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  • International arrival with pet
    Jun 3, 2015
    Hi I am arriving tomorrow evening with my Pet; I'd like to confirm that I won't need to go to a specific office that might be close at that time?? Thanks!


    Sorry, might be CLOSED. The pet is a dog.


    You need to confirm that with your airline, not on a message board.


  • Luggage Lockers
    Jun 2, 2015
    Are there luggage lockers in Terminal 7 at JFK and if so where are they located? Thanks!


    There are no luggage lockers at JFK


    Thank you for your prompt reply...but I'm sorry to hear that there are no luguage lockers in JFK. We have a long layover. Hopefully, we can check our bags hours early with the airline.


    I learned later today that there ARE lockers at JFK. They're in Terminal 4.


  • Meeting International Friend
    May 27, 2015
    I am meeting a friend that is flying in from Milan on Emirates arriving Terminal 4. I am going to have him take the train back with me. Where can I meet him? Could I meet him at baggage claim?


    The international baggage claim is in a secure area between immigration and customs. You can meet him at the exit of customs on the lower level of Terminal 4.


  • Question about Immigration and Customs
    May 20, 2015
    Hello, please advise. I have a relative landing into Terminal 4 around 3:30 PM. He is traveling in a student group from Israel. How much time should I allow after the plane is scheduled to land for him to get through Customs and Immigration?


    45 minutes to an hour, assuming the flight is on-time.


  • How long to clear immigration
    May 20, 2015
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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