JFK Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Got a tip about JFK airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between New York Kennedy airport. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Topic Discussion

I have a flight landing from Vegas at 21.27 then one leaving for Scotland at 23.08 will this be enough time? Also do I need to collect my luggage
What airline are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?
It's delta. No they are the same reservation
Then all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will arrive in terminal 2 or 4 and depart from Terminal 4. If you need to change terminals Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security between terminals 2 and 4. You have plenty of time. You don't have to do anything with your bags.
Do people need to go through the security check again during the transit in JFK? Or can they just go to the gate for the next flight after clearing customs without security check?
It depends whether they are arriving on an International flight or a domestic or precleared flight and if they have to change terminals. Can you be more specific?
Yes, thanks for your reply! It's an international flight from Cancun to Guangzhou with the transit in JFK for 3 hours. I believe we arrive at Terminal 1 and need to go to Terminal 4 for departing. Do we need to go through the customs and then go to the baggage claim or the other way around? Also, do you think 3 hrs would be enough transit time?
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags, go to your departure terminal and through security and to your departure gate. 3 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'll be flying in from India (New Delhi) to JFK on Air India, and then JFK to Gainesville Florida on Delta. Will I need to claim and recheck bags and go through customs? If I have to recheck bags, where do I have to do this? Also, will I get the boarding pass for Gainesville flight in India or JFK? I have 6 hours layover in JFK between the flights. Please advise.
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then go the Delta check-in desk in Terminal 2 or 4 (wherever your flight to Atlanta departs from), check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Hi, I have a flight booked on one ticket with Thomas Cook flying from Cancun to JFK (JetBlue) arriving 6pm and then onto Manchester at 10pm will we have to re check our bags and clear customs and security?,
will the stop over time be sufficient?
Thanks
Yes, you will have to do all that. You will also have to change terminals. You should have enough time.
Thanks for your response, I will check what terminals we fly into and from prior to our departure.
I am US citizen with 50 minute connection . My flight to JFK occasionally uses gate C60; flight from JFK to BRU uses gates B30 - B36. Is 50 minutes enough time?
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from RDU is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi

It is my first time to have a stop over in the US. I have read many posts and I am not sure if I should expect a night in NYC.
I booked a ticket from PARIS to CANCUN with AA. We land at 12:35 and the next flight departure is at 14:55. Since it is two international flights, will I have to claim my luggages? Is the transit time enough?

Thank you
Nick
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 and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.
I have 2 separately purchased tickets with 4 hour connection time. Is this the correct procedure?

1. international flight arrives at T4
2. go through immigration
3. Claim baggage
4. Customs
5. Right after customs, check in baggage, get boarding pass (usually there is a Delta desk on the airside)
6. Go through the security (but where? outside or airside?)
7. Take Delta shuttle from T4 to T2
8. Get on board the domestic flight
That is correct. However, where are you flying into JFK from? Also, Security is the main checkpoint on the departure level.
TY. International flight from Seoul, Korea. My question is do I security check at T2 (Delta departure terminal) among the passengers who arrive at the airport? Or security check at T4 among in transit passengers?
There is no special checkpoint for transit passengers. you can either go through the regular checkpoint in T4 and then take the shuttle to T2 or take the airtrain to T2 and go through security there.
I'm in a similar situation but I don't have a US VISA cos it is an impromptu flight and I'm only transiting for a few hours. Will this be a problem?
Aloha, I'm traveling from LA to JFK on Virgin America and arrive at 7:30a. If I book a flight to Buffalo through JetBlue at 8:39, with no bags to check, will I make it? Thank you!
It's possible, but the flight from LA absolutely needs to be on-time for you to make it.
Thanks Zap. I'm gonna risk it for a biscuit.
I'm arriving on Asiana at 11am at T4 and need to connect to AA for a domestic flight departure of 12:30p out of T8. I have Global Emtry and TSA Pre, but will need to collect my bags and recheck them with AA. This enough time?
It's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. I'd say you'd have no chance without Global Entry.
I have booked a flight with BA holidays to Orlando with connecting flights in JFK but am concerned at some of the posts on here about the time taken to transfer. Flight details are from London Heathrow, BA 1506/AA105 arrives Terminal 8 at 18:05 and Orlando/MCO connecting flight BA4676/AA1120 departs from Terminal 8 at 19:30. What can we do to minimise the risk of not catching the connection. We are a family of 5 UK nationals on ESTA.
Sit as far forward in the plane as you can, don't check any bags, and run. That's a very difficult connection and below the minimum International to domestic connection time at JFK.