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  • Re-checking bags
    Aug 17, 2016
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    If I'm arriving and departing from the same terminal (4), do I need to recheck my bags?

     

    It depends where you are arriving from and if your tickets are on one reservation or two separate reservations. Where are you flying from and to and on what airlines?

     

    I'm arriving from PHL and they are one reservation. My destination is Prague

     

    Then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • My flight this Saturday
    Aug 17, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from Quebec City this Saturday to JFK (not sure which terminal I land in) and due to arrive at 4pm. I then have a separately booked ticket to London with Virgin Atlantic at 6.30pm, leaving from terminal 4. Will I have enough time? How long will it take to get through bearing in mind I'm travelling on uk passport and will need to collect my bags. Thanks! Michael

     

    Quebec City does NOT offer US preclearance, meaning that you will have to go through customs and immigration when you land in New York. You will also have to check your bag in with Virgin Atlantic and Enter security. In my opinion, you do not have enough time. Even if you do, it is not worth the risk. If you miss your flight in New York, neither airline will rebook you on a new flight to London because the tickets are on separate reservations, and you'll have to pay out of pocket. I reccomend that you call your first airline and move the flight up, even if you have to pay a change fee. You will need more than three hours in New York.

     

  • LHR-JFK-RDU
    Aug 17, 2016
    2
    Not a U.S citizen, arriving to JFK Terminal 8 from LHR at 1 PM and then have a flight to Raleigh from terminal 2 (Delta) at 3:55 PM. I have no checked baggage, travelling alone. Do I have a chance to make it?

     

    With no checked luggage, you should be able to make the connection as long as your flight from London isn't substantially late.

     

    Also, be sure to check the monitors or Delta.com as there's a good chance your flight to RDU may actually depart from Terminal 4.

     

  • Terminal 5 to 4 with 3 pcs of luggage and a toddler
    Aug 18, 2016
    2
    I arrive jfk terminal 5 at 8.40am to depart from jfk at 12.35noon. I have 3 pcs of luggage a hand luggage and a toddler. How can I carry my luggage onto the AirTrain? Will I be allowed to use the airport luggage cart. Also do I have enough time to go through customs and check in again. Please advice

     

    Well, you will only have to carry your piece of hand luggage on to the air train since the air train is inside of security. You will only have to carry your 3 pieces of luggage from immigration to the recheck desk, which is not a long distance. If you need a luggage cart, somebody from JFK will be able to make that happen. You should have enough time for your connection, no matter what terminal you depart in.

     

    I'm coming from Takpa to NYC with JetBlue and taking Arik Air from NYC to Nigeria. Won't I have to collect my 3 suitcases from JetBlue and then take to terminal 4 to check on Arik flight? Please clarify as I do not think your response addresses this. And I have a toddler to cater for. Please advice

     

  • Connecting domestic to international flight
    Aug 16, 2016
    1
    Is it plausible to arrive in JFK from Nashville, TN on American Airlines at 09h53am, and catch an international flight to Johannesburg on South African Airways departing at 11h15? We will not have checked luggage, just carry-on.

     

    With no checked baggage that's possible, but it leaves no time to spare, especially if you can't check in for your SAA flight online. You will have to change terminals, get your SAA boarding passes, and go through security.

     

  • 3hr 30 min layover
    Aug 16, 2016
    1
    arrive terminal 4 at 3.30pm on delta from Manchester uk depart to Miami on delta terminal 2 at 6.55pm what will I have to do on arrival thanks

     

    You will go through customs, pick up your bag, go through immigration, re-check your bag at the re-check desk, go through security at Terminal 4, then take the shuttle to Terminal 2. You have enough time.

     

  • Arriving JFK T2 / departing T4 separate tickets
    Aug 16, 2016
    3
    I am arriving at JFK T2 with Delta and then connecting with Emirates in T4, with plenty of luggage and separate tickets. Would you please indicate the most effective way for the connection. Would I have to carry the luggage from one terminal to other for check in with Emirates?

     

    With separate tickets, you will have to pick up your bags at the Terminal 2 claim, walk to terminal 4, check in at Emirates, then go through security at terminal 4. I advise at least 2 hours, 3 if your inbound is international.

     

    Many thanks for the useful information. would you know how far is it (walking time) between terminal 2 and terminal 4. Is there a shuttle between terminals that allow carrying luggage or is it easier to walk.

     

    You won't actually walk to T4, you will take the airtrain.

     

  • Intl to Domestic T7 to T8
    Aug 16, 2016
    4
    Flying Paris to JFK on Icelandair into T7 with checked bags. Flight arrives 1230pm and connection on AA T8 at 530pm to Austin. What will we need to do once getting off the plane (luggage,customs,security,etc) and is it easy getting from T7 to T8? Also I'm hearing Icelandair is notoriously late so how much time is necessary to get to the other flight?

     

    Upon landing, you will go through customs, pick up your bag, immigration, recheck your bag at the recheck desk, take a shuttle to Terminal 8, and Enter security. You need about two and a half hours. Your flight from Paris/Reykjavik could be over two hours late, and you shouldn't have a problem making your connection.

     

    Correction- You will enter security at Terminal 7 then take the shuttle to Terminal 8.

     

    You actually won't be able to re-check your bags in T7 since IcelandAir and American don't have an interline agreement, you need to take your bags with you on the AirTrain to T8 to check them with American.

     

    Thank you both for the invaluable information, our first time through JFK wont be an unknown now. Thanks again!

     

  • Delta T4 to T2
    Aug 15, 2016
    1
    I am arriving from EDI at T4 and departing T2 to MCO with a 2hr 37min layover. Both flights on same reservation and I have checked baggage. Will I have to collect my baggage and recheck it, and what is the best way to get to T2?

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the shuttle bus to T2. You should have enough time.

     

  • Enough time?
    Aug 15, 2016
    1
    Terminal 4 7:18 to Terminal 2 8:05 No baggage. Both Delta. Will we make it?

     

    Yes, that's possible if the first flight is domestic and on-time.

     

  • 75 min layover
    Aug 14, 2016
    4
    On an Endeavour Air (Delta) from Toronto connecting at JFK for Delta to Turks and Caicis. There is a 75 min layover. Don't believe we have to get our bags. Wondering if this is enough time to make this connecting flight to Turks. It's February and worry about weather. To get a much longer layover is very long and an extra $300+. Any advice is appreciated.

     

    Further to my question above.....it is all on one reservation with Delta. The return flight has a layover of 3hrs 50 mins. I realize I will have to collect our bags and go through customs to return to Toronto so that should be enough time I think.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. On your way to Turks and Caicos all you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, Yes, you should have enough time for both directions. Atlanta usually has fairly good weather in February.

     

    I would be connecting at JFK and not in Atlanta. Comments still apply?

     

    Yes, the same procedure applies. You should have enough time. Sorry about that.

     

  • Terminal transfer
    Aug 14, 2016
    1
    Ill be arriving at JFK with ASIANA from ICN, and will fly to PBI with jet blue. Are they on the same terminal? If not.. I believe i'll claim by luggage and let it be cleared then re check in again.. When will i re check in my luggage on the next terminal or is there any re check in counter right after luggage are cleared by customs.

     

    No Your Asiana flight will arrive in Terminal 4. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in Terminal 4, otherwise you will have to bring them with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5 to check them at the JetBlue check-in counter.

     

  • traveling to Dubai thru JFK
    Aug 13, 2016
    1
    I want to ask the folowing : i have to travel to Dubai thru JFK comming from Georgetown Guyana. I have lot of luggage with me and i want to know if i have to collect my luggage and make a new check in on dubai airlines or my luaggage will be send automaticaly to Dubai flight? i ll be comming from Georgetown Guyana to JFK with Caribean Airlines and will leave for Dubai with Emirates. the both tickets are on same reservation;

     

    yes you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then if Caribbean isn't able to issue your Emirates boarding pass in Georgetown, go get it at the Emirates check-in desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • JFK Terminal 5 to 4 directions ??
    Aug 13, 2016
    1
    I am arriving on JetBlue Terminal 5 in 3 hours and have to catch Emirates International flight from JFK Terminal 4. Only have 45 minutes to in transit to switch terminals. Is it enough ? Exact directions will help greatly. (If I take wrong train, I am screwed) !! Thanks

     

    You don't realistically have enough time.

     

  • CDG -> SEA
    Aug 13, 2016
    1
    Looking to book a flight from CDG to SEA with a two hour layover in JFK. Is this enough time to go through immigration/customs and get through the airport for the connection?

     

    That is just enough time if both tickets are on the same reservation and everything goes smoothly.

     

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