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  • International transfer - do we need to go through customs?
    Apr 18, 2017
    We arrive from SDQ (Dom. Rep) with JetBlue at 2 pm, and have 4 hour transfer before departure with Swiss Air to Z├╝rich at 6:10 pm. The tickets are bought separately, but can we still check our bagage for the entire journey or do we need to collect the baggage and check in again and go through customs ect.?!? Do we have enough time? Thanks.


    We have another possibility - Arriving with DELTA from SDQ (Dom Rep) arriving 5:40 pm, and Departure with Swiss Air to Zurich - ZRH at 9 pm. I think they are both in Terminal 4. Same Question - do we need to collect luggage and go through customs/immigration ect.??? Thank your for your help!


  • Terminal Transfer: Domestic to International
    Apr 16, 2017
    I am flying on 2 separate tickets with Delta to Athens, Greece(SAN-JFK...JFK-ATH). Will I need to re-check my luggage in addition to going through security? Can I check my bags all the way through with Delta even though I am on 2 separate tickets?


    If you show your Athens confirmation to the Delta agent in San Diego you should be able to get your bags tagged through to Athens.


    Thanks ZAP


  • Time to clear Customs
    Apr 11, 2017
    Booking our return from Shannon, Ireland, to Pittsburgh going through JFK to change planes. Airline is trying to sell me an 1:50 PM arrival to JFK with a 3:20 PM departure to PIT. IF it's not enough time why are the selling it? Friday 7/14 is the date. Thanks


    That is enough time as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Shannon. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Transfer time domestic to international
    Apr 11, 2017
    Hello, We are a Family of 4 with Little kids travelling from Charlotte to JFK and later the same day from JFK to Copenhagen (leaving at 10.p.m). We're not sure what time to book the flight from Charlotte in order to have plenty of time (including unforeseen events!) to collect our bagage from domestic, check in at international etc. We have an option of either arriving in JFK at 3 p.m or at 6 p.m. What do you recommend?


    What airlines are you flying? The 6 PM arrival should work.


    Mar 29, 2017
    Our flight fr.o.m. London arrive at terminal 8 13.05. And then our next flight depart fr.o.m. Terminal 8 at 14.59. Do we need to pick up our luggage an then check in it again. Our is it going the whole way to Orlando by itself?


    Yes, 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. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection in LGA
    Mar 23, 2017
    Hello. I will be flying in from KUL on Etihad and arriving at JFK at 9.40am. I will need to take a connecting flight to MSP from LGA. How long will I need to clear immigration, colllect luggage, clear customs? And finally, how much time will I need to get to LGA assuming I take a cab? Appreciate the help. Thank you.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do in JFK is claim your bags and leave the airport. It will take you about 30-45 minutes to get to LGA at that time of day.


  • Luggage arriving alone
    Mar 23, 2017
    My suitcase didn't make it on my flight. It will arrive on the next flight. I need it immediately and cannot wait for the airport service to bring it. Who can pick up my suitcase and put in on a taxi to manhatan?


    That's not possible.


  • Help
    Mar 19, 2017
    I arrive at JFK at 5:20 pm and need to catch domestic flight next at 8:30 pm with JetBlue, do I have enough time to go thru security,check my bag and still make it to my flight?


    What airline are you flying on your first flight? From where? Is it two separate reservations or one reservation?


  • Connection time for domestic to intl flights
    Mar 19, 2017
    I have a flight planned with a checked bag, that is actually stressing me: Flying from Austin to Atlanta with Delta, then to Paris CDG with Air france, same ticket but one hour layover only, is that realistic? Do I have to go through all the customs and security operations? Thanks.


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Connection time long enough?
    Mar 19, 2017
    I am about to flight from Paris to Austin, TX through JFK airport, same ticket (Air France & Delta have an agreement). Registered luggage, landing at JFK T1 at 1PM EST, due to take off at 3:05pm T2, is that enough? Thank you.


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to claim and re-check your bags in JFK in order to go through US Customs.


  • FRA to JFK to SEA
    Mar 13, 2017
    If I land at 2:30pm from FRA at JFK is that enough time to clear customs and catch a JFK 4:29pm flight to SEA?


    What airline are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?


  • Transfer
    Mar 12, 2017
    Anyway to transfer to a eairlier date? My flight is on Tuesday and I'm just hearing about a nor'easter. Wanted to know how to get a flight on Monday so I can miss the storm


    Your airline has likely issued a waiver, check with them.


  • Can I go to international baggage claim to receive my aunt
    Mar 9, 2017
    Can I go to JFK international baggage claim to receive my aunt who is coming to JFK from Abudabi through Etihad airlines


    She will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi and will therefore not use the International baggage claim. She will arrive like a domestic flight and her bags will be on one of the Terminal 4 domestic baggage claims.


  • Clearing customs, transportation to LGA
    Mar 9, 2017
    Flying in from Russia 5:30pm. LGA flight to Chicago 8:00. Enough time to get bags, clear custom and get to LGA? Transportation from JFK to LGA


    No, I really don't think that's enough time, especially with checked bags and the fact that flights coming from Russia are often delayed.


  • Disabled assistance
    Feb 28, 2017
    We are arriving 20th August. I am travelling with my son who is profoundly deaf and has behavioural issues. He finds airports particularly difficult. Is it possible to get assistance /fast track through the arrival process


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