New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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My daughter is flying El Al from Tel Aviv to Kennedy. She needs to get to Boston. What domestic airlines would be easiest to connect to or are they all the same? How much time is the needed in between? She will need to retrieve bags and recheck them
The easiest are Delta or JetBlue as they use the terminals closest to El Al's. If it's two separate reservations I recommend at least 3 hours.
My son is traveling from Ghana on Saturday, getting into JFK and then leaving on a domestic Delta flight to Minneapolis, MN two hours later. What all has to happen during that 2 hours? I know he arrives at Terminal 4, but where does he need to get to?
He will go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, re-check his bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to his departure gate. He has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Wife, 18mo, and I are flying from KTM -LAX. We have a layover in JFK. Is 2hours enough time and what's the process? We have 6 checked bags and 3 carry ons
What airlines are you flying?
We are flying Etihad the whole trip
Etihad doesn't fly flights in the US. What airline are you flying from JFK to LAX? Please look at your reservation again.
Hi there

I'm flying from Sao Paulo, scheduled to land at JFK at 6am, then connecting to a flight to London which leaves at 8.15am - both flights are with Delta on same through-ticket. Is this enough time to make the connection?

Thanks
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi, i have got reservation from Vayama from SYR (Syracuse) to DEL (New Delhi) via JFK.
Carriers are Jetbule from SYR-JFK and Air-India from JFK-DEL. Available transfer time is 2 hours.
I should get baggage in T-5, take air-train to T-4, check-in, security and board. Is this correct and is it doable with 2 hr connection time ?
If it's all the same reservation then you don't have to claim your bags in JFK. Just take the AirTrain to T4, get your Air India boarding pass if JetBlue can't issue it, and go through security. You should have enough time.
I am scheduled to arrive from Charlotte at 9:25 a.m. on American and leave for Doha at 11 a.m. on Qatar Airlines. Is this enough time for a connection?
Yes, that should be enough time if both flights are on the same reservation.
Hello,
My mother is arriving at JFK airport at 22.30 via British Airways from London. She lands at terminal 7. Her connecting flight is next day at 7AM via American Airlines from terminal 8. The booking is on the same ticket. Does she have to go to baggage claim to collect her bags, check them in again and then re-enter security? If yes, will the check-in counters and security checks be open that late at night? Are there any closing hours? Will she have to go through immigration in JFK itself?
Yes, she has to claim her bags to take them through US Customs after going through US Immigration. She won't be able to re-check them until morning. The counters will re-open at about 4 AM.
Hello, their is 1,5 hour between my flight landing on jfk and my connecting flight to amsterdam. Do I claim nu bagage by myself or Will my bagage automaticaly transported to my connecting flight?
Where are you flying into JFK from? What airlines are you flying?
We fly from Nassau via jfk to amsterdam. We have already aan esta because we stayed before in new york before we went to Nassau
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. You don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK. If both flights are on Delta you just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, I will arrive to T4 with a Jetblue flight from SFO and then I will have only 2 hours to go to T4 to take my connection with Emirates to fly back to Italy. Is this doable? Thanks in advance
If both flights are on the same reservation that's doable.
Thanks. I suppose I need to go outside T5, catching the airtrain and pass the security to T4, don't I?
Yes, that is correct.
Hi,

me and my family are planning to be traveling to JFK with Emirates from MXP and then get DL to BOS. I've seen that Emirates will arrive at JFK at 7:00 pm and the DL domestic flight will leave at 9:00 pm. The terminal is the same for both, the T4: will we make it on time? At present, our plans are to travel Economy class but we will certainly switch to Business class if that should make the connection easier and more certain.
It's a difficult connection either way if you're bringing checked bags because you'll have to transfer them yourself to the Delta check-in desk after clearing US Immigration and customs.