada visa. China Citizenship, they are 83year old. Therefore, clear information is very important for us,thanks!


    Your travel agency is 100% wrong and clearly doesn't know much about transiting in the United States. I can without a doubt tell you that they will have to claim their bags and that Westjet doesn't fly from JFK to Toronto.


  • From terminal 5 to Terminal 1
    Mar 23, 2016
    I fly from Toronto to JFK to pick my son, my fly will arrive at T5, my son from Shanghai to JFK, arrive T1, he is 14 yrs old, I need meet him in T1, then we will take another fly to Toronto at same day. I don't know how to go to T1 when I arrive T5 without any security checking. Can I allow to take inter-airtrain to go to T1 directly?


    No, your flight will not arrive in Terminal 5. No flights from Toronto arrive in Terminal 5. What airline are you flying? The AirTrain runs outside security. Terminal 1 is not connected to any other terminals inside security. Also, you will have to meet him outside security anyway since after he clears customs he will be outside security.


  • Will we have time to swap over?
    Mar 23, 2016
    We are flying from South Africa via Dubai on an Emirates flight. Due to land at JFK at 14h15 on 17th May 2016 at Terminal 4. Our next flight is to JAX on JetBlue at 15h45 from Terminal 5. We will be swapping over as the JetBlue tickets are not on the same reservation. We will have baggage which we will need to collect and transfer to the JetBlue flight


    No, that's not enough time with tickets on two separate reservations. You need to book a later flight to JAX.


    I have already booked the flights. What will it cost to change? Is there a flight soon after that one?


    You will have to check with Jetblue. You should have researched this BEFORE buying tickets.


  • International Connection
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hello I'm travelling from Lome, Togo to New York (on Ethopia Airlines) where I will board another plane to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (on AeroMexico). I have 2 hours to make the connection. I don't need to check a bag. Do I have enough time to change planes, find the gates and all that jazz? I will also be doing the same trip in reverse the week after.


    With no checked bags you barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly. I personally would want more time.


  • HELP!
    Mar 21, 2016
    Ok so I am flying to JFK from SEA arriving at 4pm in Terminal 8. Have to go to Terminal 5 for connection that leaves at 7:40. Do I have to go thru security again and are the inter terminal trains fast?


    The trains are fast and run frequently. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 5. Yes, you should have enough time.


  • FCO to JFK to DFW
    Mar 24, 2016
    I arrive at JFK from FCO at 1:15 and connection to DFW is 3:00. Will this be ample time with checked bag and do I need to collect and recheck my bags?


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags. You barely have enough time if everything is on the same airline and goes smoothly.


    yes, all flights are AA. Do you know what terminal the departing flight to DFW would be. I believe I will arrive at terminal 5??


    All AA flights are in Terminal 8. If you're seeing Terminal 5 on your reservation that is referring to the departure terminal from FCO.


    Yes, that's it. Thank you. How far is baggage claim from arriving gates? I don't have much of an option for this flight, I'll have to hope for the best. Just curious, I've never flown international, do all airports require this on arriving international flights? This is my returning flight, I have us passport.


    You will be directed to immigration and the international baggage claim after you arrive. It shouldn't be that far. Yes, this is the procedure when entering the US at every airport.


  • From FLL to YQB
    Mar 21, 2016
    I only have 1 hour to make my connection in JFK. I'm coming from Miami (national) and going to Quebec City (international) with a checked bag. Same company (Delta). Is there enough time? Do I have to pass through security again or is it possible to change terminal without going through this (like in Newark)?


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you arrive in Terminal 2 you can take a shuttle inside security to your departure gate in Terminal 4. If you arrive in Terminal 4 you just have to walk to your departure gate.


  • connection details
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hello. I arrive from Toronto on Air Canada on March 26, at 9:52am - into T7. I leave at 1:15pm (3hrs, 23 minutes later) on Japan Air Lines to Tokyo out of T1. Just triple checking that I pre-clear customs and immigration in Toronto, and can have my bags tagged through to Tokyo. So all I have to do is exit the secure area, take AirTrain to T1, and go through security again? Is 3:23 enough time to do this? Both flights were booked on the same reservation and I believe I'll get boarding passes for both flights when I check-in online. Thanks so much for your help.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation they will be checked to Toronto. You have the procedure correct and should have plenty of time. You may have to have JAL re-issue your Tokyo boarding pass in New York.


    Thanks a lot for the reassurance. Can you tell me how I'll know if JAL has to re-issue that boarding pass? If they need to do this, will I have to do that at a check-in desk in T1 before I go back through security? Thanks again.


    Either the Air Canada agent in Toronto will tell you or they will call you to the boarding gate desk at the JAL gate in JFK. If Air Canada issues you a boarding pass for your JAL flight then you can use it to get through security in JFK.


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