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  • Do I have enough time
    Jan 31, 2017
    Hi I am arriving from Copenhagen with Norwegian at 8.05PM in on April 19. I have a connecting flight to Rochester at 10.45PM. I'm not certain of which terminal. Will that be sufficient time to go through immigration and boarding?


    What airline are you flying to Rochester? That should be enough time.


  • have i got time
    Jan 21, 2017
    fly into terminal 1 from London Gatwick at 9 am with hold luggage and fly out from terminal 4 at 12 auto DCA, do i have enough time.


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Into JFK and Out of LGA
    Jan 15, 2017
    We have a flight into JFK from LHR in July on BA. It is scheduled to land at 3:50PM. I used miles for this flight. Now I need to get a ticket to fly home from NYC. It looks like JFK is pricey for domestic flights, LGA is much more reasonably priced. Question: Is it doable to fly into JFK at 350pm and catch a flight from LGA at 750PM? That gives us 5 hours. Can we check in our baggage at JFK, or will we need to go through customs, get our luggage, transfer to LGA and check luggage in?


    Yes, that should be possible - note however, that it's 4 hours, not 5. No, you cannot check your baggage in JFK. You will have to take it with you to LGA.


  • 5 Hr Layover - need pet relief are in seperate terminal
    Jan 10, 2017
    I am departing on Delta for an international flight from Terminal 4 but have a 5 hr layover. My service animal will need the relief area and I'd like to use the one in Terminal 5. Will I have to go through security again to access terminal 5 and then again to get back into 4? Thanks.


    Yes, you would have to go through security again.


  • Help needed in transferring bags
    Dec 31, 2016
    Hi there I'll be traveling alone w/5 suitcases. Arriving on JetBlue terminal 5 and then heading to terminal 1 to catch my International flight so can I find some help transferring 5 suitcases through the air train from terminal to terminal cause I'm kinda old woman. Thanks.


  • Help needed in transferring bags
    Dec 31, 2016
    Hi there I'll be traveling alone w/5 suitcases. Arriving on JetBlue terminal 5 and then heading to terminal 1 to catch my International flight so can I find some help transferring 5 suitcases through the air train from terminal to terminal cause I'm kinda old woman. Thanks.


  • Meeting place in T4 JFK secure area
    Dec 31, 2016
    Hello ! My sister and I are both arriving at JFK from two different airports in Europe within the same hour. As she is not an experienced traveler and her english is not as strong, I want to meet her as early in the arrivals process as possible. Any recommendations where in T4 to wait and meet? Can that be pre-immigration or best in the luggage area? Thanks


    They don't like it when you loiter before immigration. I would meet in the luggage area.


  • arrival time
    Dec 21, 2016
    I have a 11:40 AM flight from jfk to sfo, I am taking JetBlue, what time should I get to the airport to get through tsa and have additional time to eat before my flight. First time flying.


  • Customs
    Dec 18, 2016
    Hi all, We are flying from Australia to LAX, then couple of hours later LAX to JFK with Delta arriving at terminal 4 at 5pm on the 23rd of December. Any idea of time to clear customs bags etc and get outside? I have seen maybe an hour mentioned? Looking to book a car service so am trying to get an idea of when to book for. Cheers


    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in LAX. All you have to do in JFK is claim your bags. So you should be out in 30 minutes or less.


    Dec 16, 2016
    We are traveling 18-DEC-16 from Dublin arriving to JFK al 13:53 (terminal 4) and after departure (terminal 2) from JFK at 15:25 to MIA, all the route with Delta in the same booking and with suitcases. 1st time in JFK airport. Please could you help me with qq: is it enough time?, Which terminal for Immigration, pick up suitcase, drop suitcase, customs, transfer,etc? Any suggestion?


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin so all you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Delta runs a shuttle inside security between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2.


  • transit at JFK
    Dec 18, 2016
    I have an Italian passport, I have a flight to New York JFK, ESTA and I'll stay in New York four nights then I'll go to the Caribbean, but I would come back from Havana to Milan with the transit at JFK, is it possible? Can I have any problem?


    Yes, you can transit the US any time you want as an Italian citizen. I don't know if your connection is physically possible because I don't know how much time you have or what airlines you are flying.


    Thank you, I'll arrive at JFK at 5:45 pm and I'll fly to Milan, in the same day, at 7:20 pm.


  • Balducci
    Dec 11, 2016
    Can see the my terminal


    Who is Balducci and why does it matter that he can see your terminal?


  • Do I have enough time?
    Dec 16, 2016
    Hello, I am arriving at JFK on 24 Dec at 15:30 from Mexico on Aeromexico (terminal 1) and have to connect to a flight from Royal Air Morocco to Casablanca that departs at 20:15 (terminal 1). Do I have enough time to go through immigration, collect my bags, and check in to Air Morocco?


    Yes, you have to do all that. If you are a Mexican or Moroccan citizen you need a transit visa.


    Yes, i hace a tourist visa. But, is enough time 4 hours and a halo to do al that?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Christmas eve - time to claim baggage and clear immigration
    Dec 5, 2016
    hi, am flying HK>JFK arriving Christmas Eve at 1210pm Looking at booking a car to get us to our accommodation but unsure how long it will take re: baggage reclaim and clearing customs and immigration. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    I would book the car for 1:15 or 1:30 PM.


  • Meet the Parents
    Dec 6, 2016
    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.


    I would recommend her to get a wheelchair service, this way a designated person will meet her at the gate. You can give her a note in english that will say that she speaks no english and needs help to get through customs or to get to the next gate (wherever the Toronto flight is leaving from). Obviously, she doesn't need to use wheelchair, it's just the way they set it up for airport workers. Good luck!


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