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  • American flying from Sicily to SD with layover at JFK
    May 21, 2014
    1
    Hi! Quick question. I will be leaving Sicily and flying back home to San Diego. My first flight leaves Sicily and lands in Milan. My next flight takes off in Milan and lands at JFK at 4:10 pm where I will have a 3 hour layover. I bought my flight under one ticket but it uses multiple airlines. (Delta and Alitalia)...Will I have to claim and recheck my bags when I get there due to the multiple airlines? I know I will have to go through security again once I get there, but my overseas flight is Alitalia operated by Delta, and I'm not exactly sure how it all works. The flight I took from the states to Sicily in the first place was Military so I didn't have to bother with all of this. Thanks!!

     

    You will have to claim your bags after you clear US Immigration in Terminal 1 if your MXP-JFK flight is operated by Alitalia or Terminal 4 if it's operated by Delta, then you will go through US Customs, then you can re-check your bags. Then you will take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 where your flight to San Diego will depart and go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • Connecting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2
    May 19, 2014
    3
    Arriving 6/14 @1:25 p.m. on AirItalia into Terminal 1 and connecting with Delta flight @ 3:32 p.m. out of Terminal 2. Is this doable?

     

    Yes it is doable but leaves very little time for any delays

     

    I had the terminals backwards. Will arrive on Airitalia (Delta Codeshare) in Terminal 1 and will depart on Delta from Terminal 2. What is the best way to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2?

     

    The only way between Terminal 1 and 2 is via the AirTrain, which runs outside security, but you will be outside security anyway after clearing customs from your Alitalia flight.

     

  • How do I connect with another party?
    May 5, 2014
    1
    My friend and I are both flying internationally to JFK: She from Canada, Me from central asis. We fly in within 2 hours of each other to different terminals. We need to meet up as we are attending the same conference in NY. She flys into terminal 8 and I fly into 1. We will both have to go through customs etc. Where is a good place to meet at the airport after we have each gotten our luggage and taken care of immagration? I will have to wait for her for a couple of hours, so the more comfortable the better.

     

    If she is flying from Canada she will probably pre-clear US Immigration in Canada, not in JFK. Try to meet her in the baggage claim level of her arrival terminal.

     

  • Terminal 1 Immigration wait times
    May 5, 2014
    0
    I will be arriving in Terminal 1 at 8 pm on a Wednesday. Does anybody have an idea of how long the waiting time for getting through immigrations and customs could be?

     

  • More from the Terminal 5 to 7 transfer story . . .
    Mar 17, 2014
    1
    Such great info! I thought I might as well chime in. Nothing was ever lost by asking the question, so here goes. Ok Mr. Guru: Wife and I have 644pm Jet blue arrival on a March Wednesday (Term. 5) heading for a British Airways 1030pm departure to Heathrow (Term. 7). Based on some of the posts; I'm beginning to think that 3 hours to collect bags & clear customs & then security over in terminal 7 is not as big a cushion as I originally envisaged? Would you comment and what are your suggestions? Also for our return we have a little under a 4 hour window (B.A. arrival @ 350pm) until our leg back to Florida (730pm JetBlue). How long have the customs/immigration transit times in terminal 7 on Sunday afternoons in April generally been running? Will this therefore be enough time? Thank you.

     

    Both of those connection times should be more than sufficient

     

  • retrieving a pet from cargo
    Mar 11, 2014
    0
    are there services I could hire to retrieve a dog from international cargo and hold it until my flight arrives (about 7 hours later)

     

  • Calim and recheck bags
    Feb 16, 2014
    3
    I am arriving AA JFK from SJU then connecting to CX to HGK. AA in SJU says I have to pick up and recheck my bags at JFK. What is the procedure for this? I have just over 2 hrs between flights

     

    1. All international arrivals at JFK need to go through passport check (not sure if that applies to P.R.), pick up bags, go through customs clearance & (if continuing journey) re-check in bags where indicated. 2. Thereafter, your bags will be automatically transferred to your connecting flight (both airlines belong to the same Airline Alliance). 3. Board the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) from arriving Terminal 8 to departing Terminal 7 (next stop); get off and go through security check and on to your gate. NOTE: Watch flights to/from JFK due to bad weather conditions if your flights at JFK are in the next few days! You would have enough time for transfer, even if you would need to check in your bags with CX).

     

    Please disregard what sufeb said. Flights from San Juan to the mainland US are treated as domestic flights. You will not have to claim or recheck your bags. American should be able to check your bags through to Hong Kong in San Juan. All you will have to do is go from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7 via the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train, then go through security in Terminal 7.

     

    Thank you.

     

  • Within terminal 8
    Jan 10, 2014
    1
    My baggage is checked all the way from Cleveland to India . Im travelling via qatar airways.So once I reach arrival terminal 8 how do I go to departure terminal 8 . Is there connection within terminal 8 arrival n departure.or I've to take a bus .if walkable would there be signs at arrival that would direct us to departure.

     

    Terminal 8 is just two buildings connected by an underground tunnel. Since CLE-JFK is a domestic flight all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in JFK.

     

  • How do we get from arrival terminal 8 to departure terminal 8
    Jan 9, 2014
    1
    Is it walkable from arrivals to departures within terminal 8

     

    Yes, everything within Terminal 8 is walkable. It's just on different levels.

     

  • from international flight to domestic
    Dec 28, 2013
    1
    I 'am not u,s citizen. i'm landing from international flight in JFK terminal 4 on 06:30 and have a domestic flight from terminal 2 to tampa on 08:15 (1.45 hr) (all flights by delta) do you think it enough time?

     

    It's really pushing what's possible. Immigration at JFK can be slow and you will have to change terminals and go through security.

     

  • Jfk to chennai
    Dec 25, 2013
    1
    My wife and 3 years old kid are flying from JFk to doha with qatar airways on dec 26. They have 4 checked bags and 2 carry on. It will be tough for her to go thru check-in process. Will I be allowed to go inside /near counter to complete check in procedures?

     

    Yes. You can go with them to the check in counter.

     

  • how to find out delta airlines counter in JFK aiport for go to Detroit
    Dec 23, 2013
    1
    I have ticket from DAC-JFK via saudi airlines and JFK to DTW from delta airlines, two ticket was buying separated, so where can i go for delta airlines counter for baggage posting to go detroit, or what can i do?please help me

     

    Your Detroit flight will leave from Terminal 2, which is located 1 stop away from your arrival terminal, Terminal 1. They are connected by the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train.

     

  • Retrieving a pet from JFK Cargo. Arriving by AirFrance.
    Dec 22, 2013
    1
    I would like to know where to go, in order to retrieve my pet Rabbit. It will arrive by AirFrance Cargo, and I wish to retrieve it myself, please help me with the process, or at least let me know to which desk I have to go to start the retrieving process. it will have all required medical document etc. Thank you for your help.

     

    You need to contact AirFrance. Pet Info is at: http://www.airfrance.us/US/en/common/guidevoyageur/pratique/animal_cabine_airfrance.htm. If you can't get this direct URL, open airfrance.us and click on 'Preparing your Trip' / Animals.

     

  • estimate time through customs
    Sep 30, 2013
    1
    Arriving from Turkey, on Turkish Airlines, Terminal 1, with a U.S. passport, how much time should I allow to get through customs so I can book my ground transportation.

     

    I'd budget 45 minutes to an hour.

     

  • Where to meet
    Sep 17, 2013
    1
    My sister is arriving at JFK Terminal 7 at 15.35 (BA flight) - we are arriving from Maine on a JetBlue flight at 16.30..Where should I suggest we meet to travel to NY together?

     

    Meet her at Terminal 7 where she has to go through passport check, pick up her bags & go through customs clearance - an estimated 45-50 min procedure. Upon your arrival at Terminal 5, claim your bags (if needed) and take the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) to T7 (train runs counter-clockwise between all terminals in the non-secured areas. T7 has a small arrivals level - meet her in front of the transportation information desk. From there, you can take either the Airtrain, bus or taxi to the city (open www.ifly.com/jfk & scroll down towards the end of the text for details.)

     





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