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  • Thomas Cook Airlines
    Aug 24, 2014
    2
    Thomas Cook Airlines will start a 3 x per week charter flight from Manchester to New York in 2015. I'm booked onto that service and wondered if anyone knows which JFK terminal we would be using on arrival?

     

    The Terminal has not been announced yet as the flight is still 7 months away. However, it will likely be either Terminal 1 or Terminal 4.

     

    Thank you

     

  • How early should I arrive for domestic flight after online check-in
    Aug 17, 2014
    1
    Tomorrow I have a flight at 6:35 am at JFK. I checked in already and have boarding pass printed. I have to park in long term parking lot. So how early should I arrive at the airport?

     

    5 AM

     

  • Picking up a minor at JFK international arrivals
    Jul 25, 2014
    1
    Any suggestions as to where I should pick up my teen age old son after his arrival from Tel Aviv at JFK? Will they let me back to the gate or baggage claim because he is a minor? Who should I contact?

     

    Nobody is allowed into the gate area or baggage claim for international arrivals. You'll have to pick him up at the exit of customs like everybody else.

     

  • If already clearing US customs in Toronto, will have to do again?
    Jul 20, 2014
    1
    I'll be flying into JFK from Toronto to catch a connecting flight to Europe. I will be going through US immigration and customs screening in Toronto, so will I have to do it again before I connect to my international flight? This seems like an awful waste of time!

     

    The whole idea U.S. preclearance in Toronto is to avoid it at U.S. airports! If your connecting flight at JFK is in another terminal, follow the 'Airline Terminals Train' signs & take the train, which runs counter-clockwise in the non-secured areas of each terminal - meaning you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.

     

  • Transit
    Jul 13, 2014
    3
    I will be travelling with my family (5 of us) from KUL-DOH-JFK-MCO with one ticket on Qatar Airways. I arrive in JFK at 1405 and leave to Orlando at 1520 via Terminal 8 on Qatar Airway/American Airlines. MY question is do i need to go thru custom and immigrations at JFK or MCO. Do I have to recheck my luggage? I have to do so will 1hr15min be enough time? Thanks for the reply!

     

    You arrive & depart from Terminall 8 (T8). After passport control, picking up bags at the Arrivals level, going through customs clearance & re-checking bags where indicated, proceed to go through security check, pass restaurants/ shops to Concourse B (gates 1-16, or proceed near gate 14 to Concourse C gates 31-47. Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    Actually 1 hr 15 mins is below the minimum connection time for such a transfer at JFK. You have a chance of making it though. I would still try it.

     

    Thanks for the prompt reply

     

  • JFK-SFO with Delta
    Jul 9, 2014
    0
    Hi, I am arriving from Tel Aviv to JFK on Saturday 5:11 AM. I have the next flight to SFO (both booked together via 1 reservation at Delta) at 7:00 AM. Will I be able to make it? TNX!

     

  • First time flight to JFK
    Jun 18, 2014
    0
    Hi, It's our first time to JFK. We will be arriving from Bangkok to Doha via Qatar Airways to JFK Terminal 8,around 3:00pm. Will a 4:30pm flight departure on JetBlue, Terminal 5 give us enough time to clear customs and recheck my bags?.

     

  • Flying from Rome via JFK to JAX baggage question
    Jun 17, 2014
    0
    We are returning from vacation in Milan,Italy on Friday, June on Delta flight 419. Do we have to get our checked bags and check through customs and recheck our bags for the connecting flight?

     

  • transfer to US Airways domestic
    Jun 2, 2014
    0
    We arrive with KLM (KL 641) at 3.30 PM in International arrivals Terminal 4. We depart with domestic flight US Airways 425 to Charlotte SC, at 6.30 PM. I think we depart from terminal 8. Can this be done?

     

  • Transfer from AA domestic to Etihad international time
    May 26, 2014
    1
    I will be arriving on Etihad airlines operated by American from DFW and need to fly to Abu Dabi on Etiahd with only 2 hours between flights. I have no idea what to do---can anyone help me---will I have enough time?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 8 and your Etihad flight will be from Terminal 4. Your bags should be automatically transferred. All you need to do is go from T8 to T4 via the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • T5 to T4
    May 26, 2014
    3
    We will be arriving at T5 (domestic), then depart again from T4 (international). Our friend will drop off his child to travel with us. Q: 1.Can he enter the T4 lounge (he doesn't have ticket)? if not, where is the best place to meet him? 2. Can we wait at T5 lounge for few hours before moving to T4 (we have 9 hrs layover)? How about the luggages? Thanks!

     

    If his child is traveling he can request a gate pass a the airline ticket counter in T4. Yes, you could also wait in the arrivals area of T5. Luggage depends on what airlines you are flying and whether you bought your tickets together or separately.

     

    Thank you! Yes, the child is the only one that will travel with us, is the gate pass located before the security check? And can the parent wait inside the T4 lounge/restaurant area? We bought the ticket together under the same airline which is SQ, but for the domestic flight, they use Jet Blue..Thank you!

     

    The parent should go to the Singapore Airlines ticket counter to get the gate pass.

     

  • American flying from Sicily to SD with layover at JFK
    May 21, 2014
    1
    Hi! Quick question. I will be leaving Sicily and flying back home to San Diego. My first flight leaves Sicily and lands in Milan. My next flight takes off in Milan and lands at JFK at 4:10 pm where I will have a 3 hour layover. I bought my flight under one ticket but it uses multiple airlines. (Delta and Alitalia)...Will I have to claim and recheck my bags when I get there due to the multiple airlines? I know I will have to go through security again once I get there, but my overseas flight is Alitalia operated by Delta, and I'm not exactly sure how it all works. The flight I took from the states to Sicily in the first place was Military so I didn't have to bother with all of this. Thanks!!

     

    You will have to claim your bags after you clear US Immigration in Terminal 1 if your MXP-JFK flight is operated by Alitalia or Terminal 4 if it's operated by Delta, then you will go through US Customs, then you can re-check your bags. Then you will take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 where your flight to San Diego will depart and go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • Connecting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2
    May 19, 2014
    3
    Arriving 6/14 @1:25 p.m. on AirItalia into Terminal 1 and connecting with Delta flight @ 3:32 p.m. out of Terminal 2. Is this doable?

     

    Yes it is doable but leaves very little time for any delays

     

    I had the terminals backwards. Will arrive on Airitalia (Delta Codeshare) in Terminal 1 and will depart on Delta from Terminal 2. What is the best way to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2?

     

    The only way between Terminal 1 and 2 is via the AirTrain, which runs outside security, but you will be outside security anyway after clearing customs from your Alitalia flight.

     

  • How do I connect with another party?
    May 5, 2014
    1
    My friend and I are both flying internationally to JFK: She from Canada, Me from central asis. We fly in within 2 hours of each other to different terminals. We need to meet up as we are attending the same conference in NY. She flys into terminal 8 and I fly into 1. We will both have to go through customs etc. Where is a good place to meet at the airport after we have each gotten our luggage and taken care of immagration? I will have to wait for her for a couple of hours, so the more comfortable the better.

     

    If she is flying from Canada she will probably pre-clear US Immigration in Canada, not in JFK. Try to meet her in the baggage claim level of her arrival terminal.

     

  • Terminal 1 Immigration wait times
    May 5, 2014
    0
    I will be arriving in Terminal 1 at 8 pm on a Wednesday. Does anybody have an idea of how long the waiting time for getting through immigrations and customs could be?

     





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