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  • Is this enough time to make a flight to Shannon Ireland?
    Jul 25, 2016
    End of September, my husband and I fly from RDU on Delta 4074 to JFK, arriving at 8:13 pm. Then we fly to Shannon, Ireland on Delta 406 at 11 pm. We do not plan to check any bags. This is a little less than the recommended 3 hour gap for an international flight. Can you advise what terminals these flights might be, and more importantly, if we have to redo security in this process? (ie, we'll have done it once at RDU already). I am worried about the time allotment. Thanks!


    You don't need 3 hours. Both flights are in Terminal 4 and all you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks for taking the time to reply – I was worried we'd have to go through security again and would be late. Now I realize perhaps I should be more concerned about the return flight. We return on a Sunday in October, Dublin to JFK arriving 1:55 pm on Delta 45. Then our connection back home to RDU is Delta 4006 at 3:45 pm. I have a bad feeling this will not be long enough to allow for customs? Can you comment on that? Not sure if we would check a bag on the return journey or not. Thanks again for sharing your expertise with so many people!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. Again, all you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4.


  • JFK to LAS
    Jul 20, 2016
    Hi, I have a 17hr layover transit when I land at JFK at 2215 (Aug6) and my LAS flight is the following day at 1550 (Aug7). If I want to leave the airport, stay somewhere and explore the city, do I need to get my checked luggage when I arrive in NYC and re-check in again later or will it go directly to my LAS flight? Is there enough time?


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags and then re-check them the next day. Yes, that is plenty of time to do whatever you want.


  • PENN Station to Terminal 7
    Jul 16, 2016
    Which LIRR/Airtrain do we take to get to terminal 7 from Penn station? Do we take the Jamaica hub then transfer once inside the airport to another train?


    Basically, yes. The MTA has a good guide, the AirTrain you get on at Jamaica Transfer will take you all the way to Terminal 7. http://web.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm


  • Is this enough time
    Aug 1, 2016
    We're traveling from Venice to Austin through JFK, both US citizens and no checked luggage. We land at 4:50 pm in JFK and our connecting flight to Austin is at 6:25 pm. Is 1hr 35 mins enough time to go through customs and security?


    Forgot to mention the airline is Delta and we have to change terminals I believe.


    That is not realistically enough time. It's technically a legal connection but it's not realistic. 2 hours is the bare minimum I recommend for International to Domestic through JFK.


    I'm travelling from London to jfk via Amsterdam and have been given 1hr5 to transfer, is this enough?


    i fly in from SA to JFK and inward to Fort Lauderdale what do I do about my luggage


  • Short Connection Time
    Jul 13, 2016
    Im flying into JFK on AA- meant to be arriving at 13.20 Just noticed my connecting flight to CUN leaves at 14,55 (also AA) What happens if the flight is delayed or i miss the connection due to TSA lines etc


    Where are you flying into JFK from? I can't answer your question without knowing that.


    Im flying in from Milan MXP


    That connection will be very difficult, bordering on impossible. If you miss your connection they will book you on the next available flight to Cancun, possible through Dallas/Ft. Worth.


  • I need some answers re transfer time and yes or no pick up my luggage
    Jul 13, 2016
    I fly with KLM 6765 from Ft Lauderdale and arrive at JFK at 8.15h pm. I leave JFK with KL 0644 at 10.40 pm to Amsterdam. Do I have enough transfer time. Which terminal do I arrive and which terminal do i depart for Amsterdam. Must I pick my Luggage first and recheck it at the checkin desk on which terminal. A lot of guestions, but it makes me nervous, because it is my first time. I am a Dutch citizen. Thank you for your answers ZAP.


    I forgot to tell you that my transfertime is 2.25hours. All is booked on one ticket.


    You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 2 or 4. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle inside security to Terminal 4. Note that your flight from FLL will be operated by Delta. You don't have to do anything with your bags at JFK. You should have enough time.


    Thx for your usefull answer ZAP. Are there information desks between terminal 2 and 4 in case I cannot find the shuttle from terminal 2 to term. 4?


    The shuttle is very well marked.


  • International flight/connection question
    Jul 11, 2016
    Im flying from BOS to JFK and then to Cambodia. first flight is JETBLUE, second flight is China Southern Airlines, all on same reservation. Can I check my bags all the way through in BOS? Is a 1hour 46 min layover enough time? Do I go through customs in BOS or JFK? Thanks


    I answered this the other place you posted your question. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Do I have to go through security?
    Jul 6, 2016
    I'm flying from SYR to JFK on Delta and continue to Seoul on Asiana Airlines. These are separate roundtrip tickets. Will I have to go through security again at JFK?


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags from Delta, re-check them with Asiana, and go through security. You need at least 2 hours for your transfer.


    I will not be checking any bags. Will I still need to go through security again?


    In that case no. Either check in online for your Asiana flight or if you can't, you should be able to get your boarding pass from the Asiana gate.


  • Delay
    Jul 1, 2016
    Does anybody know what's going on in Jfk my husband was supposed to depart at 3:25 still sitting in the airplane . Delta flight 43 no news on when they will take off.


    There was a large line of storms that are passing through the New York area this afternoon and evening and the entire airspace is a mess. Every flight to or from New York is delayed. I'm guessing that due to the extended delay, the crew of your husband's original flight timed out and they have to get a reserve crew.


    Thank you !! They really didn't give him much details.


  • Traveling with twin babies
    Jul 1, 2016
    My husband and me are arriving to JFK from tlv (Elal)and are checked through to DC(AA). Besliste that the twin babies we also have alot of Luggage. We are very worried how to get the luggage and the babies from the baggage claim to security - to check in. Are there any services that we could make us of to help? Are there any policies for families with babies?


    There are carts you can use. Services are not allowed in the International baggage claim.


    Are there special lines for parents with babies?


    No, there are not.


  • Connecting in flight in JFK to YYZ
    Jul 1, 2016
    I'm flying from EDI and arriving to JFK as my connecting flight at 12:50 pm. I then have a flight from JFK to YYZ at 3:20 pm. Is that enough time for a connection? What's the total process? I fly to JFK on American Airlines and then I fly to YYZ on American Airlines but it's operated by Trans States as American Eagle


    You will arrive in Terminal 8, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, also in Terminal 8. If you are UK Citizens you will have to complete ESTA before your trip. You should have enough time.


  • How does a international to domestic transfer work?
    Jul 1, 2016
    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.


    Thanks, seems like it will take more than a hour or two to do all of that then.


    I recommend at least 2 hours if both tickets are on the same reservation and 3 hours if purchasing two separate reservations.


    cool cool, thanks!


  • Travellers connection
    Jun 28, 2016
    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
    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
    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.


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