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  • How long to clear immigration
    May 20, 2015
    2
    Hi, I wondered if someone could help me please, I land just before 7pm on Friday the 29th of May into terminal 4. I have a British passport and was just wondering how long I should allow to clear immigration/customs? As I have two options for my pick up from the airport, either 8:30pm or 9:30pm and I know it can take a long time to get through. Any advice would be appreciated!

     

    You should be curbside within an hour after you arrive. So 8:30 should be fine.

     

    Great, thanks for your help

     

  • International transfers
    May 13, 2015
    3
    Hi, I will fly via JFK to Nassau/Bahama My flight will arrive at 11:20 am from Istanbul to JFK Terminal 1 and my next flight will be at 13:55 pm to Nassau from Terminal 5. Do I need to collect my luggage and re-check again? If so do I have enough time to do this? Thanks

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 1 go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US Customs. If you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to NAS you can then re-check them right there at the re-check desk. If you purchased separate tickets and your bags are not tagged to NAS you will have to take them with you on the AirTrain to T5, check them, and then go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.

     

    Many thanks for your reply. Just to be clear; as my bags are tagged through NAS, now I only need to show my ticket to re-check desk, right? No need to collect my luggages and carry with me to T5.

     

    Yes, if your bags are tagged through to NAS you can re-check them at the transfer desk in T1 and don't have to bring them with you to T5.

     

  • Fastest Option T5 to 4
    May 12, 2015
    1
    Landing at T5 flight delayed, very close on the transfer, is it faster to walk to terminal 4 for international flight or take the airport train?

     

    You cannot walk between terminals, you have to take the train.

     

  • Preclearance from Abu Dhabi on Etihad EY 103
    May 11, 2015
    3
    My Family is coming at JKF from Abu Dhabi on Flight EY 103, did they would get Preclearance there? and if do get Preclearance at AHU then what should they do next at Arrivals at JKF before exit the JFK? can any one help because they are travelling alone and first time to USA

     

    They will go through preclearance in Abu Dhabi. All they will have to do at JFK is claim their bags at a baggage claim. Etihad personnel can tell them which baggage claim they will get their bags on and in fact they may even announce it as their flight arrives at the gate in JFK.

     

    Thanks for much appreciated quick response. As far as guess that their arrival terminal is 4. Do they have any separate exit point for such passengers ? or they will go through the same lounge of CB Counters ?

     

    They will exit with the domestic arrivals.

     

  • Is a 2hr10min international transfer possible?
    May 10, 2015
    1
    Hi all, I'll be landing at terminal 1 at 18:20 (from Japan) and departing at 20:30 from terminal 8 (to Brazil). My flights were all booked with Japan Air Line but the flight to Brazil is a codeshare operated by TAM. Usually 2 hours is enough time for international transfers but since I need to re check my luggage in JFK I'm concerned! Considering I need to clear immigration, collect my luggage, re check my luggage, then transit from T1-T8 on the skytrain... do I have any chance of making this connection? Many thanks in advance for any advice or info! Lee

     

    Answered in another forum.

     

  • mr
    Apr 30, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from atl to jfk to fra om May2. Will I have time for connection in jfk?

     

    What airlines are you flying? Were your tickets purchased together or separately? How much time do you have for your connection? I can't really answer the question with the limited info you've provided.

     

  • from IAD to JFK to DXB
    Apr 29, 2015
    2
    I land in JFK at T4 on Delta then get on to KLM also in T4 but my bags are only check to jfk through delta? will i have to go out get my bags and then go back through security to check my bags with KLM?

     

    Yes, if your bags are checked through only to JFK that is what you will have to do. However, you could ask the Delta desk in IAD to check your bags to DXB by showing your KLM confirmation. Since they are both SkyTeam partners they may do so for you.

     

    Thank yiu

     

  • getting from Penn Station to JFK
    Apr 22, 2015
    1
    What time should I arrive at JFK for a flight to Italy @ 8:30pm? What's the best way to get to JFK from Penn Station? Flying Alitalia??

     

    Plan on getting the airport at about 6:30. Take the LIRR to the AirTrain - http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html

     

  • getting from Penn Station to JFK
    Apr 22, 2015
    0
    What time should I arrive at JFK for a flight to Italy @ 8:30pm? What's the best way to get to JFK from Penn Station?

     

  • Need Help in Knowing Baggage Handling Assistance available in JFK
    Apr 16, 2015
    1
    Hi , My wife and kid both will be coming to JFK . From there they have to catch a connecting Flight. In JFK , she needs to pick up all the 4 check in bags and needs to re-check again for connecting Flight. It is very difficult to do so, when having a kid in hands. Is there any sort assistance / Service available in JFK for baggage handling ? Kindly help me with your inputs.

     

    There are people called skycaps who help people with their luggage for money. But there is no guarantee that one will be available when your wife needs one. There is no way to book one in advance. Perhaps she should pack a small foldable luggage cart into one of her bags.

     

  • International Layover in JFK
    Apr 1, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from Detroit to Frankfurt with a layover in JFK. Same airline. I'm travelling for several months so I have several bags, will I need to recheck bags at JFK? I'm thinking not since I'm originating in the US and have a layover in the US, but can someone weigh in?

     

    No, you do not have to do anything with your bags in JFK.

     

  • transfer timing from Newark to JFK
    Mar 30, 2015
    1
    Canadian arriving Newark from Calgary on Air Canada 0584, 19:26 on a Thursday night in May. Connecting flight is Lanchile 2531 at 23:55 from JFK ( Never let the 18 yr old book flights without supervision ). Is that going to be enough time? Where do we pick up our baggage in Newark? Is US Customs close by? Best way to transfer to JFK? (prefer fast and direct rather than cheapest way) How long before Lanchile flight do we have to get to their checkin? Thanks! Appreciate any help.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary, so you can just go directly to the baggage claim in Newark. The fastest route is simply to take a Taxi. It will cost around $100 but it will be the fastest, especially at that time of the evening. If your flight from Calgary is on-time you will be at JFK by 21:30-22:00, which leaves you plenty of time.

     

  • Meet with friend - arriving at almost the same time
    Mar 17, 2015
    1
    Hi, My girlfriend and I will arrive from different places. I will be arriving 20 minutes earlier than her and at Terminal 4 - she will arrive at Terminal 8... Obviously I would like to meet her but where? I have absolutely no idea! Hopefully you can help! Both of us have to go through immigration since we are arriving from Europe.. Cheers and thanks for any answer!

     

    You can take the AIrTrain to Terminal 8 and then go to the lower level and meet her at the exit of customs.

     

  • Time transit
    Mar 16, 2015
    1
    We arrive on a SAA flight from Johannesburg at 06h40 at JFK. We are planning to fly out on Cayman Air at 08h45. Is 2 hours enough, to clear customs, collect baggage, change terminals and recheck? Any possibility of checking baggage through to GCM at Jnb?

     

    SAA and Cayman do not have an interline agreement and regardless, you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs upon arrival at JFK. The Cayman Airways check-in will close at 7:45. You will have to be at the Cayman Airways check-in desk by that time or you will not be able to fly. Also, as you may know, the Cayman Airways flight does not operate daily. This is a very difficult and risky connection.

     

  • USAir from PHX to JFK then American from JFK to MXP with 1 hour betwee
    Mar 9, 2015
    1
    I am flying on USAir from Phoenix to JFK and I only have a 1 hour connection time to make my American flight from JFK to MXP. I believe all my flights are in the same terminal and that with the merger my luggage will be checked through. Should I be worried about the tight connection time?

     

    You should be fine if you first flight is on-time. You are correct about baggage and the Terminal.

     





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