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Fly Seattle to JFK on American Airlines. Land at T8.
Have 2.5 hours before our next leg JFK-Cairo (Egyptair) departs from T4. I'm assuming we will need to collect luggage and resubmit. Can this be done in 2.5 hours?
Yes, that should be just enough time if your flight from Seattle arrives on-time.
I have a flight from PAP to JFK, and after that a second flight from JFK to MXP. I have 2 hours and 30 minutes to go from terminal 5 to terminal 4. The flights are on the same reservation... do I have enough time?
That should be just enough time. What airlines are you flying?
I fly with Jet Blue from PAP to JFK, and with Emirates from JFK to MXP.
I'm an European citizen
Then yes, you should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm going from Acc to MCO with a layover at JFK. I have checked luggage will be possible to get from terminal 4 to terminal 2 in 1 hour ten minutes? Do I need to recheck my luggage(check-in)? And if I can't make it, could there be another flight to Mco within the same day? I get to JFK at 4:50 and leave 6:00.
And it's on the same reservation
No, 70 minutes is not enough time for an International to domestic connection at JFK. Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate. That flight is the last Delta flight to Orlando of the evening. You'll have to plan on spending the night in New York.
Will there be a recheck bags desk right outside of the us customs? Also can I go to the desk to book a flight for me to go the next morning if I miss my flight? And can I sleep in the airport?
We would like to fly from BWI or Washington DC to Prague. Do we need to re-check our luggage at JFK? Is 1h 59m layover enough to move between terminals?
If both tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in JFK on your way to Prague.
I will take a flight from China arriving Terminal 4 in JFK at 6pm . and the next flight is 9pm from JFK Terminal 2 to Washington DC. Both flights are in one ticket.
Do you think I will have enough time to go thru immigration, customs, recheck bag, take a ride to T2 and go thru security at T2? Can I quickly re-check baggage once I get out of US customs?
I wonder if I should take the shuttle ( jitney) bus from T4 to T2 or take the air train. Can you advice please?

your help will be appreciated.

Yes, that is enough time. Yes, there is a re-check desk right after customs that you can use if your bags are tagged through to DC. I would take the airtrain to T2 and go through security there. Note however, that it's possible your flight to DC may depart from T4, so check before you go.
Thank you very much. Anyone knows how long it takes to go thru immigration , and security? I heard some bad story from people immigration line is long for visitors.
At 6 PM it will probably take 60-90 minutes. Security will probably take about 20-30 minutes.
Hi all. I'm arriving from TLV t JFK on Jul 30 with Delta (T4) @5:15 am, departing to SFO @9:00am with JetBlue (T5). Need to claim baggage, go through immigration and move between the terminals. Is it doable? 10x!
Yes, that should be enough time.
We fly BA into JFK arrive at 12.10, would we make a Jetblue Terminal 5 connection at 14.33? Thank you (have a Visa which may slow us down a little)
That will be very difficult, if not impossible.
Thank you Zap, I'll book a hotel near JFK & take the flight the following morning
Landing in JFK at 22:30 with a 22:50 connector, connector flight with JetBlue states they tend to run almost 30 mins late. Purchased the insurance for delays, so it looks like I'm landing in terminal 1 and leaving at terminal 5... Won't do check in and have preclearance.
Think I'll make it? Sadly it's the latest flight out they have ;(
Date will be July 12
Kbfp, you won't make it. Zero chance.
I am considering frying Delta in early September from Mexico City to JFK, connecting to a Delta flight to Copenhagen. The layer-over between these two international flights is 1:47. Is that enough time to deplane, go through immigration (we are US citizens), pick up our checked luggage and go through customs, leave off our bags, and make it to our Copenhagen flight? I am skeptical, even though Delta offers this option.
It's not impossible but it certainly leaves no time to spare.
I'm flying into JFK on JetBlue at 12:15 in terminal 5. My connecting flight to London is on Norwegian Air at 23:00 from terminal 1. I'd like to store my bags and go into the city. There's baggage storage at Terminal 1, but my question is: when I travel from terminal 5 to terminal 1, will I have to go through security in terminal 1 to get to baggage storage?
No - baggage storage is located outside security.
I am landing at JFK from Chicago on JetBlue at 12:03, which I believe lands in Terminal 5. I then have to catch a flight at 2:20 with Aeroflot in terminal 1. Do I need to grab my bags? Do I needs to security again? IS this enough layover time, almost 2 1/2 hrs?
If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags in T5, take them with you on the AirTrain to T1, and re-check them and go through security. If your flight from Chicago is on-time you should have just enough time.