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  • How does a international to domestic transfer work?
    Jun 29, 2016
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    I'm a US citizen planning a flight from Europe and flying into JFK and then continuing onto a domestic flight. I don't have to leave the airport for anything, but will I need to go through customs or do I go through customs at my final destination?

     

    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then you will have to re-check your bags, go to your departure terminal and through security.

     

  • Travellers connection
    Jun 28, 2016
    1
    I travel from Buenos Aires to NY this weekend, arrival 7 am in NY and I have a connection to the 17 hs to Barcelona. I have my American tourist visa. Can I exit the airport to walk a few hours and then return in time to take my connection fly?

     

    Yes, you can exit the airport. Upon arrival you will go through US Immigration and customs and will be outside security and free to go where you want.

     

  • Customs help
    Jun 25, 2016
    1
    Do flts from Düsseldorf Germany to JFK have to go thru custom?

     

    Yes, upon arrival in New York you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If you have a connecting flight you will then have to re-check your bags and go through security.

     

  • Non US citizen - flight change over
    Jun 23, 2016
    1
    Hi, we will arrive on an internal flight from Boston at 2:30pm, our flight home to London is at 7:30pm. Does this allow enough time for us to go through passport control into JFK and then check in for our flight home to London before going through security again? Thanks

     

    There is no passport control when arriving on a domestic flight or when leaving the US. What airlines are you flying? Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate ones? 5 hours is enough time to do pretty much any connection you could think of.

     

  • Terminal Change. Checked Bags.
    Jun 21, 2016
    2
    I have a 21:55 flight departing JFK on Norwegian Terminal 1 with checked baggage. I will be arriving at 19:00 (scheduled) on Jet Blue Terminal 5 with checked baggage. The flights have been booked separately. Am I correct to assume I will have to go through baggage claim on arrival to JFK and then go to the Norwegian desks and check in the baggage again? Are there any other options or anything else I need to consider?

     

    Yes, you have the procedure correct. You should have enough time if the JetBlue flight is close to on-time.

     

    ZAP, Thanks for taking the time to answer and alleviating my stress!!! :)

     

  • Enough time?
    Jun 20, 2016
    1
    Hi, just want to check. i am landing JFK, QR947 Qatar at 915AM, Terminal 7. i have another flight to buffalo at 1154AM, terminal 4 via Delta.. Would there be enough time for me to catch the flight after passing through securities checks etc.

     

    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Wait times at Terminal 8 at JFK
    Jun 17, 2016
    1
    We are traveling internationally from JFK on AA Terminal 8. How many hours in advance of flight time should we plan to arrive at airport. Really asking about TSA security delays?

     

    3hr to 2hr 30min and 2hr at the latest you should be there.

     

  • 75 minutes?
    Jun 16, 2016
    1
    Hi! I'm flying from TXL to JFK this saturday with AA, landing in NY at 4.45pm and have a connecting flight to MIA at 5.00 pm, also with AA. Both are in terminal 8. Is there any way that I can come through any faster? Like if I talk to the staff on my first plane? I'm underage and flying by myself for the first time. Thank you for your help.

     

    That's not possible. You need at least 2 hours for this connection - 15 minutes is completely impossible.

     

  • 1hr20mins btwn international arrival and domestic takeoff (2 airlines)
    Jun 15, 2016
    1
    Singapore Airline flight from Frankfurt to JFK gets in at 11:10AM (Terminal 4). Is purchasing a Delta flight that leaves for Detroit at 12:30PM possible? (all carry-ons, no checked bags)

     

    No, that's not reasonably possible.

     

  • Time to get bag between connections?
    Jun 13, 2016
    2
    I am flying to JFK - to arrive at 4:30 and then need to get my checked bag and go from terminal 1 > 8 in time for a 7:15 flight. that seems a bit short. what do you think?

     

    It's possible but doesn't leave a lot of time to spare.

     

    Thanks ZAP - i'll just go with a carry-on instead :-)

     

  • 10 hour layover
    Jun 13, 2016
    3
    I am arriving from LAX to JFK at 9am terminal 3 and have a flight with Turkish Airlines to Istanbul at 7:15 pm terminal 4. Is it possible for me to check in my luggage at terminal 4 before heading out for a bit

     

    JFK no longer has a Terminal 3. What airline are you flying to JFK? The Turkish desk will probably not open until around 3 PM.

     

    Sorry! Jet Blue to JFK (T5) and then Turkish at T1. Can I store my luggage at either of these terminals

     

    There is baggage storage in Terminal 1 or you can call this company and they pick up and drop off your bags for you - http://www.schwartztravel.com/jfkluggagestorage.html

     

  • International Flight Customs&Baggage
    Jun 27, 2016
    2
    I arrive at Terminal 4 on El Al and have a connecting flight from the same Terminal on a Delta flight 2.5 hours later. After claiming my bag through customs, can I recheck it for my Delta flight without leaving the secure area. Do I have to go through TSA again after getting through customs? Can I get to my connecting flight in 2.5 hours?

     

    You will be already outside security when you clear customs. You will have to go through security after you check your bag with Delta.

     

    I have almost the reverse of this & just want to make sure I know the rule. Am coming to JFK via Delta from MN at 2pm & changing to Swiss Air to Israel. Do I have to exit to baggage & then re-enter for the Swiss Air portion or just simply reclaim my bag & show ID, etc?

     

  • Two Delta Flights Concern
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I will arrive from Milan to JFK at 1:30 and have a connecting flight via Delta at 5:30. I am only bringing carry on bags. Will this be enough time to go through the process and still make my second flight to ATL?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • 90 min layover
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I am flying to JFK from Charleston, SC on delta airbus and then departing on delta boeing 737 to Salt Lake City, Utah on July 26th. I arrive at 7:09pm and depart 8:30pm. Is there any chance both flights are in the same terminal? I am flying with my 3 children (all under 6 yrs old) and hoping that just under 90 mins will be enough time to make my connection. Thanks for your help!

     

    Both flights will probably be in Terminal 2. but if you do have to change terminals between 2 and 4, delta runs a shuttle bus between them inside security. You have enough time.

     

  • Arrival for delta flight
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I fly out to Toronto on Delta at 7:30 AM. Would a 5:30 AM arrival at the airport give me enough time? I'm checking one bag.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

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