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Flying into JFK form Tampa on to Berlin, if we take the Delta jitney from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 will we have to go back through security? Thanks.
No, you don't. The Jitney runs inside security.
Flying from Atlanta to JFK arriving 7:30pm and then leaving for Iceland at 9pm (boarding begins at 8)
We can't get any information about what this middle process is. Our bags are checked through to Iceland. Do we need to claim them? Go through security again?
Looks like we might be coming in Terminal 2 and departing terminal 4. Do we have enough time? Are we supposed to take a shuttle?
Thank you!!! On the plane now...
If both flights are on Delta then you just have to take the shuttle from T2 to T4 (if you arrive in T2) and board your flight on the way to Iceland.
My family is traveling from Moscow to Cancun but the layover is at JFK do they still need a visa?
Yes, they need a US Transit Visa if they are Russian citizens.
Hello, I fly into JFK from Cleveland with delta at 1810. I have to collect my bags and check in again for my flight to Berlin from terminal 8 at 2140. Is that enough time between flights?
That should be enough time.
Hello
I'm flying with my family at middle of July from Tel aviv to Jfk, and then continuing to Miami.
we will be arriving to terminal 4 at JFK airport at 05:50, and the flight to Miami is from terminal 8 at 08:00, are 2 hours enough considering we have to go through customs, baggage claim, transfer, and security check?
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Landing in JFK at 3:44 p.m. from Israel and need to book a flight from JFK to Chicago. I am wondering how long I should leave between the two flights. I know I will have to go through customs, check my bags, and security, as well as spending some time on the airtrain. I was thinking three or four hours in between. Does that sound reasonable?
Yes, that sounds reasonable.
Would four hours still be enough for me to get to Laguardia for my connecting flight? It seems there are no flights leaving with a four hour window from JFK to Chicago.
That would be pushing it, especially since you'd be trying to get to LaGuardia during the worst traffic of the day.
We arrive on Delta at JFK Terminal 4 at 8:15 P,, then must get to Terminal 1 for flight via Air France, a Delta partner, at 9:50 PM. We have 1 hour and 50 mins. between flights. Luggage will be checked all the way through to Paris. From what I have read, our best bet is to take the Air Train. Am I correct in believing that at our late arrival/departure times allow us to make connections easily?
Yes, the only way is to take the airtrain. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time, but not tons of time to spare.
Thank you so much. Appreciate your quick response.
Hi, flying in from the DR to JFK landing at 8:53 terminal 5...my connection is in terminal 4 to south Africa at 11:15. Flights were booked separately and different airlines. Is that enough time?
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hi, I am flying in to JFK, catching a connection with Iberia Air to Madrid. I have 3 hours between flights. Will I have to go through customs in order to board my Iberia flight? If so, how much time should I allow for this? I know I will have to change terminals. Thanks!
Where are you flying into JFK from? There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
I am flying in from Austin, TX.
If everything is on the same reservation I recommend 90-120 minutes. If it's two separate reservations I recommend 3 hours.
I have minors flying and am trying to give them detailed instructions while at airport. They fly into terminal 5, luggage will be checked all the way thru to final dest. so can they get to terminal 7 without having to go thru security? And whats the best way for them to get to terminal 7?
There is no way to get from Terminal 5 to Terminal 7 without leaving security. They will have to leave security, follow signs to the airtrain, take it to Terminal 7, walk into Terminal 7, and go through security.
Thank you, very helpful!!