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I'm flying from New Orleans to JFK on jet Blue terminal 5 Then I fly out on Air China at terminal 1 to Beijing,China. Do I have to get my luggage and check in again going through security?
If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK, just take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security. however, if you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim and re-check your bags.
thanks a lot. Yes, I have the same reservation.
Hi, I'm arriving in JFK Terminal 5 by JetBlue from Antigua. I land at 8 PM and have a flight to London from Terminal 7 on British Airways. I wil have one checked in luggage. Do I have enough time to take the flight? Thanks
You didn't post when your flight to London leaves, so I don't know if you have enough time. But with checked bags on two separate reservations you need 3 hours. Maybe you have a chance if you are on the 10:55 PM British Airways flight - it will be close. If you're on the 9:30 flight, no way.
Oops.. yes I am taking the 10:55 Pm flight to London
We arrive from Montreal 8:57 at JFK and depart 11:05 to Orlando both on Delta, giving us about 2 hours to transfer. Do we have to collect our luggage? Do we have enough time? Thanks.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time. Note that you will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 2, Delta operates a shuttle inside security between T4 and T2.
i am flying with AA from Manchester UK to Orlando with a connection at JFK. I land at 1.30pm Terminal 8 and my connection flight with AA is at 2.55pm Terminal 8.
Do i have to collect my checked bags at JFK and re check on Orlando flight.
And do i have enough time from landing and flight take off to collect re check and board my connecting flight.
slightly panicing here
Yes, in JFK you will 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 is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.
I'm arriving from Toronto, on a Delta flight. This will be at Terminal 4. I have 1hr40 min to make my connection, another Delta flight, which departs from Terminal 2. Is this long enough? What's the fastest way to make this transition - I hear there is a shuttle? Where do I pick this up?
Yes, that is enough time. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between T4 and T2. it is well marked and is also shown on the map on You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.
Hi. I am arriving into JFK Terminal 4 from London at 11pm at night. I then need to get a domestic delta flight from JFK to Atlanta from terminal 2 at 6am the next morning. Some questions: I assume i can grab a shuttle from terminal 4 to 2 but is this open 24 hours? Where is the best place to grab some shut eye for a couple of hours - is the lounge better in terminal 2 or 4? Finally, I am travelling on separate tickets so assume I need to obtain luggage and go through security etc again but would be good if someone can confirm. thanks
The AirTrain runs 24 hours. However, you are best staying in Terminal 4 until security opens in Terminal 2 at about 4 AM. There is no where for you to stay in Terminal 2. You also won't be able to check your bags again with Delta until the morning.
Myself and a friend are arriving Terminal 5 at 13.20 from Dublin (Pre-cleared US customs and Immigraton in Dublin). Can we make a 14.55 Delta flight (probably from T2). Thanks for your help.
With checked baggage that would be very difficult. Without checked baggage it's possible but still risky.
Thanks ZAP. Your comment has resolved our uncertainty and, as I am sure you know, certainty is the holy grail of air travel. Much appreciated.
Hi there
Arriving at Jfk form Paris at 16:05 what layover should i plan to travel to vegas ?
2/3/4 Hours ?
Thx Dan
If you are purchasing two separate reservations I would want 3-4 hours. If all tickets will be on the same reservation, 2-3 hours should be sufficient.
Will land from Toronto via American Eagle at 8:03am then need to gather luggage and be at JFK for flight departing 10:40 for Johannesburg via SA airlines. Is this durable?
LGA is a mess right now due to construction. I really don't think that's enough time realistically.
Need to meet daughter arriving Term 5, 3:30. I arrive Term 8, 3:00 and need to claim baggage. Suggestions please. Also will need ground transport to NYC . Should I just wait in Baggage to meet /
You could meet her in the Terminal 5 baggage claim or you could each take the airtrain to the transfer point to the Jamaica station where you transfer to the Subway or LIRR and meet her there.