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We arrive from SDQ (Dom. Rep) with JetBlue at 2 pm, and have 4 hour transfer before departure with Swiss Air to Zürich 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?
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.