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  • Meet the Parents
    Dec 4, 2016
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    I want to buy a ticket for my mother to travel from Moscow, Russia to Toronto via JFK airport. I want to meet her at the JFK airport so that we can travel on the same flight to Toronto. Is it possible to meet her at the arrival gates of her terminal and help her navigate through the airport? I want to do this because she can't speak English and will need help. If not where is the best place to meet her?

     

    No, it is not possible to meet her at the arrival gate. You have to meet her at the exit of US Customs in JFK in her arrival terminal.

     

  • Passport Control and Security waiting time
    Dec 1, 2016
    1
    My family and I are due to land with Norwegian Air at 8:30pm, I would like to book transport from the airport to our hotel but need to know a rough tie to book the car as I don't want to incur any charges. We have never been before and I am getting different times from different people. Can anyone give me some advice?

     

    Immigration shouldn't be to busy then, so I think you will be out of customs around 9:15 if your flight arrives on-time.

     

  • Cuba flight
    Dec 1, 2016
    2
    I am arring JFK and then i fly to Havana by Jetblue. I am a Vietnamese with Vietnamese passport. Vietnamese do not need visa to entry to Cuba but if fly from US, pax have to choose one of 12 reasons to travel to Cuba. If i choose reason "support to Cuban people", any problem happen to me?

     

    No, the JetBlue website is just required to ask that. Since you are not a US Citizen your answer will not be used for anything.

     

    Thank you so much

     

  • short JFK Overlay - enough time?
    Nov 14, 2016
    1
    Flying from RDU on KLM Flight 5481 and must catch my connecting international flight to Amsterdam on KLM Flight 644. With a short overlay of 1 hour and 40 minutes, do I have enough time? My flight information says I arrive at terminal 2 and I will depart again at terminal 4. Do I have to re-check my luggage at JFK? Do I have to go through security at JFK and how fast will I have to run to my gate?

     

    Your first flight will be operated by Delta. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 - use that. You don't have to do anything with your baggage on your way out of the US. You have enough time.

     

  • Domestic to International luggage transfer
    Nov 7, 2016
    1
    Hi, I'll be flying from ORD to LHX and transferring at JFK in a couple of days. Will I need to collect and recheck my luggage at JFK or should it be transferred through? I'm flying Delta in the US and Virgin to London, and the tickets were bought as one journey. Thanks.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags at JFK. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Meeting family flying into different terminal
    Nov 2, 2016
    2
    Hi my flight arrives into terminal 8 around 40 minutes after my parents land in terminal 7. Can anyone recommend the best place for them to wait for me please.

     

    Are both flights international? They could just wait in the arrivals level of 8 at the exit of Customs.

     

    Yes both are international, they aren't the best at finding their way so was looking for them to do the least possible and for me to find them. Thanks

     

  • London Heathrow - Layover JFK
    Nov 2, 2016
    3
    Good evening! I will be traveling from London Healthrow to Orlando, Florida with a layover at JFK in the near future. Will I actually go through customs at JFK or will I go through customs when I arrive home in Orlando? Thank you for your help and happy travels.

     

    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, go through security and to your departure gate. What airlines are you flying?

     

    I will be flying Delta. I will not have any checked baggage - just a backpack, so maybe the process will be a little easier for me. Thank you for your response.

     

    Yes, in that case the process is the same, you just don't have to do anything with bags.

     

  • Time land from Cape Town and catch train at pen station
    Oct 21, 2016
    1
    How long does it take when you land at jfk from Cape Town and need to catch a train at penn station

     

    I'd want 3.5-4 hours.

     

  • Time to go through customs and migration
    Oct 21, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am arriving from Argentina on november 10th in the morning. How long (aprox) will it take to go through customs and immigration? I have to make a connection in LGA afterwards. Thanks!

     

    I would estimate about 60 minutes. I would want at least 4 hours between my scheduled arrival at JFK and scheduled departure from LGA.

     

  • where to check in
    Oct 17, 2016
    1
    hi,not a USA citicen, I will arrive international flight on dic 18 at 6pm in terminal 4 and depart from terminal 5 in different airline at 10pm, where do i go after inmigration and costums to do the check in for jetblue? thanks

     

    When you arrive you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US Customs. Then if your bags are not checked through to jetblue you will take them with you on the AirTrain to Terminal 5, check them with JetBlue and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • International to domestic connection at JFK
    Oct 12, 2016
    1
    We are flying from FCO>JFK>DFW all with delta. We have to claim luggage, go through customs and recheck it at jfk, correct? Then go through TSA security again if im right. Is 3 hours enough to make this connection at jfk?

     

    Yes, you have to do all that. Yes, that is enough time.

     

  • Terminal number
    Sep 29, 2016
    1
    Leaving tomorrow with Interjet Flight 961. What terminal ?

     

    That flight operates from Terminal 7 as opposed to the rest of the Interjet flights that use Terminal 1.

     

  • 3 hour connection between 2 flights
    Sep 28, 2016
    1
    Good day, I'm flying from Mexico City to Moscow via JFK and have 3 hours in between, however my flights were booked separately, which means I have to go through immigration, collect luguage and check in again. Is it enough time and would it be possible to use speed line for immigration? How can I do this in the shortest possible time? Thank you.

     

    That's barely possible if everything goes perfectly. There is no "speed line" for immigration when entering on a Visa.

     

  • luggage retrieval & customs
    Sep 21, 2016
    1
    I am flying from PUJ (Dominican Republic) to Philadelphia with and over night layover at JFK. Will I be able to retrieve my checked luggage in order to go through customs at JFK and then recheck the bag to continue to PHL?

     

    You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs but you will not be able to re-check your bags until the next morning.

     

  • Best meeting point @ T8
    Sep 19, 2016
    1
    I will be flying in this Sunday from SFO on AA arriving around 3.45pm at T8 and my friend is arriving the same time at T8 from Berlin on AB. Where is the best spot to meet up ? P.S. I do have to pick up my checked luggage and don't think I am allowed back, to meet her at the international Arrival Gate. Thank you for your help !

     

    Meet at the exit of customs on the lower level.

     

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