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  • Connecting Flight
    Aug 31, 2015
    Question; We'll arrive with KLM eta 15:30 and do have our connecting flight with AA @ 17:59. Do we have to customs and get our luggage for re-checin @ AA? As this is the last flight leaving this day to Cancun there were no lather flights. Do you think we'll mange to catch the connecting flight?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take the AirTrain to T8, re-check your bags, and go through security and to your departure gate. This is a very difficult connection, but not completely impossible.


  • Arriving JFK Terminal 8 at 8.45 am From Chile How long takes inmigrat
    Aug 24, 2015
    Hi I am arriving From Chile LAN Chile Terminal 8 How long would take Immigration and then baggage claim? Someone comes to pick me up. Thanks


    I would say that they should be there between 9:45 and 10 AM.


  • from RUH(Saudi Arabia) to SFO tranist jfk
    Aug 24, 2015
    Hi, do i need to claim my luggage in jfk if i am going to SFO, and where do i need to check for immigration in JFK or SFO i am coming form riyadh saudi arabia


    Yes, in JFK you will arrive in Terminal 1, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged through to SFO, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to your departure terminal and go through security. If you tell me your airline you are flying to SFO I can tell you your departure terminal.


  • Wheelchairs
    Aug 22, 2015
    An elderly person who ordered a wheelchair for an incoming flight from Israel on ElAl and needs to transfer to Jet a Blue terminal 5. Will the wheelchair attendant take the elderly person through immigration, gather baggage , go to customs and recheck in luggage for continuing flight with Jet Blue to Florida. Is this a correct assumption and the attendant will bring her to the gate or check in counters of Jet Blue .thank you


    They will either be with her the whole time or pass her off to someone else when she gets to Terminal 5.


  • Layover
    Aug 21, 2015
    We have arrive from Dublin to JFK and have a 4 hour wait for a connection flight is it possible to leave terminal and travel to Times Square


    That's not really enough time. It's over an hour each way. You'd literally have like 10-15 minutes and then have to head back to the airport.


  • Moving between terminals (8 and1)
    Aug 18, 2015
    Hi, my flight arrives to Terminal 8 and after that I need to get to the luggage storage in order to leave the luggage for my next flight from Terminal 1 the next day. I know that there is such a storage in Terminal 1 so what is the best way to get there from Terminal 8? Thanks!


    The only way between terminals is the AirTrain.


  • JFK to IAD
    Aug 17, 2015
    im arriving to JFK and have a next flight in 2 hours and 30 minutes. First trip to US. do i have enough time for clearance and to catch the next flight ?


    That should be enough time.


  • Travelling from Venice to Santiago Domenican Republic
    Aug 12, 2015
    I will be travelling from Venice (Italy) to Santiago (Dominican Republic) with Delta stop over in JFK. I was told that in JFK I have to pick up the luggages sent from Venice and pick them up at the airport before sending to Santiago. Is this true? I have two hours from one fight to the other.


    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and to your departure gate. If you are an EU Citizen you will have to complete ESTA before your trip.


  • 2 travelers need meeting spot, different terminals
    Aug 10, 2015
    I'm trying to find a good meeting place for myself and my friend. I'll be arriving :5:30am on JetBlue in terminal 5 and my friend will arrive at 6:30am on United in terminal 7. We want to meet up because we're taking a taxi to the city together, where is a good place for us to find each other?


    Take the AirTrain to Terminal 7 and meet him on the arrivals level there.


    Will I have to go through TSA again? I'll have luggage that I'll need to get.


    No, in fact you won't be allowed to go through security again. Get your luggage and then take the AirTrain to T7.


    Thanks so much!


  • Security Check
    Jul 14, 2015
    I am planning a trip from LEX through ATL to JFK to Shannon, Ireland. The layover at JFK is 3hrs 35min. The entire trip is through Delta. Is there a second security checkpoint for International flights or am I clear once I go through security at LEX? The last time I flew international, I had to go through 2nd security checkpoint but was flying two different airlines. Is 3 1/2 hrs enough if I am flying with amateurs?


    You will not have to go through security in Atlanta or JFK. Both of your flights at JFK will likely be in Terminal 4. but if you do arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle bus in between 2 and 4 inside security. 3.5 hours is plenty of time.


    Jul 14, 2015
    Hello! I will be flying from Kiev to New York on 7/18/2015, arriving to JFK at 14.20, flight PS231. My next flight is a separate ticket, Delta 4166 from JFK to Montreal at 16.50 same day. I am non US citizen, having US and Canada visa, will have checked baggage. Is it enough time between the flights? How long it takes usually to get from one plane to another between terminal 7 and 4 or 2? Thank you!


    Since you are on separate tickets that is not enough time. You will have to transfer your bags yourself and will not make it to Terminal 4 with your bags before the checked baggage cutoff. Either get a later flight to Montreal or plan on spending the night in New York. You should have researched this before booking it.


    Thank you. If I miss my JFK to YUL flight, my return flight from YUL to JFK remains valid?


    Thank you! If I will travel with cabin luggage only - what are my chances to get my flight?


    You will need to contact Delta to make sure that they know that you tried to make your JFK-YUL flight but missed it and that you want to keep YUL-JFK. If you travel with cabin luggage only it will be MUCH easier as you will both get through customs faster but can proceed directly to your departure gate if you check in for your Delta flight online before leaving Ukraine.


    Thank you!


  • Dublin to NY to Portland OR
    Jul 4, 2015
    I will be arriving from Dublin on Aer Lingus with a connecting flight to Portland OR on Jet Blue, & my flight times have just been changed to only gave me 70 minutes after arrival to connect with my Portland flight. I understand they are both in Terminal 5, but am concerned as to whether I'm going to need to go through customs in NY. I see a comment about US International Customs in Shannon Airport - does Dublin have the same so that my bag will go straight through from Dublin to Portland? I have 3 hours in Dublin, so that would work well.


    Yes, Dublin also has US Immigration and customs preclearance. If you purchased your tickets on the same reservation then all you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • visa waiver passengers
    Jul 2, 2015
    Is there a specific/exclusive line for visa waiver (ESTA) passengers at JFK?


    Repeat ESTA users can use the Automated Kiosk line with US and Canadian citizens. First-time ESTA users have to stand in the regular non-citizen line with people on Visas.


    Thank you ZAO! very clear and useful!


  • Immigration opening hours, terminal 8?
    Jun 25, 2015
    I'm trying to find some information about the office hours of the immigration in terminal 8. Is the immigration office open 24 hours so that it is possible to book and international flight which arrives at around 11 p.m


    Immigration in Terminal 8 is open when there are International arrivals. If you are on an international flight into JFK, you will go through immigration. There's no way you can not.


  • How long to plan for clearing customs
    Jun 24, 2015
    We are arriving at JFK T8 from EU on July 17 - how long should we plan to clear customs?


    I would guess 45-60 minutes.


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